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Entirely too many investors lurch from one stock to another in a desperate search for higher returns. While a precious few get lucky, the majority doom themselves to abysmal returns.
Today we're going to talk about what you need to know about a special class of investments that's been shown to account for as much as 90% of total market returns over the last century.
Best of all, they pay you cold hard cash while requiring almost none of your time to manage, making them a perfect choice even if there's more volatility ahead.
Many people are surprised to learn that dividend income and reinvestment can account for nearly 90% of total stock market returns over time.
That's right. Not a quarter... Not half... But 90%.
Monthly dividend stocks are growing in popularity. They offer investors all the benefits of traditional dividend-paying stocks, like predictable income, capital appreciation potential, and a buffer against market volatility.
But they send out payments each month rather than on a quarterly basis.
A growing number of companies recognize the value of delivering dividends to shareholders on a more frequent schedule.
There was a time when small-caps didn't offer any of the market's best dividend-paying stocks, but that's changing.
The number of issues in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index presently paying a dividend has jumped 10.2% since the end of 2013. Now some of the best dividend-paying stocks in the small-cap sector include a health REIT yielding 4.61%, a natural gas company yielding 3.92%, and a regional bank yielding 3.53%.
Thanks to regular, and potentially higher cash payouts, small cap investors can now get a steady stream of income along with growth prospects.
At Money Morning, we're big proponents of dividend reinvestment. It's a strategy that will help you amass tremendous wealth over time.
Reinvesting dividends is the practice of buying additional shares of a stock using the dividends themselves to pay for your purchase. It results in long-term compounding, and that's key to building a fortune.
Blue-chip stocks are typically sector leaders boasting market caps in the billions. Many also pay attractive dividends. The combination of growth, value, and dividend income continues to draw investors to blue chips.
A key argument for remaining in blue-chip, dividend-paying stocks has shifted from their value solely as an income-producing investment to their potential for future dividend growth.
Results of the U.S. Federal Reserve's so-called stress test were released Wednesday - and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) passed only provisionally. As such, a long-awaited boost to the BAC dividend remains on hold.
In total, 28 U.S.-based banks passed the Fed's annual regulatory test.
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Tom is the author of a book, The Trading Index Course, which lays out the basis of his highly successful system for trading options, and he's a frequent contributor to CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, and FOX. We're excited to have him with us...]
Oil has been a glutton for punishment, getting rocked by sellers and dropping some 55% from the highs of last July.
Up until just a few months ago, nearly every analyst and hedge fund manager in this space was offering up his or her commentary on how oil had bottomed and how it was time to buy.
Now it seems that fewer traders are willing to make that call, offering a glimmer of hope for contrarians like myself.
In fact, less than two weeks ago, I published a report on the upcoming oil bounce, as well as ways to profit from the expected move higher. One of the safer ways to play the seasonal oil bounce is to look at energy stocks that pay a dividend....
Stocks that pay dividends are a top choice for income in today's low-interest environment.
Compare dividend stocks to the income alternatives. U.S. Treasury yields sit near historic lows. Nearly 22% of total developed market countries' debt carries a negative yield.
Meanwhile, most stocks that pay dividends have increased yields. And they offer investors the chance at capital appreciation.
Special dividends - separate one-time payouts in addition to a company's regular (if any) dividend - are on the rise. Special dividend payment amounts jumped 49% from January through September 2014.
Special dividends are typically larger than normal dividend payouts. Companies usually declare them after an especially strong quarter or year, or when their cash reserve grows significantly.
Dividend Investing News, Feb. 9, 2015: Stocks that sport attractive and growing dividends are still the best option for income seekers as interest rates remain low.
More than half of S&P 500 companies currently yield more than the 10-year Treasury note's 1.93%. Plus, dividend stocks offer an added bonus of potential capital appreciation.
Last week's Dow Jones performance is yet another reason to buy stocks that pay dividends. The index shed nearly 500 points.
Dividend payers tend to be less volatile than nonpayers and hold up better when the market slips. In 2008, dividend-paying stocks lost an average of 39% on a total-return basis. But nonpayers shed 45.4%. In 2002, nonpayers plunged 30.3%. Dividend stocks lost just 10.9%.
It's still a great time to look for more value in dividend-paying stocks as interest rates remain low.
Indeed, more than half of S&P 500 stocks sport a dividend yield above the 10-year Treasury's 1.82%. Further, dividend stocks offer capital appreciation potential. Investors can't get that from Treasuries.