These 6 ‘Dividend Aristocrats’ Have a Strong Pipeline for Cash. That’s a Plus.

Exxon Mobil is among the companies whose yield on free cash flow indicates strong support for the payout’s resilience. Here, an Exxon refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Text size Quarterly dividend payments can be a lifeline for investors who depend on income, retirees in particular. Those cash payments, however, don’t just appear out … Read more

Stocks for the Recession That May—or May Not—Be Coming

Text size Exelon stock offers a little bit of offense to go with its defense. Dreamstime The yield curve briefly inverted this past week—and that’s a recession signal that is either like Paul Revere’s ride or the boy who cried wolf. The good news: Investors don’t need to decide which just yet. The yield curve … Read more

AT&T’s Dividend Cut Puts It in an Unenviable Club

A company cutting its dividend after a spinoff is uncommon, but not unprecedented. The longer-term outcomes can vary markedly. AT&T (ticker: T) joined this club on Tuesday, when it said it expects that its annual dividend will be $1.11 a share, down sharply from $2.08 in 2021, after its planned spinoff of its WarnerMedia assets … Read more