3 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Election

Elections can bring big changes, since that’s usually what’s on the ballot. Because of that, there’s always a lot of uncertainty leading up to election day as the outcome can set a new course for the country. That can make it harder to invest because some changes can impact business profitability and therefore companies’ ability to pay dividends.

However, some dividend stocks should thrive no matter who wins the upcoming election. Topping that list are Nucor (NYSE: NUE), Brookfield Renewable (NYSE: BEP)(NYSE: BEPC), and Honeywell International (NYSE: HON). Here’s why they look like the best dividend stocks to buy ahead of the election.

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Building the U.S. infrastructure

Reuben Gregg Brewer (Nucor): One of the rare areas of consensus in the country today is the need to upgrade U.S. infrastructure. That could lead to big construction projects no matter who is in the

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3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks With at Least 6% Dividend Yield

There’s so much going on in the markets, that it’s hard to know where to start and what to look for. On the red side of the ledger, it’s clear that the headwinds are gathering. House Democrats are still rejecting the $1.8 trillion coronavirus aid and stimulus package put forth by the White House, saying that President Trump’s proposal does not go far enough. The House Dems are pushing their own $2.2 trillion stimulus. At the same time, both Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson have paused their coronavirus vaccine programs, after the latter company reported an “adverse event” in early trials. This has more than just investors worried, as most hopes for a ‘return to normal’ hang on development of a working vaccine for the novel virus.

And earnings season is kicking off. Over the next several weeks, we’ll see Q3 results from every publicly traded company, and investors

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5% Dividend Yield From Postal Office Real Estate: Postal Realty (NYSE:PSTL)

Postal Realty Trust (PSTL) is an internally managed real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) that owns properties leased to the United States Postal Service (‘USPS’). The fragmented state of USPS properties makes PSTL an unlikely growth story with a hefty 5% dividend yield as a starting point. While the tenant concentration is a potential cause for concern, PSTL appears to be a worthy addition to any dividend growth portfolio.

Postal Office Real Estate

For those who are unfamiliar with postal office real estate, the USPS is a government entity whereas the underlying USPS properties are often privately owned. PSTL owns 666 such properties spread across 47 states, with a heavy concentration everywhere except the West coast:

(2020 Investor Presentation)

While it is tempting to put PSTL in the same league as triple net lease (‘NNN’) operators such as Realty Income (O), there are important distinctions to make. Typical NNN REITs like

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