If you've got money that you can afford to invest in the stock market for the long term, dividend stocks are a great choice as they generate cash for you on a recurring basis. And while few of them pay out on a monthly basis, you can strategically invest in stocks that distribute quarterly on different schedules so that you're still collecting money every month of the year. Three quality income investments that could help you achieve that goal are Cardinal Health ( NYSE:CAH ) , Verizon Wireless ( NYSE:VZ ) , and ExxonMobil ( NYSE:XOM ) . Image source: Getty Images 1. Cardinal Health Medical product and pharmaceutical distributor Cardinal Health is an excellent income investment. The stock pays a dividend that at current share prices yields around 4.1% (well above the 1.3% that the S&P 500 now yields on average), so if you invested $49,140 into it, you would collect about $500 each quarter. It makes dividend payments every January, April, July, and … [Read more...] about Want to Collect $500 Each Month? Invest $123,553 Into These 3 Dividend Stocks
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Inflation hasn't been this high in decades, and for consumers who are earning the same amount of money they were last year, it means they have less disposable income. It underlines the importance of investing in dividend stocks and adding more to your income stream to help offset the impact of inflation. Not only do stocks such as Cardinal Health ( NYSE:CAH ) , Enbridge ( NYSE:ENB ) , and Camping World Holdings ( NYSE:CWH ) pay you an above-average dividend, but they are also quality dividend growth stocks to own. In fact, investing a total of $78,000 across these companies can generate more than $4,000 in annual income for your portfolio. Image source: Getty Images. 1. Cardinal Health Cardinal Health distributes pharmaceuticals all over the world, providing millions of patients with access to tens of thousands of healthcare products. The company also says it serves close to 90% of U.S. hospitals, making it a great pick if you need a quality healthcare … [Read more...] about Want to Make an Extra $4,000 in 2022? Invest $78,000 in These 3 Dividend Stocks
Wall Street delivered another winning year in 2021. The benchmark S&P 500 rocketed higher by 27%, which is more than double its average annual total return of 11% (including dividends) dating back to 1980. But if you've owned the FAANG stocks for any significant length of time, you're used to handily outpacing the broader market. The FAANG stocks are: Meta Platforms ( NASDAQ:FB ) , the parent company of Facebook (the "F" in FAANG) Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) Amazon ( NASDAQ:AMZN ) Netflix ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) Alphabet ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) , the parent company of Google (the "G" in FAANG) The FAANG companies are fast-paced, profitable businesses that have exhibited sustained competitive advantages over a long period of time. Image source: Getty Images. But in 2022, only two stand out as excellent buys. Meanwhile, one popular FAANG stock should be actively avoided this year. FAANG stock No. 1 to buy: Amazon In the … [Read more...] about 2 FAANG Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid in 2022
What happened Shares of LTC Properties ( NYSE:LTC ) slumped 12.3% in 2021, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence . The senior housing market's continued headwinds weighed on the real estate investment trust ( REIT ). So what LTC Properties experienced a significant decline in funds from operations (FFO) and funds available for distribution (FAD) in 2021. FFO was down nearly 21% to $68.8 million through the third quarter, while FAD declined almost 19% to $69.6 million. Because of that, the REIT paid out 100% of its FAD during the third quarter to support its 6.4%-yielding monthly dividend . Image source: Getty Images. The main issue is the pandemic's impact on the senior housing sector. Several of LTC Properties' tenants couldn't pay rent, which impacted the healthcare REIT 's rental income. While it deferred and abated some rent to assist its tenants, a couple declared bankruptcy. Their financial issues … [Read more...] about Why LTC Properties Stock Sank 12% in 2021
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( NYSE:TSM ) , the contract chipmaking juggernaut better known as TSMC, recently hit a new record high after the company posted its fourth-quarter earnings report on Jan. 13. TSMC's revenue rose 24% year over year to $15.74 billion, which beat estimates by $70 million, as its earnings grew 19% to $1.15 per ADR and topped expectations by four cents. It expects its first-quarter revenue to grow 28-33% year over year, which also exceeded expectations for 23% growth. TSMC's robust growth rates weren't surprising, since the global chip shortage, which started in early 2020, has consistently caused the market's demand for TSMC's wafers to outstrip its available supply. TSMC also manufactures the world's smallest and most advanced chips, which makes it a crucial partner for fabless chipmakers like Apple , AMD , and Qualcomm . Image source: Getty Images. However, those well-known tailwinds have already caused TSMC's stock … [Read more...] about Is It Too Late to Buy TSMC Stock?
