How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Dividend Stocks?

The self-styled philosopher kings and occupants of the Eccles Building – the Federal Reserve governors –  have divined that easy money should be somewhat less easy. Over the next eight months, the dials on quantitative easing will gradually be turned down and finally clicked off by the end of the year.  By July 2015, interest … Continue reading How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Dividend Stocks?

2 High-Yield Business Development Companies Just Went on Sale

Buy when others sell; sell when others buy.  Repetition has reduced this bromide to cliché, but it hasn’t reduced its imbedded truth. Though few investors posses the fortitude, buying when others are selling (and vice versa) frequently leads to outsized wealth. The key is to look to the horizon in order to divine the possibilities … Continue reading 2 High-Yield Business Development Companies Just Went on Sale

Price-to-Sales Ratio: The Perfect Stock Indicator

The price-to-sales ratio (P/S)  is an underappreciated valuation metric. Whereas most investors zero in on the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, I’m prone to focus on the price-to-sales ratio. I like the P/S ratio because sales are more difficult to manipulate than earnings. By the time the numbers reach the bottom line, they’ve passed through a sausage … Continue reading Price-to-Sales Ratio: The Perfect Stock Indicator

Top 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Set to Surge

A select group of stocks have consistently beaten the market for the last century. Known as “dividend growers,” these are companies that consistently raise their dividend payment every year. Consider some of the best-performing stocks over the last 30 years, including Altria (NYSE: MO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD). They all share the … Continue reading Top 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Set to Surge