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3 High-Yield Energy Stocks to Buy as Crude Oil Continues to Climb

3 High-Yield Energy Stocks to Buy as Crude Oil Continues to Climb

After two-and-a-half years of giving income investors false hopes of a recovery, the energy infrastructure sector is now ready to stage a sustained positive price trend. Investors are renewing interest in these sectors. Now is the time to buy into these companies for attractive current yields, dividend growth and price appreciation. Energy infrastructure (also called […]

3 High-Yield Stocks for the Risk Tolerant Investor

3 High-Yield Stocks for the Risk Tolerant Investor

Income stock investors are most interested in the safety of the dividends paid by the stocks they own. However, investors in high-yield stocks need to understand that those yields exist because the investing public believes there is significant potential for a dividend cut. When dividends are viewed as completely secure, yields are lower. On the […]

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Buy These 2 High-Yield Funds for Overseas Exposure

I was recently asked to recommend high yield stocks from outside of the U.S. The answer to that question is a challenge. The U.S. practices of regular dividends, and pass-through tax structures that result in high-yield stocks do not generally exist with companies listing shares of stock in the rest of the world. Because I […]

3 REITs Raising Dividends in May

3 REITs Raising Dividends in May

For income stock investors, the best defense against interest rate increases from the Fed is to own shares in companies that periodically increase their dividend rates. It is a widely held yet inaccurate belief that REIT values must fall if interest rates continue to increase. REITs are active businesses in which the good ones are […]

Is this the Best High Yield Stock?

Is this the Best High Yield Stock?

What is likely the best performing high-yield stock just went ex-dividend. I recommend adding to big dividend stock positions after the ex-dividend dates, to usually pick up shares at a cheaper price. While I highly encourage income-focused investors to make sure they diversify into at least 20 dividend stocks, there is one that is a […]