Dividend Stocks

Cigarettes and Fast Food Fuel 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Companies increasing dividends this week include Philip Morris, Yum Brands and International Paper, among several other big dividend stocks. Read Article

3 Double-Threat Dividend Stocks to Buy

Investors should use Portfolio Grader to find income stocks to buy with superior fundamentals and promising dividend-growth trajectories. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks to Avoid Like the Plague

Don't be tempted by these three dividend stocks, whose payouts distract from their otherwise uncompelling stories. Read Article

Pay Yourself First With This Clever Income Strategy

TrueCar (TRUE) is a hot stock that doesn't offer a dividend, but you can still create immediate income. I'll show you how. Read Article

Will General Mills Hop to Growth With BNNY?

General Mills is making a splash with its $820 million acquisition of organic and natural foods company Annie's. How much will BNNY help GIS stock, though? Read Article

3 Hot Chinese Dividend Stocks Offering Big Yields

Want to own hot Chinese stocks, but also capture some big yields? You can have it both ways with these 3 red-hot Chinese dividend stocks. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for September

A rising stock market has pushed the top yield on S&P 500 dividend stocks down below 9% from more than 12% last spring. Read Article

2 Dividend Stocks That Are Climbing Even Higher

Here's the kind of growth long-term investors can expect from high-yielding dividend stocks that recently announced dividend spikes. Read Article

Verizon Dials In Group of 6 Companies Increasing Dividends

Dow component Verizon (VZ) dialed up a stout increase in its quarterly dividend, as did five other dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

3 Cautionary Tales Against Seeking Yield (PFE, GE, MAT)

Investors' warm and fuzzy feelings from buying big dividend stocks, like GE, PFE and MAT, could actually lead to big losses. Read Article

7 Crash-Proof Investments with High Dividends

The best way to make your portfolio crash-proof is to find stable investments with high dividends that won't sink in a pullback. Read Article

Stay Safe in a Risky Market With Bulletproof Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks explain why focusing on competitive brands, earnings and fundamentals is safer than getting emotional over stock prices. Read Article

My Top High-Yield REIT to Buy Today

Northstar Realty Finance is a hot play in the REIT space. It's getting some analyst love and looks like a promising income-paying REIT for dividend investors. Read Article

3 Cheap, High-Yielding CEFs to Buy

CEFs make sense now for two key reasons: they offer high yields and many CEFs are trading at a discount to their underlying assets. But closed end funds are not all the same -- and investors hunting for CEF bargains must look past some eye-popping discounts and weigh other factors before going all in. Read Article

Tap Into Outsized Income With MLPs

Despite lower prices for oil and gas, you can still make big money in the energy space -- you just need to know where to look. These two MLPs offer big payouts and upside potential. Read Article

5 Preferred Stock Plays With 5%-Plus Yields

Preferred stock offers big yield and (typically) far more stability than common stock. These funds help investors harness that income power. Read Article

Scotiabank, Harris Top Group of 8 Companies Increasing Dividends

The final week of summer was somewhat quiet in the markets, but still there were 8 companies increasing dividends before Labor Day, including Scotiabank, Harris Corp. and Westlake Chemical. Read Article

Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for August

Dow Jones Industrials will continue to be a go-to for many individual investors seeking dividends from solid, blue-chip names. Read Article

Dividend Stocks Also Make Attractive M&A Targets

When companies are looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions, the competitive positions and growing profits and distributions make dividend stocks most enticing. Read Article

Top 3 ‘Surprising’ Dividend Stocks

Income investors don't usually seek high yields from the energy, biotech, or agriculture sectors, but here are the top three dividend stocks to buy from those unlikely places. Read Article