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4 ways to invest your first $1,000 for maximum growth, according to financial planners

If you're investing your first $1,000 for maximum growth, try putting your cash in a Roth IRA. Financial planners also recommend choosing index funds or dividend growth stocks. To boost your earnings, spend that money learning a skill that makes you more valuable. Read more stories from Personal Finance Insider. A friend recently asked me a question I wasn't so sure I knew how to answer. They had just put aside their first chunk of cash and wanted to invest it in something. After years of paying off debt, learning solid financial tips, and sticking to a budget, this was a big goal for them.I'm still a rookie at investing. I've only been investing in stocks a...
Dividend Stocks, NASDAQ:AMZN, NYSE:C, NYSE:COF, NYSE:JPM

Capital One: What’s in an Empty Wallet?

There are three sides to a credit card transaction, the merchant, the customer, and the bank. It's the latter where Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) stock comes in. Source: Isabelle OHara/Shutterstock.com Companies that process transactions experience less volume during a recession. But they make out all right. Banks, however, have a problem. Everything you put on your credit card is a loan. The merchant gets their money at settlement. The bank only gets its money when you pay the monthly bill. What if they can't collect? Capital One shareholders are finding out what happens. Shares collapsed in March, from over $100 to the mid-$40s. They have since recovered just one-third of those gains. COF stock is at $63 with a market cap of $29 billion. The Cruelest Cut For the quarter...
Dividend Stocks, NASDAQ:APA, NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B, NYSE:D, NYSE:KMI, NYSE:TOT

3 Natural Gas Stocks Worth Your Time Today

The US has been using natural gas for two centuries, making natural gas stocks a source of profits for a long time. Prices of energy commodities like natural gas are important for consumers and investors alike. Earlier in the year, natural gas prices in the US dropped to 25-year lows. As a result, in early spring, shares in many players in the sector hit 52 -week lows. Most natural gas stocks have staged a remarkable comeback in price since then, there may still be further upside left for long-term investors. At present, the price of natural gas is around $1.8 per MMBtu. The American Public Gas Association says that natural gas supplies more than half of the energy consumed by residential and commercial customers, and more than 40% of the energy used by industry. The commodity ...
Dividend Stocks, NASDAQ:AMZN, NYSE:KRG, NYSE:OHI, NYSE:SNH, NYSE:STAG, NYSE:VER

5 Real Estate Stocks to Buy for Dividend Income

[Editor’s note: “5 Real Estate Stocks to Buy for Dividend Income” was previously published in June 2020. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] Real estate stocks have become a popular income investment vehicle. Most operate as real estate investment trusts (REITs). These REITs are supposed to pay at least 90% of their income in the form of dividends. In exchange, REIT do not have to pay income tax on the net income generated from their properties. For this reason, REITs tend to pay higher dividends than most stocks, and some of them can sustain very high payouts for several years. This occurs even as lifestyle changes and technology affect the demand for and use of properties. In our dynamic economy, these five real estate stocks have ...
Dividend Stocks, NYSE:BAC, NYSE:JPM, NYSE:WFC

Wells Fargo Stock Should Survive Its Dividend Cut Just Fine

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) posted its first quarterly loss since 2008 and cut its quarterly dividend by over 80.4% from 51 cents to 10 cents per share. However, Wells Fargo stock will survive this just fine. I suspect Wells Fargo will restore the dividend after the novel coronavirus recession ends. Source: Martina Badini / Shutterstock.com Moreover, Wells Fargo shareholders should take comfort in one thing. Despite the huge $2.4 billion in net income losses that the company booked for the quarter, its tangible book value per share (TBVPS) fell just 3.1%. For example, Well Fargo's July 14 earnings release on page 17 shows TBVPS dropped $1.02 from $32.90 to $31.88. This means that Wells Fargo stock now trades below its TBVPS. As of July 24 when it closed at $26.26 it was at 82%...
Dividend Stocks, NASDAQ:CRON, NASDAQ:LHCG, NASDAQ:NVAX, NASDAQ:VOD, NYSE:BJ, NYSE:BUD, NYSE:DECK, NYSE:EPD, NYSE:IPG, NYSE:MO, NYSE:OMC, NYSE:UNM, NYSE:VALE, NYSE:WPP, NYSEARCA:IWM

