Get Ready for the Next Dividend Stock Rush

by Louis Navellier | February 20, 2014 9:11 am

In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2%, and that is a heck of a lot better than you can get through most savings accounts. On top of this, dividends do two important things:

  1. First, a generous dividend payment lowers a stock’s volatility. I’d much rather own a stock that’s stable rather than one that scatters all over the place.
  2. They also tell me how much money a company really has. If the company is willing to part with cash in the form of a dividend payment, then I know they really earned it.

But you still have to do your homework and screen dividend stocks for fundamental health[1]. Stock selection remains critical with dividend stocks, because if you choose them correctly, you can make a fortune both as your invested capital appreciates over the years—and as the quarterly dividend grows.

And now is the perfect time to do so because we’re coming up on a bunch of ex-dividend dates over the next few weeks.

I’ve listed the big dividends below, as well as my current Portfolio Grader ranking for each of these stocks.

NavellierTable[2]

Endnotes:
  1. screen dividend stocks for fundamental health: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/NavellierTable.jpg

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