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Exxon Mobil Stock Is Again a Safe and Steady Dividend Play

Sideways oil prices may limit its ability to gain in the near term. But if you’re thinking of buying Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock for its high yield, there’s little reason to worry.

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With 2020’s troubles behind it, the integrated oil and gas giant is no longer at risk of cutting its dividend. Expected earnings for this year ($4.28 per share) will more than cover its payout.

Sure, investors still have reasons to price in a risk premium. This can be seen in its forward yield of 6.3%, which is above its average dividend....More>>>

7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks To Buy Yielding 4%  

For those investors seeking income along with their capital appreciation, the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SPYD) gives you some ideas about where to look for dividend stocks to buy.

The exchange-traded fund tracks the performance of the S&P 500 High Dividend index, a collection of 80 companies held within the S&P 500 index that pay relatively high dividends. 

What one person thinks is high might not be what I think is high, and vice versa. So, for this article, I’m setting the bar at 4%. That’s considerably higher than the average....More>>>

Bitcoin Feels the Pain as Stocks Inch Higher

Stocks moved slightly higher on Thursday in a quiet holiday session. Bitcoin provided a dose of excitement, however, with prices falling back below $14,000 in the wake of reports of a possible regulatory crackdown in South Korea — including requiring exchanges to verify user identities to fight money laundering activity — and work of another “hard fork” before the end of the year.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, the S&P 500 gained 0.2%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.3%. Treasury bonds declined, the....More>>>

Bitcoin Feels the Pain as Stocks Inch Higher

Stocks moved slightly higher on Thursday in a quiet holiday session. Bitcoin provided a dose of excitement, however, with prices falling back below $14,000 in the wake of reports of a possible regulatory crackdown in South Korea — including requiring exchanges to verify user identities to fight money laundering activity — and work of another “hard fork” before the end of the year.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, the S&P 500 gained 0.2%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.3%. Treasury bonds declined, the....More>>>

Bitcoin Feels the Pain as Stocks Inch Higher

Stocks moved slightly higher on Thursday in a quiet holiday session. Bitcoin provided a dose of excitement, however, with prices falling back below $14,000 in the wake of reports of a possible regulatory crackdown in South Korea — including requiring exchanges to verify user identities to fight money laundering activity — and work of another “hard fork” before the end of the year.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, the S&P 500 gained 0.2%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.3%. Treasury bonds declined, the....More>>>