Preferred stocks combine features of common stocks and bonds to offer higher yields. Keep reading to learn all about this investment option.
The early days of 2021 sure feel a lot different for investors compared to the first quarter of 2020. Last year we survived through a stock market crash that was especially hard on the different types of high-yield investments. At the time, I recommended great income opportunities to my Dividend Hunter subscribers on the cheap […]
Before the coronavirus pandemic and resulting financial crisis, I was lukewarm about preferred stocks. For my Dividend Hunter service, I felt that high-yield common shares provided all the opportunity needed to build an attractive income stream. The pandemic-triggered stock market crash and numerous dividend reductions and suspensions pushed me to reevaluate my thoughts about individual […]
I recently ran across a special retirement report that included some shocking data. The report used historical investment results to help retirees project how long their savings will last. Of course, the hope is that your retirement savings last for the full length of your retirement. The scary news is that by using traditional investment […]
I’m still angry! I recently wrote about our “capitulation”. Tim Plaehn explained: “The yield for passive investors in fixed income products is terrible. Savers and retirees start looking for other ways to make their money grow. Just like you and Jo, many investors have moved into stocks out of necessity rather than desire.” (Emphasis mine) Tim was polite. Why […]
The recent stock market crash that hit investors of index funds like SPY, opened up a new, attractive asset class for income-focused investors. Dividend cuts and suspensions have hit more than 25% of stocks in the typical high-yield sectors such as REITs, business development companies, and energy infrastructure stocks and a high number of stocks […]
While stock prices have recovered some from the March lows… The U.S. economy is in a recession. There is no doubt of that fact. First quarter GDP came in negative. But the U.S. stock market is forward-looking. Investors value stocks based on their view of future business results. However, the price discovery process is chaotic. […]