Prolonged periods of volatility along with dips near or even into bear market territory have become commonplace for investors in recent months as fears of a looming recession, geopolitical headwinds, and ongoing concerns about the global economy continue to remain front of mind. For investors who have the capital to put to work right now, even a market like the one we're seeing presents its own share of opportunities to invest in these types of compelling companies at a bargain. Healthcare stocks had quite the heyday in the early pandemic, when investors were rushing to put their cash into any and all companies in this space.
An increase in a quarterly dividend payment is something all income investors love to hear about. Two stocks that have been raising their payouts for decades are AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM). Let's find out a bit more about these two dividend stocks.
Many investors dream of building a portfolio that delivers significant passive income. Let's delve into a few arguments in favor of loading up on passive income stocks right now and a few in favor of holding off. One big argument in favor of buying passive income stocks right now is investors will be able to lock in more income for each invested dollar than before.