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BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. (NASD:TCPC) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. (NASD:TCPC) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of March 18 and a Sell Date of June 29 has resulted in a geometric average return of 8.99% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 8 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 6 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 8 years by an average of 16.18% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Financial sector, which runs from November 22 to April 13. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Financial Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 8 years of data is available for shares of TCPC, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

BlackRock TCP Capital Corp is an externally-managed specialty finance company focused on middle-market lending. Its investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income and capital appreciation, with an emphasis on principal protection. It seeks to achieve our investment objective primarily through investments in debt securities of middle-market companies. The group generates returns through a combination of the receipt of contractual interest payments on debt investments and origination and similar fees, and, to a lesser extent, equity appreciation through options, warrants, conversion rights or direct equity investments.

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