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The 5 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now (Plus 3 Great ETFs)

Published Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:47:31 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Like many of you, I dream of achieving financially independence with my dividend portfolio. Specifically, that means generating enough safe and passive income to fund a comfortable retirement (when combined with other sources of income like Social Security and pensions).
When it comes to funding living expenses nothing is quite like a monthly dividend stock, that pays dividends on the same schedule as your bills. But the popularity of monthly dividend stocks means that some of Wall Street's higher risk asset classes (like CEFs and BDCs) have adopted this model in hopes of attracting investor capital and the lucrative fees that come with it.
As a result, while the number of monthly dividend stocks may be very high, the number of such equities I can actually recommend for conservative income investors (such as myself) is far more limited. Fortunately, as part of my research at Simply Safe Dividends (where I'm an analyst covering about 200 companies per year), I do know of a handful of quality blue-chip and SWAN (sleep well at night) monthly dividend stocks that are likely to prove a good source of generous, safe and steadily rising income over time.
This article is designed to highlight the best 5 deals in monthly paying blue-chips and SWAN stocks (as defined by my 11 point quality score). It also uses Portfolio Visualizer's backtest and portfolio optimizer software to show why proper portfolio construction is not just an essential part of good risk management, but can also... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
EPR PROPERTIES 77.15   22.8 3.38 4.50 5.84
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 43.18   16.8 2.57 2.46 5.69
PEMBINA PIPELINE 36.91   16.1 2.29 1.80 4.86
LTC PROPERTIES 49.71   18.6 2.67 2.28 4.63
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
VANGUARD TOTAL BOND MARKET ETF