Dividend Stocks

Tech stocks have traditionally been associated with growth, not income. While this reputation is still true on the whole, there are now many top tech stocks that are dividend stocks and pay income to shareholders. Dividend paying tech stocks also offer growth, making them appealing for investors looking for a blend of growth and income.
It’s fascinating to witness Wall Street turning against telecommunications giant AT&T (NYSE:T) stock. The way they’re treating this iconic company, you’d think AT&T was headed toward zero. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com Of course, that won’t happen anytime soon. Part of the problem is that the market has been rotating out of telecom stocks. This trend,
Investors in the past several months have become increasingly worried about inflation. That is a real threat to equity prices, as well as the purchasing power of dollars. However, that doesn’t mean investors have no way to benefit. Commodities tend to perform well on an absolute and relative basis during periods of higher inflation, and
Narratives are vitally important in the stock market. In the case of AT&T (NYSE:T) stock, it isn’t particularly positive. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com That’s because AT&T has undergone a very long period of stagnation. Despite multiple attempts to revitalize its business and increase share prices, not much has changed. A decade ago, T stock
The worst curse you can lay on any stock today is to call it “value.” Source: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Value, especially as it pertains to sharing earnings with investors in the form of dividends, has become pure foolishness, particularly in the tech industry. If they’re handing out cash, investors suspect, management must not have
Income investors are in a difficult position. Interest rates remain near zero, meaning yields across fixed income have declined over the past several years. When it comes to stocks, the rally to all-time highs in the market has caused the average dividend yield of the S&P 500 index to decline to around 1.3%. This is why
While dividend yields have partially declined of late due to rallying stock prices, it’s still possible to find attractive high-yield retirement stocks on Wall Street. These businesses typically generate stable cash flow, boast strong balance sheets, and have reasonable dividend payout ratios. As a result, these companies have the financial resilience to grow their businesses
I wrote about AT&T (NYSE:T) in early September and advised that prudence should govern any decision about T stock. Since that article, T stock is down 6%. However, most of that occurred after the ex-dividend date for the company’s upcoming Nov. 1, 2021 dividend payout. Score one for prudence.   Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Investor sentiment began to sour in