Tag: dividend aristocrat

This Safe 5-Stock Healthcare Portfolio Yields 5.5%

This Safe 5-Stock Healthcare Portfolio Yields 5.5%

| June 21, 2021

Healthcare—along with consumer staples (“buying stuff”) and utilities (“keeping the lights on”)—provide portfolio stability. Plus, they usually pay dividends, too! Of the three safety sectors, healthcare is a steady growth market, too. Consider these stats from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: National health spending is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.4% […]

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8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts In 2021

8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts In 2021

| April 26, 2021

When it comes to dividend stocks, an increasing payout is the only math that really matters Not all dividend stocks are equal. One of the traps that investors fall into is the yield trap. That is, they buy a stock because it has a high dividend yield. But a dividend yield is really just a […]

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3 Top Retirement Stocks For Reliable Dividends

3 Top Retirement Stocks For Reliable Dividends

| March 17, 2021

Utilities can be an income investor’s best friend Investors in retirement may desire additional income. Those who don’t have a pension are likely relying on Social Security, and their retirement portfolio to cover their expenses. For retirees, investment income from retirement stocks needs to be safe and reliable. This is especially true for high-yielding stocks. […]

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Dogs Of The Dow For 2020: Dividend Bargains, Or Yield Traps?

Dogs Of The Dow For 2020: Dividend Bargains, Or Yield Traps?

| January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Year is here, which means it’s once again time to revisit a contrarian (and income) investing tradition: The “Dogs of the Dow.” This simple yet famous dividend strategy involves buying the 10 highest yielders in the 30-component Dow Jones Industrial Average at the beginning of each year. It’s an income play, sure, but […]

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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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5 Safe Oil Yields Up To 8.5% (With Stocks That May Spike, Too)

5 Safe Oil Yields Up To 8.5% (With Stocks That May Spike, Too)

| September 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Energy stocks are en fuego again after a drone strike on a Saudi oil facility. We’re going to (as usual) skip the geopolitical talk and discuss oil dividends that will benefit from this disruption. While “buy and hope” investors ponder basic ways to play the spike, you and I know that about half of energy […]

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The Next GameStop? 5 Zombie Dividends Up To 13.3% (Sell Now)

The Next GameStop? 5 Zombie Dividends Up To 13.3% (Sell Now)

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

I told you GameStop’s (GME) dividend was toast. Did you sell, or better yet, short the stock? Just one quarter ago, we chatted about the inevitability of this paper payout ending in tears: Brick and mortar video game retailer GameStop (GME) is a throwback to yesteryear. It’s survived the rise of digital distribution for video games thus far because Microsoft, Sony […]

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3 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid (3 To Buy Instead)

3 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid (3 To Buy Instead)

| March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The stock market is way up and ironically, that’s terrible news for us dividend investors. Yields are in the tank yet again. The S&P 500 pays a measly 1.9% today. If you have a million-dollar portfolio, that’s a lousy $19,000 per year in income. Pathetic. Most people invest their money in index funds like those that mimic the S&P […]

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My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

My 3 Favorite “Dogs Of The Dow” For 2019

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The “Dogs of the Dow” is one of the simplest, most well-known dividend strategies on Wall Street. And investors who choose to jump in during 2019 will be shooting for their fifth straight year of market-beating returns. Of course, by being a little more selective, you and I can beat even the Dogs – just […]

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3 Back-Of-The-Shelf Consumer Stocks With Growth And Income

3 Back-Of-The-Shelf Consumer Stocks With Growth And Income

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

These stocks should recover based on new business lines and increasing payouts Many tend to ignore consumer stocks not oriented toward the latest technology. Consumers and investors tend to focus on companies that produce new gadgets or bring the next wave of tech innovation. Many “boring” consumer stocks that have less of a tech focus, […]

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