Dividend Stocks

Thanks to the strong recovery of global oil consumption from the pandemic, energy stocks are the top performing market sector of the S&P 500 this year. The commodity price rally has been fueled by the recovery from the pandemic, as well as the limited oil production from OPEC and Russia. These two factors have led
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There is a lot going on right now. Inflation is becoming a concern and the global supply chain has yet to recover from the pandemic, resulting in product shortages. Semiconductors continue to be in short supply, making supply woes worse — especially when it comes to consumer electronics and cars. The federal government is struggling
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Telecommunications giant AT&T (NYSE:T) should be a darling of the markets, but it’s not. For the past five months, T stock has been “dead money,” temporarily robbing investors of their wealth. Source: Shutterstock In my view, AT&T is a company with staying power and global recognition, which deserves better treatment by Wall Street. The shares of
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Most stocks pay dividends on a standard quarterly schedule, but there are a select few that pay shareholders monthly. This allows for faster compounding if those dividends are reinvested every month. Also, monthly dividend payments offer better income timing if those dividends are used to pay living expenses. In this article, we’ll take a look
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According to 2008 research by Stefan Nagel of Stanford GSB “investors are more likely to spend dividends and reinvest capital gains.” The basis of this behavior is elaborated by the theory of mental accounting, which was discussed by Richard Thaler in 1980. According to the theory, consumers don’t see capital gains and dividends as interchangeable.
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One of the biggest mistakes I made after joining InvestorPlace was to give up on Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) stock. Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com I had a nice profit. I could have stayed in. But, fearing the process of demographic change – young people moving into small apartments – I bailed. Since then, Costco stock is
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To us, the definition of blue-chip stocks are those that have raised dividends for at least 10 years in a row, and currently have safe dividend payouts. These dividend stocks endured recessions and difficult operating environments and were still able to increase payments to shareholders. Most dividend growth investors are familiar with the usual suspects
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In a volatile economy, dividend stocks have always proven to be a safe play. These stable investments can offset losses and help you generate income over time. But picking the right dividend stock isn’t just about buying the ones that offer the highest yield. Very often, high dividend yield companies can make changes to the
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