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[Editor's note: "8 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy for Consistent Income" was previously published in July 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.]With so much uncertainty weighing on key economic metrics -- most notably the U.S.-China trade war -- the idea of buying dividend stocks is an attractive one. Primarily, as passive-income generating securities, dividend-bearers are likely to weather volatility better than stocks that don't offer payouts. Plus, any capital returns are bonuses on top of the yield.Source: Shutterstock However, dividend stocks typically have one glaring weakness, especially for those who depend on stocks for income: their payouts occur on a quarterly basis. That's not particularly helpful when our society revolves around monthly cost expenditures, such as mortgages, car payments, and utility bills. And that's one of the reasons why monthly dividend stocks are so attractive.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUnder this arrangement, you're receiving income 12 times a year as opposed to the usual four times. Because money has a time component to it, monthly dividend stocks allow investors much more flexibility. Also, if you like to reinvest dividends into more shares of the target asset, a monthly schedule allows you to advantage technical dynamics, such as a pricing dip. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock That said, conservative investors should adopt the same precautions toward monthly dividend stocks as you would any income-generating investment. For instance, you should never jump aboard a company or fund merely because they pay out monthly. The key here is healthy cash flows and robust, stable sectors.At the same time, monthly dividend stocks offer speculators a reason to join in on the fun. With payouts every 30 days, sometimes risky, high-yielding names offer compelling opportunities. Of course, that depends on your personal tolerance to volatility.And with these cautionary notes out of the way, here are the eight best monthly dividend stocks to consider in 2019: LTC Properties (LTC)Source: Shutterstock When it comes to boring sectors as I mentioned above, I can't think of anything more sleep-inducing than senior care. At the same time, I can't think of anything more robust and relevant than the senior care market. That's why investors ought to take a long look at LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) and LTC stock.As a viable name among monthly dividend stocks, LTC Properties utilizes a powerful tool as leverage: demographics. Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, which present serious challenges. But they also present opportunities. Increasingly, millennials are taking care of their aging family members, indirectly bolstering the case for LTC stock. That's because a senior may not have adequate funds, but a working millennial might.Furthermore, LTC stock has steadily trekked higher since the collapse of the 2000 tech bubble. Given the demographic tailwinds, I expect this longer-term trend to continue. Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN)Source: Shutterstock Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) is what experts refer to as a business development company. In this case, Main Street provides debt and equity financing to small and mid-tier private organizations. With a broad range of services, they're able to help scale businesses as their output expands.And supporting the case for MAIN stock is the current entrepreneurial environment. With the advent of e-commerce technologies, and the digitalization of everything, there's never been a better time than now to start a business. Moreover, the efficiencies inherent in smaller and more nimble organizations allow them to disrupt larger entities. Again, this supports the capital gains narrative for MAIN stock. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock Just as importantly, the underlying company has a track record for delivering the goods under pressure. For instance, Main Street first offered MAIN stock to the public in 2007. While incurring volatility during the financial crisis, shares fought back. Today, it pays out a healthy dividend monthly that yields nearly 6%. Realty Income (O)Source: Shutterstock Whenever discussions about monthly dividend stocks come about, it's almost inevitable that you'll hear the name Realty Income (NYSE:O). And that's for good reason. Although a boring name, strong and consistent cash flows back up O stock. Obviously, this is critical for a company paying out monthly; after all, the money for dividends has to come from somewhere!But O stock has two reasons why it's especially relevant at this juncture. First, the Federal Reserve is likely to lower interest rates despite robust domestic economic metrics. Global economies don't necessarily share the same optimism as the U.S. Furthermore, the Fed is determined to learn the lessons that led to the disastrous 2008 financial crisis. Thus, investors seeking substantive yields will probably gravitate toward investments like O stock.Second, many of the commercial properties that Realty Income owns feature retailers who have competitive or natural moats against e-commerce threats like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). For example, Home Depot (NYSE:HD) customers like to see and test out their prospective products. You simply don't get that convenience from online channels. And this dynamic should keep the rent money flowing into O stock, which bolsters the dividend payout. Shaw Communications (SJR)Source: Shutterstock Canadian cable company Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) is another name that frequently pops up among recommended monthly dividend stocks. It's not hard to see why. Currently, SJR stock has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Shares have also gained over 10% since January's opening price.More importantly, SJR stock should prove to be incredibly relevant in the years ahead. While cable is a dying industry due to the streaming revolution, Shaw levers a wireless subsidiary called Freedom Mobile Inc. And in April of this year, Freedom substantially expanded its wireless footprint in the Canadian market. This move improves Freedom's LTE service and lays the groundwork for the upcoming 5G rollout. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock Finally, Shaw is a name that delivers a consistent revenue and earnings stream. As a result, it generally features reliable free cash flow -- which is key for stocks that pay out monthly. And while cord cutting hurts SJR stock in the nearer-term, I believe its spectrum coverage will outweigh these concerns. Pembina Pipeline (PBA)In years past, the oil market used to be a no-brainer: we consume energy and therefore we need energy. However, rising global supplies have depressed prices, making this sector a tough call. But infrastructural plays like Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) typically offer stability.No matter what happens in the underlying market, transportation of energy-related commodities is vital. In recent years, this dynamic supported the bullish case for PBA stock.Still, some risks cloud the narrative for PBA stock. First, shares have done well this year, moving up 21% year-to-date. But the equity has demonstrated some notable volatility in recent sessions. Thus, prospective buyers may want to wait a little before pulling the trigger.Further, Pembina doesn't have the greatest balance sheet. With a total debt to total equity ratio of 63, I wouldn't go all in on PBA stock. That said, energy remains a viable long-term play due to the uncertainties of renewable alternatives. Therefore, Pembina is among the riskier monthly dividend stocks that nonetheless deserves a careful look. Colony Credit Real Estate (CLNC)For those who are interested in higher stakes -- and of course, higher yields -- you should check out Colony Credit Real Estate (NYSE:CLNC). CLNC stock provides shareholders exposure to the world of commercial real estate credit REITs, or real estate investment trusts. Essentially, the company finances and manages commercial real estate debt.Now, I must give you some cautionary notes for CLNC stock. First, shares have not enjoyed the greatest time since its introduction in early 2018. A massive collapse in November of last year, along with the rest of the markets, has not inspired confidence.Also, as a commercial debt investor, Colony Credit faces turbulence from a possible downturn in the economy. With most folks talking about at least a correction coming up, CLNC stock is only for the risk tolerant. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock However, shares have stabilized this year and has recently inched forward. Plus, with a yield of 12%, CLNC is one of the monthly dividend stocks that will consistently draw eyeballs. Armour Residential REIT (ARR)If you want another high-stakes REIT among monthly dividend stocks, but with a residential angle, consider Armour Residental REIT (NYSE:ARR). ARR stock gives you exposure to mortgage-backed securities which are backed by a federal entity, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.Of course, whenever anyone hears the term mortgage-backed securities, the last housing crisis comes immediately to mind. Certainly, no investment is foolproof and that should give you pause before diving into ARR stock.On the flipside, both the government and the mortgage industry have taken the lessons of the last decade to heart. Today, it's very difficult to quality for a mortgage unless you've got your financial house in order. Additionally, homeowners themselves have learned not to overextend themselves. Thus, this environment helps bring some confidence toward ARR stock.Lastly, Armour Residential has a history of consistently rich monthly payouts going back to 2015. But I wouldn't get too comfortable as the payouts have declined in value over this time. Also, ARR stock is down nearly 18% YTD. All that said, if you're willing to assume the risk, Armour is an interesting play due to the current economic resiliency. Mesa Royalty Trust (MTR)Source: Shutterstock A far riskier counterpart to Pembina Pipeline, Mesa Royalty Trust (NYSE:MTR) is truly an investment only for the hardened speculator. From the get-go, MTR stock screams caution.Let's start with the obvious. Mesa Royalty distinguishes itself from the other monthly dividend stocks on this list because the company doesn't own anything. Instead, it has an interest in oil and natural gas projects dispersed throughout the U.S. Basically, the dividend from MTR stock represents a share of the spoils from the facilities' output.This leads to my next concern about MTR stock: volatility. I'm not just talking about the share price, which historically is terrible. The payout fluctuates like mad. Needless to say, Mesa Royalty will not belong on a list of stable dividend stocks anytime soon. * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock Still, the company offers the prospect of a big payday that could arrive at any month. For instance, earlier in March, Mesa paid out nearly 19 cents for each share of MTR stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Reasons to Buy Canopy Growth Stock * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Leave on Your Plate * 4 Turnaround Plays to Buy Now The post 8 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy for Consistent Income appeared first on InvestorPlace.
