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Will Dividend Stocks be the Hot Stocks of 2019?

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  • (0:30) - Is Income Investing Becoming More of A Trend?
  • (2:45) - Where To Find Good Dividend Paying Stocks
  • (7:15) - MLP’s and Banking Stocks To Watch
  • (13:50) - Big Pharma’s Paying Large Dividend Yields
  • (16:30) - Are Retail Stocks Dividend Yield Traps?
  • (20:20) - Telecommunications and REITs
  • (26:30) - Episode Roundup: T, BP, OXY, MPLX, GILD, VZ, ABBV, LB, CHCT

Welcome to Episode #163 of the Zacks Market Edge Podcast.

Every week, host and Zacks stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life.

In this episode, Tracey is joined by Ryan McQueeney, Editor of Zacks Income Investor newsletter to discuss what is going on with dividend stocks in 2019.

After several years of investors diving into all the growth stocks, it seems like 2019 could see a change.

For the first time in a while, the FAANG stocks aren’t dominating the conversation. Some investors are starting to ask about income generating stocks.

But will dividend stocks really be hot in 2019?

Where to Look for High Yields

The beaten down sectors are always a place to start to search for yield.

Many of the big energy stocks are now paying juicy dividends including Occidental (OXY - Free Report) which is yielding 4.7%. But it’s also a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) stock as its estimates have been cut following the oil price plunge.

The drug stocks are also on the “outs” with Wall Street.

Gilead (GILD - Free Report) is yielding 3.4% while AbbVie (ABBV - Free Report) is at 4.9%. Both are down 16% over the last year, however.

Telecoms have always been a popular place for yields. AT&T (T - Free Report) is paying a 6.7% yield while Verizon (VZ - Free Report) is yielding 4.2%.

But yield isn’t everything. AT&T shares were down 17% over the last year while Verizon has rallied 12% over the same time.

Where else should you be looking for yield in 2019?

Tune into this week’s podcast to find out.

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