The 7 Best Dividend Stocks for Adventurous Investors

Until the recent volatility,  and  stocks were among the darlings of Wall Street’s passive income-seeking investors. However, economic realities have made many of these companies reevaluate the sustainability of their high payout yields. As a result, boards of a wide range of businesses have either slashed or fully eliminated dividends. Today I’ll take a closer look at seven of the best dividend stocks, most of which have rather high dividend yields. The Federal Reserve has slashed  to record  in recent months as part of its efforts to ease the economic effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Generating fixed income via dividend stocks becomes especially attractive in such a macroeconomic environment. As the quarterly earnings season accelerates, increased choppiness in stock...
Dividend Stocks, NYSE:LMT;NYSE:NOC;NYSE:GD

3 Defense Stocks to Buy Even in Peacetime LMT NOC GD | InvestorPlace

In terms of stock returns, the last 12 months has been unimpressive for defense stocks. This has resulted in most names trading at attractive valuations. These companies have robust cash flows and a healthy dividend payout. I therefore believe that it's a good time to consider exposure to some quality names in the industry. Geopolitical issues might have taken a back seat on a relative basis as the world struggles to cope with the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, countries will continue to ramp up defense spending and the long-term outlook for defense stocks remains bright. As a matter of fact, global defense spending hit $1.9 trillion in fiscal year 2019. This was the highest percentage increase in spending since 2010. So, let's look at three quality defense stocks that ar...
BATS:NOBL, Dividend Stocks, NYSE:AFL, NYSE:CAH, NYSE:CL, NYSE:CVX, NYSE:KMB, NYSE:MCD, NYSE:MMM, NYSE:T

Why You Need to Buy These 8 Dividend Stocks Now

[Editor'snote:“8DividendAristocratStockstoBuyNow[Editor’snote:“8DividendAristocratStockstoBuyNow”Was previously published in June 2020. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] After the big shock in March, many investors are still looking for defensive stocks to buy now. Of course, in the most extreme example, you can elect to go all into cash. However, history has proven that to be the worst thing to do . Instead, this is a good time to consider dividend aristocrats. First, market uncertainty incentivizes stable dividend stocks to buy now. How so? Passive-income generating companies typically perform better than high-flying growth names during bearish phases. For one thing, investors can still collect their payouts even if their portfolio ...
Dividend Stocks, NYSE:MCD

McDonald’s Stock Is a Very Attractive Buy Here and I’m Lovin’ It

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) is a very stable quick-service restaurant company with good earnings upside. MCD stock is worth 18-to-20% more than today's price and has good value and growth characteristics. Source: 8th.creator / Shutterstock.com For example, its dividend yield of 2.5% is well covered by this year's expected earnings of $5.76 per share. Moreover, 35 analysts polled by Yahoo! Finance expect McDonald's to grow earnings by 39% next year to $7.99. Recently, Seeking Alpha reported that a research firm Longbow Research completed channel checks on McDonald's store sales. Apparently sales were flat in the last half of June, but have turned positive for the beginning of July. This implies that despite Covid-19 restrictions and people's willingness to venture outside, McDonald...
Dividend Stocks, NYSE:XOM

Exxon Is An Attractive Buy With Its 8% Dividend Yield

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock is very attractive given its high dividend yield and other value markers. For example, at today's price, $42.50, the annual dividend represents a dividend yield of nearly 8%. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com I pointed out in prior articles that Exxon Mobil's management said maintaining the dividend is a priority. I also showed Exxon plans on cutting capital expenditures and operating expenses. It can afford the dividend cost. Of course, if oil rises from its doldrums at around $40 per barrel, the stock will rally. But everyone is worried that the novel coronavirus resurgence will slow economic activity. Oil Supply and Demand Barron's reported recently that the International Energy Agency (IEA) wrote a report saying that a 2020 second-hal...