A look at the highest paying dividend stocks that are going ex-div this week.
Recently there have been two big, interrelated news stories coming out of the U.S. energy sector. The first is that the U.S. crude oil production continues to grow, and the U.S. has become the world’s largest producer of energy liquids. This growth has been led by the Permian Basin play in West Texas. The parallel […]
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 […]
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) are perhaps the world’s two best-known companies. The two firms have been dominant, sweeping aside much of their competition. But what happens when these companies decide to enter the space that is thought to be dominated by the likes of Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG), Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Tesla […]
The great migration from dial-up and landlines to broadband and wireless was supposed to be a boon for companies like today’s feature. But amid declining subscribers, revenue, earnings, and cash, plus a sky-high debt-load, the dividend is dead and its future looks bleak.
For an investor trying to build wealth, the massive amount of news coming out of the financial media can be contradictory and confusing. Investors sometimes don’t realize that there are two sides to every stock trade. The seller doesn’t want to own the shares for a range or reasons, and the buyer does so with […]
When it comes to income stocks, my investment strategy is aggressive. By aggressive I mean that I search out the highest yield stocks I can find where my research shows that the dividends should be secure. I understand that with this type of high-yield stock, even the best stock research won’t let me avoid the […]
The U.S. home building industry faces a Jekyll and Hyde situation. The good news is that the home construction industry has built much fewer houses over the last decade than are needed by a growing population and new household formations. At the same time builders face headwinds from rising material costs, labor costs, and higher […]
Each day it becomes clearer that the recovery in energy infrastructure stocks is underway. This is a sector that has been out of favor with investors since the early months of 2015. The continuing North American growth of crude oil and natural gas production is starting to be realized in the values of those companies […]
This week I have been giving presentations to investors attending the Las Vegas MoneyShow. One of the great parts of what I do at the show is meeting subscribers to my newsletter. My first presentation was a joint discussion of dividend investment strategies with Kelley Wright. Further below I’ll share some of rights top stock […]