How Rising Interest Rates Will Affect Dividend Stocks

Investors should make themselves aware of the effects that these rate increases may have on their portfolio, as interest rates have a large effect on the price of real assets.

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How to Consistently Lose Money With Dividend Stocks

Dividend investing is one of the most repeatable, surefire methods to build wealth over the long run.

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4 Retirement Stocks Paying Dividends of 4% or More

When the price of a dividend stock climbs, its yield falls. As a result, a rising stock market, such as we’ve had of late, can make it harder for income investors to find attractive dividend payers. Indeed, the current dividend…

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7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks

The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got slammed. Some of my favorite dividend stocks, REITs and closed-end funds fell by 20% or…

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3 Reliable Dividend Stocks Yielding 7% or More

Dividend stocks are all the rage now, for better or for worse, because bond yields have effectively dried up as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates at record lows. I’ve been of mixed feelings about this trend, because the chase…

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The Dangers of Dividend Obsession

“This is a very bad, incoherent piece.” I received this feedback from a reader concerning my mostrecent article for Institutional Investor . I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, and I welcome negative feedback because it provides an opportunity…

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Find the World’s Best Dividend Stocks

If paying real cash to shareholders repeatedly is the sign of a strong business, paying more and more cash each year is perhaps the strongest sign of all… Stock prices may go up or down. But if you invest in…

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These Are the Only Dividend Aristocrats I Would Consider Today

Generally speaking, the overall stock market is fully valued at best, and in many cases significantly overvalued. Therefore, it is challenging to find sound and attractive stocks to invest in today. The challenge to find good value today is even…

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Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) may not pay a dividend at his massive company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B), because he thinks he can put its earnings to better use. He likes other companies that give back to their shareholders, though. The top…

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My Top Dividend Stock for 2016

Income investors often use government bond yields as their benchmark. Securities issued by a stable government offer nearly guaranteed income since a government is unlikely to default on its debt. The problem is that government bonds offer so little income…

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