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3 Top Buys In The Bull Market No One Sees Coming

Reading Time: 3 minutes A headline from Bloomberg on December 15th: “The Bull Market Almost No One Saw Coming.” The article discussed how, in 2009, no one was predicting that the next decade would be one of the greatest stock market bull markets since the 1950s. The S&P 500 was at 756 on March 13, 2009. Now it’s at […]

Sorting Out the Few Good BDCs From the Many Bad Ones

Sorting Out the Few Good BDCs From the Many Bad Ones

Reading Time: 4 minutes Years ago, an Air Force Academy classmate and a close friend went on a rant about how he disliked the widespread use of jargon and acronyms in the Air Force. To this day, my memory can’t unstick “ficknip” (flight navigation and control panel), and I haven’t used one for over 30 years. The investing world […]

With the Short Seller Squeeze in Energy These High Yields Are Getting Attention

With the Short Seller Squeeze in Energy These High Yields Are Getting Attention

Reading Time: 4 minutes Energy infrastructure stock prices are under attack. Institutional investors are bailing, individual investors are running scared, and I believe the short-selling crowd has jumped on the sectors to push share prices down to unbelievably low levels. These are all dividend-paying stocks, which means yields have risen to eye-popping levels. I think the sector is set […]

This Rising Dividend Stock Just Popped 63% on a Buyout Offer

This Rising Dividend Stock Just Popped 63% on a Buyout Offer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week a stock on my Dividend Hunter service recommendations list received an all-cash buyout offer significantly above the recent share price. I sent a quick recommendation to subscribers that it was time to sell and lock in profits. It was very gratifying to see my inbox fill up with thank you notes telling me […]

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3 High-Yield Buyout Candidates to Pad Your Portfolio

Reading Time: 3 minutes I remain intrigued by what I see as an investor hatred of stocks of companies that own infrastructure assets, primarily assets that support the energy sector.    Despite solid earnings reports, and growing cash flow coverage of dividends, share prices in the group remain low and fall even farther on any piece of perceived negative […]

These 3 Monthly Payers Go Ex-Div Tomorrow

These 3 Monthly Payers Go Ex-Div Tomorrow

Reading Time: 3 minutes To my Dividend Hunter readers, I often discuss how a focus on income stock investing will help you navigate the swings of the stock market and help you reach your financial goals. I like to talk about the fact although I don’t know what the stock market will do over the next three months, I […]

Get A Raise Every Quarter With These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Get A Raise Every Quarter With These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before the energy sector bear market that started in late 2014, which still lingers in the minds of investors, most energy midstream companies increased their dividends every single quarter. The crash in energy commodity prices and stock valuations forced many Boards of Directors to rethink their balance sheet practices and dividend policies. The number of […]

Three Recession Proof Income Stocks

Three Recession Proof Income Stocks

Reading Time: 3 minutes The prediction drums of the financial news media continue to grow louder with predictions of the next economic recession and a possible stock bear market. This has been going on for over a year, and you are probably starting to wonder if these predictions are accurate and if you should make changes in your investment […]