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11/03/2022

Dividend.watch October 2022 report

Given the sharp rise in inflation, October is still a difficult time for investors. The popularity of dividend stocks is not declining - quite the opposite. Investors are turning to more stable sectors and counting on dividend yields rather than upward share price movements.

Still, for the dividend long-term investor, this is a period of sell-offs and interesting opportunities.

Top 5 most popular stocks in dividend.watch

  • 1. Apple (AAPL-NASDAQ )
  • 2. AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC-NASDAQ)
  • 3. Amazon (AMZN-NASDAQ)
  • 4. Abbvie (ABBV-NYSE)
  • 5. BP plc (BP-LSE)

Happened in October

Elon Musk finished purchasing of Twitter for $54.20 per share

The popular social network has been taken over by Elon Musk. The head of Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company has started to rage. He fired CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Segal almost immediately after the takeover. The final price was a staggering $44 billion or $54.20 per share.

Lithium price is skyrocketing

The accelerated transition to renewable energy faces challenges. Renewable energy often needs to be stored somewhere, and that requires batteries and lithium to produce them. This drives demand for this reactive alkaline metal. The price of lithium is soaring.

Zuckerberg dream of Meteverse is crushing Meta stocks

Just a few weeks ago, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg was fiery about Metaverse, showing off its software advances and the new Quest Pro headset. Meta has already burned $9.4 billion on the field this year and investors don’t like it. The company has already lost over 60 percent of its market capitalization since the beginning of the year.

Westinghouse to be sold for $7.9bn in sign of nuclear powerhouse

Westinghouse Electric Company, an American manufacturer of nuclear power technologies, is likely to change hands. Canadian company Cameco, one of the world's largest uranium producers, has agreed to take over the company.

The deal should be $7.9 billion as interest in nuclear power grows all around Europe and US.

Chinese president confirmed for unlimited terms

Investors fear that the "new" president will promote communist ideology at the expense of the economy. The Hang Seng stock index has fallen to 1997 levels despite the fact that GDP has increased 18 times over the past 25 years.

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