Dividend Stocks

Over the last few years, most of the news about master limited partnerships (MLPs) hasn’t exactly been great. From lower energy prices to tax-reform, MLPs have been hit hard from all sides. Thanks to bankruptcies, private equity buyouts, and simplification transactions, the number of MLPs has shrunk considerably. Since the Alerian Index — the main
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The broad market is a step away from record highs. Yet as we approach another earnings season, markets face uncertainty as to how the trade wars will develop and whether tensions with Iran will keep heating up. Therefore today, I am going to discuss three blue chip stocks that are appropriate for long-term portfolios: CVS
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ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) CEO Darren Woods recently said that he was eyeing an acquisition in the Permian Basin. However, he felt the going rate for the top players in the region was too rich. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Whether Woods acts now or waits for better prices in the future, buying a large Permian producer
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At first glance, real estate investment trusts (REITs) seem like risky investment propositions. While the U.S.-China trade war has dominated headlines throughout the year, other geopolitical risks threaten to undermine our delicate economic recovery. Additionally, domestic turmoil via increased calls for President Trump’s impeachment has rattled the markets. Thus, discussing a list of REITs to
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Questions surround Ford (NYSE:F) on just about every level imaginable. In recent weeks, missing earnings and receiving a debt downgrade have hurt Ford stock. Moreover, uncertainty over economic growth, geopolitics, and consumer taste only make Ford more unpredictable. Source: Philip Lange / Shutterstock.com However, given the struggles and the financials of Ford, the stock has
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Whether it’s through a dividend stock, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities, all investors love seeing their portfolios score big returns. But for income investors, the primary focus is generating consistent cash flow from every liquid investment. Source: Shutterstock Cash flow can come from bond interest, interest from other types of investments, and of
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Global oil markets got the jitters over the past few days following coordinated attacks on critical Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure. As a result, production capacity in these oil fields were initially down by 50%, representing about 5% of the world’s oil supply. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com The day before the weekend attacks, on September
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[Editor’s note: “10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy” was previously published in August 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] Here’s a rundown of ten dividend stocks to buy while the market’s skepticism has made them too cheap to ignore. They may not be at their absolute bottom yet,
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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) faces an issue many might have never imagined for the company until recently—a compromised reputation. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based healthcare giant potentially faces billions in fines from legal settlements regarding its products, and it’s going to put a real smudge on JNJ stock. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com More importantly,
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With the major indices scoring a fairly strong September, recession fears may have subsided for some. Plus, certain metrics for the U.S. economy appear healthy, suggesting that the bears are overplaying their hand. Thus, loading up on dividend stocks to buy for a coming downturn seems unnecessary. Of course, I don’t have a crystal ball:
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