Topic Archives: dividends

Somewhat of a clickbait title, but let me explain myself. I love the idea of potentially being able to live off dividends when it becomes my time to retire. I would love to be able to never have to actually sell my retirement stocks to fund my retirement or do so at such a low […]

Robert Ross is peddling his Yield Shark newsletter from Mauldin Economics, and he’s doing it with an all-too-familiar “enroll in this income stream” kind of idea… in his case, he calls it the “Social Security Catastrophe Plan” and implies that it can “Boost Your Retirement by $185,040 Today.” Like most such offerings, there’s an undercurrent […]

Bitterness over the financial bailouts seems to have waned a bit, but there’s certainly a strong vein of anger to mine … and that’s exactly what copywriters are paid to do. This time, it’s in an ad for Jim Nelson’s Lifetime Income Report — and this is the investment idea he’s got for you: “This […]

Quite a number of you, it appears, have seen this recent ad from Stansberry & Associates, trying to sell you a subscription to the 12% Letter by Tom Dyson. The teaser begins with the intriguing promise that there’s a “Postal secret” that will let you become a “1 share millionaire.”
“Whether stocks go up or down… some companies return tens of thousands of dollars a month starting with just a single share. But you can’t buy them on the market: They’re available through the U.S. mail. ‘It’s almost impossible not to make money’… says the SF Chronicle. What?

A big part of the advertising that comes out for Carla Pasternak’s High Income Investing is by way of their writeups on the “income security of the month” — and, as she has done this month, she often recycles these ideas … it looks like today’s “Income Security of the Month” was also the income security of the Month for October.

Times are tough, everyone’s cutting back — so no need to hire another copywriter if you’ve got a perfectly good sales letter sitting around!

Some of the comments below first appeared in this space back then, which now seems a lifetime ago, but I’ve added some more info and done some updating.

“These special hybrid securities not only provide strong returns during market turmoil thanks to the ‘AAA’-rated portfolio of their parent company — they also provide unlimited upside potential since the shares are convertible at any time into stock of the underlying company.”

“While most folks earn tiny 2%-6% dividends on Blue Chips (like Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T) savvy Americans are secretly “boosting” those small yields to dizzying heights – earning incredible 30%-50% on the exact same shares. Originally available only to executives at America’s richest Blue Chip firms, this income secret is now available to […]

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  • I just had to peer at This Fantastic Offer. Get 67% Dividends Yearly on Safe Utilities for $39 @ year-- That in itself s...

  • Pretty much all REITs need to raise cash to grow, they’re structured to pay out any excess cash flow as dividends inst...

  • They do, sometimes you'll get a few at one time, sometimes it's a few weeks between. Basically you get an alert when so...

  • Marc Lichtenfeld's Oxford Income Letter has been good to me. I'm retired and must live on dividends, so I don't do a lot...

  • Yahoo is correct. I hold GBTC in my portfolio. It does not pay any dividends. As for buying the dip, currently GBTC ...

  • I looked up GBTC on Yahoo Finance and it made no mention of any dividends, so I'm confused with your statement....

  • HTGC pays dividends quarterly, not monthly. The last payment was on 11/17/21, so the next payable date should be soon, ...

  • The chief problem with these "the sky is falling" gloom and doom forecasters is TIMING. Yes--many are right--BUT they a...

  • been in this since mid 2018, put in 15 now worth over 26 including reinvested dividends.. I am old so looking more for t...

  • I never have signed up to the Fool but I do pay for a monthly newsletter called "Sure Retirement" from suredividend.com...

  • William, I have followed Gumshoe for many years now and find his information to be worth the time to check it out. I ha...

  • The Swiss dividend withholding-tax rate is 35%, so when the investor is paid $1,000 in dividends, $350 is withheld. Howe...

  • NVO has been a good investment over the years. Collect the dividends, albeit small, in the mean time until FDA approval...

  • Are you talking about High Dividend Opportunities? I can't believe your comment as I've been a member for 2 years, up a ...

  • I don't understand any negative comments about High Dividend Opportunities. I've been a subscriber for 2 years +, am up ...

  • I own significant # of Verizon shares and look forward to their dividends! I recently purchased 450 shares of Inseego ...

  • Yes i latched on to some safe bulkers(sb) also and continued to invest in the marine stocks. Most had great earnings, ...

