Tensions with China seeped additional into the market Friday because the U.S.-China commerce deal returned to the image, and deep losses for chipmaker Intel (INTC, -16.2%) did not assist, both.In a Thursday coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump mentioned the pact “means much less to me now than it did once I made it” as he continues to put blame on China for the COVID-19 breakout. That, in addition to China’s demand that the U.S. shut its Chengdu consulate – a retaliatory measure for the same American order earlier this week – helped crack investor confidence.Senate Republicans’ fiscal stimulus proposal was delayed once more, too, with a reveal now anticipated on Monday.Intel was a selected drag following its Thursday night earnings report, when it admitted that its next-generation CPUs will likely be launched six months later than anticipated.”We imagine the corporate’s delay of its 7nm roadmap will foster fears of aggressive pressures persisting, if not accelerating over the following 2-Three years and thereby cap the valuation on its shares,” wrote Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Seymore, who downgraded the stock from Purchase to Maintain. “Whereas INTC has efficiently confirmed that it will probably generate stable income and earnings development regardless of being behind on Moore’s Legislation (a development that probably persists into 2021), we imagine fears of the introduced 6-month 7nm delay extending to a 10nm-esque multi-year problem that finally does affect fundamentals will probably maintain INTC’s shares range-bound till the corporate definitively proves in any other case.”The uncertainty was a boon for gold, which continued its breakout 2020. Futures contracts for the yellow metallic closed up 0.4% to an all-time excessive $1,891.50, topping its August 2011 mark.However the Dow Jones Industrial Common completed 0.7% decrease to 26,469, the S&P 500 closed down 0.6% to three,215 and the small-cap Russell 2000 slumped 1.5% to 1,467. Extra hassle in tech weighed down the Nasdaq Composite, which declined 0.9% to 10,363).Will a Tough 12 months for Dividends Proceed?The burden of COVID-19 and different financial pressures is being felt in additional than simply stock costs. Dividends face continued strain, too.Wells Fargo (WFC) just lately joined a laundry listing of stocks which have minimize or diminished payouts in 2020, and different massive names may comply with swimsuit. A number of analysts imagine beleaguered vitality large BP (BP) will likely be among the many subsequent massive dividend cuts.Curiously, Jefferies analyst Jason Gammel just lately upgraded BP from Maintain to Purchase regardless of seeing a “good probability” of a dividend discount.”(That is) the primary time our crew has ever upgraded a stock to Purchase when the danger of an imminent dividend minimize was doable, however we imagine a minimize of 65% is already priced into the stock,” he writes, referencing BP’s uber-high yield of just about 11%.But it surely’s not all unhealthy information for fairness earnings buyers. A number of firms (together with numerous Dividend Aristocrats) have pumped up their payouts all through this troublesome downturn. And maybe extra impressively, a number of stocks have made the daring transfer of providing cash distributions for the very first time in 2020.Specialists continuously view dividend funds as an indication of company monetary high quality, as a result of, whereas earnings and even revenues may be tweaked, dividends need to be paid from chilly, arduous cash.Right here, we have a look at 20 of Wall Street’s latest dividend stocks, together with a bundle of brand-new payers that made their debuts in 2020.