Looking back on 2021, the S&P 500 finished another year on a high. At the close of the 12-month period, the index had provided 27% returns to investors for the year. However, fears of another slowdown from new variants of the novel coronavirus or inflation will have several investors in a risk-averse mindset. In that
Investors looking for ways to generate reliable income may have industries like fossil fuels, consumer staples, or utilities come to mind. However, if one knows where to look, there are alternative industries that offer similar income streams as some of the better-known areas of the market for income investors. One of those areas is coal
Down more than 13% so far in 2021, AT&T (NYSE:T) stock is having a disappointing year. And it’s soon to lose its revered status as a dividend aristocrat. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com Investors reacted poorly to the company’s plan to unload its WarnerMedia assets to Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCA) for $43 billion. The deal was announced
Investors in Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock had a great 2021. Source: Harry Green / Shutterstock.com In fact, Exxon Mobil stock is up 47% year-to-date. That’s better than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and nearly equal to Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The stock is powered by rising oil prices. West Texas Intermediate, the primary U.S. grade of oil, is trading at
Inflation has been surging, including a 6.8% increase in November compared to the prior year. This was the largest year-over-year increase in nearly four decades. The Federal Reserve’s response could boost some dividend stocks. In order to help keep inflation from spiraling out of control, the Fed announced that tapering of asset purchases would likely
AT&T (NYSE:T) stock may not have bottomed out recently at $22.17 on Dec. 15. This is despite the company’s proposed dividend cut next year. The issues with the upcoming spin-off/merger are making things highly uncertain. As a result, T stock has been struggling in the past three months. It is still down $3.41 to $24.19
If the past few weeks is a sign of what might be coming to Wall Street, investors should get ready for a volatile 2022. In light of jittery markets and rising inflation, many investors are increasingly looking at passive income opportunities. Therefore, today I’ll discuss the seven best monthly dividend stocks for 2022. At present,
Within equities as an asset class, there can be a broad classification of growth and income investors. Growth investors seek to find opportunities in high growth business ideas. In general, a portfolio of growth stocks would have a high-beta. Further, there are dividend investors who look for stable businesses with robust cash flows. Income investors
One of the tried and true methods for generating an income stream is through investing in dividend stocks. In this era of low interest rates, dividend payments can be a more rewarding way to supplement your income. In turn, many investors plow those payments back into their portfolios. Whatever your strategy is, one of the
Healthcare stocks offer investors a wide variety of stocks. There are healthcare stocks that lean more toward growth versus value, high dividend yields versus dividend growth, and so on. Healthcare also tends to perform quite well during recessionary periods. Their recession-resistant businesses and steady dividends can help reduce the severity of market downturns during recessions.
Since announcing it would merge its Warner Media content empire into Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCA) in May, AT&T (NYSE:T) stock is down nearly 28%. T stock has had a small bounce in this month as bargain hunters are hoping the company can return to prominence once it’s fully focused on 5G wireless. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com Just
It’s been nearly 38 years since AT&T (NYSE:T) became a stand-alone stock, replete with its “deathstar” logo, after the telecom giant was split into seven smaller telecom companies as part of one of the biggest antitrust cases in U.S. business. The classic $10,000 invested then would be worth $3.55 million today. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky /
During tumultuous market periods, such as the one that has taken over since the newest variant of Covid-19 was discovered, investors tend to flock to safety. That can mean different things to different investors, but for dividend investors, the safety of reliable payouts can mean less volatility in one’s portfolio during periods of market weakness.
In the last two weeks, AT&T (NYSE:T) provided an update to shareholders and also attended a Wells Fargo conference where it talked about the company. But in both situations, even though questions came up about the Warner Media spin-off deal, no updates were given. As a result, T stock has been struggling, as people are
When it comes to stocks you can trade on Robinhood’s (NASDAQ:HOOD) brokerage platform, certain types of stocks may first come to mind. For example, shares in well-known companies, like Apple (NASDAQ:APPL). Or, meme stocks like AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) and GameStop (NYSE:GME). But these aren’t the only types of securities you can buy on the platform.
Sometimes there isn’t actually any light at the end of the tunnel. For AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders, that certainly seems to be the case this year. T stock continues its unrelenting slump, and there’s little cause for optimism even now. Source: Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com After falling from $33 per share this spring to less than
In both euphoric and bear markets, there are stocks that trade at valuations which defy logic. To a large extent, this seems to be the case with AT&T (NYSE:T) stock. Source: Shutterstock In the last 12-months, T stock has declined by 12.5%. The stock, which has a high dividend yield, currently trades at a forward
There’s no doubt that quality growth stocks have been pretty reliable long-term stocks. But times are changing and that’s why it’s always smart to have some rock-solid dividend stocks in your portfolio. Just as reminder of what life is like at the top of markets, in the late 1990s brokers were telling their retiring and
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,