Dividend Stocks

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to dividends. Deutsche Bank recently pointed out “the first half of 2018 has seen the sharpest underperformance of dividend stocks since the financial crisis”, as measured by the Dividend Aristocrats. Source: ©iStock.com/MarkgrafAve Most readers are already familiar with this group of 53 names within the S&P 500 index,
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Investors aren’t the lemmings that many companies might take them for. And because of some push-back from bond investors back in the early 19th century, we have an innovation that continues to deliver for investors seeking income with some potential for appreciation: the preferred stock. Back in the early 1830’s, America’s railroad network was under
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My best advice for you today is this: ignore the breathless trade-war panicking and focus on one thing: cash. Source: Shutterstock Because the truth is, US companies—like the 3 stout dividend growers we’ll dive into below—are swimming in it. So much so, in fact, that they don’t know what to do with it all …
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When investors think of dividend stocks, tech names don’t usually come to mind. Technology is a growth industry, and investors generally prefer that any idle, excess cash gets put back into the business. That’s the best ROI opportunity. It’s a misnomer to think that the technology sector can’t — or doesn’t — have a few
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Do you own the next GE? I’m talking about five dividends that are not as sacred as their shareholders mistakenly believe. We’ll review them in a minute. First, the warning signs. Many investors were kicked in the gut by General Electric (NYSE:GE) last year, no thanks to pundits who ignored numerous red flags and encouraged
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Investing solely for income, and finding the best dividend stocks, can be tricky. High dividend yields sound attractive on the surface, but almost always come with sharply higher risks. The largest risk is that the very same dividend will be cut. Those cuts usually have a doubled impact. They reduce — or eliminate — the
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