Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer many benefits for investors who want to invest in broad or narrow sectors of the investment markets without the need to make specific stock or other individual security investment choices. And you’ve probably at least once thought about getting the best of both worlds with dividend-focused ETFs: income + a basket […]
While gold provides a hedge against economic financial disruptions and higher inflation, any money you put into gold based investments can be viewed as dead money – i.e. producing no income — while you wait for the price of gold to soar. As a result, buying gold as a long term investment could take a […]
It’s April 16th and with your tax return now tied with a bow and sent off to the IRS, you may be asking if there is a way to reduce the tax bite on your investment earnings. Fortunately, the complications of the U.S. tax code leave a few windows of opportunity that allow you to […]
A visit to acronym city will let us walk out with a handful of investment choices that offer attractive, tax-advantaged yields couple with strong prospects for growth. To more quickly get to the money-making good stuff let’s start with a few definitions: Master limited partnership (MLP): A business structure where investors own limited partnership units […]
The common practice for U.S. dividend paying companies is the quarterly dividend payment. A small portion of the total number of dividend paying companies make monthly dividend payments. Combine the steady returns of a quality real estate investment company (REIT) and monthly checks and you have an attractive addition to your stock portfolio.
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.
The first quarter of 2014 has been much better for mortgage REIT share prices. The price gains have been good news for suffering mREIT investors, but the question is whether the gains can continue or even have the share prices stabilize so investors can count on a double-digit yield going forward.
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.
When you look at shipping stocks as dividend income investments, a good starting point includes a historical review. For about a 2 1/2 year period of time, from early 2006 until the fall of 2008, shipping stocks – especially the dry bulk shippers – were the darlings of Wall Street and investors were racking up both large dividends and rapid share price increases.