“The Achilles’ heel of any dividend-stock strategy is that a high-dividend company’s dividend yield comes down not because its price rises but because the company cuts its dividend,” notes the author of today’s article. He proceeds to highlight a potentially better way of picking dividend stocks than focusing on yield alone – an approach utilized by the best-performing dividend stock newsletter. For more – including that newsletter’s “Lucky 13” portfolio of top dividend stocks for 2019 – CLICK HERE.
What makes the stock examined in today’s article “a dream investment for retirees” in the eyes of the author – and one of their favorite high-yield picks right now? Among other things (including an attractive valuation and first-rate management team), the author notes the fact it’s “the most dominant blue-chip in its industry and has a recession-proof business model makes it a great high-yield, sleep well at night, or SWAN, stock.” For more on the stock in question – which sports a dividend yield of 7.1% – CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article believes that, with the outsized dividend yields and predictable sources of income the asset class offers, income from real estate investment trusts “should be part of the retirement process.” However, noting that a dividend cut could be devastating to retirees, he cautions that it is important to properly evaluate REIT assets. He proceeds to highlight four REITs rated “SWAN” (sleep well at night) due to their high degree of dividend predictability. To find out what these four REITs are – including a “pure play” on Skilled Nursing buildings and the largest healthcare REIT – CLICK HERE.
Large, established companies with recognizable brand names. Dividend yields of at least 5%. Low volatility. Relatively cheap. These are four criteria that the author of today’s article believes make stocks well-suited for investors in retirement – and are thus the criteria that he employed in screening for stocks for retirees. Three stocks that fit the bill and which retirees may want to consider are highlighted. To find out what these stocks are – including a utility stock which the author notes “promises a more immediate payback for new buyers” thanks to a planned $5 billion in share buybacks and “special dividends” – CLICK HERE.
After cohabitating with the financial sector, real estate is moving into its own place later this year – becoming its own sector in the S&P 500 and MSCI equity indexes – and, as today’s article highlights, this move is expected to increase the profile and appeal of real estate investment trusts among investors. Here’s what Barron’s has to say: “Separating real estate from financials will draw attention to REITs’ distinct portfolio dynamics: The trusts are income-oriented and offer higher dividend yields….” The article proceeds to highlight five REITs to consider in advance of this change. To see what these five REITs are, and to read more about what experts expect from this new solo sector, CLICK HERE.