Dividend Investing

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sell These 3 Popular High-Yield Stocks Before They Crash

Sometimes what looks like a great investment deal is just the opposite. I see many investors and financial writers who view stocks trading at a discount to book value as “good deals”. The reality is that these “good deals” are often a danger to your portfolio value. This especially applies to the business development company […]

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Preferred stock shares can be viewed as a hybrid of common stock shares and corporate bonds. Preferred shares pay a fixed dividend rate, similar to bond interest. Technically preferred shares are equity like common shares. The preference feature is that preferred dividends must be paid before any dividends can be paid on a company’s common […]

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in October

Buy These 5 REITs Increasing Dividends in October

My dividend driven investment strategies are very focused on finding, owning and sometimes trading dividend paying stocks that regularly –or irregularly– increase their dividend rate. You can put some extra pop into your brokerage account value by purchasing shares of growing dividend stocks before they come out with their next dividend increase announcement. The real […]

Three Stocks That Are Amazon Proof

Three Stocks That Are Amazon Proof

Amazon isn’t just in its own league, it’s playing a completely different sport. The story is getting old but remains true: Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is killing every company, whether it’s a brick-and-mortar retailer or not. Entire shopping malls are now wastelands and even major speciality retailers are no longer safe. Home Depot (NYSE: HD) shares […]

Buy this 12% Dividend Stock on Sale Now

Buy this 12% Dividend Stock on Sale Now

High-yield stock Uniti Group Inc. (Nasdaq: UNIT) has declined by 25% over the last month. The drop was triggered by the dividend suspension announcement from Windstream Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: WIN). UNIT was spun off by WIN in 2015. The master lease with WIN provides about 70% of UNIT’s revenue. The UNIT stock chart looks ugly. […]

Sell These 3 REITs Before Rates Rise

Sell These 3 REITs Before Rates Rise

Investors in the residential mortgage backed securities owning real estate investment trusts (RMBS REITs) enjoyed a great run in 2017. These stocks have had share price gains of around 20% while paying double-digit dividend yields. The danger is that a quick upward spike in interest rates could quickly wipe out the recent gains. Finance REITs […]

3 Stocks Under $10 Paying Great Dividends

3 Stocks Under $10 Paying Great Dividends

Where do investors go to find dividends when the market continues to trade at all-time highs and valuations are very ‘rich?’ There is one place that remains overlooked. Dividends are fantastic. But finding dividends is a relatively easy task these days, 85% of the S&P 500 companies pay a dividend. Still sometimes dividends are overlooked […]

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks on Sale

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks on Sale

The stock market is a two-sided beast on investor emotions. Investors feel positive and smart when the shares they own are going up in value. On the flip side, a sustained or sharp drop in share prices brings out the fear, which is an emotion that can produce irrational behavior. The truth is that all […]