Dividend Stocks

best dividend stocksThe key to any successful portfolio is stable growth and few investments are more stable than dividend yielding stocks. The additional income from quarterly or even annual dividends gives you the flexibility to earn some cash, reinvest in the stock, or disperse the capital into other investments. Our advisors offer information on both the companies offering the most consistent dividends such as Proctor &Gamble or AT&T, as well as dividend stocks with room to grow such as IBM or Verizon.

We identify dividend paying stocks with high yields, monthly dividends, and other attractive KPIs.

6 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills in Retirement

Monthly dividend stocks can help to smooth out your monthly income in retirement. Here are six of the best. Read Article

6 Consumer Staples You Should Already Be Buying

Don't let market volatility shake you up. Here are a few consumer staples stocks to buy now that should protect your portfolio and throw off some yield, too. Read Article

Is BP Stock a Bargain After the $20.8 Billion Settlement?

With most of its legal risk now out of the way, BP stock has a lot more visibility. And the BP dividend is the highest among oil majors. Read Article

This 8%-Plus Dividend Payer Is Just Killing It

Blackstone group has a history of strong cash flows and strong dividends. And with BX making big deals right now, the stock is a strong buy. Read Article

10 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

Surprise! This sliver of the healthcare sector not known for dishing out income serves up some decent dividend stocks. Read Article

6 Dividend Stocks Giving More to Shareholders

Recently, six dividend stocks, including Lockheed Martin, Accenture and Nordstrom, all made their shareholders smile. Read Article

2 Ex-Dividend Reminders: UDR, American Express (UDR AXP)

UDR, American Express, and Lincoln National will trade ex-dividend on October 7, 2015. Investors will see dividend payouts in November. Read Article

Signs of a Bear Market: Cash Investments Are Beating Stocks, Bonds

Cash investments may be beating both stocks and bonds during this bear market, but solid, dividend-paying investments remain great choice. Read Article

Snatch Up Dividend-Paying Utility Stocks While the Fed Procrastinates

With the rate hike kicked down the road a little ways, utility stocks like PEG can be a lucrative buy for those hunting for strong dividends. Read Article

5 Dividend Stocks You’re Better Off Avoiding

These five dividend stocks might be alluring temptresses, but they will potentially lead you on the path of income destruction. Read Article

The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for October

The 10 best dividend stocks in the Dow offer yields between 3.5% and nearly 6% -- far better than Treasuries. Here they are in all their glory. Read Article

7 Dividend-Paying Utility Stocks That Are Perking Up

The Federal Reserve has put pressure on Treasury yields, which in turn has given a bid to utility stocks and other dividend payers. Here are 7 utes to watch. Read Article

10 Dividend Stocks to Load Up on for the Rest of 2015

Income investors don't need to sweat the current market volatility. A portfolio of cheap dividend stocks with high and growing payouts will help you bide your time. Read Article

10 Top-Rated Dividend Opportunities

A focus on rock-solid sales and earnings, along with dividend increases, leads me to recommend these 10 dividend stocks during difficult markets Read Article

5 Value REITs Flying WAY Under the Radar

Hybrid REITs are an oft-overlooked part of the REIT universe that ... well, shouldn't be overlooked. Start peering into these 5 REITs offering big-time income. Read Article

Texas Instruments vs Intel: Which Is the Better Stock to Own? (TXN, INTC)

TXN has outperformed INTC over the last five years in part because of its large buyback program -- a trend that's unlikely to change. Read Article

AT&T: 3 Reasons T Stock Is a Better Long-Term Investment Than VZ

AT&T stock can afford its dividend and is growing with great prospects for the future, while VZ stock has none of those upsides. Read Article

Microsoft Tops 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Among the most prominent dividend stocks increasing payouts were big software, big tobacco and big semiconductors. Here are seven dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

General Electric: Why You Should Finally Trust the GE Stock Dividend Again

Income investors dumped General Electric after it slashed its dividend in 2009. But GE stock's dividend is back, and it's safer this time. Read Article

Are Healthcare Stocks REALLY a Sure Bet?

With the aging of America, healthcare stocks might seem like a good bet, but Medicare risk makes healthcare REITs the safest choice. Read Article