Dividend Investing

Is This the Investment Opportunity of the Decade?

Is This the Investment Opportunity of the Decade?

Last Friday I spent the day at the San Francisco MoneyShow. I attend MoneyShows across the country as an invited speaker, giving presentations on income focused investing strategies. I also use these trips as an opportunity to talk one-on-one with some of the sharpest money managers and analysts in the investing world. A thought that […]

3 Dividend Stocks From The Best High-Yield Stock Sector

3 Dividend Stocks From The Best High-Yield Stock Sector

High yield stocks come out of a range of different business sectors. At recent MoneyShow investor conferences, I have given a two-hour presentation on the features, pros, and cons of the different higher-yield securities. You may be aware of business development companies (BDCs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), and master limited partnerships (MLPs). Also, on […]

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

These Three BDCs Show Why You Need to Be Careful When Chasing Yield

A Business Development Company (BDC) is a finance company operating under special pass-through laws and rules. Pass-through business structures allow companies to not pay corporate income taxes as long as the majority of net income is “passed through” to investors as common stock dividends. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are another well-known type of pass-through […]

3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

3 Conservative Monthly Dividend Investments

In July, the major stock market indexes hit new record high values. In the few weeks since all three indexes hit those highs, the stock market has had trouble pushing higher. Steep down days have outnumbered the positive days. If companies don’t report second-quarter earnings to justify the current high level of share prices, this […]

Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

If you invest for income then you likely know that most of the thousands of dividend-paying stocks listed on the U.S. exchanges pay quarterly dividends or once every three months. Quarterly dividends are nice, but most of us pay our bills monthly, so it would be convenient to have investments that pay attractive yields and […]

Three REITs Expected to Raise Dividends in August

Three REITs Expected to Raise Dividends in August

July marks the start of the 2019 third quarter, and in a few weeks, earnings season starts, with a flood of quarterly earnings reports. With income stocks, quarterly earnings often are closely led or followed by dividend announcements. Common stock dividends are note sure things until they are announced. It’s even better when a dividend […]