The (Only) Eight Mega Cap Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 3%
With interest rates at an all-time low, high-yield dividend stocks have replaced bonds as the best option to provide a stream of income in a portfolio. What's more, they deliver the added perk of equity ownership for potential growth. But dividend yield can also be a trap - if a company's share price drops because it's not performing well, while the dividend remains the same, the percent yield will rise. That's why investing based on high-yield as the sole metric isn't always wise.
To get around that problem, investors can examine other metrics besides yield.Here's what to look at - and a list of eight dividend payers to consider...
Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends
Best stocks to buy for the week ending July 11, 2014: Last week, we loaded up readers with plenty of commodities picks - two gold mining stocks and six oil plays. But commodities only comprised half of the picks we highlighted...
We shared a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, recommended five small-cap stocks and one generic drug-maker, and provided a full-year outlook on dividend stocks.Get these, plus more, in our best stocks to buy right now roundup...
Stocks That Pay Dividends: 17 New Increases and Special Payouts
On the hunt for income, investors continue to pile on to top stocks that pay dividends, helping to drive the price of those stocks higher.
But it's not just steady income that's making dividend-paying stocks so attractive right now. Apprehension over the future direction of U.S. markets amid a five-plus-year bull run is another key reason.Following are the 17 companies raising payouts during the week ending July 11, 2014.
MLPs: An Enticing Alternative to Conventional Dividend Investing
With U.S. stocks at all-time highs, many analysts warn that asset valuations are out of touch with reality and a correction is headed our way.
In the event of a market correction, investors will be limited to settling for returns lower than the historical average or seeking out obscure investments that add an extra percentage or two in dividends.Alternatives to conventional dividend investing strategies, such as master limited partnerships (MLPs), are worth a look. MLPs are limited partnerships that are publicly traded on securities exchanges. Here’s how they work…
Our Best Stocks to Buy List: New Top Picks in Bioscience, Energy, and More
Best stocks to buy for the week ending July 4, 2014: Last week, we covered a "catalyst" that could spark a share-price rally for what is already one of the best stocks to buy, three recommendations to take advantage of rising oil prices, and a way to tap into big profits in an "other" bioscience niche that is less risky but highly lucrative.Get these, plus the top healthcare picks, dividend stocks, and more, in the full list of our best stocks to buy now.
What Are High-Yield Stocks?
With interest rates at an all-time low, high-yield stocks have replaced bonds as the best option to provide a stream of income in a portfolio. What's more, they deliver the added perk of equity ownership for potential growth.Here we explain what high-yield stocks are and give readers a few examples to get them started today...
New List of the Best Stocks to Buy in Tech, Emerging Markets, Energy, and More
Best stocks to buy for the week ending June 27, 2014: Each week our experts dish out the latest profit plays and asset-protection moves for our Money Morning Members - all for free.
Last week, Money Morning's best stocks to buy included two ways to cash in on sub-Saharan Africa's $1 trillion resource rush, a leader-turned-laggard that's about to reverse course and bring tremendous upside to investors, a way to profit from the end of the U.S. oil export ban, a smart silver exchange-traded fund (ETF), and more.Here’s the full list of our best stocks to buy now…
Dividend-Paying Stocks: The Newest Increases, Initiations, and Special Dividends
Earlier this month, JP Morgan recommended yield seekers swap a sizable chunk of junk bond holdings for dividend-paying stocks. The investment bank explained the elevated chance of default from junk bonds simply isn't worth the risk for today's nominal returns.
For long-term investors, top dividend-paying stocks, and dividend growers in particular, are indeed a much better bet.Here are the 21 dividend stocks raising payouts or announcing special dividends for the week ending June 27, 2014.
Dividend Stocks: 23 New Increases for Yield Seekers
Investors seeking to diversify portfolios with a steady income stream need look no further than top dividend stocks.
In addition to contributing a meaningful portion of a portfolio's total return, dividend payers tend to outperform non-dividend payers across market cycles and offer higher risk-adjusted returns, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.Following are the 23 dividend-paying stocks raising payouts during the week ending June 20, 2014.
Dividend-Paying Stocks: The Newest Payout Increases and Special Dividends
Dividend-paying stocks update: Presently, 421 companies in the S&P 500 Index pay a cash dividend - the most since September 1998's tally of 423.
And S&P 500 dividend stocks are on track to post a 10.5% increase in annual cash dividends paid in 2014.Following are the 25 dividend enrichments announced in the week ending June 13.