bookmark_borderAFLAC To Pay a $.28 Dividend Per Share

Aflac Stock
Is AFLAC stock a buy?

Aflac has declared to pay a quarterly dividend of 28 cents per share, the news came out on April 29th 2020.

Forward dividend yield for AFL is 2.86% which is a great payout for what I consider a growth, dividend paying company. Is Aflac a buy, sell or hold for you? Ex dividend date is May 19th.

Aflac current share price is around $40 dollars per share and it hit $55 dollars per share around December 2019.

How Safe is AFLAC Dividend? Watch this video, it was made last year however it is still relevant.

Always invest based on your own research by the way, this is purely informational.

Sentiment appears to be Bullish based on the Youtube comments for AFL.

Learn more about AFLAC and their current stock chart:
https://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=AFL

Aflac has great fundamentals and it is currently a buy for me:
https://statereviewer.com/2020/05/13/aflac-incorporated-nyseafl-a-stocks-with-stellar-fundamentals-2/

Learn more about their business model and financial information in their investor relations page:

https://investors.aflac.com/home/default.aspx

AFLAC Inc currently has a market cap of 28 billion dollars, a PE ratin of 10 and provides a dividend yield of 2.79%

Looking at their financials, we can see that last quarter they generated over 5 billion dollars, they generated profits of over 566 million dollars and they are sitting on 4 billion dollars in cash, an amazing business in my opinion.

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AFL?p=AFL&.tsrc=fin-srch

bookmark_borderOver 7% Dividend Yield with FORD stock!! | 10% dip | Time to buy? | Dividend Stock

Ford Stock provides a 7% yearly dividend yield, stock is down this year and will it recover, is it time to buy the dip? You decide, I like investing in dividend paying stocks for cash flow, the demand for cars is there however there are changes in the industry and Ford will need to adapt.

If you are down this is an opportunity for you to average down and get more shares at lower prices, the dividend appears to be safe based on their cash flow and cash on hand.

Current Ford price is around $7.89 and has a Market Cap of $31 billion dollars.

Will you buy, sell or hold your $F shares?

bookmark_borderWill you buy the dip? Aurora Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis
$ACB Stock

Market Watch on $ACB – Aurora Cannabis Stock

People want cheap weed, and Aurora Cannabis is paying the price

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/people-want-cheap-weed-and-aurora-cannabis-is-paying-the-price-2020-02-13

Learn more about this weed stock and what is currently moving the price up or down.



Will you be investing in Cannabis stocks?

Thoughts on Aurora Cannabis (ACB)? from stocks

bookmark_borderRobinhood Portfolio Update

Robinhood Portfolio Update
Ronbinhood Stock Market Portfolio

Here is a quick update of my Robinhood stock market portfolio, as of now I am up almost 26 percent since November 2017, the key to achieving these gains is a combination of buy and hold stocks plus a bullish market, it is a small portfolio and it is only a small part of my overall assets however I do plan on growing this to over 100k.

Here is a list of my current stock positions:

  • Intel
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Microsoft
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Wendy’s
  • Walmart
  • AT&T
  • Apple
  • Huntington Bank
  • SPYG
  • Verizon
  • Pfizer
  • IBM
  • Caterpillar
  • Santander Bank
  • Aflac
  • Allstate
  • Ford
  • Progressive
  • Aurora Cannabis (Down almost 60%)
  • Exxon Mobile
  • Pepsico
  • UPS

As you can see, my portfolio is currently a bit over diversified however note that some of these stocks are setups for swing trades, for example with $ACB I have bee averaging down and once I hit a good  return I will sell these shares, I also have some Crypto positions that I will be sharing on another post, so far I am really happy with the portfolio performance and dividend payments are coming in every months specially since I do hold a few REITS.

If you do not have a Robinhood account and you want to start investing today you can open one here.

If you have questions about the portfolio feel free to post them in the comment section.

bookmark_borderInvest Now and Receive Dividend Income Later

No matter what age you are or even your level of employment or economic position, it may be a good idea to start preparing now, even in a meager way, for eventual financial security. Some people feel they need every dollar they make to get by from one paycheck to the next. While this may be true for some, there are others who squander significant sums on insignificant things. They could be sucking that money away into an investment account that, over time, could lead to huge savings and a comfortable retirement.

