These Stocks Pay You Monthly
I love dividend stocks, but they’ve always had one big problem: you only get paid every three months.
That creates a headache for those of us who rely on our portfolio income to pay the bills. Sure, we can sync quarterly distributions to pay the bills, but it’s not really convenient.
Bonds make it even harder. By convention, most fixed-income investments only pay you semi-annually. Aside from the hassle of just managing our cash flow, no one wants to wait that long just to get paid.
Thankfully, we have options. Over the past few years, a growing number of companies have started paying dividends monthly. In the traditional world of Wall Street, the shift presents a big change from the typical quarterly schedule.
And it’s... more
By Seema Shah, Global Investment Strategist, Principal Global Investors
The trade war may have dominated investors’ fears in recent months, but there’s a new worry in town: the flattening treasury yield curve. The curve, which is measured as the spread between 2- and 10-year treasury yields, has been flattening for the past 18 months and has now fallen to around 25 basis points, the lowest it’s been since 2007. Since the 1960s, every time the spread has turned negative - an inversion of the yield curve - a recession has followed. It’s no wonder many investors are alarmed.
Yet, does an inverted yield curve cause recession, or is it simply indicative of conditions that are typically followed by recession? It’s a little of the former and much more of the... more
Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky.” - Comcast CEO Brian Roberts
The Disney (NYSE: DIS)-Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) battle for Twenty-First Century Fox’s film and TV studios, cable entertainment and regional sports networks and international TV businesses is officially over. There are 3 key takeaways for CMCSA investors:
The risk of financial distress has disappeared (for now) The combined price tag of $118B (including assumed debt) for both the Fox and Sky plc businesses would have left Comcast with a debt to EBITDA ratio of between 4.5 and 5x at the end of 2019 (based upon our mid-economic cycle EBITDA projections). At such a level, the risk of... more
Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. This quarter came after a mediocre quarter for me. The first month was a direct continuation of the first quarter. My portfolio suffered from negative returns while the other two months made up for it. The total return in Q2 was 2.2%, which is lower than the S&P 500 which I use as my benchmark. While it's not my ultimate benchmark, I still compare my performance to the S&P 500 as it shows an alternative way of investing.
My main goal is to achieve a growing stream of dividends, which will give me some more financial freedom. My dividend income in Q2 2018 was 29% higher than the dividend income in Q2 2018 and 3.8% higher than Q1 2018. This is in line with my goals to achieve a 20% dividend income growth in 2018. Over... more
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Say Ten WallStar CCC 'Safer' Dividend Stocks Could Net 21.43% to 37.99% Gains To July 2019 Four top yield "safer" dividend CCC dogs (tinted gray in the chart above) were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst one-year target prices. Thus the yield-based strategy for this group, as graded by analyst estimates, for May proved 40% accurate.
The following probable profit-generating trades were tagged by estimated dividend returns from $1000 invested in each of the thirty highest yielding stocks. Those dividends and their aggregate one year analyst median target prices, as reported by YCharts, created the 2018-19 data points. Note: one year target prices by lone analysts were not applied. Ten probable... more
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq: BKEP – Common Units) (Nasdaq: BKEPP – Preferred Units) ("BKEP" or the "Partnership"), announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a quarterly cash distribution on the Partnership’s common units of $0.08 per common unit, as well as a cash distribution of $0.17875 per unit on the Partnership’s preferred units. The distributions are payable on August 14, 2018, on all outstanding common and preferred units to unitholders of record as of the close of business on August 3, 2018.... more
The Board of Directors of Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.33 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on September 4, 2018, to shareholders of record on August 3, 2018.... more
Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund (“the Fund”), which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EDF”, announced the declaration of monthly distributions of $0.18 per common share, payable on the dates noted below. Based of the Fund’s current share price of $13.40 and net asset value per share of $12.18 (as of close on July 18, 2018), the distributions represent an annualized distribution rate of 16.12% and 17.73% respectively.... more
First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: FPL) has declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share distribution in the amount of $0.105 per share payable on August 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of August 2, 2018. The ex-dividend date is expected to be August 1, 2018. The monthly distribution information for the Fund appears below.... more