In the last few weeks, we have seen some massive dividend cuts or suspensions. Ford suspended their quarterly dividend on March 19th. Boeing suspended their dividend and share repurchasing as they seek a bailout. Department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom suspended dividends.

AT&T announced a suspension of their buyback program as a move to protect their dividend. Delta Airlines also announced a suspension of dividends on March 20th. Marriott suspended their dividend. Darden Restaurants suspended their dividend.

I am sure there are more to add to this list and many more to follow. So what does this mean for dividend investors? Dividend safety is at risk. If you are not careful, you could be making the #1 dividend investing mistake.

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  1. Ryan Scribner
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    What dividend stocks are you buying right now? Comment Below!

  2. Osteo Pat
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Avoid the #1 dividend investing mistake: buying individual stocks

  3. Cooper Martin
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    This is all wrong kids. Dividend safety is determined by free cash flow. Anyone who uses EPS probably grins a crayon with a fist when they right their name. Cash flow is the actual money a company makes. EPS is some chewed up accounting bs that is craped out by the income statement that completely sckews actual profitability. ATnt operating cash flow 44 billion free cash flow 25 billion dividends paid 14 billion. Jam a splitting long up my butt if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure 25 billion is bigger then 14 billion. Go look at ATnt cash flow statement on their 10k annual stament or Yahoo finance. Learn how to read a cash flow statement and youl get rich asf.

  4. Playmaker
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    great lesson for dividend newbies

  5. Khai Lim
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    should I sell all Stocks got remove dividend and reinvest in stocks had dividend now ?

  6. Azwel
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I pulled out of Boeing…who knows how long that dividend will return…there are still a few companies that still have a dividebd that are down almost as much as Boeing. Not worth the wait

  7. FireAntzBlazing
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    It's funny how people cant AFFORD to pay they Bill's but can afford to buy a 1000 phone on credit

  8. Lester C
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm


  9. Seauin Ireland
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Good content. Another video on the ideal number of dividend stocks to own in a portfolio would be good to see. This should be taught in high schools.

  10. Alex P
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I realise this is from 2 months ago, but would be interesting to know if you changed your outlook on banking and insurance (you didn't mention it as dangerous)

  11. Evan McAuley
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    is looking at a company with a steady upward trend a good bet for dividend investing? Or does that not necessarily equal a good payout

  12. Conner Swigart
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I tried warning my friends :/ the dividend strat is not good if they are giving more then they can afford gotta be aware

  13. Waren
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I don't get it. First, AT&T has a yield of around 6.75% do it looks good on tend if fiend. You say payout ratio due T is.over 100%, but NASDAQ.COM say payout ratio of around 15.7%. Which one is correct? This differece is huge.

  14. H R
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    What app or site are you using to watch the stock market values and see these graphs?

  15. Lambo Lapdog
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm


  16. Mixel Plick
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    "AVOID THE #1 DIVIDEND INVESTING MISTAKE"… watching self proclaimed guru financial expert YouTube videos. You're welcome.

  17. half unlit
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Lol all the companies he listed pretty much annihilated their dividends by Q2

  18. Juanita Leal
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    DIS $0 ☹

  19. Lucas Andler
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Payout ratio is a good metric but is flawed. Comparing a companies free cash flow per share compared to its annual dividend per share is a more accurate metric.

  20. A. M.
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I avoid high debt and dividend yields over 5% and under 1.6%.

    Hard to really explain why I do that. But from how I look at company history and from advice from different people, I make a decision from somewhere inside all that info. I want to stay with strong and responsible companies. Not big companies just because they're big.

  21. Cee Street
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Can you do a video about the Hotel industry?

  22. Ya Boy Salad
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Great content boss 🙏 helped improve my investing game

  23. Adam Abdi
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    What’s a good source of information for stats on different stocks? EPS, Yeild, Perceptive Ratio…..?

  24. Kelly Bray
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Lol he said pretty much don’t buy anything in any industry. You can be smart and selective with your dividend companies.

    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    This is a GOOD TIME to buy cheap and hold everything will be back to normal in 2 years tops stocks like FORD CRUISES AND AIR LINES They are Down now but they are NOT GOING to disappear THE GAME IS TO BUY & hold That’s it.

  26. Кристина Семенова
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Very useful video especially in pandemic time! Thank you Ryan!

  27. Huy Son Pham
    July 17, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you Ryan!