The Iraqi conflict has lifted oil prices to their highest levels of the year. One of the biggest benefactors of higher oil prices should be the world’s largest oil and gas companies (known as “Supermajors”). As oil prices rise, the large oil companies can sell their oil at higher prices. The market will also look […]
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 […]
The Russian-Ukraine turmoil has led to a vast selloff across the Russian market. The NASDAQ Russia Indexed Market index fell 20% in just three weeks. It has recovered some of this loss, but is still down 10% year-to-date. The investments taking the largest hit have been stocks with exposure to Russia. As one of the […]
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 […]
For investors looking to generate the highest potential dividend yield from a stock portfolio, it’s not difficult to find stock market investments with yields greater than 10%. However, a well-known market adage is that the higher the yield, the higher the risk. The worst possible outcome for an income stock investor is a dividend cut […]
The political crisis triggered by Russia’s takeover of Crimea and fears of greater expansion plans by Putin have finally forced the Obama administration to focus on energy policy and stop dragging its feet on approvals for new natural gas liquefaction and export facilities.
Picking income stocks that will grow the dividends provides two big benefits to your portfolio. One, a rising dividend will force the market to increase the share price at a comparable rate. Second, a company that has consistently increased dividends is not about to announce a dividend cuts.
Fear can cause an investor to sell shares at the wrong time, resulting in unnecessary losses and also missing out on the possibility of attractive future share price gains and dividend payments.