Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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Sell These 3 High Yield Stocks Before Earnings

Quarterly earnings release time is the real news make or break time for most publicly traded companies. For investors in many publicly traded companies, these once-every-three months information dumps are the only time actual business results can be reviewed and analyzed. All the stuff you read in the 90 days between release dates are just […]

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2017 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for REIT investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2017 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. The result is a sector that is just above breakeven for the year. Over […]

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) juggernaut has been and continues to be a disruptive force across a wide sector of the U.S. economy. Much of the financial news focuses on how Amazon’s growth may put traditional retailers out of business. The perception of massive e-commerce growth has hurt retail store and mall owning real estate […]

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 […]

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 […]