Barron’s Finally Comes Around to Our View on Energy Dividends

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Nice to see our friends over at Barron’s finally catching up to us on the big dividends sitting right under our noses in oil and gas!

It’s almost like the magazine’s writers are sharing a subscription to our Contrarian Income Report service, because the six stocks they cited in an article they ran last week are almost all picks in our portfolio—specifically our “crash ‘n rally” energy bucket.

(It’s not the first time’s Barron’s has shadowed us. In April, they put out a strategy for retiring on dividends, a subject we literally wrote the book on two years ago.)… Read more

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When it comes right down to it, we dividend investors really only need three things:

  • Bargain stocks with …
  • High current yields and ideally …
  • Monthly payouts—so we can line up our income with our bills and reinvest our dividend cash without having to wait for three long months.

I know—this list is cute, but it sounds wildly out of step with the times.

After all, the COVID rally has sliced the typical S&P 500 stock’s yield to an unlivable 1.4%. And bargain valuations? Ha! Stocks trade at a helium-powered 37-times their last 12 months of earnings right now.

And we all know that to get monthly payouts, we must look beyond the popular stocks to lesser-known plays like real estate investment trusts (REITs) and closed-end funds (CEFs).… Read more

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