What happens if the Fed Funds Rate increases? With rising interest rates, will the stock market correct? Will dividend-paying stocks drop in value? Today's video answers this very question from a passive income and dividend investing standpoint.
In response to a recent subscriber question, today's video covers:
* What is the Fed Funds Rate? What is the Federal Reserve?
* Right now, interest rates are at historical lows.
* Low interest rates make dividend stocks very attractive because few alternatives exist for income investors. (Meaning: The prices of dividend stocks are on the higher side right now.)
* In my humble opinion, interest rates will continue to stay low for a while. As they increase, I expect the Fed to take baby steps.
* As interest rates increase, due to the trickle down effect, investment opportunities outside dividend stocks will exist for income-minded investors. This could cause dividend stocks to stay flat, if not correct.
* There are two sub-sets of dividend stocks. (1) Those that are very tied to interest rates (REITs and utilities come to mind), and (2) those that are dividend growth stocks (consumer non-cyclicals come to mind). With rising interest rates on the horizon, it may make sense to think through purchases of these two baskets of stocks differently.
* Dollar cost averaging is always a favorite strategy of mine, as I have been building my dividend growth portfolio through many economic cycles (and will continue to do so through many more).
* I model at 7% right now because our market is in late stages. A correction could be coming at some point in the not so distant future.
* If investors leave dividend stocks (due to higher interest rates), I view that is a good thing. While my ego may take a small hit (portfolio value down), I will happily accumulate world-class stocks at higher starting dividend yields.
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Disclosure: I am long Kimberly-Clark (KMB). I own this stock in my portfolio.
Disclaimer: I'm not a licensed investment advisor, and today's video is just for entertainment and fun. This video is NOT investment advice. Please talk to your licensed investment advisor before making any financial decisions.
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