Dividend Growth

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Raising Dividends in October

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks Raising Dividends in October

I always look forward to the start of a new calendar quarter. Within a few weeks stocks with policies of quarterly dividend increases will start to declare the next dividend rates. It is an interesting market effect that the investing public doesn’t take into account that some companies grow dividends every quarter. The market acts […]

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3 High Growth Dividend Stocks Paying Over 6%

It can be very difficult for investors to generate consistent returns in the stock market. Picking the direction of share prices can feel more like gambling. Not a comfortable feeling when putting your life savings at risk. When I give talks at different investor conferences, I like to discuss a stock selection strategy that will […]

Buy This 8.4% REIT That’s Raised Dividends Every Quarter

Buy This 8.4% REIT That’s Raised Dividends Every Quarter

Back in April I added TPG Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE: TRTX) to the Dividend Hunter recommendations list. TRTX is a finance REIT focused on commercial mortgage transition loans. The commercial loan REITs are especially attractive with interest rates on the rise. Background TPG is a private equity firm with $79 billion under management. The […]

3 BDCs to Pick Up from Rules Changes Benefiting Investors

3 BDCs to Pick Up from Rules Changes Benefiting Investors

Business Development Companies (BDCs) are the Jekyll and Hyde of the high yield stock universe. My analysis shows most of these stocks as not safe places to hunt for dividends. However, there are a handful that are attractive, high yield income stocks. The Small Business Credit Availability Act passed earlier this year loosened the leverage […]

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Picking Out the Good Mortgage REITs From a Market Filled With Bad Ones

Individual real estate investment trusts (REITs) fall into one of two distinct categories. Equity REITs own commercial properties, including apartments, hotels, offices, industrial properties, and even prisons. Finance REITs operate on the lending side of real estate, either by making residential or commercial mortgages or owning a portfolio of mortgage backed securities. Finance REITs can […]

3 Stocks Raising Dividends in July

3 Stocks Raising Dividends in July

There is a general misconception that rising interest rates are always bad for real estate investment trust (REIT) values. However, history shows that REITs have outperformed 75% of the time during the last 16 periods of rising interest rates. One reason is that quality REITs will grow their dividends, and if the dividend increases keep […]