The 3 Dividend Kings with the Longest Dividend Histories

The 3 Dividend Kings with the Longest Dividend Histories

Dividend investors are probably familiar with the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of stocks in the S&P 500 Index with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. But investors might not be as familiar with the Dividend Kings, an even more exclusive group than the Dividend Aristocrats. While there are over 50 stocks on the list of Dividend Aristocrats, there are just 25 … [Read more...]

AT&T: Dialing Up Dividend Income With A 6%+ Yield

AT&T: Dialing Up Dividend Income With A 6%+ Yield

Investors looking for blue-chip dividend stocks should consider the Dividend Aristocrats, which have increased their shareholder payouts for at least 25 years in a row. These stocks have stood the test of time, thanks to strong competitive advantages and top brands. AT&T Inc. (T) is a Dividend Aristocrat, and has increased its dividend for over 30 consecutive years. It … [Read more...]

3 Compelling Dividend Stocks That Pay Dividends In August

3 Compelling Dividend Stocks That Pay Dividends In August

Most companies pay dividends each quarter, but not all stocks pay on the same schedule. In any given quarter, companies might pay dividends in each of the three months. Many dividend stocks will pay their 2018 third-quarter dividend in August. Since they pay in August, they will also pay in November, meaning investors are set to collect two dividend payments before the end of … [Read more...]

The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need to Know

The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need to Know

Most investors are probably familiar with the S&P 500 Index, the go-to index for large-cap stocks. The S&P 500 Index contains 500 of the largest publicly-traded U.S. stocks by market capitalization, as well as other criteria. It is likely that investors are less familiar with the even broader Wilshire 5000 Index, which is a market-cap-weighted index of all equities … [Read more...]

The 3 Highest Yielding S&P 500 Stocks Today

The 3 Highest Yielding S&P 500 Stocks Today

Income investors can quickly search for potential buying opportunities by screening for the highest-yielding stocks in the S&P 500 Index. While the S&P Index as a whole has an average dividend yield of just 1.8%, many individual stocks within the index offer much higher yields. Income investors, such as retirees, have good reason to favor high-yield dividend stocks. … [Read more...]

Intel: A Cheap Tech Stock for Value & Dividends

Intel: A Cheap Tech Stock for Value & Dividends

Technology stocks have a tendency to be associated with growth stocks. High-flying tech stocks like Amazon (AMZN) or Netflix (NFLX) typically have lofty valuations, inconsistent profitability, and rarely pay dividends. As a result, the high-growth tech industry usually has little to offer value and dividend investors. But investors looking for reasonable valuations and … [Read more...]

Our Favorite MLP Today Has a 14.2% Yield

Our Favorite MLP Today Has a 14.2% Yield

Buckeye Partners, LP (BPL) is a Master Limited Partnership, or MLP, that was founded in 1986. MLPs are tax-advantaged investment vehicles known for their high payout ratios.  MLPs are typically in the energy pipeline industry, and Buckeye Partners is no exception. In the past 30+ years, Buckeye Partners has grown to operate a diversified network of midstream logistics … [Read more...]

3 Of Our Favorite 4%+ Yielding Utility Stocks Today

3 Of Our Favorite 4%+ Yielding Utility Stocks Today

Investors seeking income look for a mix of safety, predictability, and higher yields.  Utility stocks fit this description. Utility stocks are popular in the investing community for their generous dividends, safety, and stability. As these stocks usually operate in regulated monopolies, they have fairly predictable earnings growth. On the other hand, utilities tend to be … [Read more...]

The Highest Quality Monthly Dividend Paying Stock Today

The Highest Quality Monthly Dividend Paying Stock Today

Stocks that pay dividends typically do so each quarter. There are also companies that pay dividends annually, or semi-annually. Less common are stocks that pay dividends each month. However, there is a distinct benefit to receiving dividends every month. Monthly dividend stocks allow their shareholders to compound their wealth even faster than companies with quarterly or … [Read more...]

My 3 Favorite Hold Forever Dividend Stocks Today

My 3 Favorite Hold Forever Dividend Stocks Today

This is a guest contribution by Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend helps individual investors build high quality dividend growth stock portfolios for the long run. There are hidden costs involved with selling stocks.  Brokerage fees, slippage, and capital gains taxes add up quickly. When you invest for the long-run frictional costs are minimized.  More … [Read more...]

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