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Best Time To 'Load Up' On High Dividends

Published Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:35:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend IdeasBest Time To 'Load Up' On High DividendsJun. 30, 2020 8:35 AM ET|| Includes: AAPL, AMZN, FB, KNOP, LAZ, MSFT, O, RFI, SPY, WPCby: Rida MorwaRida Morwa High Dividend OpportunitiesThe #1 Service for Income Investors and Retirees, 9-10% dividend yield.SummaryYears of low-interest rates are on the horizon.
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So, here's the question, is now a good time to buy dividend-paying securities? "It's no mystery", or at least it shouldn't be for those investors who have cash at the ready, and for those investors receiving dividends on a regular basis. Lets quickly examine three strong reasons why times like today are the best to load up on dividend-paying securities.
Low-Interest Rates for Years to Come
The Federal Reserve has forecasted low rates for years to come, Jerome Powell was especially clear on his thoughts about this:
The Fed on Wednesday held its key interest rate near zero and signaled it likely won’t lift it until at least 2022, noting the outbreak “will weigh heavily on economic activity” and “poses considerable risks to the economic outlook.”
“We’re not even thinking about raising rates,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a virtual news conference. “We’re not even thinking about thinking about raising rates.”
Source: USA Today - June 10th
Currently, the Fed rates are near zero and the Fed has no desire to move into negative territory.
"There's no clear finding that it actually does support economic activity on net, and it introduces distortions into the financial system, which I think offset that," Powell said. "There're plenty of people who think negative interest rates... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
KNOT OFFSHORE PARTNERS LP 18.65   12.0 1.55 2.08 11.07
COHEN & STEERS TOTAL RETURN REALTY FUND 14.98   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.56
LAZARD 38.83   12.7 3.06 1.88 4.90
WP CAREY & CO 88.72   31.4 2.83 4.14 4.73
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 301.29   0.0 0.00 5.42 1.82
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35
AMAZON.COM 1843.55   76.5 24.10 0.00 0.00


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