With interest rates declining in the U.S. – and in negative territory in parts abroad – U.S. dividend stocks sporting attractive yields have performed very nicely this year as they have become a refuge for income investors – and that performance is expected to continue. That being the case, today’s article identifies “Wall Street’s favorite dividend stocks” – “28 stocks with dividend yields of at least 2.50% as well as at least 75% ‘buy’ or equivalent ratings among five or more analysts.” CLICK HERE.
If you’re holding cash – or considering moving to cash – today’s article highlights an exchange-traded fund to consider as an alternative, with the author advising that “What investors are getting with [this ETF] is an exceptionally low level of risk with a relatively attractive yield with monthly income.” For more on the ETF in question – including the two distinct roles the author sees it playing within a diversified portfolio – CLICK HERE.
Of the 57 Dividend Aristocrats in the S&P 500 Index currently, today’s article singles out three for recommendation, “as they have the lowest level of dividend risk and high expected returns over the next five years.” For these three dividend stocks “offer[ing] the combination of a market-beating dividend yield, low stock valuation, and strong earnings growth potential” – including a recent addition to the S&P Dividend Aristocrats and a company whose high yield makes it unique among Dividend Aristocrats – CLICK HERE.
“Considering how low bond yields are now, U.S. investors may want to try to think more creatively about their asset allocation,” notes the author of today’s article. One avenue investors may want to consider? “Treasure assets” (art, watches, fine wine, rare coins, high-end cars and more) which, despite their ability to help preserve wealth, make up a significantly lower percentage of Americans’ portfolios compared to global investors. For more on the potential role for treasure assets in your portfolio – including how various treasure assets have performed over the last decade – CLICK HERE.
“Real estate investment trusts… are usually considered income investments, so some investors panic and sell them when interest rates are rising,” notes the author of today’s article. But now that the Fed seems to have adopted a more dovish stance towards interest rate hikes that concern would seem to have been put to rest for now, and REITs – which outperformed the S&P 500 last year, have continued to outperform so far this year, and which perform well compared to the broader market over the long term – may have increased appeal. For all 32 REITs in the S&P 500 – nine of which sport yields over 4% – CLICK HERE.
“Whether your focus is big companies or small, domestic corporations or international ones, there are ETFs where income-oriented investors can find investments that pay more than the average S&P 500 index component,” notes the author of today’s article – who proceeds to highlight nine income-focused ETFs which, while focusing on different categories of stocks (e.g. large-cap, preferred, low-volatility) and employing different strategies (e.g. current dividend yield vs. dividend growth) offer above-average dividends. 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.
In today’s article, the author highlights a new – and little-known – dividend ETF that he believes is a compelling pick for several reasons. The fund in question “selects from the highest yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 500 index, but it uses a different method to add a layer of protection for the dividend….” Moreover, the two factors the fund uses to select stocks are both linked to outperformance. For more on this dividend ETF – including additional ways in which it may be superior to a more well-known option – CLICK HERE.
Each December the author of today’s article selects ten attractive (based on their valuations or other factors) stocks that he holds – in equal dollar amounts – for one year, before investing in a new list of ten stocks. For the ten stocks on his 2018 list – which, he notes, “represent a nice combination of growth and defensiveness”, carry an average dividend yield of just over 2%, and have an “average long-term estimated growth rate (in earnings per share)…well in excess of the overall market” – CLICK HERE.
The goal of today’s article is identifying stocks that are high-yielding and which have the ability to sustain those high yields for years to come (with the latter being assessed by, among other criteria, whether the firms in question have significant, long-lasting competitive advantages). Specifically, the author highlights the ten cheapest stocks that meet this index’s criteria, as well as the most recent additions to the index – and the stocks that were most recently removed from the index after no longer making the cut. CLICK HERE.