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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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Bank Stocks 2019: The Good, The Bad, And The Opportunities

Goal for this Post and this SeriesThe goal for this post and future posts is to identify banks with the best prospects for superior shareholder performance over the next 3-5 years.Analytical ApproachAs background, the data used in this analysis and ones to follow in this series are derived from three sources: FDIC, Ycharts, and Bankregdata. […]

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How To Trade Apple Using Statistics

Apple (AAPL) caught Wall Street by surprise last week, issuing a surprise profit warning that sent the stock down roughly 10 percent in one day. For those of you who are long-time Apple shareholders, however, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. For all its charms, it is a bimodal (and psychologically bipolar) stock.Over the last […]

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Have These 5 Best Defense (Stocks) Become The Best Offense (Stocks)?

IntroductionNothing clears the pallet of a diehard value investor better than a good old-fashioned bear market. In calendar year 2018 – and especially December 2018 – we were given what I would call a bear market. However, not all bear markets are the same. Sometimes bear markets occur because of a bad economic scenario such […]

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Don’t Overthink It: A Rare Sale On The Best Healthcare REIT, Ventas

Quick SummaryVentas Inc. (VTR) paid an annual dividend of $0.41 in 2001 and now pays $3.15 annually. That 8% compound annual growth rate has translated into substantial investor returns over time.The cost and effectiveness of a REIT’s leverage is one of the most important aspects to its success. Ventas is no exception.Ventas has a net […]

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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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General Electric Will Be A Penny Stock In 2019

General Electric (GE) is our current play.(Source: Nasdaq)Much to GE investors’ chagrin, current future cash flow models state that the stock is fairly priced at the $7 mark:(Source: Simply Wall St)If the stock drops another couple of dollars, however, it is then officially in penny stock territory. And then it drops off many investors’ watch […]

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The 3 Best Dividend Kings For 2019

It was a grisly end to the year for stocks. On December 24th, due to numerous fears (including that a recession was looming in 2019), the S&P 500 closed down 19.8% from its all-time high. And with about 66% of its component companies in full on bear markets (20+% declines), market panic was widespread that […]

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4 Stocks To Buy In The Wake Of The U.S.-China Trade War

Trade Wars And U.S. Monetary PolicyIf you follow me, you know I’ve been vocal about the potential impacts President Trump’s Trade War and a hawkish Fed could have on American Corporations who derive noteworthy portions of their revenues outside of the United States.In one of my recent articles, in which I discussed the current political […]

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