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10 Yields Up To 15.4%: Can You Spot The Safe One?

10 Yields Up To 15.4%: Can You Spot The Safe One?

| November 11, 2019 | 3 Comments

Most stocks that pay more than 10% are, honestly, trash. Their yields usually look big because their stocks have split once or twice “the wrong way.” Take Tupperware Brands (TUP), for example. The party ended abruptly for these shareholders. I feel bad for anyone who was mistakenly holding these shares “just for the dividend.” The yield […]

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6 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Buy

6 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Buy

| November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

These six stocks offer monthly payouts and potential upside [Editor’s note: “6 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy” was previously published in Sept. 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] Most dividend stocks pay their shareholders quarterly, but a few dividend-yielding stocks offer monthly distributions. The group is small: less than 100, with […]

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3 High-Yield Buyout Candidates To Pad Your Portfolio

3 High-Yield Buyout Candidates To Pad Your Portfolio

| November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

I remain intrigued by what I see as an investor hatred of stocks of companies that own infrastructure assets, primarily assets that support the energy sector. Despite solid earnings reports, and growing cash flow coverage of dividends, share prices in the group remain low and fall even farther on any piece of perceived negative news. […]

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Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

Is This $4,424 Monthly Dividend Paycheck For Real?

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently illustrated the dangers of trusting the Dividend Aristocrats to take care of your retirement needs. Their average yield of 2.4% is a fraction of what you’ll need to retire on dividend income alone, and their payout growth—while long-standing—isn’t rapid enough to get you where you need to be when it’s time to call it a […]

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7 Safe Dividend Stocks For Investors To Buy Right Now

7 Safe Dividend Stocks For Investors To Buy Right Now

| November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Worried about recent market volatility? These seven dividend stocks will help calm your nerves. After several years of people favoring growth names over value and dividend stocks, sentiment has switched gears. That’s because people are looking for sources of yield again. With the Federal Reserve cutting rates once more, the safe sources of fixed-income yield […]

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Get A Raise Every Quarter With These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Get A Raise Every Quarter With These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

| October 30, 2019 | 1 Comment

Before the energy sector bear market that started in late 2014, which still lingers in the minds of investors, most energy midstream companies increased their dividends every single quarter. The crash in energy commodity prices and stock valuations forced many Boards of Directors to rethink their balance sheet practices and dividend policies. The number of […]

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A 64-Year Dividend Increase Streak: Buy, Hold Or Sell?

A 64-Year Dividend Increase Streak: Buy, Hold Or Sell?

| October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dividend yields are so low today that dividend growth is actually becoming cool. Income investors are combing over “Dividend Aristocrats”–stocks that have raised their payouts for 25 straight years–in desperation to find any meaningful yield. Problem is, these stocks are so popular and richly valued that they don’t pay much today. Nor will they yield much more tomorrow, […]

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7 Top-Notch REITs To Buy For Income

7 Top-Notch REITs To Buy For Income

| October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

These “A”-rated real estate firms are in perfect positions for total returns Real estate investment trusts have been on a roll for a while now. It might be that the last time you heard from the REITs was when shopping malls were emptying out due to e-commerce competition and everyone was writing an epitaph for […]

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These Stocks Give You Twice The Yield Of The Dividend Aristocrats

These Stocks Give You Twice The Yield Of The Dividend Aristocrats

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the near term potential of an economic recession at the front of investor’s minds, I see more and more recommendations to invest in “Dividend Aristocrat” types of stocks. These are companies that have paid growing dividends for years and give investors faith that their stock market investments will emerge relatively unscathed after the stock […]

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Small Biz, Massive Cash: BDCs Yielding Up To 11.8%

Small Biz, Massive Cash: BDCs Yielding Up To 11.8%

| October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Income investors have been crushed this year. Bond yields are down and stocks pay less and less “dividend per dollar” with each rally. But there’s still one little-known corner of the investing world we can look to for safe yields up to 11.8%. Business development companies (BDCs) provide debt and equity financing for small and […]

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