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The High-Yield Dividend payers will continue to distribute dividends and can provide steady capital appreciation at the same time in the current low yield environment.

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  • Stocks mixed as earnings season rolls on
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  • 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won’t Wilt
    InvestorPlace6 hours ago

    10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won’t Wilt

    Within economics and the financial markets, you must deal with the trade-off concept. For instance, if you want to strike it rich quickly, you're likely looking at upstart organizations with strong potential. However, you have to give up the proven stability of a blue-chip name. This dynamic also applies to high-yielding dividend stocks to buy.Almost everyone loves the idea of passive income. You take a great company with a generous yield and sit back and collect the dividend. However, the most generous dividend stocks are usually the riskiest. Sure, you can find several companies that pay out double-digit yields. The question is, are these investments sustainable? Usually, the answer is no.Fortunately, the markets aren't always the most efficient platform for assessing value. While I don't want to debate various economic theories, it's fair to say not all high-yielding dividend stocks are speculative. In fact, many of the names you'll see below are worldwide recognizable brands.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees For this list, I've picked out 10 publicly traded companies that have a dividend yield of at least 3%. In fact, they average well over 5%. However, these are organizations that, while risky, offer viable products and services.In other words, these are not fly-by-night operations. So without further ado, here are 10 high-yielding dividend stocks to buy that won't wilt! High-Yielding Dividend Stocks to Buy: Coca-Cola (KO)Source: Leo Hidalgo via Flickr (Modified)Dividend Yield: 3.4%Over the past few years, several investors -- even those who seek high-yielding dividend stocks -- have avoided Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). At first, such evasion seems strange. After all, an investment in KO is levered toward a global powerhouse brand. Additionally, Coca-Cola has consistently grown its payout across several decades.However, its current 3.4% yield isn't enough for many to overlook the soda industry's declining relevance. Research reports indicate that millennials eschew sugary, carbonated drinks for healthier beverages. As such, sector players have had to adjust to this changing landscape, offering more choices that cater to health-conscious buyers.Here's the thing about KO stock. Despite its volatility, the underlying company has made those changes. Its rebranding efforts, particularly with Diet Coke, resulted in notable successes. Furthermore, I demonstrated that millennials aren't necessarily healthier. Instead, they want to think that they're making healthier choices.My argument is that Coca-Cola has a chance, as long as they keep their marketing on point. Olin Corporation (OLN)Dividend Yield: 3.3%We're seeing tremendous changes in our economy, and they may be just the beginning. It's no longer a matter of science fiction to assume a world of robots and automation. So if you're looking for dividend stocks to buy that can survive this coming age, you should check out Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN).OLN specializes in industrial chemicals, which doesn't sound like a next-generation sector because it isn't. However, to actualize the benefits of technology, you still require a physical infrastructure. For example, Olin's expertise in developing epoxy products is critical for the energy, transportation and civil engineering industries. * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside Another driving force that supports Olin's 3.3% dividend yield is its Winchester ammunition brand. As you know, Americans love their guns. In fact, we have more guns in this country than we have people. That equates to a lot of shooting, which equates to OLN being one of the safest high-yielding dividend stocks you can get. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)Source: GothamNurse Via FlickrDividend Yield: 3.3%Invariably, most of the exciting stocks to buy focus on the industries of tomorrow, such as automation and artificial intelligence. But no matter how much we progress as a society, we've got to eat. That simple, unavoidable fact helps drive agricultural company Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM).Of course, the icy U.S.-China relationship has disproportionately impacted domestic agriculture. Therefore, ADM stock slid sharply during the second half of last year. However, the Archer Daniels brand is a powerful one, featuring a strong international presence with the capacity to boot.Currently, ADM pays out a 3.3% dividend yield, and I don't see that being in any trouble. Primarily, the company has a strong history of consistent payouts that extend back for decades. Second, the importance of its core industry suggests that ADM will remain one of the most relevant dividend stocks. Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4%Among high-yielding dividend stocks to buy, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has one of the most balanced cases. I said as much when I covered XOM stock around mid-April. The company generates immediate interest for its history of strong payouts and its dominant position in the energy industry. With a 4% yield, this is a tough investment to ignore.At the same time, XOM stock has suffered significant setbacks. Although we're years removed from the energy crisis of 2014 and 2015, the sector is still recovering from it. Big oil firms like Exxon Mobil are no exception. Plus, we're seeing a decided push toward green-energy solutions, which hurts the case for XOM. