5 Monthly Dividends Yielding 7.9% to 18.3%

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: September 24, 2022

To paraphrase the great Jerry Maguire:

Show me the money. Monthly!

I don’t know about you, but my bills come every 30 days. So, I demand the same from my dividends.

Monthly dividend payers are a “must have” in retirement. After all, who has the time to track down a quarterly payment? Afternoons are for craft cocktails, not accounting.

(My buddy makes a dangerously tasty absinthe old fashioned. Would wait until after sundown on that one.)

Speaking of bitters, that’s life as a quarterly dividend receiver (sorry, couldn’t resist). Monthly payouts are magical, and not just for passive income. These income vehicles also hold three core advantages against all other stocks and funds that pay less frequently:

  1. Better overall returns thanks to compounding: If all else (performance and yield) is equal, a monthly dividend stock, with dividends reinvested, will always return just a little more over time than stocks that pay quarterly, semiannually or annually because you can put your cash to work sooner, which means it can compound faster.
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This 5% Yield Dog Is About To Have Its Day

Jeff Reeves, Senior Investment Analyst
Updated: September 23, 2022

It’s been a brutal year for tech stocks, and one of the hardest hit names in the sector has been Intel Corporation (INTC). And unfortunately, things seem to be getting worse lately – not better.

Case in point: Intel stock is down more than 40% year-to-date, with a decline of almost 20% coming in the last month or so after very disappointing Q2 results at the end of July.

By comparison, the Nasdaq composite is down “only” 26% on the year and 11% in the last 30 days.

With returns like this, there are really only two ways to view the chipmaker as it trades at the lowest levels since 2015… Either Intel is crazy cheap after these declines, or investors who are bargain hunting in INTC are just plain crazy.… Read more

Last Time This Happened, These 2 Funds Soared 62%

Michael Foster, Investment Strategist
Updated: September 22, 2022

Today we’re in a situation that looks a lot like 2016. And back then, some savvy contrarians tapped it to grab quick 62%+ returns. The same setup is back again—and so is our chance for more upside, plus yields north of 10%.

There are two closed-end funds (CEFs) poised to deliver those high yields (and overall returns); we’ll compare two popular options in a moment. First, let’s delve into the state of the corporate-bond market, because there are a lot of misconceptions floating around right now.

“Junk” Bonds Not as Risky as They Seem

You might know high-yield bonds by their nickname: junk bonds.… Read more

This 11.1% Dividend Stock Loves Inflation

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: September 21, 2022

The stock market keeps falling and falling because, for the first time in 14 years, there’s nobody to catch it.

The “Fed put” has expired.

The genesis of the Federal Reserve’s implicit put—the notion that the Fed will fix any decline—was the 2008 Financial Crisis. With the financial system on the ropes, the stock market itself became “too big to fail” as far as the Fed was concerned. Then-Chairman Ben Bernanke printed a bunch of money, boosted the market and became a Wall Street (bank, at least) hero.

Since then, the Fed has cradled the stock market. Anytime the S&P 500 hiccups or corrects, the central bank steps in to print money.… Read more

This Megatrend Will Send These “Made in the USA” Dividends Surging

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: September 20, 2022

Today we’re going to “onshore” ourselves 2 unsung dividend payers that are pumping out cash: one has seen its cash flow surge 367% in just the last three years—feeding a quick “dividend double” for its shareholders.

Both of these payouts have plenty of room to grow from here, thanks to today’s biggest—and least discussed—megatrend.

I’ll share the tickers on these two stealth dividend plays in a second.

As for the megatrend, the hint was in the first line: most people haven’t noticed, but American multinationals are “onshoring”—or bringing manufacturing back to the USA—in droves. This shift will only accelerate in the years ahead, and will make folks who buy the right stocks now some very big profits (and dividends!)… Read more

This “Billionaire’s Choice” 5.4% Dividend Is the Perfect Buy for 2023 (and Beyond)

Michael Foster, Investment Strategist
Updated: September 19, 2022

Municipal bonds are too often ignored by investors. Which is a huge missed dividend opportunity.

It’s too bad, because billionaires have been using “munis” to anchor their portfolios for years. And with good reason: as we’ll see in a second, munis can perform well when rates rise. They also pay a high “hidden” yield that beats anything you’d get on a Treasury—and most stocks.

“Munis” Offer Safe, High—and Tax-Free—Yields

I say munis’ yields are “hidden” because they’re tax-free. If you’re in a high tax bracket, I probably don’t have to tell you how valuable a tax-free yield is, but the numbers here are very compelling.… Read more

Four “Rich Guy Favorite” Dividends Up to 10.7%

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: September 17, 2022

“Hey Brett, how’s business?”

“Awful,” I admitted. “But we’re a startup. If we can improve from awful to simply bad, it will be a big milestone for us.”

That was one economic meltdown ago, back in 2008. I had just left my “day job” to start my first company. On cue, the Great Recession descended upon us.

But the gloomy economic backdrop didn’t matter. Actually, it was a blessing. A recession is actually the best time to start companies and grow them.

As a startup with no money, we were able to cobble our limited resources together to get the company off the ground.… Read more

This 6.3% Blue Chip Is Dialed in for Steady Gains Ahead

Jeff Reeves, Senior Investment Analyst
Updated: September 16, 2022

Wall Street has been giving investors whiplash lately, as the big rebound from July evaporated in August. And as we look to close out the year, more volatility is sure to follow.

Most financial news channels blame the choppy environment on rising interest rates, rampant inflation or other macroeconomic boogeymen. But that’s just because the media needs to keep you clicking on headlines if they want to get paid! The real reason for recent volatility is much simpler.

It’s not really troublesome data points driving the market, but rather troublesome bouts of “first order” thinking.

Spend time around toddlers or pets and you’ll see the perils of first order thinking on display.… Read more

The “Biden Biotech Boom” Will Send This Bargain 6.8% Dividend Soaring

Michael Foster, Investment Strategist
Updated: September 15, 2022

Some major—and almost totally ignored—news from Washington, D.C., is about to upend the biotech world, turning America into “the world’s pharmacy” in short order—and giving us a chance to buy a solid 6.8% dividend for just 91 cents on the dollar.

That might sound hard to believe for woebegone biotechs, which have fallen further than the S&P 500 this year, going by the performance of the benchmark iShares Biotechnology ETF (IBB). That’s despite the sector’s importance during the pandemic—and despite the fact that some 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, sharply increasing demand for pharmaceuticals as the senior cohort grows.

Biotech Catches a Cold

The problem is that despite these tailwinds, biotech is weighed down by the same problems that are dragging on the rest of the economy: lower R&D funding as interest rates rise, and supply-chain issues that are hurting productivity.… Read more

This Dividend Catalyst Creates Safe 15% Yearly Returns

Brett Owens, Chief Investment Strategist
Updated: September 14, 2022

Why chase the market when we can let 15% per year—every year—come to us?

This is the perfect time to buy what I call “hidden yield” investments. These are stocks that dish out dividends today. But, more notably, they have an important catalyst coming in the year ahead that will help boost their stock prices.

This trigger is so powerful that it sends these stocks sailing by 15% or more per year, every year. Which is truly great when other equities and even bonds are getting buried around us.

We’ll talk about these stocks and their “dividend spark” in a moment.… Read more