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Are Hotel REITs Attractive Again?
Many investors are playing the recovery trade, looking for those stocks and companies that are not yet out of the pandemic woods, but should see a substantial improvement in their business results as the economy continues to open.
What’s A Dividend Investor To Do With Transitory Inflation?
While I view investing as a lifetime endeavor, what I’m seeing is a short-term focus by investors. Even investors who are close to or in retirement and should be taking a long view of the market are too focused on trying for short-term gains.
This Stock Now Pays Half Of Each Quarter’s Profits As Dividends
After a year that featured tech stocks as the big winner, many investors (and television talking heads) have expressed shock that the energy sector leads the way so far in 2021.
Why CEF Stocks Are Mostly A Junkyard… Except For Two
Irregularly field many questions about specific high-yield investments. The questions often specify a closed-end fund (CEFs), and the investor asking often does not realize the high-yield stock symbol that caught their interest is a closed-end fund.
AT&T Dividend Cut Could Be Good For Dividend Investors For The Next 12 Months
Last week, AT&T stirred up tremendous investor discussion when it announced an agreement to spin off its WarnerMedia division into a merger with Discovery, Inc.
Finding Stable Investments In An Unstable Market
So far, 2021 has been what I call the “year of the low-information trader.” Individuals who have never invested are now trading on Robinhood-type apps, following stock ideas they get from social media.
Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Puts All Pipelines Back In Vogue
The ransomware attack and subsequent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline drew a lot of awareness to how much our economy depends on fuels delivered by pipelines.
Are Stock Buybacks Good For Dividend Investors?
As I review 2021’s first-quarter earnings results, I have been struck by how company after company announced new or increased share buyback programs.
These Could Be The Hottest Dividend Stocks Right Now
Over the last six months, different high-yield sectors have caught up with the broader market’s gains kicked off a year ago.
Sell These Five High-Yield Closed End Funds
468 publicly traded closed-closed end funds, only two make my current recommendations list. And trust me, I look at a lot of CEFs.
The Next Stock Market Correction Is Coming To Dividend Stocks
It is important to understand that not every stock market downturn is a crash.
The Best Post-Pandemic High-Yield Dividend Turnaround Stock
The pandemic and resulting economic stresses triggered a massive sell-off of all types of high yield securities.
Leverage: It’s Why Portfolios Blow Up
last week, the forced unwinding of the Archegos Capital Management hedge fund put fears of a market collapse into investors’ minds. The fund’s collapse vividly points out the dangers of using leverage to boost investment returns.
When Do You Sell Your Dividend Stocks?
When it comes to money, humans primarily react to the emotions of fear and greed. The effect of greed is to push investors to buy when prices are high, and fear triggers selling when investment prices are low.
Stocks To Buy When The Bull Market Fizzles Out
Just over a year ago, the U.S. stock market bottomed out following a pandemic-triggered economic shutdown. Stock indexes marched steadily higher. In the 12 months following the bottom, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF gained 77%.
How Bond Rates, Electric Vehicles, Bitcoin, And Tulips Will Affect Your Dividends
For the past two decades, the U.S. has spent massively on solar and wind generation projects. After all that time and money, wind and solar still account for less than 4% of the energy consumed in the U.S.
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