Dividend Stocks

After some brief excitement following the closing of its Red Hat deal, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) stock is back in the doldrums. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Shares were due to open Aug. 22 at about $134.20. They’re down 7.5% over the last year, and almost 30% over the last five years.  Shareholders are still getting
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Until a couple weeks ago, IBM (NYSE:IBM) stock was on a solid bull run. But with the plunge in the markets, IBM stock price got hit,  going from $150 to $133.76. Source: Shutterstock Despite the recent decline, International Business Machines stock is still up a respectable 18% for the year. Keep in mind that –
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It hasn’t been a smooth ride for Dow (NYSE:DOW) on its recent spinoff. The hope was the entity would be a low-valuation, high-yield stock that appealed to investors for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, Dow stock is a low valuation, high yield stock. But it’s not appealing to investors at the moment. Source: Shutterstock For those who
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It’s hard to find a bargain stock with dividends growing quickly. Often they are overvalued and not worth buying. Another problem is these kind of stocks can’t sustain the dividend growth. The trick to uncovering the best stocks to buy now is to search for fast-growing dividend stocks with low earnings-payout ratios. Even better if
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Although the market’s near-7% setback suffered since its late-July high is neither devastating nor unusual, it has certainly been frustrating all the same. Many investors who were lured into the idea of “chasing performance” ended up being punished for doing so, even with Tuesday’s bounce. The selloff isn’t necessarily a reason to throw in the
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If you’re like me, the last week or so has made you a bit seasick. Thanks to the escalating trade war, dwindling economic data and perhaps missteps by the Federal Reserve, volatility is rising. Heck, the so-called “fear index” — the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) — has spiked to levels not seen in years. That’s
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There’s nothing better than getting paid for just holding on to an asset. Except if those dividends are paid monthly. Stocks that pay their dividends every month can provide faster compounding when those payouts are reinvested, not to mention budget simplification. After all, mortgage payments, car loans and utility bills are due every month. The
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On July 24, AT&T (NYSE:T), the Dallas-based multinational conglomerate, released Q2 earnings, which the markets overall found solid. Year-to-date, AT&T stock is up over 18%, reflecting growing investor confidence in the business. Source: Shutterstock Although I believe AT&T belongs in a long-term income-generating portfolio, I expect market volatility to continue in the rest of August. Therefore,
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The last time I wrote about Nokia (NYSE:NOK) stock at the end of June, I suggested this: dividend investors should consider buying NOK stock because they’ll be paid handsomely to wait for its turnaround. Source: Shutterstock Since then, Nokia has reported reasonably sound second-quarter 2019 results, sending Nokia stock up almost 7% in the subsequent
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As a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) stock gets a lot of attention due to its high dividend yield, which is currently  4.6%. Source: Shutterstock On July 17, IBM reported its second-quarter earnings.  Its earnings per share beat analysts’ average outlook,  but its top line came in below their average estimate.
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