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Dividend Stocks13 Overseas Choices for Yield-Starved Investors
- By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning
- May 21, 2013
The markets are tapping new highs and shell-shocked investors are doing two things:
1) Coming in off the sidelines; and,
2) looking for dividend stocks in a zero-rate environment.
Unfortunately, many U.S. choices are "bid" up right now. Having run 144% off the March 2009 lows, the easy money's been made. U.S. Treasuries offer 1.77% over 10 years and the average S&P 500 stock is generating a mere 2.01%.
So look overseas.
Hot Stocks10 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning
- February 12, 2013
Near-zero interest rates have lots of savers clamoring for yield and plunging into dividend stocks.
Compared with paltry yields on a bevy of bonds, dividend stocks – especially those with the potential of capital appreciation – have become progressively more attractive to income-seeking investors.
Now's a good time to hunt for dividend stocks, as more companies increase payouts. Dividend payments grew sharply in Q4 2012, with 1,262 dividend increases reported, a 94.5% gain over the 649 increases in Q4 2011, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
And rich dividend payments are expected to continue among companies flush with cash since
they have curtailed expansion and investment amid growing global uncertainty.
In fact, more than 5,000 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg News forecast that companies in the MSCI World Index will boost payments by 3.8% to a combined $39.43 a share this year, up from a low of $29.58 in 2009.