The Dividend: Ignore This Powerful Indicator at Your Own Peril

“How do I invest in a company whose shares are most likely to appreciate?” The answer is really the Philosopher’s stone of investing. Therefore, it’s no surprise we frequently field the question (or a variation of it) at Wyatt Research. In my sphere of the investing universe, which is moored to income, there is one … Continue reading The Dividend: Ignore This Powerful Indicator at Your Own Peril

Diamond Offshore Drilling: Ideal for Income Investors

Most investors head for the hills when a stock is hit by analyst downgrades.  As for me, I want a closer look.  Value frequently materializes after an exodus. I see value following the investor exodus from Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO), whose business is readily gleaned from its name: Diamond provides offshore drilling rigs — … Continue reading Diamond Offshore Drilling: Ideal for Income Investors

Why Income Investors Should Prefer “New” Coke to “Old” Coke

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) just might be the premier dividend grower. The company has paid a quarterly dividend since 1920 and has increased the dividend each year for the past 50 years. You’ll find Coca-Cola on every list of “dividend aristocrats.” It’s the safe and obvious bet. No money manager jeopardizes his job recommending … Continue reading Why Income Investors Should Prefer “New” Coke to “Old” Coke

Top Residential REIT Boosts Dividend by 8.4%

Just last week, one of the premier residential REITs raised its dividend.  And income investors who buy the stock before March 31 can claim the next dividend check. That company is AvalonBay Communities (NYSE: AVB), a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with a market capitalization of $16 billion. With an 8.4% increase in its dividend, … Continue reading Top Residential REIT Boosts Dividend by 8.4%

3 Dividend Paying Stocks Poised to Maintain Momentum

I’m sure you’ve noticed 2014 has gotten off to a rough and rocky start.  Stocks across the board have traded mostly down. The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index has sagged 4.5% year to date – a palpable reversal from the 30% upward thrust in 2013. Now I did say “mostly” down, not all down.  A … Continue reading 3 Dividend Paying Stocks Poised to Maintain Momentum

4 Dividend ETFs for High Yield and Safety

I’m an income investor who prefers to construct investment portfolios with individual securities.  Fortunately, I have the time and ability to analyze and cobble together individual securities to create high-yield, diversified income portfolios.  After all, it is  my occupation. Other investors are more time constrained, or they lack the wherewithal, or perhaps even the confidence, … Continue reading 4 Dividend ETFs for High Yield and Safety

9 Best Ex-Dividend Dates for February

We at Wyatt Investment Research talk quite a bit about where to find yield. We rarely mention when to find it. For income investors like us, it’s important to know which companies are increasing their dividends and which companies offer attractive yields. It’s equally important to know the ex-dividend dates for each company. Money-market accounts … Continue reading 9 Best Ex-Dividend Dates for February

3 Reasons Apple Stock Fell After Earnings

Apple earnings disappointed investors, with shares of the technology giant falling over 8% in after-hours trading. While the stock recovered some of those losses in today’s trading session, shares of Apple stock remain well below yesterday’s closing price of around $550 per share. After opening today around $508 per share, the stock has spent much … Continue reading 3 Reasons Apple Stock Fell After Earnings