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The Dichotomy Between Junk Bonds And Stocks Continues

Mike Lanier, who has spent over 35 years in the trenches of the bond market, told me a while back that junk bonds “read like a bond but trade like a stock.” As the most volatile sector of the bond market, they offer significant opportunities to either make or lose a lot of money. The […]

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What The Devil? AT&T’s Dividend Is 6.66 Percent!

AT&T (T) shares have declined substantially over the past two years. A fair amount of this decline is related to the extended acquisition of the Time Warner, as well as concerns over cable and especially satellite subscriber losses, among other matters. The company recently raised its dividend and is now paying a devilishly high dividend […]

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5 Dividend Stocks With Yields Up To 7.27% From Real Estate

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance fromBig Dog Investments.We have five companies to cover today. Their dividend yields range from 3.3% to 7.27%.Let’s begin looking at some great dividend stocks from The REIT Forum!AvalonBayAvalonBay (AVB) trades about 1% over our target buy range recently. We had unloaded shares just prior […]

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The Mall REIT Conundrum

Most every day, on my way to work, I drive by my area mall, and it’s a constant reminder that ‘Darwinism’ is alive and well. Charles Darwin wrote in 1882, “This preservation, during the battle for life, of varieties which possess any advantage in structure, constitution, or instinct, I have called Natural Selection.”Survival of the […]

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Monroe Capital: Insiders Are Buying This 13% Yielder, Should You?

Introduction: Monroe Capital (MRCC), a business development company that we follow. It was just reported yesterday that there was some high level of insider buying in the past 2 weeks by officers, directors, and managers. We believe that MRCC is attractive at the current prices and investors who do not own the stock should initiate a […]

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Chart Of The Day… Or Century?

SummaryDuring the most recent 21-year period from January 1998 to December 2018, the CPI for All Items increased by exactly 56.0% and the chart displays the relative price increases over that time period for 14 selected consumer goods and services, and for average hourly earnings (wages).Various observations that have been made about the huge divergence […]

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Income Investors: Should You Buy Higher Dividends Or Dividend Growth In 2019?

Dividend paying stocks have historically produced massively higher total returns than other non-dividend paying growth stocks:This is one of the reasons why at High Dividend Opportunities, our focus is mainly on dividend-paying stocks with a preference for the two following market segments:’Higher Dividend’ refers to investment opportunities with exceptionally high dividend yields but slower growth.’Dividend Growth’ […]

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Altria: 6%+ Dividend Yield Is At An 8-Year High

Altria Group (MO) has plunged 23% in the last two months. This is an unusual stock price movement for this low-beta 5%+ yielding stock. The tobacco giant is now trading around a 4-year low level and is offering an 8-year high dividend yield of 6.4%. In this article, we will analyze whether investors should take […]

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Iron Mountain: This 7.1% Yielding Blue-Chip Could Be Your Ticket To A Rich Retirement

Dividend growth stocks are the most time-tested and proven way of building wealth over time.Not just do they tend to beat the stock market (itself the best-performing asset class in history) over time, but they do so with lower volatility. That’s because income investors, including retirees looking to live off dividends, are more long-term focused, […]

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Market Reversals Typically Take Time To Develop

Human Nature And PlungesSince investor psychology tends to be similar after a sharp plunge in the stock market (VTI), subsequent bottoms and/or countertrend rallies often share similar characteristics. The first three cases below all show investor behavior following a sharp 20% plunge in a non-recessionary environment.The 1987 case featured a sharp oversold rally of 18.82% […]

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