5 Dividend Yields Up to 13.6%: Buy, Hold or Sell?

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It’s a no-yield world we dividend investors are living in. But believe it or not, there are some payers with serious yields that get zero mainstream attention. We’ll discuss five in a moment.

I’m talking about dividends between 9.5% and 13.6%! Yes, you read that right—one of these stocks dished 13.6% back to its happy income investors over the past twelve months.

Are these yields safe? That is always the question. The backdrop is certainly better than last year. One year ago, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 triggered a slew of dividend cuts and suspensions as companies scrambled to preserve cash and remain solvent through the uncertain future.… Read more

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The yield on the benchmark, 10-year U.S. Treasury note has moved above 3% in May, which is the highest it’s been since 2011.

This is notable to REIT investors for multiple reasons. First, higher interest rates (both short-term and long-term) mean that bank CD’s and other lower-risk income investments are offering higher competitive yields.

Of equal note, is the fact that rising long-term interest rates are now factoring into higher discount rates for fundamental valuation models. In other words, investors will now require higher dividends to justify current valuations and be compensated for the rise in rates.

I believe that investors consistently reward growth in stocks, even with more income-oriented groups like REITs.…
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Many investors think they need to choose between current income and price upside. They don’t.

In a moment, I’ll highlight five stocks paying between 8% and 10% with 40% upside to boot.

Let’s face it – growth matters. It’s the best way to retire on a nest egg of just $500,000:

How to Stretch Your Investment on $500,000

The table above assumes a nest egg of half a million dollars that yields 8% a year, and absolutely no dividend reinvestment – here, you’re putting every cent of income into your pocket. Look how much that $500,000 expands over just a few years as you’re able to achieve more capital gains out of it. Even if you’re conservative and want to assume just 4% in annual growth out of your portfolio, that’s an extra $240,000 after 10 years – a much better position to be in than if you settled for a no-growth portfolio by selecting subpar high yielders …
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