Dividend Stocks

In a time when folks are on the hunt for all sorts of high-flying assets, we shouldn’t ignore legendary fund manager Peter Lynch’s “invest in what you know” credo. Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) stock offers familiarity and low volatility. While Costco probably won’t make you wealthy overnight, the long-term returns have been substantial. Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com
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To achieve dividend kings status, a company has to provide its shareholders a dividend increase for at least 50 consecutive years. This is no mean feat, but consumer goods companies may have an advantage. Source: iQoncept/shutterstock.com Companies in the consumer staples sector sell everyday items, such as toothpaste, snacks, beverages and laundry detergent, that consumers
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Income investors often look to real estate investment trusts, or REITs, as these stocks usually have very high yields. Looking more specifically at a certain part of the REIT industry, we feel that the corner of the industry devoted to healthcare REITs is very attractive for income investors. The population continues to get older in
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In today’s low-interest rate environment, dividend stocks remain hot. High-quality dividend stocks, such as dividend aristocrats, offer the potential for payouts that go up over time. Not to mention, share-price appreciation adds in long-term price gains as well. Yet, this investing strategy is far from a sure thing for an income investor. High payout ratios
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In November 2019, the S&P Dow Jones Indices produced a piece that educated readers on how to invest in high-yield dividend stocks without losing their shirts.  The article focused on the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index. These are stocks from the S&P Composite 1500 Index that have increased their annual dividend payment for at
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