Accelerating Dividends

Is This the Investment Opportunity of the Decade?

Is This the Investment Opportunity of the Decade?

Last Friday I spent the day at the San Francisco MoneyShow. I attend MoneyShows across the country as an invited speaker, giving presentations on income focused investing strategies. I also use these trips as an opportunity to talk one-on-one with some of the sharpest money managers and analysts in the investing world. A thought that […]

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

A Business Development Company (BDC) is a finance company operating under special pass-through laws and rules. Pass-through business structures allow companies to not pay corporate income taxes as long as the majority of net income is “passed through” to investors as common stock dividends. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are another well-known type of pass-through […]

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High Dividend Growth from These Three Energy Midstream Stocks

The energy sector of the economy and stock markets is divided into three groups. The upstream energy companies are the producers of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The financial results in the upstream swing dramatically with changing prices for the energy commodities. Downstream are the refining companies, utilities, and retail businesses. The […]

3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

In July, the major stock market indexes hit new record high values. In the few weeks since all three indexes hit those highs, the stock market has had trouble pushing higher. Steep down days have outnumbered the positive days. If companies don’t report second-quarter earnings to justify the current high level of share prices, this […]

Three High-Yield Trades For a Market Lacking Direction

Three High-Yield Trades For a Market Lacking Direction

A few weeks ago, the stock market major indexes set new record highs. Then as 2019 second-quarter earnings season kicked off; the markets pulled back. As we move deeper into earnings, it is impossible to determine where stock prices will go. This type of increased market volatility can produce more attractive return opportunities for covered […]

Three Stocks With 10% Plus Yields

Three Stocks With 10% Plus Yields

The stock market has racked up high returns for the first half of 2019. The second-quarter corporate earnings reports so far have not been stellar. So far it’s tough to envision a scenario where the major stock indexes tack on another 10% to 15% in gains for the second half of the year. I think […]

Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

If you invest for income then you likely know that most of the thousands of dividend-paying stocks listed on the U.S. exchanges pay quarterly dividends or once every three months. Quarterly dividends are nice, but most of us pay our bills monthly, so it would be convenient to have investments that pay attractive yields and […]

Three REITs Expected to Raise Dividends in August

Three REITs Expected to Raise Dividends in August

July marks the start of the 2019 third quarter, and in a few weeks, earnings season starts, with a flood of quarterly earnings reports. With income stocks, quarterly earnings often are closely led or followed by dividend announcements. Common stock dividends are note sure things until they are announced. It’s even better when a dividend […]