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Simply Safe Dividends helps dividend investors generate more dividend income, take less risk, and preserve their wealth with a monthly newsletter and a broad assortment of online tools and data. Brian Bollinger writes all of the site's content and stock analysis, which you can view by clicking here. Brian was an equity research analyst at a multi-billion dollar investment fund, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has more than 10,000 hours of investment experience.
The Most Important Metrics for REIT Investing
  • The Most Important Metrics for REIT Investing

The Most Important Metrics for REIT Investing

By |May 27th, 2017|

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a popular option for income investors looking to stocks for their high-yield needs.

That’s partly because REITs are generally not only a good source for finding generous and steadily-growing dividends, but many of them also offer low volatility, making them ideal for low risk investors.

While REITs can be a […]

Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA): How Safe is the High Dividend Yield?
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA): How Safe is the High Dividend Yield?

Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA): How Safe is the High Dividend Yield?

By |May 16th, 2017|

Certain large pharmaceutical companies have proven to be excellent high-yield dividend growth stocks.

However, due to the cyclical nature of the business, high R&D costs, and various regulatory risks, pharma can also be a very challenging industry in which to invest.

Let’s take a look at Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the highest-yielding big pharma stocks available […]

NextEra Energy (NEE): A Fast-Growing, High-Yielding Utility Stock
  • NextEra Energy (NEE): A Fast-Growing, High-Yielding Utility Stock

NextEra Energy (NEE): A Fast-Growing, High-Yielding Utility Stock

By |May 13th, 2017|

Regulated utilities have long been a staple of dividend portfolios, and a handful of them are included in our list of the best high dividend stocks for good reason.

Their highly stable business models generally make for attractive and safe current yields, with slow but steadily-growing payouts.

Best of all, utilities generally have very low stock […]

6 Tips for DRIP Investors
  • 6 Tips for DRIP Investors

6 Tips for DRIP Investors

By |May 8th, 2017|

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 the […]

Vodafone Group (VOD): A High Dividend Opportunity or Value Trap?
  • Vodafone Group (VOD): A High Dividend Opportunity or Value Trap?

Vodafone Group (VOD): A High Dividend Opportunity or Value Trap?

By |May 6th, 2017|

Telecom stocks such as AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) often serve as core holdings for income investors who have a low tolerance for risk, especially retirees living off dividends.

That makes sense because many telecom companies enjoy large, recurring streams of cash flow that support generous and slowly growing dividend payouts over time.

However, not all […]

Preferred Stock Investing Guide

By |May 4th, 2017|

Preferred stock is one of the many types of high yield stocks that many income investors are increasingly turning to with interest rates remaining near historic lows.

There are a number of differences between preferred shares and common dividend stocks, as well as bonds.

However, many preferred stocks offer higher yields and solid income security, making […]

Icahn Enterprises (IEP) Offers a 12% Yield and Trades at a Four-Year Low, But Is It Safe?
  • Icahn Enterprises (IEP) Offers a 12% Yield and Trades at a Four-Year Low, But Is It Safe?

Icahn Enterprises (IEP) Offers a 12% Yield and Trades at a Four-Year Low, But Is It Safe?

By |April 26th, 2017|

One investing school of thought is that you should find an amazing investor and ride his or her coat tails to fun and profit.

This certainly worked out well for those who bet on history’s greatest investor, Warren Buffett, by investing in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B). You can view Buffett’s high dividend stock portfolio here.

After […]

Dividend Aristocrat Cardinal Health (CAH) Drops 12% – Buying Opportunity or Value Trap?
  • Dividend Aristocrat Cardinal Health (CAH) Drops 12% – Buying Opportunity or Value Trap?

Dividend Aristocrat Cardinal Health (CAH) Drops 12% – Buying Opportunity or Value Trap?

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Cardinal Health (CAH) updated its guidance Tuesday morning, causing its stock price to plunge nearly 12% on the day.

The company previously cut its profit guidance in October 2016, but today’s news was clearly still a big surprise.

Many investors like owning dividend aristocrats such as Cardinal Heath because they have been less volatile than the […]

Seagate Technology (STX): High Yield Dividend Income or Value Trap?
  • Seagate Technology (STX): High Yield Dividend Income or Value Trap?

Seagate Technology (STX): High Yield Dividend Income or Value Trap?

By |April 18th, 2017|

Many of the most popular high yield stocks are real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnership (MLPs), and business development companies (BDCs).

All of these industries are designed to pay very high dividends.

When it comes to regular corporations, however, a very high dividend yield can be a warning sign that something is fundamentally flawed […]

American Tower (AMT): A Quality REIT With 20% Annual Dividend Growth
  • American Tower (AMT): A Quality REIT With 20% Annual Dividend Growth

American Tower (AMT): A Quality REIT With 20% Annual Dividend Growth

By |April 13th, 2017|

American Tower (AMT) is unlike most real estate investment trusts (REITs).

The company’s business model has very low maintenance capital needs, throws off excellent free cash flow each year, provides recession-resistant services, and consistently enjoys renewal rates close to 100%.

While American Tower isn’t one of the 28 best high dividend stocks for current income and only […]