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm So how should investors approach the oil giant? If you're seeking a nearer-term profit, I don't like some of the immediate headwinds affecting shares, though oil prices are surging on news that the U.S. might be lifting waivers on Iran sanctions. But for the longer run, I believe XOM has critical infrastructures and assets that still represent viable energy sources. Duke Energy (DUK)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.2%During a particularly brutal heatwave in the southwestern region of California and Arizona in September 2011, a botched maintenance procedure knocked out critical power channels. San Diego went dark, as did parts of Tijuana, Mexico and western Arizona. I went through the experience and I immediately recognized the fragility of our digitalized economy.Sure, we may be the most advanced nation in the world, but all it takes is one silly mistake to undo everything. In that sense, I think every portfolio should include dividend stocks that have some exposure to the utilities sector. Among them, Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) has provided its shareholders with a mix of capital gains and strong passive income.While utility firms aren't the sexiest names in the investing world, they are incredibly vital. As we dive further into an automated industry, the one thing we cannot live without is power. For that reason, the 4.2% yield that underlines DUK stock is well justified. International Business Machines (IBM)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.5%Admittedly, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) isn't the most exciting name among dividend stocks to buy. For most of this decade, IBM shares have gone sideways, ultimately impressing neither the bulls nor the bears. However, a strong performance this year suggests that calls for its death were premature.After all, IBM has a long history of innovation and forwarding pioneering technologies. Although they don't get as much coverage as they used to, "Big Blue" has made exciting progress with AI. Recently, the company revealed that they use AI to accurately forecast which workers will quit their jobs. IBM claims that they saved nearly $300 million in retention costs with their digital program. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Of course, AI has its ups and downs. For instance, IBM had to shut down a segment of its Watson Health division because it didn't generate enough profit. Still, it has demonstrated significant potential. Plus, that 4.5% yield looks awfully attractive right now. AMC Entertainment (AMC)Dividend Yield: 5.1%Back when consumers had fewer options, cineplex operate AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) made plenty of sense. But in the streaming era, AMC simply appears outdated and irrelevant. In this day and age, who would want to go somewhere to watch something? Moreover, when the box office bombed in 2017, AMC shares cratered.Still, I look at this company as one of the more intriguing dividend stocks to buy. Yes, I own some shares, but it's more important to focus on why I do, as opposed to merely the fact that I do. It comes down to this: AMC provides a social experience that you'll never get from streaming services or other "isolated" platforms.Moreover, the movie industry has shifted its priorities to accommodate the new entertainment landscape. Production studios now dedicate most of their resources to proven winners, such as comic-book based movies or established franchises. I'm hardly surprised that Captain Marvel is the biggest movie so far this year. Nerds eat this stuff up.Better yet, box office receipts prove that nerds have taken over Hollywood. That alone provides justification for AMC's 5%-plus dividend yield. AbbVie (ABBV)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 5.2%Ordinarily, AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has been one of the most consistent performers among dividend stocks to buy. Taking away the events from last year, ABBV stock provided generally steady returns, making its payout worthwhile. Obviously, its exposure to the pivotal healthcare sector makes AbbVie a perpetually relevant name.That said, 2018 was a rough year for the pharmaceutical giant. Moreover, shifting political dynamics bring many questions to the industry. For instance, several prominent Democrats support the "Medicare for All Act." Such a comprehensive plan will shine a glaring spotlight on pharmaceutical pricing, potentially hurting profitability. * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years Naturally, if Democrats take over the White House, that's a political headwind for ABBV stock. However, there's also the likelihood that Medicare for All will drive revenues back home. For instance, many Americans go to Mexico to buy prescription drugs. If we can establish fair, sensible pricing, pharmaceutical firms may benefit from an untapped revenue source. AT&T (T)Dividend Yield: 6.4%When telecommunications giant AT&T (NYSE:T) first proposed buying out Time Warner, I'm sure more than a few eyes rolled. Before the deal, T stock suffered from a massive debt load. With the deal, that situation obviously did not improve. Therefore, I understand why many folks have run for the hills.Also, the company's tremendously high 6.4% yield appears a little too generous. Yes, AT&T historically has been one of the top names among blue-chip dividend stocks. But with such a huge liability clouding everything, that yield seems like a trap.Unfortunately, in high-barrier industries, you've got to pay to play. While the Time Warner deal hurts the balance sheet, it gives T stock exposure to the lucrative content-streaming market. Plus, they're one of the few alpha dogs that can implement the 5G rollout.Lastly, let's just acknowledge that AT&T is too big to fail. Like it or not, their success is vital to progressing the American economic machinery. That's a very comfortable explanation why T stands out among other dividend stocks. GameStop (GME)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 17.3%GameStop (NYSE:GME) recently proved that the adage that struggling companies have had their bad news priced in is just that: an adage. After failing to find a buyer earlier this year, GME shares tumbled badly. However, a very poor showing in the fourth quarter added even more pain to an already ugly show.Ironically, one of GameStop's most attractive elements -- the crazy-high yield -- is too awe-striking for its own good. After all, how many dividend stocks with a yield of over 17% ended up surviving? When a company is paying you more than twice the average return of the S&P 500, there's a reason for that. Typically, it's not a good one.Although this is an incredibly risky idea, it's worth noting that digital video game downloads may eventually hit a wall. I say this because many popular games have sizes exceeding 100 gigabytes. After downloading a couple titles, gamers will have to buy an external hard drive, which can easily run around $50. * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees Or, they can just go to GameStop and pick up used games on the cheap.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AMC and AT&T. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Wona€™t Wilt appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • TheStreet.com6 hours ago

