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Blackstone Wants In On Data Center REITS, You Should Too
July 24, 2021
The explosion in data usage in recent years has led to good fortunes for Data Center REITs such as Equinix (EQIX) and Digital Realty (DLR) . Even Blackrock decided that now was the time to invest in...
Dividends Soon to Be “Unleashed” for Hikes Up to 100%
July 23, 2021
These dividends are about to break free from their regulatory shackles. Once the cuffs are off, we’re going to see payout hikes up to 100%. Even the dividend growth “laggards” in this group are due for...
This 7% Dividend Has 2 Fatal Flaws (Sell Now)
July 22, 2021
Hands up if you’ve heard of the Strategy Shares Nasdaq 7Handl Index ETF (HNDL). Right. I thought not. And I can’t blame you for overlooking this one. It’s a relatively obscure ETF, with a bit over $700...
Better Than a Mattress? These Bond Funds, I’m Not So Sure
July 21, 2021
The market looks like it’s about to fall apart. Which means we contrarians will step in, and smartly bank more dividend for our dollar. Some of us park our dry powder in cash. Others stash in...
2021 Midyear Report: The Best (and Worst) Dividends to Buy Now
July 20, 2021
It’s mid-2021, and stock prices are up, dividend yields are down, and you’re probably wondering what the heck to buy for a decent income stream as we thunder toward 2022. It’s a head-snapping reversal...
This 9.3% Dividend Has a Secret (Hint: It’s Far Safer Than It Looks)
July 19, 2021
One of the so-called “rules” of income investing is that you can get a high dividend or a sustainable dividend from a stock or fund—but not both. And to be fair, that is true of some investments. But...
These “Preferred” Blue-Chip Stocks Yield Up to 6.9%
July 16, 2021
Preferred stocks are the little-known answer to the dividend question: How do I juice meaningful 5% to 6% yields from my favorite blue-chip stocks? “Common” blue chips stocks usually don’t pay 5% to...
These 3 CEFs Yield Up to 8.4% (and They’re Cheap, Too)
July 15, 2021
As I write this, the 14 funds in our CEF Insider portfolio yield a tidy 6.7%, on average. And while that’s down from the 7.5% average (and above) we’ve seen in the past, there’s a good reason: big...
The Dividends Most Likely to Double by December
July 14, 2021
Collecting dividends is fun. Doubling our money is even better. From time to time, Mr. and Ms. Market will present us with a deal that includes payouts plus price upside. I’m talking about 50% to 100%...
This 1 Stock Is Set to Bounce (with 100%+ Dividend Growth) With Rates
July 13, 2021
Let’s give ourselves a double shot of dividend and share-price growth by diving into a group of stocks I guarantee your friends are missing out on. I’m talking about financial firms—particularly those...
This Bond-Buying “Hack” Converts a 5% Dividends to Massive 8.3% Payouts
July 12, 2021
Let’s break out of today’s zero-rate wasteland and help ourselves to huge, safe payouts yielding all the way up to 8.3%. And these massive payouts are tax-free too! And, no, we won’t be hiring a team...
This 5-Stock Dividend Portfolio Yields 12.3% (That’s No Typo)
July 09, 2021
Believe it or not, in today’s “no yield” world, there are still 845 stocks that boast dividend yields of 3%. And 34 that pay more than 10%! You Still Have Options Note: U.S.-listed companies and funds...
1 Safe 7% Dividend You Could Hold Forever (and 1 Yield Trap About to Spring)
July 08, 2021
Imagine two closed-end funds (CEFs) that both yield upwards of 7%. Sounds great, right? Buy a bit of both and get $58.33 per month for every $10,000 you invest. Put in $500K and you’ve got a...
4 “Pick and Shovel” Infrastructure Dividends Up to 6.5%
July 07, 2021
We individual investors have many edges on the Wall Street suits. Betting on the next government handout, however, is not one of them. Megatrends, on the other hand, are our wheelhouse. Professionals...
My 2-Step Plan for Safe 7.8% Dividends in Retirement
July 06, 2021
The retirement-income battle never ends! Last summer, we watched cautiously for the next dividend cut. This summer, we’re tracking inflation . No matter the worry, we can apply my “2-step retirement...
