Finding quality stocks yielding over 5% is not that simple! Yet, many retirees or income-seeking investors are looking for them. We’ve decided to help them out with a stock battle! For each pick, Mike will discuss why he likes it and Vero will challenge him with another similar idea! Who wins? Let us know in the comments!
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- To build our contestants team, we’ve selected dividend stocks with a yield over 5% (or close to) that showed dividend increases in the past.
- Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) is a US REIT showing a yield of 7.75%. Will Vero be able to beat it with Medical Properties Trust (MPW) and its 8.10% yield?
- Allied Properties (AP.UN.TO) is attractive with its 5.65% yield and monthly distributions. Will Canadian NET REIT surpass it with its high-quality tenants, and its mix of yield and growth?
- Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure (AY) can surf the green energy tailwind with 77% coming from renewables. However, it is a PLC based in UK so it comes with additional tax due diligence. Can Algonquin Power (AQN) compete with its 1M customers and its growth by acquisition strategy?
- Great-West Lifeco (GWO.TO) is among the top 3 insurance companies in Canada and shows a yield of 6.30%. Is it worth picking an insurance company over a Canadian bank like National Bank (NA.TO) in the financial sector?
- We end the episode with a note on safety and how can investors ensure their high-yielding stocks are safe?
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