    My 2019 Dividend Buyback Portfolio

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  • 9 Best Stocks to Buy on U.S.-China Trade Optimism
    InvestorPlace9 hours ago

    9 Best Stocks to Buy on U.S.-China Trade Optimism

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]Is it finally over? Are China and the United States finally going to be able to come to trade terms both parties can live with? Nothing is ever certain in the current political environment. But both countries seem to have grown weary enough of the tariff war to seriously come up with a solution that takes the brakes off the global economy.The next obvious question: What are the best stocks to buy now that China and the U.S. are starting to look like potential trade partners again, rather than trade foes?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe knee-jerk answer is the same companies that suffered the most when the trade war became a reality. But,the list doesn't necessarily have to end there. The impact of tariffs has shaken things up on a fairly permanent basis, and some new players have slipped into more meaningful roles thanks to some rather serious shakeups in the trade landscape. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Here's a rundown of nine of your best bets if China and the U.S. look like they're going to ink a deal very soon. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS)It's a bit off-the-radar, as its wares are found inside the world's most popular consumer electronics with someone else's logo on the outside. But, without Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS), your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and other smartphones may not work quite as well as they do.Although it has been tricky at times to figure out just how subject Skyworks is to the tariff war that may be winding down soon -- in that it's supposed to apply to finished goods and not components -- such details haven't mattered entirely. An estimated 83% of its revenue comes from Chinese customers. One way or another, the expanded trade war has created a problem that an end to the trade war could quell. Caterpillar (CAT)Truth be told, the rising costs of raw materials stemming from increased tariffs has been more bark than bite for Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT). Although the company didn't comment on their fiscal impact in the fourth quarter, during the third-quarter recently-imposed tariffs only added $40 million worth of expenses. That's roughly one-third of 1% of Q3's revenue -- more than absorbable.That's not to say the trade war isn't taking a toll on the heavy equipment maker though. While Q4 sales grew everywhere else, revenue driven by the Asia-Pacific market during Q4 were down 4% year-over-year. Some analysts fear that a continued trade war could take an even bigger bite out of the bottom line this year. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Yet, it's fear more than anything else that's holding CAT stock back. Qualcomm (QCOM)We'll never really know for sure if the endeavor to unite Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) was blocked solely to make a statement at the onset of new tariffs, or if China's would have barred it under any circumstances. It would be naive, however, to believe the ruling wasn't at least politically motivated.Since then, surprisingly enough, Qualcomm has largely escaped the brunt of new tariffs. Its fiscal Q1 sales and earnings both fell year-over-year, but both also exceeded expectations as the company and its Chinese partners worked past usually contentious problems to find a royalty arrangement that all parties can accept.The stock has thus far been non-responsive to the company's success, with most investors likely fearing its relationships with Chinese partners are strained. If the rhetoric changes for the better though, that unmerited doubt could leave, and lift QCOM stock with it. Tyson Foods (TSN)It has been a largely overlooked victim of the trade war, not being nearly as sexy higher-profile tech names. The relatively few investors that watch or own Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN), however, know the true depths of the problems the tariff war has created for the company.Chief among those problems is the waning price of meat.Mostly priced out of overseas market thanks to retaliatory tariffs, the United States is suffering from a glut of meat -- and chicken in particular -- that's crimping market prices. The end result? Profit margins on chicken sales should roll in at only 6% this year, down from 2018's 9.4%. