Saturday, March 2, 2024
HomeFinanceIf You Invest in ONE Dividend Stock, Make it This One

If You Invest in ONE Dividend Stock, Make it This One

I’ve just found a dividend stock that as grown the payout 15% a year and increased it 36 consecutive quarters! THIS is the dividend stock to buy now. Want to see the top five stocks in my portfolio? These are my FOREVER Stocks!

You know we love dividend stocks here on the channel but there are so many traps to dividend investing. Investors are pulled in on high yields only to see the share price go nowhere or even fall. A high dividend yield does you no good if you lose money on the stock!

In this video, I’ll show you seven criteria for finding the best dividend stocks to buy, stocks that will produce a strong return as well as the cash flow. I’ll also take you step-by-step to building a dividend portfolio you can count on and then reveal that top dividend stock from the list.

Our first criteria is a dividend yield of 4% or more. Just like any of these, you can adjust it up or down but that level gives you a strong cash payout but still leaves room for growth. Don’t invest in high yield dividend stocks just for the payout. Make sure the company is keeping some back for growth. I also like to see dividend growth of at least 5% annually. You want to collect more cash in the future, don’t you?

You also want to check the payout ratio for the stock, that’s the percentage of earnings paid out to cover the dividend. If this is too high, the company may not be able to grow the dividend or may even have to cut it if earnings fall. You can look at the stock’s dividend history to see if it has increased the payout in the past and by how much.

I also like to look for signs of fundamental strength for the company in consistent sales growth and an improving operating margin. Just one of these can help the company grow earnings and increase the dividend but find a stock doing both and you’ve got a best stock to buy.

Finally, I’ll look at the total return of a stock because it’s not just about dividends. It does no good to collect cash flow if you lose money selling the stock at a lower price.

Building a good dividend portfolio means focusing on a diversity of dividend stocks as well as a mix between yield and return. Don’t just invest in the most popular dividend stocks in the most popular structures like REITs, MLPs or BDCs. Invest in different sectors and industries that will give your portfolio safety and constant cash flow. You can ladder your dividend stock portfolio by picking stocks that pay out in different months. It’s a great way to create consistent cash flow and live off your dividends.

0:00 Dividend Investing for Beginners
1:28 How to Find the Best Dividend Stocks – 7 Step Checklist
7:01 How to Build a Dividend Stock Portfolio for Safety and Constant Cash Flow
9:18 Best Dividend Stocks to Watch
9:46 The Top Dividend Stock to Buy Now

Must Watch Videos! 😲 Don't miss the most popular videos on the channel!
🤑 7 Monthly Dividend Stocks that Pay My Rent!
8 Simple Steps to Start Investing RIGHT NOW!
💰 10 Penny Stocks Under $5 that WILL Make You Rich!
How Many Shares to Buy to Make $1000 a Month?

🤑 Get The Daily Bow-Tie – my FREE weekly email newsletter sharing market updates, trends and the most important news! Market Updates for the Smart Investor!

My Investing Recommendations 📈

📊 Download this Portfolio Tracker and Investing Spreadsheet! [Community Discount Code]

Check out the stock simulator and Get a FREE share of stock worth up to $1000 when you open a Webull investing account with a $100 deposit! 🤑

Free Webinar – Discover how to create a personal investing plan and beat your goals in less than an hour! I’m revealing the Goals-Based Investing Strategy I developed working private wealth management in this free webinar. Reserve your spot now!

My Books on Investing and Making Money 💰 📗

📈 Step-by-Step Dividend Investing

Step-by-Step Bond Investing

Make Money Blogging

📺 Crushing YouTube

🙏 Step-by-Step Crowdfunding

SUBSCRIBE to create the financial future you deserve with videos on beating debt, making more money and making your money work for you.

Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps.
#dividends #dividendstocks #stocks


Most Popular

Recent Comments