2021 Midyear Report: The Best (and Worst) Dividends to Buy Now

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It’s mid-2021, and stock prices are up, dividend yields are down, and you’re probably wondering what the heck to buy for a decent income stream as we thunder toward 2022.

It’s a head-snapping reversal from where we were a year ago, which makes now the perfect time to step back and plot our next dividend moves.

So let’s piece together our game plan for the rest of the year—and into 2022—by ranking five popular (and not so popular!) investments known for income from worst to first. You’ll find many individual tickers to put on your list here, too—including one yielding a healthy 6.8% today.… Read more

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In a levitating market like today’s, we dividend investors absolutely must have a portfolio that does three things:

  1. Automatically “times” the market for us.
  2. Frees up cash for us to grab bargain dividend stocks on pullbacks and, of course …
  3. Pays us a growing income stream!

We’ll get to point No. 1 in a second. Let’s start with point No. 2.

Most people panic when the market drops, but we dividend investors know that volatility is our friend. It’s easy to see this just by looking at what the S&P 500 benchmark SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) has done in the last five years.… Read more

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What the heck would a jump in inflation mean for our dividends? I’m getting that question from readers a lot these days, so today we’re going to take a closer look.

Then we’ll dive into three sectors—and three dividend payers (including one yielding an eye-popping 10%)—you’ll want to put on your radar now.

All three of these stocks boast high yields and/or strong dividend growth, plus big upside potential. Taken together, I expect their total returns to easily outrun any rise in inflation—and interest rates—we’ll likely see.

Money Printer Revs Up

The argument that we’re heading for a jump in inflation is pretty clear—a few days back, we saw the consumer price index (CPI), the go-to measure of inflation, pop 2.6% in March from a year ago, way more than expected.… Read more

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