Sunoco ( NYSE:SUN ) took its investors on a wild ride in 2020. The fuel distribution company lost nearly 60% of its value in March as it nosedived along with the broader market. While it has since recovered most of that loss, units of the master limited partnership ( MLP ) were still down about 8% on the year. Because of that, it significantly underperformed the S&P 500 even after adding in its monster 11.7%-yielding dividend. With a lower share price and a big-time yield, investors might wonder whether the beaten-down energy stock is worth buying. Here's a look at the case for and against buying Sunoco these days. Image source: Getty Images. The case for buying Sunoco Sunoco has undergone an impressive transformation in recent years. The company jettisoned most of its retail gas stations by selling them to 7-Eleven and other operators. It used the proceeds to pay down debt and expand its fuel distribution and midstream businesses. As a … [Read more...] about Is Sunoco Stock a Buy?
The metaverse could be one of the biggest emerging product and service trends of 2022, but investors don't have to wait to build an early position in this potentially revolutionary trend. Recent market volatility has led to promising players in the space trading at fresh discounts, and some are worth buying before this year is out. With that in mind, a panel of Motley Fool contributors has identified three stocks that are primed to benefit from surging metaverse momentum. Read on to see why they think that these three companies will take your portfolio to the next level. Image source: Getty Images. The social media giant is evolving into a metaverse company Parkev Tatevosian : Meta Platforms ( NASDAQ:FB ) , the company formerly known as Facebook, is arguably the reason why so many people are talking about the metaverse right now. The name change follows a shift in focus for the social media company that has amassed over 3.5 billion monthly active users across its … [Read more...] about 3 Hot Metaverse Stocks to Buy Before 2021 Is Over
Few companies can remain in business for more than 100 years, and the ability to do so says a lot about a corporation. Of course, past performance isn't a guarantee of future success, but for investors seeking "forever stocks," it might be worth considering those companies that have already stood the test of time. Let's look at two healthcare giants that have been around for over 100 years and will likely remain in business for much longer: Johnson & Johnson ( NYSE:JNJ ) and Eli Lilly ( NYSE:LLY ) . Not only do these two drugmakers have solid businesses, they are also excellent dividend-paying stocks. Let's dig in. JNJ Total Return Level data by YCharts 1. Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson has been around a while, and it has also been raising its yearly dividend payouts for a long time. The healthcare giant is a member of the exclusive club of Dividend Kings -- companies that have hiked their dividends for at least 50 consecutive years. … [Read more...] about 2 Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever
Despite an uptick in volatility over the past couple of weeks, it's been another slam-dunk year for the stock market. Through Tuesday, Dec. 7, the benchmark S&P 500 ( SNPINDEX:^GSPC ) had gained nearly 25%. To put this figure into context, the widely followed index has averaged an annual total return, including dividends, of around 11% since 1980. There's no mincing words: It's been a good year for many big-name companies. But history also shows us that stock market crashes and double-digit percentage corrections are commonplace. As we get ready to steam forward into a new year, the following seven factors stand out as the biggest threats to the stock market in 2022. Image source: Getty Images. 1. The Federal Reserve panicking over inflation Arguably the biggest concern for Wall Street in 2022 is how the Federal Reserve handles rapidly rising inflation (the rising cost for goods and services). Throughout 2021, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has … [Read more...] about The 7 Biggest Threats to the Stock Market in 2022
Since the financial crisis, growth stocks have dominated value stocks and produced the bulk of market gains. The top seven largest companies in the S&P 500 are all big tech firms like Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) and Microsoft ( NASDAQ:MSFT ) , while the top 10 largest S&P 500 components contributed around half of the entire S&P 500's gain in 2021 . A stock market led by growth can be explosive, but a stock market led by value offers many investors a more attractive risk-reward profile. Here are three reasons why the return of value investing could be good news for you. Image source: Getty Images. 1. Growth stocks have gotten expensive Between 2019 and the end of 2021, Apple and Microsoft added $4 trillion in market cap to the S&P 500 after Apple gained 364% and Microsoft gained 242% in that three-year time frame. Both companies are incredibly well-run businesses, but even Apple and Microsoft can't grow revenue, earnings, or free cash flow (FCF) … [Read more...] about Value Investing Is Back in Style! 3 Reasons That’s Great for Most Investors