Dividend Stocks

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) is a company trying to rebirth itself and that’s a tough act for any company. Known for its switches, routers and other hardware, CSCO stock was slow to awaken to the major changes in the technology markets that went from businesses buying and owning their own in-house equipment to subscribing to outsourced
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One of the biggest misconceptions in investing has to do with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and rising interest rates. As a high-yielding security — thanks to their tax structures — dividend-hungry people often look for REITs to buy to pad their portfolios. However, common wisdom is that investors tend to dump shares of REITs
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Most dividend stocks pay their shareholders quarterly, but a few dividend yielding stocks offer monthly distributions. The group is small: less than 100, with many of the offerings being exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or closed-end actively managed funds. And so investors looking for monthly dividend stocks to buy are limiting their universe quite a bit. Still,
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For investors seeking protection, dividend stocks offer significant advantages. Principally, they offer passive income that can either boost overall returns or help mitigate market volatility. Usually though, dividend-paying companies tend to be boring affairs. On the other hand, you can’t find anyone who isn’t at least somewhat interested in tech stocks. As we move deeper
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When it comes to dividend stocks, none are as generally well-regarded as “dividend aristocrats.” A true dividend aristocrat” is more than just another name among other high-yield stocks. It should also hold out the promise of capital gains. At minimum, it should hold its value. And that dividend needs to be secured by earnings. A
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The markets have finally appeared to reassert themselves after suffering several months of wild choppiness. But even with this newfound bullishness, I’m angling for dividend stocks to buy. These aren’t merely empty words, as I’ll demonstrate later in this article. This summer, my InvestorPlace colleague Vince Martin wrote an excellent piece detailing the nitty-gritty of
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U.S. equities stumbled out of the gate on Wednesday, continuing their recent bout of weakness as a number of high-beta large-cap technology stocks suffered a round of selling pressure. Stocks in the periphery of the “FAANGs” such as semiconductor and cloud computing names also rolled over. The catalyst is the ongoing Capitol Hill hearings with
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No matter where we are in the cycle, it’s always good to remind ourselves of what worked and what didn’t. In 2017, while Wall Street forecasted a rough year, ended with quite the opposite happening. Benchmark indices hit all-time records, while most sectors witnessed tremendous optimism. In 2018, the long-running bull market took a breather
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Whether it’s through stocks, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities, all investors love seeing their portfolios score big returns. However, when you’re an income investor, your primary focus is generating consistent cash flow from each of your liquid investments. While cash flow can come from bond interest or interest from other types of investments,
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Getting big returns from financial portfolios, whether through stocks, bonds, ETFs, other securities, or a combination of all, is an investor’s dream. But for income investors, generating consistent cash flow from each of your liquid investments is your primary focus. Cash flow can come from bond interest, interest from other types of investments, and of
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All investors love getting big returns from their portfolio, whether it’s through stocks, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities. But for income investors, generating consistent cash flow from each of your liquid investments is your primary focus. Cash flow can come from bond interest, interest from other types of investments, and of course, dividends.
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Coca-Cola  (NYSE:KO) has gotten into the crowded coffee shop business by buying Costa Coffee from Whitbread plc (OTCMKTS:WTCBF). The deal was announced on Friday morning. Coca-Cola stock rose 40 cents on the move on Friday, but finished down for the day. Coca-Cola stock was up around 1% in morning trading today, exceeding $45 per share,
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