In the low interest rate environment of the last 10 years, have dividend stocks become a cult of sorts for income-hungry investors who have been unable to rely on bonds? That’s the argument made by the author of today’s article, who asserts that, today, “if you own companies that pay dividends then you are a “serious” investor, while if dividends are not a centerpiece of your investment strategy you are a heretic…” More importantly, he warns that there is danger associated with this cult of dividends and treating dividend-paying stocks as bond substitutes. For more, CLICK HERE.
When is a dividend stock that the market is especially bearish on a deep value buying opportunity and when is it a yield/value trap? The Deep Value Dividend Growth Portfolio managed by the author of today’s article “is all about investing in quality dividend payers, at good to great prices, opportunistically when the market becomes extremely bearish on quality income producing assets” – and it recently added three stocks that are available at deep discounts, sport attractive yields and offer 18%+ long-term return potential. For more, CLICK HERE.
There’s no question that, despite the risks inherent in the cannabis space, there’s a fortune to be made by investors who make smart stock picks. Such as? According to the author of today’s article, “you might be surprised to learn that the best (and lowest risk) way to profit from the cannabis boom isn’t one of the well-known (and massively overpriced) growers but rather one of the fastest growing dividend stocks in America.” For the stock in question and why the author believes it is “hands down the best way to profit from cannabis,” CLICK HERE.
When Democrats officially retake control of the House in January, the U.S. will return to divided – and likely deadlocked – government. The author of today’s article notes that “a deadlocked government means that stocks will be evaluated more on their fundamentals, and not on whether new government policies will help or hurt. It will be a good time to be a dividend focused investor.” He proceeds to highlight three income stocks that are each poised to benefit from an ongoing economic trend – including the continued raising of interest rates. For more, CLICK HERE.
“This is probably territory that most investors are very uncomfortable with,” assesses the author of today’s article – pointing to the unnerving combination of trade war fears, rising interest rates and disappointing third-quarter earnings. So where can uncomfortable investors turn in the equities market? The author advises that “What makes sense now is to buy safe stocks that pay dividends and provide products or services that will continue to be bought or used regardless of what the overall equity market does” – and highlights five Buy-rated stocks that appear to fit the bill. CLICK HERE.
In compiling his list of dividend stocks that may be worthy of consideration, the author of today’s article looked for companies that have recently increased their dividends (and which have lengthy track records of dividend increases), that appear able to sustain their dividend growth through earnings growth, and which have solid fundamentals and are available at attractive valuations. For the five dividend stocks – including two REITs – that met these criteria and made the list, CLICK HERE.
What could be better than receiving generous – and secure – payouts from your stocks as you wait for their share price to (hopefully) appreciate? Today’s article highlights three dividend stocks that offer a combination of “mouth-watering yields and solid track records of distribution increases that should make any dividend lover happy.” For more on these three stocks sporting yields up to 13.5% – an integrated oil major and two master limited partnerships – CLICK HERE.
“The beauty of quality companies is that you need to get one decision right – that is the ability to identify their business model, and then buy those companies in the first place without overpaying for them,” states the author of today’s article, before proceeding to highlight two specific quality companies that he has on his radar to buy when they become attractively valued on a dip. Both of these companies are market leaders in their space – and both have been increasing their dividends for years. For these two companies – and at what price the author believes they would be attractively valued – CLICK HERE.
In regards to dividend aristocrats, the author of today’s article advises that “just because a company is on the list of dividend aristocrats, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a good investment to make today. Inclusion in an elite list of dividend stocks is like having a great resume – it lets you get a foot in the door for further evaluation, but nothing else.” The author proceeds to use a number of criteria in order to screen for attractively valued dividend aristocrats worthy of further research. For this screen – and the 14 dividend aristocrats it yielded – CLICK HERE.
When it comes to high-yield dividend stocks and high-growth dividend stocks, the author of today’s article points out that it doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition, as “some dividend payers offer an attractive current yield and compelling growth potential” – and he proceeds to highlight three master limited partnerships with above-average current payouts and which are forecast to increase those payouts by more than 15% annually over the coming years. For more, CLICK HERE.