Published Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:15:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.
If you want to retire, you are going to need passive income.
There are a few ways to tackle that challenge, but some are better than others. Investors who fail to tackle the income issue effectively end up with a less desirable retirement. The least desirable form of retirement is the one where the retiree continues to work full time.
That's not retirement. That is the opposite of retirement.
Let's begin by examining how that happens so we can avoid that situation entirely.
Going back to work Few people dream about the day they can end their retirement by hunting for a low wage position. Unfortunately, that day occurs for all too many Americans. This situation comes from investors focusing on yield instead of safety. These investors spot dividend yields in excess of 10% and believe they can simply buy the stock, spend the dividend, and ignore the change in share price. Often, the share price will tank because the dividend will need to be reduced. When the investor loses half of their income stream, they have a much harder time dealing with expenses. Since the share price often tanks leading up to the dividend cut and often after the dividend cut, the investor ends up eating an enormous loss when they sell the position. Initially, they may have planned to hold the shares, but the dividend reductions often drive them out.
In some cases, the dividend is... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|ISHARES S&P US PREFERRED STOCK INDEX FUND||36.67||0.0||0.00||2.16||5.92|
|PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL||84.45||17.1||4.95||4.56||5.41|
|MERCK & CO||74.73||32.2||2.32||2.20||2.99|
|JOHNSON & JOHNSON||139.20||25.8||5.40||3.60||2.61|
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