Dividend Investing

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Swing Trading Strategy for Double Digit Dividend Stock Profits

Income investors who have discovered the small sector of Business Development Companies (BDC) know that many of these stocks pay steady dividends with very attractive yields. I have found that the combination of a higher yield plus stable and predictable dividends often produces short term share price swings that are also quite predictable. The dividend […]

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

3 High-Yield MLPs to Buy On Higher Crude Prices

Recently the market price of crude oil has jumped significantly, offering the potential for crude oil producers (exploration and production or E&P in energy sector jargon) to rack up some extra profits. Investors have several avenues to pursue stock market profits resulting from higher oil prices. Corporate E&P companies typically plow profits back into drilling […]

3 Stocks to Capitalize on the U.S. Shale Boom

3 Stocks to Capitalize on the U.S. Shale Boom

The U.S. shale boom has caused an increased interest in midstream energy MLPs. Now with the amount of U.S. oil production exceeding domestic refining capacity, the government has relaxed the ban on the export of unrefined petroleum products. The shale boom has created opportunities in the midstream energy MLP space – and this even extends […]

Bankruptcy Watch List: Sell These 5 Stocks Now

Bankruptcy Watch List: Sell These 5 Stocks Now

In December of 1999, RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) stock was worth more than $76 per share. Today, RSH is worth less than $1. It has joined a group of once-profitable industry leaders that can now be classified as penny stocks. Some companies, like General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), are able to rebound from penny stock […]

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

The universe of real estate investment trusts (REIT) currently consists of about 200 companies. Ten percent of that total falls into the subsector of agency mortgage REITs, which are little more than leveraged bets that interest rates will not rise. I continue to review and analyze companies from the remaining majority of property owning or […]

Buy These 4 Undervalued High-Yield Stocks Today

Buy These 4 Undervalued High-Yield Stocks Today

Income focused investors start feeling uncomfortable with a stream of new record highs every week for the major indexes as it makes it hard for them to put money to work with the purchase of new stock shares. My email box fills up every day with notices that dividend stocks on my watch list have […]

This income IPO has a major surprise coming

This income IPO has a major surprise coming

As part of my investment research, I check out, review and track new companies coming into the income stock universe via initial public offering (IPO). Energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) are a hot sector for income investors, and IPOs of these types of companies provide unique and repeatable opportunities for some extra profits. An IPO […]

3 high-yield funds with at least 10% upside

3 high-yield funds with at least 10% upside

Over the last several weeks, my interactions with income-focused investors have revealed a tremendous interest in alternative – not common stock shares – higher yield investment types. The alphabet soup of investment types includes closed-end funds (CEFs), where I like to dig for high-yield opportunities. CEFs are a target-rich environment for yield, with over 300 […]