Dividend Stocks

When people think about dividend investing, they may often think about retirees. After all, those regular payouts can come in handy for someone who’s retired from the workforce. But they’re not the only ones who can benefit. In fact, all investors should at least consider if dividend stocks are right for them. And that includes
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One of the bigger challenges for investors in the U.S. stock market is the increased concentration of larger stocks into many leading and widely followed indexes. And those indexes, in turn, have become the underlying basis for bigger exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The impact of this is that a handful of large-capitalized stocks drives the stock
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Even though I’ve discussed several dividend stocks to buy over the years, I’m not much for passive income. Don’t get me wrong: like any other rational person, I’ll take a payout any day. But when it comes to dividend stocks, they’re not my most favorite investment vehicle. For one thing, I tend to swing for
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“Cheap” stocks aren’t necessarily the best cheap stocks to buy. And dividend stocks, even those with a high payout, aren’t necessarily safe. A low share price attracts some investors. So does a high dividend. But both can actually be signs of danger. After all, a stock under $10 almost always has declined a long way
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Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) reported third-quarter results on Oct. 31 that were mediocre. However, it did manage to report earnings per share of 69 cents, 15 cents higher than analysts’ average estimate. Kraft Heinz stock jumped more than 13% on the positive surprise. Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com As a result of the  better-than-expected earnings, my
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I have recently had my book Income for Life published, offering myriad income-generating ideas that absolutely anyone can use. The ideas run the gamut, from earning income from ordinary activities to making better investments. It’s all built around the core principal of generating more income for anyone. I’d like to share some of the 12
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While most tech stocks have been booming in 2019, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) has remained calm. A grinding rise to the high-$50 range was followed by sharp disappointment over earnings in August. The shares opened Nov. 6 at about $47.81. That’s just 11% over where it started the year after last December’s tech wreck. And that’s
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Over the past year, shares of Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), the leading chipmaker, are up about 26%.  Thanks to its diversified revenue stream and the strength of its technological offering, I believe that QCOM stock belongs in a long-term growth portfolio. Source: Xixi Fu / Shutterstock.com However, there might be some short-term volatility as well as profit-taking, especially ahead
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ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) will report its earnings on Nov. 1 before the opening bell. The company has suffered amid falling oil and natural gas prices. Moreover, this report comes as Exxon stands accused of misleading investors about its climate change-related costs. However, these short-term headwinds could actually make the long-term outlook of XOM stock more attractive.
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