In late 2021, when it became apparent that inflation would stay persistent and increasing, I started to get a lot of questions about where to invest. When inflation rears its ugly head, there is no magic list of investments that help you beat inflation all of the time. While it would be good if there […]
Business Development Corporations (BDCs)
I get a lot of questions about investing to beat or mitigate inflation. I think that is the wrong way to think about your investment strategies. While inflation is a consideration, your investment choices should generate steady returns to help offset the rising cost of living. One concept to grasp is that the effect of […]
Dear Investor, The market volatility that has started 2022 is making many investors nervous about their portfolios. But not me: I have been pleased with how well the high-yield investments recommended in my Dividend Hunter service have performed. One high-yield category in particular has really stood out, with great dividends and share price appreciation through […]
Dear Investor, The Fed has said it will finally hike interest rates this year. As rates rise, business development companies (BDCs) are a type of income stock that should perform especially well. However, the uncertainties from inflation, omicron, and a waffling Federal Reserve will likely make for a bumpy ride over the next six-to-nine months. […]
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 […]
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 […]