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Forget FAANG: 5 Top Big Dividends Worth Considering

Published Fri, 22 May 2020 16:05:39 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Some investors cannot handle the volatility and lack of income from FAANG stocks, and the Fed's near-zero interest rate policy creates challenges for income-focused retirees too.
Popular growth stocks are near all-time highs, while value and dividend stocks are down significantly this year. The declines make some investors sick, but others see attractive contrarian opportunities.
This report shares five top big dividends stocks, including a BDC, a preferred stock, and three REIT investments.
It’s not possible to overstate the negative impacts COVID-19 has had on many people’s lives. And certainly, it has impacted different people and different business, differently. But if you look at the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 (QQQ), it’s almost as if it were not impacted by the virus at all. The Nasdaq 100 is up this year (it’s very close to setting new all time highs), while other segments of the market struggle (such as value stocks (IWD), which are still down ~20% year-to-date).

And of course, the Nasdaq 100 is dominated by a small handful of mega-cap stocks, such as Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix and Google/Alphabet (GOOGL) (sometimes collectively referred to as “FAANG” stocks). And the FAANG stocks continue to perform very well.

However, some investors believe FAANG stocks (and social distancing stocks, in general) have rallied too far, too fast, and are now due for a pullback—especially considering potential government actions against Google, for example. Unfortunately, predicting daily, monthly or even quarterly market moves by volatile FAANG stocks can be challenging, especially as compared to forecasting approximate future dividend payments from dividend stocks—which are often a lot more predictable. Further, dividend stocks may be particularly attractive for income-hungry retirees—especially with central banks holding interest rates artificially low.

Even if FAANG stocks do have a lot more long-term... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
GEO GROUP 18.35   14.1 1.30 1.92 10.56
COHEN & STEERS QUALITY INCOME REALTY FUND 15.60   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.30
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 43.18   16.8 2.57 2.46 5.69
STAG INDUSTRIAL 29.50   47.6 0.62 1.43 4.93
POWERSHARES QQQ TRUST SERIES 1 193.23   0.0 0.00 1.49 0.78


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