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Here Are Three of My Favorite Dividend Plays - Including One with a 7.4% Yield

Our Shah Gilani calls this time "The Era of the Income-Challenged Investor."

And with good reason.

Fed policymakers just voted to keep benchmark short-term interest rates down near zero and they're likely to stay there until 2022.

In fact, the Fed's held rates so low for so long that there are no decent-yielding fixed-income investments.

And the stock market's no exception.

Thanks to the pandemic, 40 S&P 500 companies suspended dividends and another 18 cut them completely in the first five months of the year.

But that doesn't mean there aren't great dividend plays available.

Lots of companies pay fat dividends to their stockholders, earn plenty of money regularly to keep paying them, and offer a wealth-building "kicker" called appreciation.

Today, Shah's going to tell you about three of his favorites.

They'll add a nice income stream to your investments no matter where you are in your investment journey...

Stocks

Markets Live Recap: Nasdaq Hits Another Record High Thanks to These Tech Stocks

The WorldWide Developers Conference has certainly been a tailwind for tech stocks as the Nasdaq Composite hit another all-time high today.

Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) lead the way (the latter two also hit record highs).

Since everyone knows about the moves in these mega-cap tech stocks, our experts – D.R. Barton, Jr. and Shah Gilani – gave advice on some other names.

Here they are...

stocks

Markets Live Recap: Our Experts Aren't Buying This Rally

The consensus among our experts here at Money Morning is that the worst for the economy is still yet to come…

Instead of a quick "V-shaped" rebound, they're expecting longer, drawn out, "W-shaped" recovery for stocks.

But that doesn't mean some companies aren't worth owning now…

If you're patient and know what to look for, you can trade in and out of stocks with defined momentum.

The trend is your friend.

And it gives you a higher probability of making fast money in this volatile market.

It's important to pay attention to the nuances in this market.

And our experts know exactly what to look for.

Here's what Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani saw in the markets today, April 14...

Oil

Reality Gap of the Week

The OPEC oil cartel and other oil-producing countries, mainly Russia, spent most of last week hashing out a deal to cut oil production and put an end to oil's 60% price drop.

Under the so-called OPEC+ umbrella, the group finally agreed to a deal over the weekend.

Oil futures shot up, but fell back before trading Monday.

Oil opened up, but then fell.

That's because there's a huge Reality Gap between what the oil deal needed to do, and what it actually entails.

Here's D.R. with the details...

stocks

Markets Live: the Afternoon Trading Breakdown with D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani

Today's markets live afternoon session was a wild one.

The Dow was up 4% in the first half of the trading day, but was ultimately met with selling resistance midway through the day and closed slightly lower.

While that sounds concerning, the constant volatility we're seeing today is actually creating a multitude of opportunities to make fast profits.

Here's why our Markets Live experts - D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani - think the market went down this afternoon - along with some of the top stocks they're looking to buy soon...

dow jones

Dow Jones Kicks Off Another Volatile Week

The Dow Jones rallied 800 points at open today after a long week of coronavirus-induced volatility.

But there could be signs of stabilization ahead…

A slowdown in death rates across Europe has many people hoping the U.S. rate will peak soon.

Meanwhile, Japan has unveiled a new stimulus package worth 20% of GDP to help stave off negative economic impacts of the outbreak.

Read more...

Trading Strategies

This "Do Good, Do Well" Stock Packs Triple-Your-Money Potential

Government finances are in a perpetually sorry state. That's not news; everywhere you turn, you'll hear all about it.

But what doesn't grab many headlines is the crisis in Americans' personal finances – problems that make the Treasury seem tightly squared away in comparison.

There's the retirement crisis, where one in five American adults have nothing socked away for retirement. You've got the cash crisis, in which nearly 40% of American adults can't meet a surprise $400 expense, like a mid-range hot water heater repair or doctor bill.

And then there's the "un-banking crisis." A stunning 7 million homes in the United States don't use a bank for anything at all; 18% have "minimal interaction" with the banking system.

It's grim, no doubt, but it's a fairly easy problem to solve; however, it won't be a traditional banker type that does the solving.

Interestingly, I think the company that actually has what it takes to fix this looks a lot more like Microsoft than Wells Fargo...

Wall Street

Let’s Go After Monster Gains While Wall Street’s No. 1 Scam Blows Up in Its Face

I spent more than 35 years on Wall Street, in the trenches. I built a fortune helping my clients make billions before stepping away to run high-profit trading research services for my subscribers ­and expose the Street's dirty little secrets.

So believe me when I tell you I've seen a harebrained Wall Street scheme or two: the savings and loan crisis… the "crash-proof" portfolio insurance craze that led directly to the Black Monday market crash in 1987… subprime loans and toxic, mortgage-backed securities in 2008.

Those are just the biggies; there were dozens of other, smaller schemes that didn't crash the entire market – but wiped out plenty of investors.

I'm telling you this because there's a dead simple way for any investor to cash in big time when this scheme inevitably backfires on the greedy bankers pulling it...