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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.
Sysco Corp (SYY): A Future Dividend King Worth Reviewing
  • Sysco Corp (SYY): A Future Dividend King Worth Reviewing

Sysco Corp (SYY): A Future Dividend King Worth Reviewing

By |June 16th, 2017|

Dividend investing has proven to the be an effective way for investors to compound their wealth and income over time.

And when it comes to dividend growth stocks, they don’t get much more consistent than the dividend aristocrats and dividend kings, groups of companies that have raised their dividends for at least 25 and 50 consecutive years, […]

McDonald’s (MCD): A Quality Dividend Aristocrat, But What About the Price?
  • McDonald’s (MCD): A Quality Dividend Aristocrat, But What About the Price?

McDonald’s (MCD): A Quality Dividend Aristocrat, But What About the Price?

By |June 9th, 2017|

History has shown that dividend growth stocks are one of the best ways for regular investors to grow their wealth and income over time.

Among dividend growth blue chips there is a special class of companies, known as dividend aristocrats, which have shown extraordinary dedication to rewarding dividend lovers with decades of uninterrupted annual payout increases.

McDonald’s is […]

B&G Foods (BGS): A High Yield Stock With Double-Digit Dividend Growth
  • B&G Foods (BGS): A High Yield Stock With Double-Digit Dividend Growth

B&G Foods (BGS): A High Yield Stock with Double-Digit Dividend Growth

By |June 2nd, 2017|

Food stocks can often make excellent long-term dividend growth investments, thanks to the highly defensive nature of their businesses. After all, everyone has to eat no matter what the economy or interest rates are doing.

This is why many well-known food blue chips are among the list of dividend aristocrats and dividend kings, which have track records of […]

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 […]