Author Archive: Paul Duke

Paul “Dividend” Duke is a veteran investor with a longstanding interest in dividend stocks. He brings a balance of both technical and fundamental analysis to his work, and focuses on opportunities that provide safety, capital appreciation, and income.

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Highest Yield Dividend Stocks For Your Stocking

Highest Yield Dividend Stocks For Your Stocking

| December 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Ready to stuff your stocking with a few of the highest yield dividend stocks? Want to find some good dividend stocks to buy… that are off the beaten path? Start by brushing up on the dividend yield essentials. And this is the time of year when it makes sense to look at the ghost of […]

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Dividend Aristocrats That Dodge Disasters

Dividend Aristocrats That Dodge Disasters

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

My good friend Large Lou Sapino is an expert on vodka. Not long ago he asked me about Russian stocks. (A few weeks ago I told him that investing in Russian stocks is a dividend disaster.) Lou also happens to be a very smart real estate investor. He told me that investing in land out […]

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Dividend Yield Essentials

Dividend Yield Essentials

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you know how much we spend on Christmas lights and decorations? $6 billion a year. By comparison, the Pentagon spends about $12 billion for an aircraft Carrier like the USS Ronald Reagan. The numbers are staggering, so huge they’re hard to make sense of. I like simpler numbers where the arithmetic is easy, and […]

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High Dividend Stocks To Serve With Turkey

High Dividend Stocks To Serve With Turkey

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year at Thanksgiving, one of my best friends came over and insisted on making the stuffing for our turkey. He told me it was his grandmother’s recipe.  Nothing written down, all in his head. I didn’t think there was much culinary knowledge locked away in my friend’s otherwise remarkable brain. My suspicions were confirmed […]

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These Buckeyes Don’t Play College Football

These Buckeyes Don’t Play College Football

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

You wake up in a cold sweat. It’s a nightmare that haunts you and hammers you with the raw hurt of hindsight. Hindsight is more than 20/20.  For investors, it’s both painful and helpful.  When we look back on an investment that didn’t work out, it’s way too easy to see what went wrong. What’s […]

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What Is A Dividend Disaster?

What Is A Dividend Disaster?

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

I never thought my friend Large Lou Sapino would be a credible source of good dividend stocks investing wisdom. We get together a few times a year when he drags me into Danny’s on Orange Avenue in Coronado, California.  I’ll nurse a beer and he’ll be drinking vodka. Actually, he’s lecturing me on vodka.  It’s […]

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Dividend Investing Tips

Dividend Investing Tips

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

He was wearing a Yankees cap, a crisp Brooks Brothers tie, and an Armani Collezioni Core Gio Two-Button suit. “Just give it to me straight,” he said in a voice shaped by serious net worth.  “What are the three things you look for in dividend stocks?” It was a chance encounter at a busy restaurant […]

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High Yield Dividend Stocks For Safety

High Yield Dividend Stocks For Safety

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a mild Saturday night a few weeks back, I went with a good friend to Donovan’s on Prospect Street in LaJolla. What a terrific place, one of those classic American steakhouses we can’t seem to get enough of. It got me thinking about the strange similarities shared by steaks and stocks. A steak that […]

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Dividend Payout Ratio Essentials

Dividend Payout Ratio Essentials

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Things are rarely as simple as they seem, and rarely as simple as we’d like them to be… Especially when it comes to investing in the best dividend stocks. You know what we should do? All of us who follow the market should start off the day with a stiff drink of humility. We should […]

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Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends

Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Do you ever open up your electric bill and find yourself in a state of shock? Not me… it’s pretty much the same every month.  The only real curve I was thrown came a few months ago. That’s when a State of California windfall, the “California Climate Credit” drove my bill down to $12.66. Not […]

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