|Bid||0.0000 x N/A|
|Ask||0.0000 x N/A|
|Day's range||3.1000 - 3.1500|
|52-week range||3.1000 - 3.1500|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.33|
|PE ratio (TTM)||6.72|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
While there is no shortage of strategies that are effective moneymakers on Wall Street, buying dividend stocks has been a particularly smart method to build wealth. In 2013, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management division of JPMorgan Chase released a report examining the average annual return of companies that initiated and grew their dividend between 1972 and 2012, as compared with publicly traded companies that didn't pay a dividend over the same period. The difference in average annual return was night and day.
These income stocks, with yields ranging from 2.2% to 11.7%, should help pad investors' pocketbooks.
When assessing the risk of a mortgage real estate investment trust (mREIT), it pays to understand not only the risks involved in the assets themselves, but also to the amount of leverage (or borrowed money) the REIT employs. Portfolios full of government-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities (MBS) may look conservative at first glance, but dangers can lurk under the surface. Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE: IVR) had a near-death experience, and the company that emerged from the crisis was vastly different from the company that entered it.