  • I don't think I've ever incurred a corporate action fee, certainly not any that out of wack with the size of my investme...

  • For special dividends, the exchange forces companies to have the ex div date follow the payment date to help avoid confu...

  • There is no free lunch, sadly, option prices are adjusted for special dividends....

  • Thanks Travis! I really enjoyed reading your take on the housing sector. I bought some NVR a while back and intend t...

  • As a 23 year owner of RV's, I have learned to loathe using Camping World. Poor customer reviews online says that I am n...

  • Hi Nitin. You need to declare Capital gains in the same way as for UK shares. For US and Canadian shares your broker sho...

  • I was beginning to lose interest in trading stocks, until I discovered 7investing. I didn't hesitate to subsribe for a ...

  • Bill Spetrino's Dividend Machine is well worth the money. I have made over $400,000. Following his advice .In addition I...

  • I use Voyager, but they have a huge spread between bid and ask. Cheaper to buy on Binance U.S. Also, they have a discl...

  • I understand that logic, and to some extent I agree -- but other companies do use both debt and equity to fund their gro...

  • Re: IIPR There seems to be something unnatural about the theory that you can borrow money, convert it to dividends and ...

  • I agree, the theater marketing is a bit goofy, and the fact that I get buttloads of marketing from PB trying to get me t...

  • Bourkey, interesting, thank you. In the meantime SE's shares are trading for much less than $ 0,60. Today it closed at $...

  • I've been a subscriber to Contrarian Outlook Report since 2016. In general I've gotten some good investment ideas from B...

  • I have subscribed to the Contrarian Income Report since Jan 2021. As of May 5 2021, the returns on dividends and perfor...

  • Vestas can be a little volatile, particularly recently with interest in renewable energy surging again, but I think what...

  • I watched and tech royalties i think refers to coins that stake. So take cosmos - stakes at 5% current price is @$20....

  • I subscribe to their Contrarian Income Report and pick up some useful information occasionally. In my view the main pro...

  • So sorry to hear this happened to you and your family. I used to work for one of the large international brokerage firms...

  • Decent company for dividends. They have been raising the dividend a little each year. From .22 to .24 this year. So i...

  • I became a member shortly before retiring a little over a year ago. I have used the Oxford tools to determine my portfol...

  • I'm not Travis but statements like that don't take the reality of most investors financial world into account. I sold s...

  • Yes on the dividends, and yes I only share my portfolio details, including this new project, with the irregulars....

  • Travis, a couple of quick questions about your lock box portfolio. First, if you purchase dividend paying stocks, will y...

  • Love the new portfolio idea, it is great to ringfence the " fun " money. The locking up reminds me a bit of the Odyssey,...

  • Marc, I wish I had read your book, Get Rich with Dividends and subscribed to The Oxford Income Letter when I first joi...

  • It's not like an answer of "smart" or "dumb" will actually be meaningful. My comments below are based on the premise th...

  • Rapid growth companies need their cash to fund growth which investors want more than paltry dividends. When growth slow...

  • 10-20 years ago, I think Berkshire would have crashed if Warren got hit by a bus. Today, I think it's actually more lik...

  • Those are just the ones I got to this week. I agree that dividends, and particularly dividend growth, are important, th...

  • I started the Oxford Income letter in Nov 2020 and have found Marc to be an exceptional investment guru. His book Gett...

  • I'm in SLVO and GLDI, for the metals but especially the dividends....

  • Marc - You are doing a fine job! I'm still building very slowly from social security savings , so I've only been able t...

  • I've been a subscriber since early 2013 and enjoy your in depth analysis and common sense approach to INVESTING as oppo...

  • I deeply appreciate that you continue to send the paper copies as I find them much easier to read. My aging eyes hav...

  • I've read Marc's book, and it makes a lot of sense, wish I would have read it 40-years ago. I feel safe with Marc's sugg...

  • The Oxford Club has revolutionized my investing. Of all the contributors at OC, Marc is my favorite, narrowly beating Mr...

  • So many times I have read answers to questions I didn't ask. Awesome. My favorite part is sharing different ideas with ...

  • My reading of Get Rich with Dividends coupled with Marc's down to earth insight sharing in the Oxford Income Letter rev...

  • Your newsletter opened a whole new world to me and my family. Great research, great but not lengthy analysis and investm...

  • I am 83 and still in growth stocks as I don't need the income from dividends...

