By Kofi Bofah:Nokia (NOK), until fairly recently, has been hailed as the world's leading handset maker. In 2007, Apple released its first iPhone that ushered in a smart phone revolution leaving Nokia behind. Without a blockbuster product release, consumers are likely to still view the Nokia brand as a 90's relic. Today, Nokia stock trades for $2.65, while the underlying business bleeds cash.
By Stock Croc:A conventional beginning place for many smaller investors was traditionally money-market accounts. However the rate of return on such investment strategies has remained slow. Persons hoping to invest and obtain a high yield when using a smaller sum of cash may consider investing in lower priced dividend stocks that pay more frequently.
Kapitall submits:If you're interested in dividend investing, the following list might offer an interesting starting point.The following is a list of stocks with dividend yields above 4% that have seen net institutional selling and net mutual fund selling over the last two quarters.If you're a contrarian investor, this excessive pessimism might raise a flag.Institutional and mutual fund data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.
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By ValueMax:I am old enough to remember staring at people that used the old style mobile brick phones. Those phones were large and clunky and looked out of place. At that time, I never imagined that mobile phones would develop into sleek, efficient communication devices. Now when I travel, I am struck by the large number of people that seem to be completely immersed in their smartphones.
By Insider Monkey: Ken Fisher is the author of seven money management books, three of which are New York Times bestsellers. He's been writing the Portfolio Strategy column for Forbes for more than 26 years, and he's the fourth-longest running columnist in Forbes' history. He is currently ranked #252 on the 2010 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He founded private investment firm Fisher Investments in 1979. He is also one of the fund managers we follow closely.
Nokia (NOK) is based in Finland and accounts for 1.6% of GDP, 20% of exports (forestry and Finlandia Vodka account for the rest), over 50% of the stock market capitalization and over a third of all research and development spent in this small Scandinavian country. During the past 260 week period Nokia stock traded from a high of $40 to a low of about $4.50.
Last week's four-day rally, combined with an imminent earnings season could turn the coming week into a very exciting time for the market. Investors looking for the best way to play this type of unpredictable market might want to look toward stable companies trading on high volume with a dividend higher than 2%. In my opinion, liquidity and yield are paramount. Below is my evaluation of five companies that could provide a stable buffer for investors.
By David Urban:The past few weeks have been a nightmare for small investors as they watch the markets tumble on fears of a Greek default and government shutdown. Anyone looking for safety in these trying times should take a look at the 5 following large cap stocks that sport attractive dividend yields.
By Insider Monkey:
We like high dividend stocks. In the recent economic turmoil, many stocks suffered losses and the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) lost 12.4% since July 22nd. However, most stocks with high dividend yields outperformed the market and a certain number of these stocks had actually positive returns.
Rougemont submits: All of these companies are based outside of the U.S. and pay very generous dividends. Many foreign companies pay higher dividends than their American counterparts, so it makes sense to look globally for yield. In this low-rate environment, these stocks offer great alternatives to other low-yielding investments.Furthermore, the dividends appear to be safe with these companies as their earnings power per share indicates they are not at risk of a meaningful dividend cut.