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.
When it comes to investing in undervalued dividend growth stocks, the author of today’s article sees “four primary advantages…that facilitate strong long-term performance while simultaneously lowering risk.” After outlining these four advantages, the author proceeds to identify a dozen undervalued dividend growth stock candidates to consider. For more – including what the author underscores as “one critically important principle that must be understood and recognized” when it comes to undervalued dividend growth stocks – CLICK HERE.
With 2018 proving to be a good year for oil – and the prospect of oil prices breaching the $80 mark by the end of the year – the author of today’s article highlights two closed-end funds to consider due to their exposure to the energy sector. Specifically, both of these funds are currently available at a significant discount to their net asset values and pay sizable dividends. For the two funds in question – and why what isn’t happening with oil right now makes it a good bet – CLICK HERE.
Companies that want to deploy extra cash in a way that benefits shareholders quickly can pay dividends or buy back shares – and, as the author of today’s article notes, “…it’s often not an either-or proposition anyway: many companies pay dividends and opportunistically buy back shares.” She proceeds to identify ten undervalued companies that are doing just that – sharing profits with shareholders through dividends, share buyback programs or, in most cases, both. For more, CLICK HERE.