Dividend Investing

Understand the Good vs. Bad Mortgage REITs

Understand the Good vs. Bad Mortgage REITs

Over the past weekend I was an invited speaker at the Seattle MoneyShow. One of my presentations was a Master Class titled, “Not All Dividend Investments are Created Equal!” In the two-hour discussion I covered all of the different types of exchange traded income investments, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). REITs fall into one […]

These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields and Growth

These 5 Dividend Aristocrats Have High Yields and Growth

There are a handful of basic, popular strategies for investing in the stock market. Growth stock investing gets the headlines. This strategy involves buying stocks that are going up in price, with the assumption that the share prices will continue to rise. Investors like the idea of maybe buying the next Amazon (AMZN) or Apple […]

Three Blue Chips about to Raise their Dividends

Three Blue Chips about to Raise their Dividends

Last year, the Federal Reserve said it planned to hike interest rates three times in 2019. Thanks to the market’s slide late last year, those plans have been shelved. Now there are some folks on Wall Street who think the Fed will cut interest rates three times this year. How times have changed! With lower […]

3 High-Yield Oil Stocks Paying Over 6%

3 High-Yield Oil Stocks Paying Over 6%

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 […]

These 3 Stocks Are Expected to Increase Dividends in July

These 3 Stocks Are Expected to Increase Dividends in July

With interest rates falling and the yield curve working towards a recession predicting inversion, investors start to look for safer stock market alternatives. Real estate investment trust (REIT) shares are one sector that typically does well when interest rates are falling. An added push that gives positive returns is quality REITs will grow their dividends. […]

Will The Stock Market Protect You Against Inflation?

Will The Stock Market Protect You Against Inflation?

How do baby boomers protect their life savings from the ravages of inflation? Our recent interview with Chuck Butler got the attention of many readers. We reviewed how gold and foreign currencies performed during the high inflation Carter years. During a five-year period beginning 1/1/77, we experienced almost 60% inflation. That destroyed a lot of wealth […]