There are plenty of benefits to having an allocation to real estate in your portfolio. From income generation to having an asset class that helps fight inflation, every investor should have some allocation to real estate. For most of us that aren't high net worth investors that means either owning one or two rental properties or buying real estate investment trusts (REITs).REITs make it real estate ownership easy and without many of the hassles that come with owning a rental property. With the security type, investors can gain access to a variety of property types and locations with one ticker. And thanks to their tax structure, REITs hand back much of their cash flows as dividends. However, there is one way that being a direct property owner does win big over REITs. And that's those sweet monthly rent checks from tenants.But REIT investors may not need to fret.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThere are a handful of top-notch and high yielding REITs that do reward their shareholders every month. And with these firms, investors big and small can finally gain all the benefits of a landlord without all the hassles. * 5 Red Hot Housing Stocks Sprinting to Decade Highs With that, here are three monthly paying REITs to buy today. STAG Industrial (STAG)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.81%Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Thanks to rising e-commerce/omnichannel growth and a strengthening economy, STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG) has been a winner since its IPO back 2011- offering plenty of dividend growth and capital appreciation. The key is that the firm focuses on warehouse and light industrial properties. These property types have been big winners in the shift towards reshoring and online consumerism. Rising demand and rents have simply translated into gains for STAG.But it's the kind of warehouses that STAG owns that sets it apart from rivals like Prologis (NYSE:PLD).STAG focuses on single and smaller warehouse properties. The benefit to the REIT is that often these warehouses can be bought on the cheap and below replacement costs. Secondly, tenant pricing power and quality for many of these small- and mid-size firms allows STAG to charge higher rents than other warehouse REITs. Since 2007, rents for Non-Super Primary markets -- the fancy way of saying STAG's niche -- have grown by nearly 16%. This contrasts to just 9% growth for Super Primary ones. In the end, the combination of these two factors has helped support STAG's FFO growth and dividends.To reduce risk, STAG has grown large. Today, the REIT owns more than 409 properties and no tenant makes up more than 2.1% of its warehouses. A strong balance sheet doesn't hurt either.The best part is STAG is willing to share the wealth via a growing monthly dividend. All in all, STAG could be one fo the best ways for investors to become a landlord via REITs. Apple Hospitality (APLE)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 7.31%When it comes to REITs, the lodging industry is often overlooked by investors. That's because, unlike something like an apartment building or medical office, hotel demand is very economically sensitive. So, historically, the lodging REITs have been a more volatile subsector of the market. But there are ways to reduce that risk and score a monthly dividend. Case in point, Apple Hospitality (NYSE:APLE).APLE owns 234 hotels across 38 states. Like previously mentioned STAG, the win for Apple comes down to its niche. The hotelier focuses on so-called select-service or room's focused hotel properties. These fall within middle ground between budget conscience travelers and upper-scale consumers. Moreover, select-service hotels tend to be frequented by business travelers who aren't very price-sensitive given then tend to use expense accounts or receive reimbursements for travel. Top brands in APLE's portfolio include Hilton's (NYSE:HLT) Embassy Suites and Marriott's (NASDAQ:MAR) Courtyard, Residence Inn, and TownePlace Suites concepts.What's great about the middle ground is that operating margins tend to be better than even upscale hotels. There's less demand from clients, but the rooms are still nice and command a premium over budget hotels. As a result, Apple has some of the best operating margins in the lodging sector while still maintaining high revenues-per-available-room (RevPAR) numbers. * 7 Stocks to Buy Under $10 And it's used those margins to reduce debt, expand its portfolio of hotels and pay a steady 7.31% monthly dividend. LTC Properties Inc (LTC)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.50%Rising healthcare spending and the continued "Graying of America" could easily be two of the biggest megatrends facing investors these days. Better and greater access to healthcare solutions is only increasing longevity and our lifespans. That's a major problem considering the specialized facilities needed to care for the elderly. Luckily, LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) is up to the task.The LTC stands for Long-Term Care and REIT invests in senior housing and assisted living facilities. This is a particularly sweet spot in the medical property market as demand for these facilities continues to grow as longevity rises and more seniors need aid. Even better is that private-pay facilities can generate very high margins from tenants. Currently, LTC has about 200 properties under its umbrella. However, it continues to add deals that are instantly accreditive to its bottom line.The cool thing about LTC is that it is considered a hybrid REIT. That is, it owns both physical properties as well as invests in mortgages/provides loans to other developers. This creates a varied income stream for the REIT that helps pads its bottom line. Also helping is that fact that LTC doesn't operate the facilities, it just simply collects a rent check. This eliminates many of the risks associated with the healthcare sector.What it all really does is make LTC an earnings machine. Last quarter, FFO did rise slightly despite plenty of building/construction activity for the REIT. Meanwhile, LTC has managed to raise its monthly dividend 32% since 2010. Currently, LTC yields 4.5%.Disclosure: At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not have a position in any stock mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy Under $10 * 30 Marijuana Stocks to Buy as the Future Turns Green * 7 Consumer Stocks Ready to Rally Hard The post Be Your Own Landlord With These 3 Monthly Paying REITs appeared first on InvestorPlace.
