The 10 highest yield dividend stocks going ex-div this week. These are some of the top dividend stocks for 2020.
The pandemic-triggered shutdown of a large portion of the global economy forced many companies to cut dividend payments, or at least stop growing their dividend rates, for most of the last year and a half. Although we now seem to be in a reopening phase, I sense a reluctance from Boards of Directors to bring […]
It’s amazing how many childhood lessons apply in today’s complicated world. In grade school, the older boys told us only babies believe in Santa Claus. I told them my mother said, “As long as you believe, there is a Santa Claus.” They made fun of me. I sought the counsel of our neighbor, Sherwin. He […]
Capital gains yield plus dividend yield determines your total stock return. This guide will help you understand CGY and how it’s calculated.
My Dividend Hunter service provides a list of high-yield investments to build an income-focused portfolio. Many closed-end funds pay very high yields, so the conflux of my focus on high yield and investors discovering closed-end funds (CEFs) leads to many questions from my subscribers about specific funds. Let me share what I think about the […]
You invest in dividend-paying stocks by researching stocks by first understanding how they work and the terminology that accompanies them. Today I want to offer some help for anyone who is feeling confused by all the information available on financial news platforms. I see many people with little investment experience jumping into the stock markets […]
Unless you subscribe to the “greater fool” theory, it is hard to pick up shares of most stocks at current prices. While much of the U.S. economy remains throttled by the pandemic, the major stock indexes and popular tech stocks continue to set new record high prices. While the popular stocks and sectors appear extremely […]
With tomorrow being Thanksgiving I thought it might do us some good to think about all of the things we have to be thankful, even in the midst of a pandemic, recession, and polarized political environment. I’m thankful for you. You and other readers are what drive me to research investment ideas and share what […]
There is frustration among numerous management teams of companies with high-dividend yields that the stock market has not credited for continued dividend payments. The result has been stock prices that fell and stayed down, resulting in tremendously high yields on the shares. I admire the companies that have protected their investors by not cutting dividends; […]
The 2020 second-quarter earnings season promises to be full of surprises – both positive and negative. Shareholders of stocks in index funds like SPY, DIA, and QQQ may be in for a rougher ride than they’d normally expect. With a large portion of the U.S. economy, including companies in SPY, DIA, and QQQ, shut down […]