Top High Dividend Stocks In 2016

by Robert Hauver
Trying to make sense of this market? Join the club – it’s been a topsy-turvy ride so far in 2016, with the market getting off to its worst start in history, thanks to the December Fed rate hike, and plunging oil prices.
Then, in early February, oil prices bottomed, and the market started coming back. This chart uses the USO oil ETF as a proxy for oil. It’s a pretty good directional correlation between oil and the S&P 500:
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(Chart Source: YahooFinance)

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5 High Dividend Shipping Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Soon

by Robert Hauver
Looking for more income from your portfolio? Income investors have been hopping aboard shipping dividend stocks in 2016, enticed by their high dividend yields.
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This sub-industry has certain companies which are becoming more well-known for their stable business models, which are based upon long term contracts, with solid counter parties. After all, who doesn’t want to have a glimpse into the future? These stocks will typically have around a 5-year or longer remaining length of time on their contracts, not including options to extend.

They’ve all IPO’d within the past approx. 5 years, and their cash flow and earnings growth is based upon a “dropdown” model, in which their parent companies, usually known as sponsors and/or general partners will sell them assets, which already have signed contracts on them.

2 of these stocks…
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