When it comes to your investments, a decade is a long time. Ten years ago, we were just recovering from the 2008 meltdown and the worst recession since the Great Depression. Investors were nursing catastrophic losses. For some, it felt like the world was ending.Ten years before that, we were in the midst of dot-com mania and the biggest stock market bubble in history. Just a decade before that, no one had ever heard of the internet, and mobile phones were the size of a cinder block. We can only guess what the world will look like 10 years from now.Real estate traditionally has been a stable store of value. But with the rate of change accelerating in recent years, even the stability of some real estate investment trusts (REITs) has come into question. Amazon.com (AMZN) is taking a wrecking ball to brick-and-mortar retail, Airbnb is turning every spare bed into a viable hotel competitor, and telecommuting is making the traditional office far less critical than it used to be.For buy-and-hold investors, the key to making money in REITs over the coming decades will be to focus on properties that are as "future-proof" as possible. As fast as the world is changing, we'll likely always need places to live, medical facilities, warehouses and other mission-critical properties.Today, we're going to look at five REITs to buy and hold for decades. After the recent run-up in REIT prices, you don't necessarily need to run out and buy them today. But find somewhere to write each of these names down so you remember them during a dip. Because if you're looking for a collection of real estate stocks to throw off the income you'll need in retirement, each of these fits the bill. SEE ALSO: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 47 Buffett Stocks Explained
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Retirement is a major life milestone, eclipsed only by marriage or the birth of your first child in terms of financial impact. For many, it's an exhilarating leap into the unknown. In your working years, you can take investing setbacks in stride, as portfolio losses can be offset by new savings or working an extra year or two.But once retired, you no longer have that luxury. Your portfolio must last for the the rest of your life, and that of your spouse as well. So, the decision of what retirement stocks you should include your portfolio is an important one.An ideal retirement stock will pay a healthy dividend. As Sonia Joao, president of Houston-based RIA Robertson Wealth Management, explains, "Four out of five of our clients are in or near retirement, and essentially all of them tell us the same thing. They want safe, secure streams of income to meet their living expenses and replace their paychecks."While a good dividend is probably the most important characteristic to look for, it's certainly not the only one. Yields across most asset classes are lower today than in years past, and retirees need growth to stay ahead of inflation. So, while a retirement portfolio should have a large share of income stocks, it also will include some growth names for balance.The following are 25 stocks every retiree should own. This group of retirement stocks includes both pure income plays and growth companies, with a focus on very-long-term performance and durability. SEE ALSO: The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 48 Buffett Stocks
Retirement: It's all about one thing and that's income … replacing a steady paycheck with your savings. With that, dividend stocks have plenty of appeal for retirees. Not only can you score higher yields than bonds, but you have the ability to grow those payouts over time as well. However, dividend stocks do have one major drawback.Their payment schedules.Most dividend stocks pay on a quarterly or even semi-annual basis. And while that may not seem like a problem, for many retirees used to a monthly or bi-weekly paycheck balancing cash flows can be a hard pill to swallow. After all, your mortgage, cable bill and car payments are due each month. To that end, getting a monthly dividend could be the answer to budgeting issues.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Top S&P 500 Stocks of 2019 (So Far) Luckily, there are plenty of dividend stocks that do happen to payout monthly. Here are three of the best. Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN)Dividend Yield: 5.89%Most investors have never heard of businesses development companies (BDCs). That's a shame because they can be some of the biggest yielding stocks around. BDCs are set up as pass-through entities much like real estate investment trusts, and similarly must pay out at least 90% of their earnings as dividends. How they earn that income is by loaning cash to mid-sized firms -- companies too big to ask the local bank for a loan, but not big enough to launch a significant bond offering -- at competitive rates. The best way to really think of them is like public-private equity firms.And when it comes to BDCs, Main Street Capital (NASDAQ:MAIN) could be one of the best.MAIN has provided capital to more than 200 private companies and thanks to its underwriting and deal standards, it has been very successful at turning a big profit on those loans. Just for the first quarter of this year, MAIN has already seen its investment income rise by 10% year-over-year. Those sorts of gains have allowed the firm to become a great dividend stock since its IPO in 2007. The BDC has managed to grow its payout by 127% since then.Today, you can score a great recurring monthly dividend with a current yield of 5.89%. The best part is that MAIN's management likes to reward shareholders further with extra supplemental dividends. This allows the BDC to use excess capital if a great deal can be had or for dividends. Adding those extra payouts in, and investors are looking at closer to 7.2% yield.BDCs like MAIN provide a much-needed service to many firms. And thanks to its underwriting skill and focus on quality firms, MAIN has quickly become one heck of a dividend stock. Shaw Communications (SJR)Dividend Yield: 4.5%One sector that can be a fertile hunting ground for dividend stocks, and is also known for its stability, is the telecommunications industry. Top stocks like AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) are in plenty of income portfolios. The reason is easy to see. Predictable fixed costs and demand allow telcos to pay out reliably healthy dividends. The problem is T and VZ aren't monthly dividend stocks.But Canada's Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) is.Shaw remains one of Canada's largest telecoms and offers the usual bundle of services, including cable, internet and wireless phone services. It has been doing this for decades just like T and VZ here at home. And SJR has also tackled the problem of cord cutting head on. The telecom has been able to successfully convert customers to faster internet service to overcome lower cable subscriptions. This has helped boost revenues. At the same time, SJR has been one of the first movers in Canada for new 5G networks. That will give it a heads-up in bringing faster mobile internet, IoT and other applications to the nation. * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills As Shaw moves forward in these areas, investors can sit back and collect a hefty monthly yield. Currently, SJR pays 4.5%. Now, that dividend will fluctuate based on changes to the U.S./Canadian dollar. However, given Shaw's stability and potential growth, it's a small price to pay for a great dividend stock. LTC Properties (LTC)Dividend Yield: 4.89%Honing in on so-called mega-trends is a great way to find dividend stocks that will stand the test of time. For monthly-dividend payer LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) that mega-trend is the "Graying of America."Thanks to advances in medicine, lifespans are only increasing and longevity is almost assured at this point. LTC is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this fact. The firm invests in the senior housing and assisted living facility sectors of the healthcare property market. Currently, the firm owns/invests in roughly 200 properties that are right in the sweet spot for the nation's aging baby boomers. Demand for these facilities continues to grow as more seniors need aid to get along.The key is that LTC doesn't operate the facilities or even own the buildings in many cases. What it does is provide financing for owner/operators to construct and renovate their properties or it buys properties from owners in a sale-leaseback transaction. It's basically a mortgage lender that collects a monthly rent check. This position in the sector allows it to avoid some of the profitability issues that can result in senior living and assisted living facilities.It also allows for some safety and steady profits on its end. Year-over-year, LTC saw a gain in FFO for the first quarter of 2019. Steady FFO gains have allowed it to raise its dividend over 46% since 2008. Currently, LTC yields 4.89%.All in all, LTC is in the right area at the right time. And that makes it a great monthly dividend stock to own.As of this writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 5 Boring Stocks to Buy This Summer * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy With Little Debt and Lots of Profits Compare Brokers The post 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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