Is the dividend party over?

In this installment of Investor Beat: is the run over for dividend stocks if the Fed changes course?

By Motley Fool Investor Beat Jun 3, 2013 4:51PM
Dividend stocks have had an amazing run recently.  But are dividend stocks headed for a fall if the economy improves and the Fed reverses course? 

Are dividend stocks a safer bet than bonds?  Why should investors look to consumer-facing dividend stocks like Home Depot (HD)?  On Monday’s Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jeff Fischer and Jason Moser discuss the future of dividend stocks.
Image: Close-up of a burning sparkler © IMAGEMORE Co., Ltd., Imagemore, Getty ImagesAnd then, turning to the market's movers and shakers;
  • Good news for Intel (INTC); Samsung announced that it will use Intel chips in its new galaxy tablet.
  • Merck (MRK) is skyrocketing after a news release about a phase one melanoma drug.
  • Pandora (P) find its back against the wall, as music is proving too valuable for the giants like Apple and Google to leave alone.
  • And as Cadillac and truck sales go up, General Motors (GM) is still lagging while waiting for Chevy's results.

Finally, for Tuesday's stocks to watch, Jeff is keeping an eye on Bob Evan Farms (BOBE) and Jason is watching Amazon (AMZN).


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26Comments
Jun 3, 2013 6:31PM
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Blah , Blah, Blah They just have to have something to alarm the mice.
Next up - Polish corn crop rots and market drops 300.


Jun 4, 2013 8:37AM
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We've got Tulip Bulbs...Heard down at the Hardware, they are gonna take off..
Jun 3, 2013 7:35PM
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I don't even know what the hell the Headline or article even mean..???

 

People or investors are going to run away from 3-6% dividend payers, right straight to the Banks or Bonds and get 1.5- 3.5 %....

I'm sure they will, investors aren't that bright of a group....Are we...??

You're right, blah,blah,yada,yada..

Jun 4, 2013 8:40AM
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I think we should rename him ....ArCane....Or ArChaic...Somethin' like that.
Jun 3, 2013 7:26PM
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If they pull the plug on dividend stocks, then NOW what are yield seekers supposed to invest in?
Jun 3, 2013 9:12PM
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So investors sold their bonds 60-90 days ago to buy the dividend stocks, that haven't paid any real dividends yet, and now it's time to sell the dividend stocks because the FED may raise rates ever so slowly back to 3% by 2015 or 2016? Me thinks those Wall Street analists and traders are trying to find the next hill with a cliff at the top to get retail investors to go speeding up again.  And all that against the backdrop of falling manufacturing activity because the DOD is slashing spending and it will continue into next year unless McCane can start a war with China or Syria. Spelling errors are on purpose.
Jun 3, 2013 8:58PM
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Pretty much the dumbest topic ever, isn't it? Once we take back control of our government after the crash, dividend addicts will be hunted down for their part in keeping corrupt business platforms able to blockade jobs and drive us to the brink of total collapse.
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