It isn’t hard to get started. All you need is $100 to $500 to open an account, and anywhere from $25 to $50 monthly to continue building your stock or mutual fund portfolio. In fact, a young person aged 20 could deposit $2,000 and then not another dime. In forty years he or she might have tens of thousands of dollars. The stock market has followed fairly predictable patterns since its inception in the 1800s in New York City. Although historic events like the Great Depression and several global wars have impacted its activity, the gains and losses remain fairly consistent, with most investors earning a predictable return on their investment.

One of the things that I do to be able to invest in the stock market is that I save money everywhere I can, I do not eat out much, I pack my own lunch for work and I do not buy Starbuck coffee, instead I make my own, I also do not buy much clothes and I find ways to save on my monthly bill, also if I have any kind of debt I try to pay off anything that i high interest and I avoid paying retail price for anything that I can, saving a few dollar here and there has allowed me to grow my wealth and increase my dividend income every single year.

Of course, no one can predict what the future holds, or whether the pattern will continue. And none of us should invest more money than we can afford to lose—just in case the world economy crashes one of these days. But with steady deposits that continue to compound and earn interest over time, a sensible and prudent investor can substantially increase the amount of money going for retirement or a dream vacation at some future point.

If you are thinking about opening an investment account, do a little online browsing for more information. Visit sites like Robinhood or E-Trade to see how the process works. Start reading your newspaper’s financial pages for details about the latest stock prices and market trends. Do a little paper trading by following the daily stock news. Instead of actually purchasing stock, however, work it out on a piece of paper by pretending to buy a certain amount of stock for the specified price and then watching to see how it performs over the following week. Chart your gains or losses to figure out whether your stock deal was successful. If you do this for several months, you will soon learn to understand more about the stock market and how to buy and sell like the pros.

Even if your budget is tight, try to set aside a little money to open an investment account from any windfalls that come your way from job bonuses, inheritances, or cash gifts. Some people set aside their annual job raise, or part of it, as part of their investment strategy. Then, as your budget becomes looser with paid-off bills or grown-up kids, you may be able to start having a standard monthly amount deducted automatically from your paycheck and deposited into your investment account. This could take the form of a Roth IRA (individual retirement account), a money market fund, a mutual fund portfolio, or individual stock shares.

It probably is a good idea to take an investment class at the community college or sign up for a financial planning seminar. Success may be just a few years away if you start now and plan right. I personally get my stock information from SeekingAlpha.com,CNBC and Finviz however there are hundreds or amazing websites out there with tons of information and news about the stock market, Warren Buffett is one person you want to read everything about as well.

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bookmark_borderVerizon Communications declares $0.615 dividend

Verizon Communications declares a $.615 dividend

 

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$VZ is one of my favorite dividend paying stocks, get ready to receive your dividend payments soon!

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3524086-verizon-communications-declares-0_615-dividend

bookmark_borderHow to start investing if you are in High School

Are you going to be the next Warren Buffett? Maybe you are! It’s time to start investing and generating money from dividends and from share price appreciation, investing in the stock market when you are in High School is a great start to your wealth generation and financial independence.

Viacom Price Chart
Viacom Price Chart

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bookmark_borderIs AT&T Stock A Good Buy in 2019?

AT&T Stock Forecast and Performance

With a 6% dividend yield, the company AT&T is a solid, stable company to buy, at its current price is around $30 dollars and solid revenue and relatively low debt makes it for a good stock pick, today I’ll be buying 30 shares of them.

As you can see in the above chart, the price action for AT&T has been relativity stable in the past few years, this company has had it’s ups and downs however this is in my opinion a solid investment, specially if you are looking to receive dividend payments every quarter, why do I believe this is a good buy? Well, it is very simple for me, look around, virtually every human being in the United States uses a smart phone and they have a limited options of carriers, in my personal experience AT&T provides excellent coverage nation wide at very competitive prices, their revenue continues to grows and I do not see demand for this company going down at all, if any, this company continues to grow every year and now that 5G is a possibility, earnings should go up which will push stock prices even higher.

