It’s been nearly 38 years since AT&T (NYSE:T) became a stand-alone stock, replete with its “deathstar” logo, after the telecom giant was split into seven smaller telecom companies as part of one of the biggest antitrust cases in U.S. business. The classic $10,000 invested then would be worth $3.55 million today. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky /
During tumultuous market periods, such as the one that has taken over since the newest variant of Covid-19 was discovered, investors tend to flock to safety. That can mean different things to different investors, but for dividend investors, the safety of reliable payouts can mean less volatility in one’s portfolio during periods of market weakness.
In the last two weeks, AT&T (NYSE:T) provided an update to shareholders and also attended a Wells Fargo conference where it talked about the company. But in both situations, even though questions came up about the Warner Media spin-off deal, no updates were given. As a result, T stock has been struggling, as people are
When it comes to stocks you can trade on Robinhood’s (NASDAQ:HOOD) brokerage platform, certain types of stocks may first come to mind. For example, shares in well-known companies, like Apple (NASDAQ:APPL). Or, meme stocks like AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) and GameStop (NYSE:GME). But these aren’t the only types of securities you can buy on the platform.
Sometimes there isn’t actually any light at the end of the tunnel. For AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders, that certainly seems to be the case this year. T stock continues its unrelenting slump, and there’s little cause for optimism even now. Source: Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com After falling from $33 per share this spring to less than
In both euphoric and bear markets, there are stocks that trade at valuations which defy logic. To a large extent, this seems to be the case with AT&T (NYSE:T) stock. Source: Shutterstock In the last 12-months, T stock has declined by 12.5%. The stock, which has a high dividend yield, currently trades at a forward
There’s no doubt that quality growth stocks have been pretty reliable long-term stocks. But times are changing and that’s why it’s always smart to have some rock-solid dividend stocks in your portfolio. Just as reminder of what life is like at the top of markets, in the late 1990s brokers were telling their retiring and
Tech stocks have traditionally been associated with growth, not income. While this reputation is still true on the whole, there are now many top tech stocks that are dividend stocks and pay income to shareholders. Dividend paying tech stocks also offer growth, making them appealing for investors looking for a blend of growth and income.
It’s fascinating to witness Wall Street turning against telecommunications giant AT&T (NYSE:T) stock. The way they’re treating this iconic company, you’d think AT&T was headed toward zero. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com Of course, that won’t happen anytime soon. Part of the problem is that the market has been rotating out of telecom stocks. This trend,
Investors in the past several months have become increasingly worried about inflation. That is a real threat to equity prices, as well as the purchasing power of dollars. However, that doesn’t mean investors have no way to benefit. Commodities tend to perform well on an absolute and relative basis during periods of higher inflation, and
There’s a tremendous amount of disagreement in the markets right now with respect to where the economy could be headed from here. Concerns related to inflation, overvaluation, and an eventual end to the existing accommodative monetary and fiscal stimulus measures have some investors considering taking the foot off the gas. Or, they’re looking at defensive
Whether its crypto or stable coins or electric vehicles, cannabis or other hot sectors, the fact is there’s a lot of momentum in new disruptive stocks. That’s great for the short term. But for long-term investors, dividend stocks still need a significant place in your portfolio. And that’s more important now than ever. Inflation is
Narratives are vitally important in the stock market. In the case of AT&T (NYSE:T) stock, it isn’t particularly positive. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com That’s because AT&T has undergone a very long period of stagnation. Despite multiple attempts to revitalize its business and increase share prices, not much has changed. A decade ago, T stock
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck (NYSE:MRK) stock was a good one to own. The performance of Merck stock matched that of the S&P 500, and it paid a steadily rising dividend. Source: Atmosphere1 / Shutterstock.com Since then, the obsession with growth and vaccines has told a different story. Over the last two years the average
The worst curse you can lay on any stock today is to call it “value.” Source: Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Value, especially as it pertains to sharing earnings with investors in the form of dividends, has become pure foolishness, particularly in the tech industry. If they’re handing out cash, investors suspect, management must not have
After years of boosting CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) stock, I recently gave up and took a profit of 15% won over 7 months. Maybe I should have stayed in. Since I sold my CVS stock, the share price is up almost 12%. Source: Roman Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock.com Its recent gain is even better than that of United Healthcare
Income investors are in a difficult position. Interest rates remain near zero, meaning yields across fixed income have declined over the past several years. When it comes to stocks, the rally to all-time highs in the market has caused the average dividend yield of the S&P 500 index to decline to around 1.3%. This is why
It’s pretty easy to continue to buy growth in this market. Third-quarter earnings for big tech companies are crushing it. The economy is climbing the wall of worry that supply chain issues are promising. So why buy dividend aristocrat stocks? Well, first of all, these aren’t just dividend stocks. You need to think of these
When it comes to protecting to the downside, something not everyone considers when in the midst of a bull market, investors in dividend stocks need to be aware of the volatility of their stocks. Owning too many high-risk positions can create a scenario where your portfolio loses more than the S&P 500 index. To help
While dividend yields have partially declined of late due to rallying stock prices, it’s still possible to find attractive high-yield retirement stocks on Wall Street. These businesses typically generate stable cash flow, boast strong balance sheets, and have reasonable dividend payout ratios. As a result, these companies have the financial resilience to grow their businesses