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Tyson Foods has somewhat sidestepped the challenge by looking to acquire more international exposure. But, such dealmaking isn't always as cheap or as effective as organic, home-grown growth that includes rekindled sales to overseas customers. An end to the trade war would facilitate just that. Ford Motor Company (F)To be clear, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) was fighting an uphill battle anyway, even before President Trump was elected. Automobile sales reached a cyclical peak in 2015, and the iconic carmaker's stock actually topped out before that.Nevertheless, tariffs on materials imported from China coupled with tariffs on vehicles exported to China has created a headwind the company just doesn't need right now. In September of last year, CEO James Hackett suggested steel tariffs had already reduced the company's profits by a total $1 billion just since going into place in 2018. Meanwhile, Q3 revenue from its China arm was lower by 15% year-over-year thanks to retaliatory tariffs.Already sporting a rock-bottom, forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio of 7.1, even a half-hearted trade agreement could position Ford as one of the market's best stocks to step into. Ctrip.Com International (CTRP)Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP), for the unfamiliar, is China's equivalent to Expedia Group (NASDAQ:EXPE) or Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP).Online travel agents weren't much of a need in China just a few years ago. But, global economic growth gave rise to a new level of consumerism there, growing paychecks to the point where a huge swath of new entrants into the country's middle class could afford to travel.No sooner had China's middle-class consumerism reached full speed before tough tariffs slowed the country's economic engine down last year. The nation's consumer confidence, after peaking a year ago, has fallen substantially since then, as workers increasingly realize President Donald Trump wasn't bluffing. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability An end to the trade war could easily light a fire under Ctrip shares. Deere & Company (DE)While Caterpillar is the machinery company that's made the most noise in response to new tariffs, farm implement outfit Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) is arguably a bigger victim. It's also, however, better positioned to recover once the tariff war comes to a close.The company is fighting not one war, but two.On one front, it's bearing the added cost of materials needed to manufacture tractors and pickers, while struggling to keep its wares affordable enough to China's farms that need high-throughput farm equipment.The second -- and arguably bigger -- hurdle Deere faces right now is diminished demand from U.S. farms that suddenly find themselves struggling to sell their goods overseas. The 25% levy China imposed on U.S. grown soybeans, for instance, has all but halted sales of U.S. soybeans there. Farmers aren't interested in buying equipment that won't at least pay for itself. Walmart (WMT)Add Walmart (NYSE:WMT) to your list of the best stocks to buy if and when the trade war finally cools off, for the obvious reason.To its credit, the world's biggest retailer has made a deliberate effort to procure and sell more goods made in the United States. There's only so much inventory U.S. companies can supply though. For goods like luggage, vacuum cleaners, furniture and electronics accessories, China may be the only viable source. It has been estimated that as much as three-fourths of the merchandise sold in Walmart stores is made in China. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Thus far, the company has been able to navigate tricky tariff waters, keeping most prices at palatable levels. There's no getting around the reality, however, that an end to the tariff war would be a huge relief to owners of WMT stock. A. O. Smith (AOS)Finally, A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) may end up being one of the biggest winners of an end to the increasingly nagging trade war.It was already noted that the rise of middle-class consumerism in China proved to be a boom for Ctrip, but the nation's cultural shift didn't end there. For some of China's residents, better-paying jobs meant growing demand for water heaters. For some families, it was their first hot water tank.So far the company has managed matters reasonably well. Although its third-quarter report was lackluster, it could have been worse. Last year's top and bottom lines were still record-breaking.Nevertheless, the company fears a prolonged trade war could increasingly weaken results. CEO Kevin Wheeler added to the organization's 2018 report "Assuming relatively flat consumer demand in 2019 and without the impact of the previously disclosed channel inventory build we experienced in 2018, which we estimate was at least 5 percent of 2018 China sales, we project China sales will decline by 3 to 6 percent in 2019 in local currency terms and 7 to 10 percent in U.S. dollar terms."An amicable end to the trade spat, of course, would turn that headwind around.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in Ford. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post 9 Best Stocks to Buy on U.S.-China Trade Optimism appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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