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Why Dividend History Matters When Investing In Dividend Stocks

Why Dividend History Matters When Investing In Dividend Stocks

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dividends are an important part of shareholder total returns. The following chart compares the long-term price returns (excluding dividends) to the long-term total returns (including dividends) of the S&P 500 (approximated using the ETF SPY). The 10-year rolling total returns of the S&P 500 over the past 10 years have been, on average, 82% higher […]

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5 Stocks To Buy For Double-Digit Growth And 20%+ Dividend Hikes

5 Stocks To Buy For Double-Digit Growth And 20%+ Dividend Hikes

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

What do Exxon Mobil (XOM), Colgate-Palmolive (CL) and Walmart (WMT) have in common? Their dividend growth is running on fumes. Sure, they’re all still members of the Dividend Aristocrats – that social club of companies that have raised dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. But Exxon, Colgate and Walmart all have kept their streaks of dividend increases alive within […]

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The 7 Best Dividend Stocks To Buy For Q3 And Beyond

The 7 Best Dividend Stocks To Buy For Q3 And Beyond

These are some of the best dividend stocks for the latter half of 2017 The theme for the first half of 2017 was something to the effect of “Buy Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and dump pretty much everything else.” At least that’s what it seemed like. Recent pullback aside, 2017 has broadly been a great year for tech […]

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5 Bulletproof Dividend Stocks That Yield At Least 5%

5 Bulletproof Dividend Stocks That Yield At Least 5%

| June 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

The bear growl is rising. Hot-running tech stocks suffered a huge multiday crack after Goldman Sachs raised bubble worries. The “smart money” is increasingly sounding the risk alarm. Many analysts and prominent investors say the market could use a healthy pullback … but others are now concerning themselves with the potential for an outright crash. […]

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10 Best Dividend Stocks For The Market’s 10 Sectors

10 Best Dividend Stocks For The Market’s 10 Sectors

Diversification matters. So when you’re scouring the market for income, don’t throw all your money at just one or two sectors. I’ve been a big believer in piling money into the best dividend stocks, then staying there for a long time. Perhaps because the start of my career coincided with the nasty 2000-02 bear market, […]

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3 Safe Stocks For Yield And Growth In An Overvalued Market

3 Safe Stocks For Yield And Growth In An Overvalued Market

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that it has been difficult to find any “deals” in the stock market right now. However, dividend and growth investors alike should be able to find something that they like in these three stocks with attractive yields and great growth prospects.  Last week at the Las Vegas MoneyShow, the organizers kept me […]

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The Magic Of Rising Dividends

The Magic Of Rising Dividends

| May 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) are an appealing way to put your financial future on auto-pilot. And given that the number one reason by far that most people underperform the market is overtrading, anything you can do to take emotions out of financial decisions is often a very good thing. However, as with most things in […]

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8 Big Dividend Increases Expected This Summer

8 Big Dividend Increases Expected This Summer

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dividend growth is one of the keys to a strong retirement portfolio. While any stock boasting a big stated yield is sure to grab your attention, if that dividend isn’t growing, it’s actually shrinking (as inflation eats up more and more of that income every year.) That’s why I regularly keep my eye on dividend increases […]

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3 Perfect High-Yield Stocks For Retirement-Focused Investors

3 Perfect High-Yield Stocks For Retirement-Focused Investors

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earn yields of 9.6%, 13%, and 9.7% from these three stocks that can help you build a consistent income stream well into retirement. All three of these stocks have stable cash flows and long-term businesses built to keep paying you cash dividends no matter what the market does. Last week, the higher-yield sectors went through […]

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5 Dividends That Will Disappear In 5 Years

5 Dividends That Will Disappear In 5 Years

| May 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

A high dividend yield can be the ultimate retirement holding. Or it can be a trap. Today, I’m going to show you five stocks with mouth-watering yields of between 6% and 23% that are tomorrow’s dividend disasters. If you own shares in any of these firms, sell them now. Don’t “ride these stocks down” like […]

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