Now, even though I am providing here a positive outlook for $T you have to always do your own research and pick your stocks based on your own opinions and your own research, I am not a professional stock picker or finance adviser, this information is just for entertainment purposes.

So, if you are a dividend investor like I am, you will find a lot of value in buying a company that has been paying dividends for many, many years. See, I invest for cash flow and I love receiving quarterly dividends no matter what the share prices are, my plan with any dividend paying company is to hold the stock for a long time until they decide to cut the dividend, from my own personal experience, receiving dividends is a great way to invest long term and collect payments as you hold on to the stock.

Also you have to remember that investing is a process where you want to always get the best prices, you are picking individual stocks and you have to get them for the best price possible, I rarely will invest large amounts of money in one single stock, what I usually do is initiate my position of a small amount of shares and then I will average down if the stock prices decline, if the stock is valuated too high I will wait for a pullback until I get the price that I want, this strategy has worked for many years for me and has given me very good return on my investment while I collect my dividend payments.

ATT Stock Chart
Price chart for $T Stock

Is AT&T Stock Dividend Safe

Here is the deal, there is really no guarantee out there that a company will keep their dividend payments to investors, there is risk in every investment that you make, even if you only buy an ETF, there is always the risk of a dividend payment being cut, just take a look at Kraft Foods, they had been a stable company for a while and they just cut their dividend, so is the AT&T stock dividend safe? Well in my personal opinion, it is and the reason for that is because this company generates enough revenue to cover the dividend payments, their balance sheet is solid and their debt is not as high as other companies. Even though they are a Telecommunications company and they need to invest large amounts of capital into developing the infrastructure needed to maintain their customer base, I do not see them cutting their dividend any time soon, now once again, I am not a professional stock adviser so take the time to do your own research and invest based on your own findings.

So why does AT&T Stock keeps going down?

As you may already know, the stock prices are all based on what people think the share prices are worth, a company can be very profitable and have the best balance sheet and the stock prices could go down, for example if there are bad news about the CEO or some scandal, the stock prices could go down, through out the years, there have been other companies and competitors that come into play, also the company has made some acquisitions and other investments that the public may not like which causes the stock prices to go down, even though this is not affecting the profitability of the company, it could still cause share prices to go down, like I said, the market determines what the share prices will be and this one of the reasons why the stock could be in the decline, this is where having a strategy like averaging down could be beneficial in a case like this.

So what can you do to protect your self when a stock continues to go down? Well there are a lot of things that you can do, one of the things that I do that work pretty well is to look at the price chart and do some technical analysis, when you look at the chart you can determine what the good support and resistance points are, if stock prices are hitting or at least getting close to the all time low prices then in my opinion this is when you need to buy shares, if you look at the chart and find where the support levels are and you can buy at these prices then in my opinion you are entering your position in a good spot, this will protect you since the price decrease will be already reflected in the share prices and you will get the best price for the shares, as people say, buy low and sell high still works even in the stock market and this is a strategy that has worked for me for a long time, not only are you getting share prices at rock bottom but you are also protected a bit since in most cases the market will recover and you will get the resistance levels and you will be able to profit from the price movement and from the dividend payments as well.

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November 2019 Update

As of November 3rd of 2019 I am happy to say that $T has been one of my best performing stocks, not only have I received several dividend payments but I am up almost 30% on this position, looking back the main reason why I bought AT&T stock is simply because of the demand for their services and products, Telecoms are on high demand and they will continue to grow their revenue and pay a high dividend in the future.

bookmark_borderAre REITS Worth Investing in (ABR High Dividend)

One of my favorite forms of investing is Dividend Investing, this is when a company pays you set quarterly amount because you own the stock. There are many companies that pay a dividend and today we will be discussing the company with ticker symbol ABR also known as Arbor Realty Trust.

