In more cases than not, however, an astronomical yield is a bad sign for a stock . Given that dividend yields and stock prices move in opposite directions, a high yield usually means investors have begun to worry about the business and driven down its stock price. However, certain types of companies such as real-estate investment trusts mustpay out most of their income as dividends, so their yields will be higher than “normal.” Dividends are not guaranteed; you need to make sure that a business is generating enough cash to pay its dividend, or your investment could be disastrous . I ran a screen for the highest-paying regular dividend stocks; the only limitations I’ve set this time is that the dividend stocks must have a market cap greater than $500 million, must be primarily listed in the U.S. (no American depositary receipts), and must be corporations (no REITs , BDCs , LPs, MLPs , or LLCs).
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non-farm payrolls went a year or longer without hitting a new high. In the six months before the job market making a new record, the S&P 500 stock index has posted average gains of 5.6%, Bespoke data show. This time the gains have been even stronger, with the index gaining 6.5%. But performance in the one-, three- and six-month periods after a new job high has resulted in positive but below-average returns. Stocks tend to post above-average returns in the six months before a new employment peak.
What to watch: Where do stocks go from here?
While the U.S. jobs numbers (see earlier post on todays blog) helped Wall Street finish higher on Friday, Japan has added a little to the global cheer this morning with a decent upward revision to its economic growth for the first calendar quarter. It turns out Japans gross domestic product rose by 6.7% in January-March compared to a year earlier, not the originally reported 5.9%. On a quarterly basis, GDP growth was revised to 1.6% from 1.5%.