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Is retail dead? It depends. While Amazon.com (AMZN) is indeed making life miserable for many brick-and-mortar outfits, I'd like to show you five dividend stocks in the space that could be a month or two away from getting a big shot in the arm. So say the holiday crystal balls. That brings us to Deloitte, which sees not just good things for e-commerce sales, but holiday sales as a whole. It's forecasting a 4.5% bump that outclasses 2016's 3.6% growth, with Deloitte's Rod Sides telling CNBC that "sentiment and spending indicators are firing on all cylinders." Better still, "Even the big retailers continue to pick up e-commerce share." No, retail isn't dead - you just need to pick your shots carefully. That's why I have my eyes on these five retail dividend stocks yielding up to 7.4%. Their potential for a strong seasonal surge is nice, but they also boast several qualities that make them attractive, Black Friday bonanzas or not...

Best Buy (BBY) is done playing the victim. You probably can't remember back to a time when Best Buy wasn't seemingly days away from crumbling under the massive weight of Amazon. Yes, Williams-Sonoma (WSM) might put together some of the most cringe-worthy catalog entries in the home-goods space, but the owner of the W-S, Pottery Barn and West Elm brands is one of the premier names in upscale kitchen and decor. United Parcel Service (UPS) isn't a retailer, of course, but it still benefits from consumers shopping in their jammies. Home Depot (HD) is a must-buy ahead of the holiday buying season, and in fact, its attractiveness has nothing to do with the holidays. GameStop (GME) is the highest-yielding play among these five dividend stocks - and it's also the trickiest.

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Earn a Monthly Income with a 10.9% Yield

Posted by D4L | Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | | 0 comments »

Over the last several years, monthly dividend stocks have been highly sought after. As a result, prices of the most well-known monthly dividend payers have already been bid up, causing their yields to drop. Looking at the market today, you would be lucky to find a blue-chip monthly dividend stock paying more than six percent. However, that doesn’t mean investors looking to earn a monthly income have to settle for a low yield. If they are willing to dig into the not-so-hot areas of the stock market, they might just find a hidden dividend-paying gem with a double-digit yield.

For instance, Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN) pays monthly dividends of $0.10 per share. At its current price, that translates to an annual dividend yield of 10.9%. Horizon is a business development company, or BDC. For those not in the know, business development companies are like venture capital firms, as they invest in privately held companies. But because many BDCs trade on major stock exchanges, retail investors can get a piece of the action too. Horizon invests in companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries. Here’s the neat part: instead of making equity investments, Horizon focuses on making loans to these companies. This not only reduces the level of risk, but also allows the company to collect a predictable stream of income from its debt investments.

Source: Income Investors

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This company is exceptionally interesting because management refuses to blow smoke. The macroeconomic environment is poor for mortgage REITs, but most investors and analysts wouldn’t know it from other earnings calls or presentations. A careful reading through the its presentation shows management sending clear signals regarding the high values on many assets. The movement to 30-year fixed-rate RMBS is based on the liquidity of the assets, not expectations for excellent returns.

Dynex Capital (DX) and the Honesty: For better or worse, Byron Boston is an honest man. This makes the earnings calls for Dynex Capital exceptionally interesting. While other executives want to sound overwhelmingly bullish, Byron’s words can be parsed for a deeper understanding of the sector. Their presentations are also exceptionally interesting because management provides some great slides that few other mREITs will include.

Source: Seeking Alpha

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3 High-Yield Stocks for Aggressive Investors

Posted by D4L | Monday, October 16, 2017 | | 0 comments »

High-yield dividend stocks often come with an elevated risk profile. Investors that are comfortable with owning risky assets, though, can, on occasion, generate handsome returns on capital by taking the time to comb through the diverse universe of high-yield dividend stocks.

To help with this effort, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors which high-yield dividend stocks they think might be attractive to particularly aggressive investors. They suggested AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), and Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG).

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With the dividend yield of the S&P 500 sitting at a measly 1.9% and U.S. Treasury yields for 10-year bonds sitting fractionally higher at 2.2%, investors seeking dividend yields want higher rates. There are fortunately a collection of well-run companies in varied industries and markets that can provide market-beating yields to feed your appetite for higher dividends while enabling for sound sleep. Here are five that make the cut...

BlackRock Capital Investment Corp (NASDAQ:BKCC) owes its existence and some of its success in providing a 10% dividend yield to a little penmanship from the former president of the U.S. — Jimmy Carter. Student Transportation Inc (NASDAQ:STB) is a company based in the U.S. and Canada. Its business is delivering kids to and from their schools, as well as other activities and charters throughout the year. Do you want to be the guy who bought into the latest tech billionaires when they were only guys and gals in hoodies working in their parents’ garages? Then Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC) is the company to own. Do you want to be the guy who bought into the latest tech billionaires when they were only guys and gals in hoodies working in their parents’ garages? Then Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC) is the company to own. MFA Financial Inc (NYSE:MFA) is a mortgage investment company that since 2000 has generated an average annual return to shareholders of over 15%.

Source: InvestorPlace

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