If stable high income is what you’re after, today’s article highlights a particular, middle-market opportunity to consider: a business development company (BDC) that invests in middle-market companies, which tend to have a harder time securing capital from traditional providers. This BDC currently sports a 9.1% dividend yield, and its yield has consistently been in the 7% to 10% range. For more on this middle-market opportunity, CLICK HERE.
Against the backdrop of the results of the most recent stress tests for the big banks, today’s article highlights a “gem” of a regional bank – one that has outperformed the S&P 500, the Big 4 banks and the broad financial sector ETF over the past 20 years and outperformed the SPDR Regional Bank ETF since its inception. Moreover, this bank has increased its dividend for 25 years straight, held up well in the face of the subprime mortgage crisis, and has executives with skin in the game. For the bank in question, which may be worth keeping an eye on as the interest rate and economic environments evolve, CLICK HERE.
For dividend investors looking to achieve financial independence, the author of today’s article notes that the key is reaching the dividend crossover point – “The magic point…where the dividend income exceeds the expenses of the dividend investor”. Reaching the dividend crossover point isn’t easy, however, and the author identifies the key ingredients to doing so, as well as some rules to follow “in order to create s sustainable dividend producing machine, which would produce dependable income for decades.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Assessing the current landscape for stocks, the author of today’s article notes that “First, almost nobody across Wall Street thinks we will have a recession in 2019.” He also notes that, while earnings are likely to be lower in 2019 than they were in 2018, there will still be upside – and the Fed could very well not raise interest rates at all. With this in mind, he proceeds to highlight six Buy-rated stocks with solid dividends (and the best volatility ratings) to consider buying this year. For more, CLICK HERE.
For mature companies without significant growth opportunities to fund, and with shareholders to please, there are two standard ways to use excess cash: distribute said cash directly to shareholders in the form of dividends, or use it to buy back shares. But which of these approaches is better for investors? Today’s article examines this question – including looking at the tax implications of each approach for investors. For more, CLICK HERE.
Through the Vietnam War, the fall of the Soviet Union, the Dot-com bubble bursting, the Great Recession, and many other crises and calamities, just 26 companies in the U.S. have managed to increase their dividends consistently for at least 50 years – making them an elite group of dividend kings. Today’s article provides the list of dividend kings going into 2019 – including the most recent addition to the group – and identifies three companies which appear poised to join the list by the end of next year. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Whether we are talking about socks or stocks, it is better to buy them on sale,” declares the author of today’s article, who describes himself as “a long-term buy and hold investor in the accumulation phase.” He proceeds to outline a four-step process to screen the list of dividend champions for potential bargains worthy of further research – and identifies the 26 dividend champions that currently pass this screen. For more, CLICK HERE.
“While the risk of dividend cuts is out there, there are ways to minimize the number of dividend cuts and also to reduce their impact on the overall dividend income,” advises the author of today’s article. He outlines several key metrics that strategic dividend growth investors may want to consider in that regard – and what he looks for in each metric based on his years of experience (and lessons learned from the sting of dividend cuts). For more, CLICK HERE.
The stock highlighted in today’s article already boasts an attractive 4.8% dividend yield – more than double the average yield of S&P 500 stocks. However, if that weren’t enticing for income-seekers, the company has plans to increase its payout by 20% per year through 2022 – leading the author to designate this “a dream stock for dividend investors.” For the company in question (a pipeline master limited partnership) and how it plans to achieve this “high-octane” dividend yield growth (while maintaining a conservative financial profile) CLICK HERE.
While the material that the company highlighted in today’s article produces has increased in price by 20% this year, the company has seen its stock price fall by double digits since the beginning of the year. So is this stock – which pays an attractive dividend – a buy? The author looks at why the shares of this company (and other producers of this material) have been driven down despite the fact that business is good – and why this could represent an opportunity for investors. For more, CLICK HERE.