While the author of today’s article acknowledges that there is much to make dividend-paying stocks appealing as a source of cash flow in retirement, she warns “I get nervous when retirees use them to take the place of bonds altogether. And I think retirees should get nervous, too.” What’s not to like, for retirees, about dividend payers, according to the author? It has to do with the risk of “bad losses in bad times” – and the financial crisis provides a perfect example. For more, CLICK HERE.
While retirees living on investment income may desire to be able to simply sit in bonds, today’s article notes that “Even in 2019 and even after the Fed’s normalization of interest rates, retirees and those who are nearing retirement simply have no choice but to have at least some investments in stocks” – specifically, stable dividend-paying stocks with the ability to continue growing their dividends for years to come. For the author’s line-up of the 15 best such stocks for retirees, CLICK HERE.
Retirement is a time for “Steady-Eddie” dividend-paying stocks and not a time for growth stocks (and the volatility that is inextricably linked to them). Such is the common wisdom. However, the authors of today’s article believe that not all growth stocks should be painted with the same retirement-incompatible brush – and they proceed to highlight two growth stocks (which also pay dividends) that may work well as investments for retirees. To read more, CLICK HERE.
How can real estate, Latin America and beer help fund your retirement? Through dividends! Today’s article highlights three dividend-paying stocks – a real-estate investment trust that has increased its dividend for more than 27 consecutive years, a beer maker that analysts expect will continue to grow earnings by at least 15% annually for the next five years, and a Latin American e-commerce specialist that – while offering a paltry yield right now – is positioned for substantial growth (and has the free cash flow to increase its payout seven-fold right now). To find out what these three stocks are, CLICK HERE.
Income investors who bought Mattel stock due to its attractive 6% yield were crushed when the company recently announced a dramatic 61% dividend cut. For those who want to avoid becoming the victims of such “dividend disasters” themselves, the author of today’s article outlines a 3-step test to employ when it comes to dividend-paying stocks. To learn more about this test – including which industries the author states income investors should generally be staying away from right now (and how to identify the exceptions within those industries) – CLICK HERE.
Today’s article notes that, with the Fed finally moving to raise interest rates, “retirees will soon be able to park their money somewhere safer than dividend-paying stocks.” However, the author does not advocate abandoning these stocks altogether, with there still being “under-the-radar dividend payers that offer considerable value for investors willing to take a little more risk.” Three such stocks are highlighted, including the biggest player in the wood pellet markets and a small Nebraska company that help hospitals run more efficiently. To read more about these three stocks, CLICK HERE.