No matter where we are in the cycle, it is always good to remember what worked and what not. In 2017 Wallstreet predicted a rough year but ended the opposite. Benchmark indexes reached record levels, while most sectors witnessed tremendous optimism. In 2018, the long-term bullish market sighed as investors moved from risk-on to risk-off.
2019 may not be so forgiving, so we recommend investors to be selective. Fortunately, with dividend shares, you do not have to feel compelled to always choose the winners.
We will present to you 5 stocks worth the investment.
1. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.66%
If you love stable dividend shares, then you will love Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.US).
Currently, Johnson & Johnson’s dividend income is 2.66%. But what people cannot immediately appreciate is that JNJ can surprise people and capital markets. For example, since the beginning of the year, stocks have risen by nearly 10%.
2. Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.64%
From a financial point of view, WFC is an opportunity. Although the WFC was involved in a serious dispute that shook the entire financial and business community, they stayed on the course. Most importantly, the WFC yields the largest dividend yield among the “Big Four” – nearly 3.7%.
3. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.16%
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM.US) is a strange name to be included in the list of best dividends because the energy sector is not one of the most stable. More precisely, XOM is at the wrong end of the market in 2014, when oil collapsed.
On the other hand, the energy sector is the most sustainable. When people press the key, they expect the lights to turn on. Similarly, when they go to the gas station, they expect to fill their tanks. Without XOM, this would not be possible.
In other words, XOM has proven its resilience. As a conservative investor you can buy this yield of 4.16% with confidence.
4. Duke Energy Corp (DUK)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.18%
If you are a person, you will want to pay attention to Duke Energy Corp (DUK.US). Based on a quantitative model developed by Louis Navellier, DUK is one of the best dividend shares to buy now. This year DUK is expected to return more than 13% if its technical impulse is retained. All indications suggest that Duke Energy can maintain good value this year.
At present, DUK shares give a dividend just over 4%. Although it is a little risky than a conservative dividend game, Duke Energy has the right balance between stability and income.
5. AT & T Inc. (T)
Current Dividend Yield: 6.53%
I have to say that AT & T Inc. (T.US) disappointed us this year on the capital markets.
In the past year T shares fell as rock, but they were trying to recover most of their losses. At present, shares are down by less than 15%, but twice as high as the bottom.
But that should not bother you. Keep in mind that between 1984 and 2016, AT & T’s annual return is on average more than 13%. More importantly, during that time, their shares lost only eight times out of 33. When this year is over, statistics are likely to be nine times out of 34. Even in this case, AT & T is the winner of 73.5% of the time.
Like the aforementioned JNJ, at this rate, the shares of AT & T Inc. are practically certain. The only difference is the reward. AT & T offers a huge income of 6.53% dividend!
Trader Milko Zashev