High-Yield Investing

10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

Ticker Company Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Amt Yield OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 05/22/18 05/31/18  $  0.14 14.25% NDP Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. 05/23/18 05/31/18  $  0.44 12.96% RIV Rivernorth Opportunities Fund Inc. 05/21/18 05/31/18  $  0.21 11.78% CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 05/21/18 05/30/18  $  0.08 11.72% HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund […]

3 High-Yield Energy Stocks to Buy as Crude Oil Continues to Climb

3 High-Yield Energy Stocks to Buy as Crude Oil Continues to Climb

After two-and-a-half years of giving income investors false hopes of a recovery, the energy infrastructure sector is now ready to stage a sustained positive price trend. Investors are renewing interest in these sectors. Now is the time to buy into these companies for attractive current yields, dividend growth and price appreciation. Energy infrastructure (also called […]

3 High-Yield Stocks for the Risk Tolerant Investor

3 High-Yield Stocks for the Risk Tolerant Investor

Income stock investors are most interested in the safety of the dividends paid by the stocks they own. However, investors in high-yield stocks need to understand that those yields exist because the investing public believes there is significant potential for a dividend cut. When dividends are viewed as completely secure, yields are lower. On the […]

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Buy These 2 High-Yield Funds for Overseas Exposure

I was recently asked to recommend high yield stocks from outside of the U.S. The answer to that question is a challenge. The U.S. practices of regular dividends, and pass-through tax structures that result in high-yield stocks do not generally exist with companies listing shares of stock in the rest of the world. Because I […]

Is this the Best High Yield Stock?

Is this the Best High Yield Stock?

What is likely the best performing high-yield stock just went ex-dividend. I recommend adding to big dividend stock positions after the ex-dividend dates, to usually pick up shares at a cheaper price. While I highly encourage income-focused investors to make sure they diversify into at least 20 dividend stocks, there is one that is a […]

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3 High Yield Stocks That Benefit from Fed Rate Hikes

Typically, when the Fed raises interest rates, there is a knee-jerk reaction by investors to sell dividend paying income stocks. As with almost every change in the financial world, there are companies that will be hurt by higher rates and others that will see a benefit. Investors who understand the effects of higher rates on […]

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks in the Income Stock Sweet Spot

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks in the Income Stock Sweet Spot

The stock market has turned volatile, and the income stock sectors feel downright unwelcoming. Since I have contact with thousands of investors I learn there are a thousand different situations in the market. The investor who bought at a higher price doesn’t like to see the share price drops in his portfolio. Another is expecting […]