Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks to Profit from European Growth Efforts

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks to Profit from European Growth Efforts

This past week, both the U.S. stock markets and European stock values rallied strongly on announcements by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that the ECB was preparing a series of powerful monetary stimulus policies to kick start growth and inflation for the Eurozone economies. The economies of most of the European financial zone […]

3 High-Yield Stocks to Pick Up in a Troubling Market

3 High-Yield Stocks to Pick Up in a Troubling Market

I admit it; this market is making me crazy. But, these three stocks are giving me a moment of clarity in this troubling market. The fear of rising interest rates has pushed down the values of the higher yielding finance related stocks. The falling price of oil has hit the MLP space hard, and when […]

Dump These High-Yield Stocks Now With the End of QE

Dump These High-Yield Stocks Now With the End of QE

Quantitative Easing is ending and that means interest rates are going up. Investors should beware of a certain group of stocks that will plummet when this happens. These companies are directly affected by rising interest rates, and everyone invested in these stocks should sell now.  On October 29th, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it would […]

The Case Against Monthly Dividend Stocks

The Case Against Monthly Dividend Stocks

This may sound like heresy to some of you reading this, but I am becoming more and more convinced that monthly dividends are a lazy management team’s way to get out of providing attractive dividend growth for investors. Over the last several years, a significant number of high yield master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate […]

Double Your Money AND Double Your Income in 10 Years (Or Less!)

Double Your Money AND Double Your Income in 10 Years (Or Less!)

As a full-time researcher and writer about the stock market, I find it interesting that the mainstream financial news spends so little time discussing dividends, dividend focused stocks such as REITs and MLPs. They often actually discuss dividend payments as a negative for stock investing results. This is contrary to my research that shows a […]

3 Healthcare REITs for Above Average Yield and Growth Prospects

3 Healthcare REITs for Above Average Yield and Growth Prospects

My research into dividend paying stocks reaches into all types of companies including real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs), business development companies (BDCs), publicly traded partnerships (PTPs) and regular old corporations with a variety of domestic and international organizational characteristics. One point that I find to be of great interest is the […]

3 Under-the-Radar, High-Yield, Small-Cap REITs

3 Under-the-Radar, High-Yield, Small-Cap REITs

My hunt and follow up research for income stocks focuses on finding higher-yielding stocks that should increase the dividends paid over time. I have no limits when it comes to size of companies or what sector or type of business structure. However, some structures, such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) have a natural advantage […]