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3 Steps To Save You From A 23% Dividend Cut

3 Steps To Save You From A 23% Dividend Cut

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, I wrote this about the PIMCO Global Stocks+ and Income Fund (PGP): “If you have PGP in your portfolio, this is the time to ditch it.” Then in early April, this happened: Warning Becomes Reality What was behind this nosedive? A whopping 23% dividend cut! Worse, PGP owners who didn’t heed my sell call are now […]

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Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Sell These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

| March 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

With my Dividend Hunter service, I provide a list of high-yield investments that I have deeply researched, and my analysis shows provide an attractive combination of current yield and dividend stability. As a high-yield stock expert, I often get asked questions about other stocks or investments that are not on my recommendations list. Sometimes a question will […]

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4 Dividend Dogs That Rallied More Than Deserved – Sell Now

4 Dividend Dogs That Rallied More Than Deserved – Sell Now

| March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

That dip didn’t last long, did it? The S&P 500 is back around 2,800, the Dow is back around 26,000, and stocks – which frankly were never really “cheap” even in the December doldrums – are back to being hilariously overpriced. And that’s a problem on two fronts. It makes finding values – an important aspect […]

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4 Dividend Stocks You’ll Regret Holding In 2019

4 Dividend Stocks You’ll Regret Holding In 2019

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

What good is a 2% or 3% annual yield if you can lose it in a single trading session? The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 are officially in bear markets, which means they’re down 20% from their peak. But bear markets don’t have to stop at 20%. They can just keep on collapsing. And the weakest links can […]

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Dump These 3 High-Yield Turkeys Now

Dump These 3 High-Yield Turkeys Now

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Turkey is the traditional Thanksgiving fare, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to sit down to a full-spread Turkey dinner on the holiday (OK, my sister the vegetarian is an exception. She just wants her dinner to taste like turkey). However, what we don’t want are turkeys in our stock portfolio. In the case of […]

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Sell These 2 Popular Finance REITs Entering The Danger Zone

Sell These 2 Popular Finance REITs Entering The Danger Zone

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a decade of zero percent short term rates and 2.0 to 2.5% long term Treasury rates, the interest rate yield curve has started to make dramatic shifts. The financial news coverage seems to shift daily between the dangers of a flat yield curve and the dangers of a rising yield on the 10-year Treasury. […]

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These 3 Dividend Stocks Are Dead Meat On The Next Pullback

These 3 Dividend Stocks Are Dead Meat On The Next Pullback

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The stock market is overdue for a correction (to say the least). And when the rising tide pulls back, certain dividend dogs will be exposed. It’s all well and good to chase 5% and 6% dividends as “bond proxies” when the market continually grinds higher. It’s another story when stocks begin to wobble – and […]

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The Lessons Of General Electric’s Dividend Cut

The Lessons Of General Electric’s Dividend Cut

| November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The dividend cut that has been expected finally happened. General Electric announced it is cutting its dividend in half, a move that could cause many long-time shareholders in the 125-year-old conglomerate to flee but also free up much-needed capital to fund a turnaround for the one-time American bellwether. CEO John Flannery says the decision was […]

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Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes what looks like a great investment deal is just the opposite. I see many investors and financial writers who view stocks trading at a discount to book value as “good deals”. The reality is that these “good deals” are often a danger to your portfolio value. This especially applies to the business development company […]

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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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