Tag: dividend payment

Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

Sorting Out The Few Good BDCs From The Many Bad Ones

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Years ago, an Air Force Academy classmate and a close friend went on a rant about how he disliked the widespread use of jargon and acronyms in the Air Force. To this day, my memory can’t unstick “ficknip” (flight navigation and control panel), and I haven’t used one for over 30 years. The investing world […]

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Pay Your Holiday Bills With These Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Soon

Pay Your Holiday Bills With These Monthly Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Soon

| December 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

The general practice among dividend paying U.S. corporations is to declare and pay dividends quarterly, or four times a year. This contrasts with how we pay our bills and expenses. The credit card, mortgage, power, and other bills show up every month. For an investor using dividend income to pay living expenses, this mismatch makes […]

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4 Market-Shattering Yields: 2 Contenders, 2 Pretenders

4 Market-Shattering Yields: 2 Contenders, 2 Pretenders

| October 7, 2019 | 1 Comment

A blue-chip dividend portfolio pays about 2% today. Put a million bucks into a bucket of these stocks and you’ll bank just $20,000 in yearly dividends. That’s barely extra change–on a million invested! There’s a better way. I prefer to focus on stocks and funds that simply aren’t as familiar as the big names to […]

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Dividend Growth Stocks For Investors Who Like Monthly Dividends

Dividend Growth Stocks For Investors Who Like Monthly Dividends

| October 2, 2019 | 2 Comments

If you invest for income you likely know that most of the thousands of dividend-paying stocks listed on the U.S. exchanges pay quarterly dividends or once every three months. Quarterly dividends are nice, but most of us pay our bills monthly, so it would be convenient to have investments that pay attractive yields and pay […]

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10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

10 Highest Yield Dividend Stocks Going Ex-Div This Week

| July 19, 2019 | 1 Comment

The rules of dividend payouts are unique to the stock market. Each dividend payment comes with a set of dates. Each corporate dividend payment must be declared by the company’s board of directors. Once announced, the dividend will come with a record date and a payment date. To earn the next dividend, you must be […]

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Buy These 5 High-Yield Stocks That Just Raised Dividends

Buy These 5 High-Yield Stocks That Just Raised Dividends

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the income stock focused investor, what could be more appealing than a high current yield combined with steady dividend increases? For the last three years, the energy infrastructure services sector (also called energy midstream) has gone through significant financial restructuring, resulting in no dividend growth, and even dividend rate reductions. The period of restructuring […]

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7 Dividend Stocks Already Rewarding Shareholders In 2019

7 Dividend Stocks Already Rewarding Shareholders In 2019

There’s nothing better than getting a raise so early in the year When you write about investing as much as I do, sometimes it takes a little divine intervention to come up with ideas. Sometimes, I’ll borrow an idea from another writer. Recently, I saw an article about dividend stocks that have already increased their quarterly payment […]

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Buy These 5 Dividend Aristocrats To Add Income And Stability To Your Portfolio

Buy These 5 Dividend Aristocrats To Add Income And Stability To Your Portfolio

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this era of increased stock market volatility, a dividend focused approach can give peace of mind and likely a better chance at above average returns. The group of stocks called Dividend Aristocrats provide a good starting place from which to build and income focused stock portfolio. The Aristocrats are companies that have increased their […]

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Buy This High-Yield Stock Paying 150% Of Its Normal Dividend

Buy This High-Yield Stock Paying 150% Of Its Normal Dividend

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Personally, I get to this point in the month and tell myself to stop spending money. I have been buying gifts, plus stuff on sale from my favorite vendors. If you are in the same boat, or even if you have exhibited outstanding spending discipline through this holiday season, I want to recommend giving your […]

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10 High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stocks

10 High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stocks

| November 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

Income investors looking for more consistent cash flow may want to check out these names Do you ever wish your dividend stocks paid out monthly rather than quarterly? For income-oriented investors who cover their monthly expenses with dividend income, it would certainly be a convenient option. Such instruments actually do exist. In fact, they’re more […]

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