This “12% Dividend Secret” Could Let You Retire Now (on Just $300K)
July 05, 2021
Imagine getting $100 per month in passive income for every $10,000 you invest. That amounts to a $35,000 annual dividend stream with less than $300,000 saved. It’s not impossible. In fact, investors do...
48 Dividend Raisers Yielding Up to 8.8%
July 02, 2021
For the past few weeks, I’ve been drawing up a roadmap of how income investors like us can fend off inflation’s impending march. Utility stocks. Small banks. Heck, small businesses. But they all center...
447% Returns, 5.2% Dividends (Just by Avoiding This 1 Simple Mistake)
July 01, 2021
Once folks get a taste of closed-end funds (CEFs), they typically rave about one thing: the dividends! Yields of 7% and up are common with CEFs, and they often come your way monthly. We also love the...
REIT Inflation Hedge: 3 Dividends to Buy Now
June 30, 2021
Unlike the broader market, REITs (real estate investment trusts) haven’t been messing around this year. The Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ) has convincingly broken out to new highs. For us dividend...
3 Huge Monthly Dividends Set to Soar (One Yields an Incredible 7.6%)
June 29, 2021
When it comes right down to it, we dividend investors really only need three things: Bargain stocks with … High current yields and ideally … Monthly payouts— so we can line up our income with our bills...
My Secret Fund-Picking Plan: 3 Steps for Quick 27% Profits (Part II)
June 28, 2021
A couple weeks ago, we talked about the “ index boomerang effect ,” my favorite way to grab fast double-digit price gains in closed-end funds (CEFs). It’s a simple one-click indicator that can hand you...
Can This 9.9% Utility Yield Weather “Transitory” Inflation?
June 25, 2021
The Federal Reserve is finally beginning to admit that it’s here and, at the moment, it’s spectacular. Chairman Jay Powell is still sticking with his “it’s only transitory” story, at least for now. Mr....
3 Simple Ways to Safety-Check Your CEF Portfolio This Summer
June 24, 2021
Plenty of investors will tell you that the higher an investment’s dividend yield, the greater the risk you’ll suffer a big dividend cut, especially in a market downturn. To that I have one response:...
My 2 Favorite CEFs to Buy Today Pay 6.6%, Trade at 9% Discounts
June 23, 2021
Let’s take advantage of this pullback! In a moment, I’m going to outline two generous CEFs (closed-end funds) that pay 6.6%. Thanks to last week’s market action, each fund trades at a generous 9%...
An Ingenious “Hack” That Turns a 1% Dividend Into 6.8%
June 22, 2021
Our man Jay Powell is talking a little more about raising rates. Right on cue, stocks have dropped, and dividend yields have popped! Our contrarian buying opportunity is here. But wait. Even with the...
This 6.5% Dividend Could Be for You (But You Must Sell Before 2033)
June 21, 2021
I get plenty of questions about specific closed-end funds from members of my CEF Insider service, which focuses on quick-moving smaller CEFs (here I mean those with sub-$1-billion market caps). We love...
This Safe 5-Stock Healthcare Portfolio Yields 5.5%
June 18, 2021
Healthcare—along with consumer staples (“buying stuff”) and utilities (“keeping the lights on”)—provide portfolio stability. Plus, they usually pay dividends, too! Of the three safety sectors,...
This 5.1% Payer Thrives on Inflation (You Won’t Believe How)
June 17, 2021
Far too many investors think inflation is bad news for closed-end funds (CEFs), for a simple reason: they fear it’ll boost CEFs’ borrowing costs. (Because CEFs, of course, use leverage to varying...
This 910% Dividend Grower Has More Upside
June 16, 2021
I recently accomplished something that had been on my “to do” list for no fewer than three months. I figured out how to log into my 401(K)! You would think a simple “password reset” would not be that...
My “Automatic” Way to Grab 100% Dividend Growth, Upside
June 15, 2021
In a levitating market like today’s, we dividend investors absolutely must have a portfolio that does three things: Automatically “times” the market for us. Frees up cash for us to grab bargain...
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