Investing in dividend paying stocks is in my opinion one of the best forms of investing if you are looking for passive income, this allows you to put your money on companies that are generating profits and growth and while you wait for share prices to go up, they pay you an amount just for being a share holder, this allows for your investment returns to compound very fast and increase your wealth through out the years.

As of today, the stock price of $ABR is $11.92 and they are currently paying a dividend yield of almost 9%, if you are a dividend investor this is a great stock to pick, they have a good business model, they invest in Real Estate and properties and they pay out most of their profits to investors, the payout amount is higher than regular stocks because it’s taxed as regular income and not as dividend income, this is still a great opportunity to invest and receive passive income from the stock market.

Arbour Realty Stock
$ABR Dividend Stock

How can you invest in Arbor Realty Trust?

There are a lot of platforms out there that allow you to invest in stocks and REITS that you can pick from, my favorite right now is the Robinhood App, they allow you to buy and sell stocks with zero commission fees, M1 Finance is another app that you can use for free and they even allow fractional shares, no matter what platform you use, it is always a good idea to buy and hold for a long time, specially when investing in dividend paying stocks.

Below is the 5 year Arbor Realty stock chart

As you can see, the stock has grown despite this being a dividend paying stock, there are a lot of myths surrounding dividend paying stocks, many people say that these stocks do not grow and appreciate over time or that they pay a high dividend because nobody cares about them however this is not true, dividend paying stocks also grow with time and while you keep the stock or REIT you will receive dividend payments. This makes Arbor Realty one of my favorite stocks to own.

One of the biggest myths and misunderstandings out there is that companies that pay out a dividend do not grow, this is a big mistake to take when considering investing in companies, share prices are set by the valuations that investors give them, if a company continues to grow their earnings, profits and they maintain low debt while managing the company well they will continue to grow and share prices will increase.

The ex dividend date for them was on December 27th 2018 and will be paying out dividends on January 31st 2019, as of right now ABR has been paying out dividend reliably 2012 and I believe they will continue to pay out dividends to their investors, finally their last earnings report showed that the company generated over 94 million dollars in revenue.

As you can see, this stock analysis shows that income investors will be buying and selling this stock and will continue to benefit from quarterly payments from this company, if you want to own Real Estate and do not want to go through every single step of the process REITS are a great way to be a part of the market without doing any of the hard work.

ABR Stock Chart
$ABR Price Movement Chart

How to Invest in REITS

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REITS can be interesting plays if you are looking to get high dividend payments every quarter or even every month, there are many good investing platforms out there but today I am going to share and review with my the easiest one in my opinion to use, if you are a new investor and you are looking to learn how to invest and hold for the long term or how to trade stocks daily this is the app for you, below is my review of the Robinhood App.

Want to start investing or trading stocks? One of the easiest ways I have found that allows you to invest large or small amounts of money is the Robinhood.com App, this allows you to buy and sell stocks for free.

So what are the features that I like about the Robinhood app? First of all, the interface is clean, it works for Android and iOS and it is very easy to use, to start all you need to do is download the app, answer a few questions and link your bank account to it, once you do that you can start buying and selling securities during trading hours.

One of the features that I like the most is that it eliminates a lot of the extra information that more advanced investors use, for a person with little experience this is great since the application does not scare you from using it, once you login you can search for stocks that you like and look at their stats, you can see their Market Cap, highs and lows and dividend amount, you can also look at a basic chart and tell if the stock is trending up or down, Dividend amounts are also listed and you can buy or sell the stock right from the phone app or login to and trade from their website, all of this for free, there are no commissions or any other fees.

If you are interested take the time to take a look at their app, for an investor trying to start in the Stock Market this is a great opportunity to start trading stocks and making money in the market, you can buy stocks with as little money as $10 dollars or you can buy stocks in the thousands of dollars range, as always take the time to research the stocks that you are interested in buying and remember that there is risk when buying stocks, the best strategy in my opinion is to buy a stock that pays a dividend amount and hold it for 5 to 10 years, this same strategy has workout for me.

To download the app and start investing today click on THIS link from your smartphone and create your account, you will get a free stock for FREE.