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The Best Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Today

Published Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:43:34 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Note that due to reader requests, I've decided to break up my weekly portfolio updates into three parts: commentary, economic update, and the new "best stocks to buy right now" series. This is to avoid excessively long articles and maximize the utility to my readers.
This week's commentary explains how I plan to not just protect my portfolio from the coming recession/bear market but actually profit from it.
Due to lack of interest, I will no longer be doing weekly economic updates (though I'll include economic analysis in other articles published on SA).
Introduction
As I explained in my portfolio update 63, I'm now focused on paying down margin and thus won't be making changes to my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future. In fact, I've now realized the wisdom of Buffett's warning against using margin.
My partner Charlie says there is only three ways a smart person can go broke: liquor, ladies and leverage...Now the truth is - the first two he just added because they started with L - it's leverage... It is crazy in my view to borrow money on securities... It's insane to risk what you have and need for something you don't really need... You will not be way happier if you double your net worth." - Warren Buffett (emphasis added)
Now, as with all Buffettisms, this one needs clarification. Margin is not necessarily evil, it's merely a powerful financial tool that must be used with extreme caution. I know several investors who cap their leverage at 20% or... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MPLX LP 32.99   14.3 2.30 2.59 7.75
IRON MOUNTAIN 34.93   27.5 1.27 2.44 6.93
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 20.17   45.8 0.44 1.42 6.69
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 59.95   10.3 5.83 3.99 6.64
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO 40.85   0.0 0.00 2.68 6.37
KIMCO REALTY 17.66   17.3 1.02 1.12 6.29
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.13   14.7 1.91 1.74 6.11
ENBRIDGE 36.52   31.5 1.16 2.22 6.01
VODAFONE GROUP 19.04   0.0 0.00 1.07 5.81
ALTRIA GROUP 56.75   15.4 3.68 3.20 5.70
ABBVIE 81.34   22.7 3.58 4.28 5.42
ONEOK 66.85   24.1 2.77 3.44 5.11
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 40.31   68.3 0.59 2.01 4.83
LAZARD 36.11   8.9 4.05 1.76 4.82
DOMINION RESOURCES 77.04   20.6 3.73 3.67 4.81
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 176.09   22.4 7.87 8.20 4.60
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 87.00   7.3 11.97 4.00 4.50
QUALCOMM 56.60   35.8 1.58 2.48 4.48
TRANSCANADA 45.16   14.9 3.03 2.28 4.47
EXXON MOBIL 80.15   16.4 4.88 3.28 4.06
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 290.29   19.6 14.80 10.60 3.91
CARDINAL HEALTH 50.27   0.0 -0.08 1.91 3.76
CVS CAREMARK 55.60   0.0 -0.55 2.00 3.54
CYRUSONE 51.87   648.4 0.08 1.84 3.51
LEGGETT PLATT 43.00   19.0 2.26 1.52 3.48
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 49.96   16.5 3.03 1.64 3.22
BLACKROCK 433.55   16.3 26.62 13.20 3.06
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 132.68   41.7 3.18 4.08 3.05
HOME DEPOT 182.23   18.7 9.73 5.44 3.00
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL 129.05   9.1 14.20 3.60 2.88
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 110.74   19.8 5.60 3.08 2.86
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 62.63   11.5 5.44 1.76 2.84
CITIGROUP 65.19   9.8 6.68 1.80 2.83
3M 208.08   23.4 8.90 5.76 2.79
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 143.18   18.8 7.60 4.00 2.75
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 67.20   24.4 2.75 1.68 2.53
HOME BANCSHARES 19.01   11.0 1.73 0.48 2.53
THOR INDUSTRIES 63.67   14.6 4.36 1.56 2.41
SNAP-ON 155.68   13.1 11.88 3.80 2.39
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS 184.85   24.1 7.66 4.64 2.38
TD AMERITRADE HOLDING 54.96   17.5 3.14 1.20 2.20
GENERAL DYNAMICS 169.79   15.2 11.19 4.08 2.17
BANK OF AMERICA 29.30   11.2 2.61 0.60 2.05
HORMEL FOODS 42.56   24.3 1.75 0.84 1.96
LOWES COMPANIES 100.14   35.8 2.80 1.92 1.90
AMERICAN TOWER 188.97   68.2 2.77 3.60 1.79
AO SMITH 51.32   19.9 2.58 0.88 1.71
FEDEX 177.98   9.7 18.35 2.60 1.45
LEMAITRE VASCULAR 31.27   0.0 0.00 0.34 0.91
VISA 155.46   33.5 4.64 1.00 0.66

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