Dividend Investing is the time-tested strategy to building wealth in the stock market through passive income streams. From Warren Buffet to John Paulson, many of the top stock market billionaires live comfortably on the passive income streams generated through dividend investing. Check out the dividend investing archive below to uncover high-yielding dividend stock ideas, dividend trends, and tax-saving tips. For more invaluable insight all dividend investors should consider, check out our free reports: 5 High Yield Dividend Stocks and The Income Investors Blacklist.
The same opportunity rarely knocks more than once, but it hasn’t had to for global power producer AES Corp. After rapidly growing from inception in October 1981, the company nearly imploded in 2002 as its multinational empire grew unwieldy and challenged a mountain of debt.
Verizon Communications’ $28.1 billion takeover of Alltel Corp cheered the market, and for good reason. It catapulted the company to the No. 1 position in American wireless by adding well-run systems at a bargain price.
Investing in dividend-paying stocks is, at its core, a long-term enterprise. For one thing, you’ve got to stick around long enough to collect your distributions.
Dividends are the cornerstone of the Income Portfolio. But Uncle Sam doesn’t treat them all equally.
Low risk and steady gains: That’s what owners of Xcel Energy securities have enjoyed over the past several years as the electric and gas utility recovered from a brush with bankruptcy in late 2002.
If there’s anything truly timeless on Wall Street, it’s that investors are invariably worried about the wrong thing. Put another way, the real risk to our portfolios is never from the issue du jour in the financial press. Rather, it’s from something no one is focused on and is, therefore, unexpected.
Worried markets punish credit risk, both real and perceived. And the US slowdown of the past 10 months or so has triggered selling for some of our Income Portfolio companies.
Solid earnings: That’s the key to sustaining dividends and, ultimately, to surviving whatever the market throws at you. No guarantees about the future, but that’s exactly what PF Income stocks are reporting for the turbulent first quarter of 2008.
Is the US economy steadying, and is order returning to global investment markets? The answers to these questions seem to play out differently day to day in stock prices.
Bucking a negative market mood is a lot easier with a big, safe dividend. And as long as the payout holds, recovery is assured and you’re paid richly to be patient.