  • I love dividends and watching my portfolio grow every month, quarter and year. My portfolio is now larger then it has e...

  • The Oxford Income letter, and Marc's book "Get Rich With Dividends" have changed the way I approach investing. I now fo...

  • I am not interested in making huge capital gains. I am looking for investments that pay a steady and substantial divide...

  • I have to say Mark, I have been very impressed with your Oxford Income Letter. I do have to pick and choose recommended ...

  • Hi Marc. In 2018 you recommended following stocks to buy saying that they have a very good potential to grow their divid...

  • Marc, you write at a level so we who are not financial gurus can comprehend. You stick to the basics and don't get d...

  • Marc, as an Oxford Club member for the past 17 years, I’ve gradually incorporated more of your perpetual dividend rais...

  • Exceptionally wise for one so young. Your picks for income have been off the charts. Capital gains far outstrip your r...

  • Have done very well with Mark’s advice. I use his ideas and ones I dig up on my own. I let dividends reinvest and many...

  • I meant to hit 5 star. I'm a believer that compounding dividends is the way to go to increase my wealth. The dividends ...

  • Marc's advice is perfect for this 82 year old who seeks dividends more than growth. The growth has been good but the div...

  • Marc, I have been a member of the club for a short period of time; about 1 year. A bit over 1 month ago I became a me...

  • Marc's insight into the marketplace is incredibly helpful. Not choosing all of his picks won't make him feel bad I am s...

  • In that case I’ve explained poorly, sorry — shares are lent out by brokers, who lend out shares that are held by the...

  • Limit orders are controlled by brokers, usually you’ll enter an expiration date when you place the order (or the broke...

  • In response to Albert: I assume the decline is due to extra excitement when the original newsletter was published, and ...

  • Curious as to thoughts about PSXP, got in a few months ago as high dividend, earnings seems to cover just fine, no big ...

  • Defense sector went up and then came down, so it has not done that great since end of 2018. Agree with you Travis that t...

  • The number of shares is not that important. What you are interested in are valuation, dividends, growth opportunities e...

  • Dividend yields are pretty much always quoted on an annual basis, with the exception of special one-time dividends. Thi...

  • @katekm Those aren't bad fees at all for a bank. I don't think your Canadian banks are as greedy as the US ones. J...

  • What's "Questionable" about them? Haven't seen that particular critique, though IIPR has been targeted by short sellers...

  • For a combination of Dividends + Market price gains I Love IIPR! They constantly increase dividends (now 2.63% cause sha...

  • Dividends have generated a meaningful portion of total shareholder return over the last 100 years, for long-term investo...

  • Please comment on Closed end REIT funds like NRO and JRS. They pay much higher dividends because they borrow funds at 3...

  • Travis, My only R.E.I.T. stock holding is ARBOR REALTY (ABR) which recently has paid Dividends at the very rare rate of...

  • it is more than possible to build a lifetime of good income from an initial investment of $25,000 and no additional new ...

  • frankly, frank - i disagree. it depends on your risk tolerance, but there are plenty of decent investments that pay 8 -...

  • Thank you for the information, however I didn't get how to buy the q shares of this company or is it the actual qqq shar...

  • Got this same pitch today. Read synopsis and comments- they stopped paying dividends in 2019 and still under $5....

  • Travis, agreed GOLD.TO for the same reasons. I have $ 100k in that stock and of course it isn’t going to the moon, but...

  • Travis: I appreciate the investment analysis of the local insurance agency/brokerage business and the description of ...

  • Been with Contrarian Outlook since 2016. Still pleased. His specialty is CEF's, it's a plus, I believe. Monthly short...

  • I have two inexpensive services (same annual cost as Gumshoe) that I subscribe to and would recommend for a new investor...

  • From Tom Dyson's "Postcards" today: Tom’s response: Good question. One must always be planning the exit str...

  • I had just finished convincing myself the recycling company has to be TerraCycle and I see monty5235 above had already n...

  • I am not skilled in any way to try options. From the beginning I was told never use options you will lose your money. ...

  • Hi I just renew my subs to their Income Letter about 8 days ago and I was reading some of their "Perfect Penny Stoc...

  • Can you give more insight into: "I consider the proceeds I get from lending out my shares to short sellers to be somew...

  • There is some people that really dislikes Metalla. I guess one of the main reasons is the "bad" management, giving up ...

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