Income investors always face a dilemma when looking for the perfect dividend stock: They want the most possible income with the least possible risk. Usually this means hovering in the middle or caving in to the safety of a smaller yield. …
It is no secret that investors love collecting dividends from their investments. Almost half of all total returns through time can be attributed to dividends. Many investors also count on dividends to supplement their income through retirement or …
Looking for a tactical way to de-risk your portfolio? You might consider rotating a portion of your equity allocation into high yield bonds. Yes, you read that right. It may take a minute to process, since buying high yield is usually thought of as …
From Contrarian Outlook: The annual “sell in May and go away” period for stocks is nearly upon us, and many investors are worried about Wall Street starting to take profits from the market’s go-go run since November. Me? I’m looking for high ...
Until it’s a problem, speculators keep buying stocks to front-run relentless “shareholder friendly” actions by the public companies. Most have been trained not to think about yield, but to think about capital gains. Preferably big capital gains.
My Off the Charts column this week looks at the popularity of junk bonds. Since 1999, they have outperformed stocks during both bull and bear markets. Issuance of such bonds has risen to record levels around the world, and yields are …
One such idea is buying stocks with high dividend yield that gives you a steady flow of income when the markets are volatile and when there is limited scope of capital appreciation. And as things turn for the better, you also benefit from …
NEW YORK • U.S. stocks faded from their record highs on Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track to snap out of its longest winning streak in four years. Treasury yields climbed after a report showed that wages across …
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes nudged closer to record territory Friday morning, led by companies that pay big dividends. Bond yields gave up some of their big gains from the last few days. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & …
Cleantech, with its intoxicating mix of high-tech promise and save-the-world bloody-mindedness, has fallen harder and faster in the destruction that has visited growth stocks in 2008. Underscoring the sector’s risks, German solar cell …