As many commodity prices – being economically sensitive resources – have dropped massively over the last months (and even more so over the last weeks) as well as a recession being expected by the consensus, the question is whether equities of commodity producers in general are about to crash. At least this was the procedure during the last Great Recession of 2008–2009. However, this is too simplified, completely ignoring history.Continue reading
Category Archives: dividends
Big Pharma to destroy shareholder value? + new research report for Premium Members
Stocks of big pharmaceutical companies have been core holdings in many portfolios for as long as I can remember, probably even beyond that. The reasons are crystal-clear: an ever aging population, more chronic diseases also among younger generations, stable to slightly rising demand throughout the business cycle, relative price stability of those stocks and reliable dividends. What’s not to like?Continue reading
Megatrend of this decade: Dividend cuts + an update to my most popular article so far
Even though I know that I certainly won’t make many new friends with this article, especially not from the ranks of dividend investors, it is a duty for me to address this topic. I also think, it’s no coincidence that my most popular article to date has been about looming dividend cuts. Simply put, it’s too important to be ignored.Continue reading
A king is falling – why Altria’s butt is burnt down
Altria is a stock from the illustrious circle of the “dividend kings”. It is even so special that it has actually raised its dividend more than once a year over the past half century – 57 increases over 53 consecutive years. However, the last few years have been disappointing in operational terms. Recent results, in particular, have shown the direction this company is likely to take. There are still a few puffs left, but don’t be surprised by the impending dividend cut at this darling of many dividend investors.Continue reading
Dividend Investing – high yield or high growth?
A never ending discussion in the field of dividend investing is whether you go for high yielding stocks or dividend growth stocks. Recently, I had a few discussions on Twitter about this topic. Because it is a question many investors have – amateurs and experienced investors alike – I decided to write a Weekly to compare both strategies.Continue reading
The Dogs of the Dow – top dividend stocks for 2023?
The turn of every year is a special time. Not only because it feels like the old and especially bad is left behind and something new starts. There is also a well-known stock-picking strategy that promises you to beat the Dow Jones Index by only doing a few transactions at the start of each year. Did this low-maintenance strategy deliver in the past? And what are the picks for 2023 according to this strategy?Continue reading
The funeral business: dead money or under-looked opportunity?
Last week, I wrote about farmland and farmland stocks. But land can also be used for other purposes. While being asked about land, the most common answers will be farmland or land for housebuilding. Maybe also forestry. However, there is another sector that could prove to be a more valuable investment opportunity due to being less followed, but obvious in hindsight.Continue reading
Rising Food Protectionism – and a new research report
While people over the last week were scratching their heads over whether cryptocurrencies are a scam with the implosion of the third largest crypto exchange FTX, the world is facing REAL problems. Exports of an estimated 20% of the world’s calories are currently restricted. Food protectionism and nationalism are on the rise. An investigation into this dangerous trend and a new research report due for my Premium Members, on Saturday.Continue reading
Are evil energy (oil) stocks already priced too ambitiously for a recession?
It is an old wisdom that during a recession cyclical equities in general and energy stocks in special are suffering pretty much. When the economy slows down, the supply and demand imbalance pushes energy prices down, too. Stocks of these “commodity businesses” come under pressure in unison. But is it the same now? Or could we even be in for a surprise to the upside?Continue reading
My latest research report is out!
Like I teasered in my most recent Weekly, where I covered the topic of offshore banking from the perspective of a small private investor, I just published the corresponding research report. I wrote about a company that focussed its business on just that – offshore banking!Continue reading