A balanced approach to dividend income and growth generates the best risk-adjusted outcome, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Reinvested dividends from GE, P&G, and Spectra Energy could boost an IRA over the long term, and the stocks also trade at attractive valuations today, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters sizes up dividend increases from Realty Income, Coca-Cola, and PSEG.
Although some quality REITs, such as Realty Income and Health Care REIT, are worth holding on to in the current environment, valuations in the sector are too high to justify committing more money, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Bank loans and financials stocks could rise if rates do, but interested investors should be careful not to overpay.
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Though both are preferable to accumulating cash, paying dividends is a better method for preserving shareholder value, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Repeating a stellar 2014 will be tough for REITs and utilities, while some higher-yielding multinational firms are much more attractive today, says the Morningstar DividendInvestor editor.
More than likely, it will mean smaller-than-usual dividend increases from companies with global footprints, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .
Policy and valuation factors have contributed to higher dividend yields on overseas investments, but currency exposure and withholding taxes could take a bite out of your total return, says Morningstar's Josh Peters .