The fallout of the coronavirus is still being felt around the world. It has impacted on every industry and there are still question marks around exactly how much damage it has done to the global economy.
Business investment remains one area that is significantly affected by the pandemic, with the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) dropping dramatically in recent months. According to the World Investment Report 2020 by UNCTAD, the UN’s trade body, it is predicted that global foreign direct investment (FDI) would fall by 40% this year. It also stated that greenfield investments and M&As had already fallen by over 50% year on year in the first quarter of 2020.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no question that the world is entering a period of business uncertainty. The good news is that this will end, and business opportunities will continue to develop. However, at this moment, many people are turning to franchises in order to start their own business. This is because franchises come with numerous benefits, including built-in support, a recognizable brand name, and the establishment of already successful business systems. With a franchise, you aren’t starting your business from scratch. Instead, you are launching from a starting point established by the success of already established brands.
In this bond review, Durig takes a look at a company which serves banks and retailers alike around the globe. Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) has a full service suite of back office services, including software and hardware solutions for both banking and retail industries. With the release of its fourth quarter results, it appears as if the company is making progress towards its goals. A few highlights include:
Though the stocks in Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio more than likely will change from year to year, the underlying screens used to select them remain the same.
Durig searches for and selects a group of of the highest yielding dividend stocks from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) which have fallen out of favor (aka the “dogs”) and holds them for one year. Over time, these “dogs” tend to have “more room to run” with respect to their share price.
Time in the market nearly always beats timing the market.
Historically, blue chip dividend stocks have shown themselves to be resilient under downward market pressure, and are thought to offer relative stability in hectic markets as compared to non-dividend paying stocks. Additionally, companies that pay dividends tend to have much stronger fundamentals, such as stable earnings and growth, effective management and stronger financials.
The dividends paid by blue chips can also help to diversify income streams, and because dividends (and earnings) tend to grow over time they typically outpace inflation, preserving the value of your hard earned dollars. These dividends can also help to lessen historical volatility, explained in a recent article:
“During the overall market downturn in 2002, when non dividend-paying stocks fell by an average of 30%, while dividend-paying stocks only declined on average by 10%. Even during the severe 2008 financial crisis that precipitated a sharp fall in stock prices, dividend stocks held up noticeably better than non dividend stocks.”
Less historical volatility equates to a smoother and more comfortable ride for investors.
Durig’s Dogs of the Dow Portfolio can be extremely efficient in a tax advantaged account (such as an IRA) since neither capital gains nor dividends are taxed, allowing your investment to grow tax-free.
Avoid the Crowd
The majority of blue chip investors find themselves in an overly crowded mutual fund structure. While it may seem nice to share gains and losses but in actuality pooled investments are far more muddled, and typically more costly due to high administrative costs, hidden fees, and can create unwanted tax inefficiencies.
Avoid the crowd with a low cost, individually managed Dogs of the Dow account that offers a much cleaner investment environment.
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Disclosure: The primary benchmark* used was SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Avrg ETF Tr.
Announcing Durig’s latest addition to its portfolio of income solutions, the European Dividend Aristocrats Portfolio. This one of a kind portfolio targets 20 high yielding blue-chip stocks* (the actual securities held in the portfolio are American Depository Receipts and trade just like stocks) listed on various European exchanges for investment and was designed to produce high levels of dividend income and even the potential for growth of income over time. The idea is to invest only in the stocks of companies with a current high dividend and a long history of continuous annual dividend increases. Focusing investment on companies that increase their dividends annually should position the portfolio to consistently capture to the “cream of the crop” of higher dividend companies of a variety of European exchanges.
We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to Durig’s portfolio of investment solutions, the Dogs of Europe. Designed to capture the high quality dividends of European Blue Chips with the potential to grow income over time, this new portfolio strategy allows investors to participate in European equity trends with the help and support of a registered investment advisor in the United States.
For this week’s bond review, Durig looks at an issuer that provides services to banks and retailers around the world. Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) provides end-to-end services, software and hardware for the banking and retail industries. Diebold has spent all of 2019 implementing its DN Now program, designed to increase efficiencies, decrease costs, and improve margins. With the release of its third quarter results, it appears as if the company is making progress towards these goals (see bullets above).
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