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5 Dividend Aristocrats That Can’t Even Keep Up With Inflation

5 Dividend Aristocrats That Can’t Even Keep Up With Inflation

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wall Street’s pundits love touting the Dividend Aristocrats as the crème de la crème of the income world. I get it. The ability to not only pay, but increase, corporate distributions uninterrupted for two-and-a-half decades is an impressive feat that clearly illustrates financial fortitude and sound fiscal management. But that doesn’t make all Dividend Aristocrats […]

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8 Dangerous Dividend Stocks That Could Cut Or Kill Their Payouts

8 Dangerous Dividend Stocks That Could Cut Or Kill Their Payouts

Sooner or later, something’s going to have to give with these generous but unaffordable dividends In a tricky, geopolitically driven environment like the one pushing the market around right now, sometimes it’s just easier to park your idle investment dollars in dividend stocks and forget about out. Once all the dust settles and any impending […]

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5 Dividends That Will Disappear In 5 Years

5 Dividends That Will Disappear In 5 Years

| May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

A high dividend yield can be the ultimate retirement holding. Or it can be a trap. Today, I’m going to show you five stocks with mouth-watering yields of between 6% and 23% that are tomorrow’s dividend disasters. If you own shares in any of these firms, sell them now. Don’t “ride these stocks down” like […]

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Sell These 5 Dangerous High-Yield Stocks Today

Sell These 5 Dangerous High-Yield Stocks Today

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In most cases, investors like us covet the idea of being able to buy assets at a discount. If the investment works out, the combination of the asset increasing in value and the elimination of the discount can result in very nice capital gains. However, if you are investing in high-yield stocks, share price discounts […]

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4 Dividend Stocks You Need To Sell Now

4 Dividend Stocks You Need To Sell Now

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s a classic death spiral. I’m talking about the flight to dividend-paying—and dividend-growing—stocks in the past eight years. It’s easy to see what triggered it: US Treasuries don’t offer pay enough to cover inflation, and despite President-Elect Trump’s inflationary policies—more on those below—that won’t change anytime soon. That’s prompted income-starved investors to pile into higher-yielding […]

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4 Dangerous Dividend Stocks You Need To Dump Now

4 Dangerous Dividend Stocks You Need To Dump Now

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you hold dividend stocks today, you’re facing a particularly high risk of a dividend cut. That’s based on the latest numbers from FactSet, which show that 42 S&P 500 companies had payout ratios above 100% as of the end of the second quarter—so they’re paying out more in dividends than they’re earning. Worse, this […]

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Beware Of These 5 “Low Beta” Dividend Traps

Beware Of These 5 “Low Beta” Dividend Traps

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of buzz about beta these days. Should we contrary-minded investors fade the fad? Beta is industry slang for volatility. It’s generally used when judging a particular investment or portfolio with respect to the broader market, with 1.0 as the benchmark. Lower is better, as that (in theory) means the issue is less […]

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3 Energy Dividends About To Be Slashed

3 Energy Dividends About To Be Slashed

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oil prices picked up this week on the promise that Saudi Arabia and Russia would coordinate a cut in production. But surprise, surprise – there’s already speculation that they’re both going to cheat. That’s going to keep oil prices low – and it’s going to threaten the dividends of many producers, both here and abroad. […]

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What Is A Dividend Disaster?

What Is A Dividend Disaster?

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

I never thought my friend Large Lou Sapino would be a credible source of good dividend stocks investing wisdom. We get together a few times a year when he drags me into Danny’s on Orange Avenue in Coronado, California.  I’ll nurse a beer and he’ll be drinking vodka. Actually, he’s lecturing me on vodka.  It’s […]

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High Yield Dividend Stocks For Safety

High Yield Dividend Stocks For Safety

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a mild Saturday night a few weeks back, I went with a good friend to Donovan’s on Prospect Street in LaJolla. What a terrific place, one of those classic American steakhouses we can’t seem to get enough of. It got me thinking about the strange similarities shared by steaks and stocks. A steak that […]

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