Tag: BDCs

BDCs As The “New Bonds,” With Yields Up To 9.1%, But Are They Safe?

BDCs As The “New Bonds,” With Yields Up To 9.1%, But Are They Safe?

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you want to live off dividends in retirement, you can’t depend on “blue-chip stocks.” They simply haven’t paid enough yield for years: Even High-Yield Savings Accounts Start to Look Good at These Levels The S&P 500’s yield recently hit 1.7%. Think about it in “retirement spending” terms. If you took an entire million-dollar nest […]

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Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Years ago, an Air Force Academy classmate and a close friend went on a rant about how he disliked the widespread use of jargon and acronyms in the Air Force. To this day, my memory can’t unstick “ficknip” (flight navigation and control panel), and I haven’t used one for over 30 years. The investing world […]

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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 | 4 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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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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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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These Popular High-Yield Stocks Will Crush Investors When The Recession Starts

These Popular High-Yield Stocks Will Crush Investors When The Recession Starts

| September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not all high-yield stocks are created equal. Investors looking for yield sometimes forget or are not aware that the same yield does not indicate the same relative safety from stocks in this group. If the economy continues to grow, the majority of high-yield companies will continue to pay the current dividends. The financial news outlets […]

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4 Fintech Alternatives To Square & Fiserv With Big Dividends

4 Fintech Alternatives To Square & Fiserv With Big Dividends

| September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

These alternatives are on solid financial footing and pay dividends Every industry has its disruptors. The old and established leaders get comfortable doing things the same way — it has worked for decades, so why change? Sometimes disruptors come with new ideas and approaches. Other times they have new technologies that can range from an […]

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These “Rich Guy” Dividend Favorites Yield 8.8% To 9.9%

These “Rich Guy” Dividend Favorites Yield 8.8% To 9.9%

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not yet as rich as you always wanted to be? Don’t worry, because today we’re going to dial you in for some “rich guy” dividend favorites that’ll pay you up to 9.9% every year. Private equity is a lucrative and secretive world. It’s often limited to accredited investors, which means these funds require you to […]

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3 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Buy Today

3 Monthly Dividend Stocks To Buy Today

Monthly dividend stocks can provide plenty of needed income during retirement Retirement: It’s all about one thing and that’s income … replacing a steady paycheck with your savings. With that, dividend stocks have plenty of appeal for retirees. Not only can you score higher yields than bonds, but you have the ability to grow those payouts over […]

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Buy This High-Yield Stock Paying 150% Of Its Normal Dividend

Buy This High-Yield Stock Paying 150% Of Its Normal Dividend

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Personally, I get to this point in the month and tell myself to stop spending money. I have been buying gifts, plus stuff on sale from my favorite vendors. If you are in the same boat, or even if you have exhibited outstanding spending discipline through this holiday season, I want to recommend giving your […]

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