Dividend Stocks

During the last year, when I was feeling defensive on the market, I bought some Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) stock. Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Cisco, which has dominated the networking market for decades, has given me very little back. Including dividends, I’m up about 3%. Analysts have been watching this slow growth for years. While
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Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is a company, and a stock, people love to hate. Source: Shutterstock But over the last five years the stock has been meeting the market and delivering a steady stream of dividends that have nearly doubled. People claim they hate it, but some of the legitimate criticism is fading into the past. These
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BP (NYSE:BP) stock offers great value for investors. This energy producer’s dividend yield is 6.3% and its forward price-to-earnings ratio is under 12 times. Source: TK Kurikawa / Shutterstock.com That is a great bargain. Moreover, the company appears to be able to afford the high dividend payments that it is making. For example, in the
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There’s a very exciting phenomenon going on right now — and no, I’m not talking about all the “UFO” sightings in California, Florida and Washington state. I’m talking about a new record that directly benefits investors in dividend-paying stocks. According to the S&P Dow Jones Indices, quarterly dividend payments increased substantially in the fourth quarter
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[Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated to include the most relevant information available.] Technology is one of the crucial drivers of the economy. Problem-solving innovations and new ideas that make commerce more profitable all help grow economic development and success. And for investors, technology brings opportunities to cash in on the power of changes in
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Even if you weren’t paying attention, you couldn’t have missed what an unpredictable year 2019 has been for markets both in the U.S. and globally. Our economy represents about 20% of total global output. Economic growth in modern economies depend on several factors, including an efficient financial sector which encompasses well-functioning capital markets. Most economists
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2019 has been an exceptionally strong year for the stock market because yield-hungry investors were chasing stocks with high dividend yields. Looking ahead, I suspect that 2020 will be an even stronger year for the overall stock market. Source: Shutterstock Now, considering that the Federal Reserve is holding off on raising key interest rates next
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It’s true that the markets continue to rise, and stocks keep hitting new highs almost daily. It’s also true that we haven’t had a recession in almost a decade, which is very rare. But that doesn’t mean you should be complacent. Newton’s Law of gravity still endures. And next might be positive, but expectations aren’t
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