Dividend Investing

The Three Best BDC Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

The Three Best BDC Stocks for Rising Interest Rates

Dear Investor, The Fed has said it will finally hike interest rates this year. As rates rise, business development companies (BDCs) are a type of income stock that should perform especially well. However, the uncertainties from inflation, omicron, and a waffling Federal Reserve will likely make for a bumpy ride over the next six-to-nine months. […]

Profit from the Coming Rise in Interest Rates

Profit from the Coming Rise in Interest Rates

Dear Investor, Last week, the stock markets were shocked to discover from the Federal Reserve that interest rates might actually move higher this year. Too many years at near-zero interest rates have corrupted the investing process. While we should welcome higher interest rates, getting there won’t be painless. Investors should prepare for more stock market […]

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Where Energy Dividend Stocks are Headed Next

Dear Investor, For 2021, the energy sector was the top-performing of the eleven S&P-designated sectors, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) posted a 52% return for the year. Energy midstream – the pipeline, terminals, and storage subsector – was up a similar 45%. For 2021, the energy sector rode the wave of crude […]

All You Need to Know About Preferred Shares

All You Need to Know About Preferred Shares

Dear Investor, When the coronavirus pandemic triggered a stock market crash in the first quarter of 2020, I added, for the first time, individual preferred stocks to the Dividend Hunter recommendations list.  It has now been more than a year since that first recommendation, and I am convinced more than ever that preferred stock investments, […]

Toyota Joins the EV Race

Toyota Joins the EV Race

Another big global automaker has set off in hot pursuit of Tesla (TSLA): the world’s largest carmaker, Toyota Motors (TM). The company has said it will pour $35 billion into its shift toward electric vehicles (EVs), with the sum split more or less evenly between vehicle development and battery improvement. Toyota’s investment in electric car […]

How To Boost Your Cashflow While Owning CSCO

How To Boost Your Cashflow While Owning CSCO

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is a blue chip networking giant that has become more of an income stock than a growth stock in recent years.  The company currently pays a 2.3% dividend.  The cash flow from owning CSCO can be significantly enhanced by using a covered call strategy.  A strategist recently sold 7,500 January 2023 CSCO […]

How to Find the Best Preferred Stocks

How to Find the Best Preferred Stocks

Dear Investor, Because of their high level of dividend safety, I think individual preferred stocks should account for a portion of any investor’s high yield holdings. I regularly look at different preferred stocks, looking for candidates that I can recommend to The Dividend Hunter members. I also monitor the current list of preferreds, making sure […]

The Speculative Dividend Stock to Buy for 2022

The Speculative Dividend Stock to Buy for 2022

Dear Investor, On Monday, I showed you my pick for the conservative dividend stock to buy for the New Year. Today, it’s time for my more speculative pick – higher stock and income upside, but with a tad more risk. Let’s get to it… On May 20, Blue Owl Capital, Inc. (OWL) started trading on […]