Of the two ways companies can return cash to shareholders – dividends and share buybacks – which is better for investors? How about a combination of both! Many companies that buy back shares also pay dividends – and the author of today’s article points out that “by including buybacks in their definition of ‘yield’, yield-seeking investors can greatly widen their opportunity set.” For 10 undervalued companies that are standouts when it comes to total shareholder yield, CLICK HERE.
“Even with the stock market as a whole near record highs, there are plenty of individual stocks that are still trading at bargain-basement valuations,” notes the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight three stocks that not only cost less than the market average price-to-earnings ratio, but also pay an above-average dividend yield and are growing faster than the average long-term projected growth rate. For these three stocks, CLICK HERE.
“To build momentum from your income stocks going into the new year, consider buying into those REITs that should announce higher dividend rates in the first month of 2020,” suggests the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight three REITs that have historically announced dividend increases in January – and which he expects will do so again next month. For these three REITs, CLICK HERE.
What’s one of the biggest misconceptions about dividend investing, what’s a better approach to take with dividend investing, and how can investors find reliable companies that will pay reliable and growing dividends? Today’s article puts these questions to three dividend investing pros who provide their answers and additional insights on dividend investing today. For more, CLICK HERE.
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.