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How Much Could You Make When Your Dividend Stock Pays an 18% Yield?

I feel like we have moved into a Dr. Strangelove type of financial world. The economic data shows that the U.S. economy is doing fine. We have growth in the economy, low unemployment, and rising wages. Home prices continue to increase. In contrast, on the financial markets side of the universe, traders are pushing bond prices, making yields and stock prices act like the next Great Recession starts on Friday. One effect of this schizoid financial world is the new existence of dividend stocks, with solid cash flow coverage and actual dividend growth trading with yields of 12%, 15%, even 18%. Energy is one economic and stock market sector that has been hit hard by the fears of an economic slowdown or possible recession. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) is down 18% from its 2019 high. The sector is trading like the world is going to stop driving vehicles, turning on the lights, or running their air conditioners. Fundamental analysis and logic have no place in the current fear-driven energy stocks investor strategy. One of the effects of this sell-off is that you now have energy midstream companies trading to pay tremendous dividend yields. The midstream sector provides the transport, storage,

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Don’t Make This Buying Mistake

A Strategy for Buying Elite Businesses at Bargain PricesThe key is determining whether it’s TRULY a bargain — or deserves to be sold By Brian Hunt, InvestorPlace CEO Even elite businesses with juicy dividends suffer share price selloffs from time to time. Sometimes, these selloffs are caused by short-term, solvable problems within

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