I recently came across two excellent Kiplinger columns that have interesting commentary on dividend paying stocks, deep value plays, and income investments.
No Bite Left in the Dogs of the Dow? is an article that reviews stocks that are part of the Dogs of the Dow strategy. The article talks about why strategy has not worked this year mainly due to the large number of bank and deep value stocks that are part of the strategy. These two areas of investments have not been favored by the market this year.
The other article Investments that Pay You Every Month reviews several investments that pay dividends or income monthly. It goes into three different portfolio tactics based on the amount of risk you are willing to take and the amount of income you are looking for. Some of the investment types mentioned in the article are reality trusts, closed end mutual funds, REIT investments, and bond funds.
Both of these articles are very interesting reads and are important to understand for deep value and dividend investors.
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