Dividend Stocks

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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Dividend stocks are an important part of every portfolio. Those dividend payments provide a regular income that can be spent, or re-invested. Ideally, you gain through the growing value of the stock as well. Typically, companies that pay dividends to their shareholders tend to be very stable. They are less volatile than some high-growth stocks
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For those investors seeking income along with their capital appreciation, the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SPYD) gives you some ideas about where to look for dividend stocks to buy. The exchange-traded fund tracks the performance of the S&P 500 High Dividend index, a collection of 80 companies held within the S&P 500
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Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock seems attractive after some consolidation over the last six months. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com The Delta variant of Covid-19 has translated into some uncertainty related to global GDP growth acceleration. However, vaccinations continue to provide hope and it seems likely that the world will crawl back to normalcy. Several stocks
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Vanguard funds are always easy to recommend because the company is one of the best investment firms on planet Earth. Founded in 1975 by finance legend John Bogle, the company pioneered the exchange traded fund (ETF). An ETF passively tracks a stock index or basket of stocks from a specific economic sector. Bogle, who died
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