The universe of Business Development Companies (BDCs) is a popular hunting ground for yield-focused investors. Many companies in the sector offer the attractive combination of stable dividends and yields of 8% or more. Today I want to look at three BDCs that are not currently on my Dividend Hunter recommendations list, but that have recently […]
Business Development Corporations (BDCs)
Investing materials are loaded with acronyms for unconventional opportunities, and if you’ve ever grimaced and thought to yourself, “What’s the BDC meaning?” you aren’t alone. A quick search to find out what BDC means can net you all sorts of answers: Business Development Council, Business Development Center, even Bottom Dead Council, whatever that is … […]
Stocks that pay monthly dividends offer consistent income in retirement. We’ll look at the benefits, risks, and where to find monthly payers.
With interest rates on the rise, there are worries that the value of high-yield investments will decline. For bonds and bond funds, that is definitely the case—bond prices go down when interest rates go up. Many investors know that truth; however, the rules that apply to one type of income investment are not universal across […]
Wouldn’t it be nice to pay bills with income from monthly dividend stocks? We’ll explore the benefits and where to find these monthly payers.
Quarterly earnings reports are often the only way you can get real actionable news about companies, their dividends, and potential stock price moves. However, you want to avoid the Wall Street game of whether a company meets or beats the analyst forecasts. For dividend investors, you need to dig into the numbers to find the […]
Last week, one of my Dividend Hunter subscribers asked for a single stock recommendation that could be given as Christmas gifts to young recipients. I focus on a portfolio approach to income investing, so I had to think about which one of my recommended stocks would be both appropriate for teaching and a profitable investment […]
Finally, election day is in the books. No more calls, texts, or TV ads, and soon congress and the president can get back to governing the country. Even if your guy was not the winner, do not despair about your investment prospects. History shows that the U.S. stock market has gone up during the term(s) […]
The upcoming 2020 third-quarter earnings season has the potential to be the most critical news period for investors that I can remember. The previous earnings season covered the 2020 second quarter, a period when much of the economy was in lockdown. The third-quarter results will, for many companies, be our first look at how the […]
The coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis turned investors either for or against different stock market sectors. Tech, biotech, drug companies, and large-cap retailers landed on the “loved by investors” list. Energy, financials, and even utilities fell out of favor and remain down for the year, even as the major indexes stay at or near […]