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
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Dollar stores with discounted prices, but expensive shares
Physical retail stores as a whole in most developed countries have more likely than not reached their peak. However, there is a sub-category in this sector that is expanding quickly. More than that, the so-called “dollar stores” have even been beneficiaries of a diminishing middle-class. Are the respective stocks a good investment idea, especially as inflation is trimming budgets?Continue reading
Are farmland stocks a hedge against inflation?
If you ask people about inflation-proof investments, the answers are most likely energy, real estate, precious metals or nowadays maybe even cryptocurrencies or rare whisky bottles. What is less obvious and very underestimated is farmland. It has proven to be not only a very effective hedge against inflation, but also over the last 25 years outperformed the S&P500 while being less volatile. What about farmland stocks?Continue reading
How to beat the bear market – inflation, stagflation, recession
It should be clear to almost everyone by now that prices have risen sharply over the past twelve months. At the same time, economies around the world are plummeting. Stagflation at its finest. Unsurprisingly, many stocks have fallen, too. As a result, most people have become poorer in real terms, whether they invest or not. It is time to answer the urgent question of how to successfully weather this painful bear market.Continue reading