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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.
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 […]

Main Street Capital (MAIN): One of the Safest High-Yield BDCs
  • Main Street Capital (MAIN): One of the Safest High-Yield BDCs

Main Street Capital (MAIN): One of the Safest High-Yield BDCs

By |April 11th, 2017|

In this age of record low interest rates, yield-hungry investors have a vast array of high-yield industries to choose from, including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), YieldCos, and Business Development Corporations (BDCs).

While these sectors have business models that make for naturally high-yields, they come with their own inherent risks and […]

Microsoft (MSFT): A High Quality Dividend Growth Stock in Tech
  • Microsoft (MSFT): A High Quality Dividend Growth Stock in Tech

Microsoft (MSFT): A High Quality Dividend Growth Stock in Tech

By |April 8th, 2017|

Microsoft (MSFT) is a company legendary for making many investors very wealthy over the decades.

In fact, Bill Gates’ dividend stock portfolio would not exist if it weren’t for Microsoft’s incredible growth story.

Over the past 14 years the company has become a favorite among many dividend investors, thanks to its dividend achiever status and 15% annual payout […]

Annaly Capital Management (NLY): Is the 10.6% Dividend Yield Safe When Interest Rates Rise?
  • Annaly Capital Management (NLY): Is the 10.6% Dividend Yield Safe When Interest Rates Rise?

Annaly Capital Management (NLY): Is the 10.6% Dividend Yield Safe When Interest Rates Rise?

By |April 6th, 2017|

When it comes to high-yield stocks, few companies offer higher income than mortgage REITs such as Annaly Capital Management (NLY).

However, it’s vitally important for dividend investors to realize that this industry is one of the hardest to consistently profit from, for numerous reasons.

Let’s take a closer look at Annaly Capital, one of the most […]

Kinder Morgan (KMI): How Appealing Is This Pipeline Giant’s Dividend Going Forward?
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI): How Appealing Is This Pipeline Giant’s Dividend Going Forward?

Kinder Morgan (KMI): How Appealing Is This Pipeline Giant’s Dividend Going Forward?

By |March 31st, 2017|

In recent years energy transportation and storage stocks and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have become some of the most popular high dividend stocks for income investors to find attractive yields in this record-low interest rate environment.

Kinder Morgan (KMI) is one of the oldest names in this space, having helped to popularize the sector with its […]

Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
  • Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

By |March 27th, 2017|

What Happened?

Accenture (ACN) reported second quarter results that caused its stock to drop 3-4% this morning.

Accenture’s organic sales grew 6%, and adjusted earnings per share were roughly flat compared to the prior-year period.

The company’s sales and earnings were roughly in line with analysts’ estimates heading into the quarter.

Management expects full-year revenue growth of 6-8%, which […]

Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
  • Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

By |March 21st, 2017|

Higher interest rates create a number of risks and opportunities for investors in the utility sector.

Utilities have long been a staple for low risk income investors, such as those that live off dividends during retirement.

That’s because most utilities have long track records of highly secure and slowly growing dividends, thanks to their stable cash […]

Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
  • Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

By |March 16th, 2017|

Many dividend investors wonder how higher interest rates will impact REITs, and for good reason.

Over the past few years, interest rates have fallen to their lowest levels in recorded history.

This has created a challenging environment for income investors who previously enjoyed healthy, low-risk returns from money market funds, CDs, and Treasury bonds.

In fact, since […]