When a company makes a profit, it can distribute some of these funds as dividend payments. Dividend payments are one of three action steps a company can take with its profits to benefit a shareholder; the other two include buying back stock and re-investing the funds in the company. When interest rates are low, many investors look to dividend payments for a source of income. One has to be careful that the dividend payments are sustainable over a long period of time.
There are lots of companies but very few stocks I like in this stock market, because stocks have already gone up in value so tremendously.Countless large-caps provided excellent returns this year, and many of them are old brands that still offer meaningful dividend yields. What’s transpired with the equity market this year has been. Read More
Blue chips across the board have been taking a break, along with the rest of the stock market. But in my mind, their leadership remains intact, and so does the performance of the Dow Jones Transportation Average.This index recently broke below its 50-day simple moving average (MA), but this is very normal and not a trendsetting event.. Read More
One company I consistently like for long-term investors looking for dividend payments is PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE/PEP).This is the kind of company that can be put into retirement accounts and held for long periods of time with dividend reinvestment.The equity market has been very kind to PepsiCo since the beginning of this year. Like many. Read More
There is positive momentum going into fourth-quarter earnings season. The earnings results we’ve had so far from brand-name large-caps are encouraging. We can’t forget, however, that expectations and consensus estimates have come down a lot, especially because of third-quarter earnings results. I think the stock market will. Read More