It is no secret that I am a fan of dividend-paying stocks. In my article published back in 2016, I discussed how a dividend-rich investment approach has (perhaps counterintuitively, given the more conservative nature of the strategy) produced superior results compared to the S&P 500 index (SPY) over a multi-decade period.
Fast-forward a couple of years, and it looks like high-yield stocks still have been holding up very well against the broad market.
As the chart and table below depict, the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (SPYD) (a fund that tracks the performance of 80 high-yield companies within the S&P 500, equally weighted and rebalanced semi-annually) has inched ahead of the broad market in risk-adjusted terms since the end of... more
Has US Bond Volatility Died?
It certainly seems as if US bond volatility is dying.
March 19th marked the lowest close for the MOVE index - that's the bond market's equivalent of the VIX Index (VXXB, TVIX, UVXY, VXX, VXXB, VIXM, VIXX, VIXY) - since it began being tracked, back in 1988.
Source: Author friend's mobile phone
If so, this is certainly not being reflected when it comes to energy (XLE*, IYE, XOP, IXC, VDE, OIH) bonds (AGG, BND).
*Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)
There are still some serious potholes in debt of US oil (OIL**, USO***, DBO) and gas (UNG, UGAZ) companies.
**Path S&P Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN (OIL)
***The United States Oil ETF, LP (USO)
Take EP Energy (EPE) as an example.
The company's bonds lost 40 cents... more
This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments.
Investors should be allocating at least some of their portfolio to relatively safe investments.
Preferred shares are usually a great way to get a high yield with less risk than the common stock. AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) has 3 great preferred shares. We are going to talk about (AGNCB). The common stock carries a material amount of risk.
Source: The REIT Forum common shares spreadsheet
We cover the mortgage REIT sector and most of their preferred shares. While AGNC’s common stock carries less risk than most peers, they still come with a risk rating of “4” on a scale of 1-5. However, their preferred share comes with a risk rating of 1. AGNC is in the hold range and... more
I'm a big fan of dividend growth investing, especially in quality blue-chips that have strong secular growth tailwinds that can drive strong cash flow and payout growth for years or even decades to come.
Five years ago I started out my analyst/investment writing career at The Motley Fool, specializing in energy dividend stocks. Thus I've kept a very close watch on the global energy markets, and the incredible rise of US shale oil & gas production.
In this article, I'd like to tell you why I'm very bullish on the oil & gas industry, and consider it a great sector for income growth investors to profit from in the coming years.
More importantly, I'd like to highlight Exxon Mobil (XOM), EOG Resources (EOG) and TransCanada (TRP) as three great candidates for your... more
The Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors ETF (NYSE: GRI) declared its first quarter distribution on March 20, 2019 in the amount of $0.34643. The dividend is payable on March 28, 2019 to shareholders of record on March 22, 2019.... more
The ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF (NYSE: EQL) declared its first quarter distribution on March 20, 2019 in the amount of $0.30665. The dividend is payable on March 28, 2019 to shareholders of record on March 22, 2019.... more
The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSE: SDOG), the ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSE: IDOG) and the ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSE: EDOG) (the “Funds”) declared their first quarter 2019 distributions on March 20, 2019 in the amounts of $0.3925 for SDOG, $0.317 for IDOG and $0.2614 for EDOG. The dividends are payable on March 28, 2019 to shareholders of record on March 22, 2019.... more
These Five High-Yield Dividend Stocks Pay Big Distributions
Searching for high-yield dividend stocks?
You’re not the only one. Thousands of income investors have turned to the stock market to beat today’s low interest rates.
The problem? High-yield dividend stocks also come with a high degree of risk. For each name that pays a sustainable distribution, 10 firms will cut their payouts.
You can find dozens of examples. Kraft Heinz Co (Nasdaq: KHC), for instance, lured income hunters with a high yield, also to slash its distribution months later. But the history book of high-dividend stocks is littered with tragic tales and disappointed investors.
So what’s the answer?
If you want to invest in high-yield dividend stocks, you need a healthy amount... more
The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds. And this feature continues to attract market participants even when the overall market looks unstable.
In spite of CEFs being mostly of interest to income investors, we have found our path to approach them as active traders and we are constantly monitoring them. As a testament to this, you will be kept up to date with Weekly Reviews such as the one below.
After the brief stumble, the benchmark of the high-yield bonds managed to recover itself and to report strong weekly... more
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA)(NYSE: JWB), a global leader in research and education, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock, payable on April 17, 2019 to shareholders of record on April 2, 2019. Last June Wiley increased its quarterly dividend for the 25th consecutive year.... more