Dividend Stocks

Investors are often on the lookout for a fourth-quarter swoon starting in October. Sometimes it comes to fruition and other times it does not. This year though, it most certainly has and the volatility has lasted about two months. It’s left investors fleeing growth stocks, gobbling up dividend stocks and looking for shelter. And we
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We’re quickly approaching the end of 2018. That’s got most investors reminiscing about the year that was in the markets while also pondering which stocks to buy in the year ahead. I know I sure am. This year volatility returned to the markets making the average investor’s job picking winners that much more difficult. Right
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It is often said that among the various market capitalization segments, mid-cap stocks are overlooked relative to their large- and small-cap peers. Generally, mid caps are defined as those companies with market capitalizations ranging from just over $2 billion to $10 billion. Mid caps’ overlooked status holds true in the world of ETFs as well,
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Although subject to broader volatility, telecom stocks have recently experienced an uptick in sentiment. Primarily, dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell assured investors that the central bank will conservatively raise interest rates. Previously, the markets feared an aggressive approach, which potentially hurts dividend-paying companies like telecoms. If rates jumped too high too quickly,
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Do you ever wish your dividend stocks paid out monthly rather than quarterly? For income-oriented investors who cover their monthly expenses with dividend income, it would certainly be a convenient option. Such instruments actually do exist. In fact, they’re more common than many investors may realize. They’re also not crimped by catches and restrictions, and
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Income investors may not know it yet, but many dividend stocks might be facing a significant threat as the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates through the end of 2019. It’s times like these that many investors seek dividend aristocrats, but there are other dividend stocks out there that are still worth checking out despite not
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Shares of General Motors (NYSE:GM) — and automakers in general — have been rebounding in recent weeks. But before this rally, GM stock and others had been under immense pressure. There were varying reasons for their decline. Is this a good time for investors to start buying auto stocks? Perhaps it is, since their valuations
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Yes, October was a tough month for a lot of stocks, especially headline growth stocks. But it all this enthusiasm about growth, income stocks don’t get the coverage — or respect — that they deserve. One takeaway from the October correction was that it pays to diversify in volatile markets. While it’s nice to ride the
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While it may seem like a coincidence that the market often tanks right around Halloween, there’s a good reason why fall is a scary time for investors. That’s because many traders and fund managers tend to relax in late summer, going on vacation and otherwise tuning out of the markets. After Labor Day, all the
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