Dividend Stocks

Finding undervalued stocks in today’s market is a tricky business. If you’re a value investor who is looking to beef up your retirement portfolio, it’s essential to choose firms that have fallen out of favor with Mr. Market but look poised to make a comeback once the dust has settled. Hot new tech stocks tend
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Tech stocks have been unpredictable at times recently, but the sector has rebounded from volatility strongly, and there is no question that tech has been the leader of the market’s strong multiyear run. However, this might mean that income investors—those focused on finding companies with solid dividends—might be feeling left out, as tech stocks aren’t
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Things aren’t going to script right now in the financial sector. It’s a widely established fact (based on years of historical evidence) that banks and other lenders typically prosper when interest rates are rising. In previous rate-tightening cycles, the financial sector was usually among the market’s top performers. As I’ve discussed before in my High-Yield
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One popular form of dividend investing involves a group of stocks called dividend aristocrats. Standards of what makes up a dividend aristocrat vary. However, most analysts define it by three criteria. One, they must belong to the S&P 500 index. Two, they meet specific size and liquidity metrics. Three, and most importantly, they must have
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Shares of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB, NASDAQ:VIA) were up a modest 6% Thursday after the company reported a third-quarter earnings beat. That has got investors wondering if VIAB stock can continue higher and possibly take out its highs near $35.50. That would mark a rally of almost 20%, even after Thursday’s jump. Viacom Earnings Earnings per share
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Once again, almost everyone has gotten sucked in by a tired investor slogan that’s dead wrong—and it’s costing them big gains (and income). But that’s good news for contrarians like us, because we can bank some easy profits thanks to this all-too-predictable reflex. Source: Shutterstock That’s especially true now that the Federal Reserve has sent out
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