The Hidden Dangers of Defensive Stocks

Defensive stocks - including dividend ETFs, low volatility ETFs, and the consumer staples and utilities sectors - are highly vulnerable to rising bond yields at this stage of the cycle. Read More

Buy This Growing MLP and Watch Your Income Roll In

BreitBurn Energy Partners is making smart deals and paying out huge distributions -- what else could a dividend investor ask for? Read More

3 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks for Growth and Income

You don't have to give up capital appreciation just because you want some solid income -- the very best stocks offer both in one neat little package. Read More

Multi-Bagger Potential with Huge Dividends – For Under $7!

With 10%-plus yields, multibagger potential, and limited downside, it's time to buy INTX and AT. Read More

5 High-Dividend Stocks Yielding 5%-Plus

If you're looking for high-dividend stocks, you want to target companies that can sustain payouts, whose share prices are on the rise and have a decent future ahead of just the next quarterly distribution. Read More

Procter & Gamble – Will Lafley’s Breakup Plan Jump-Start PG?

P&G's Lafley wants to "keep it simple stupid." The company is unloading more than half of its approximately 160 brands. What does this mean for the dividend, and will it revive the share price? Read More

3 Oversold Dividend Stocks to Buy

These dividend payers have sold off, but have such long term strength that you can rest easy with them. Read More

Riding the Rails With 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Union Pacific, Crane and Valero top this week’s group of 10 companies increasing dividends. Read More

Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for July

In an uncertain global environment, dividend stocks offer a measure of safety that many investors find reassuring. Here are the best-yielding Dow stocks for July. Read More

3 Dividend Stocks Juicing Returns With Buybacks

Find out how dividend stocks engaging in stock buybacks offer a double-whammy when it comes to total returns. Read More

Why I Buy Lower-Yielding Stocks – Yes, You Read That Right

It's often to your advantage to buy the stock with more potential, rather than a sure dividend payment right now. Here's how I learned that lesson. Read More

DuPont Paints Brighter Dividend – 13 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

DuPont, Hershey and Nabors Industries top this week's list of 13 dividend stocks increasing payouts. Check out their new dividend yields and other info. Read More

Dividend Investors Should Shun AT&T and Verizon

Set aside AT&T's and Verizon's reputations as dividend darlings for a moment -- your money is better spent elsewhere. Read More

4 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy

Stocks that pay dividends each month are naturally some of the best picks, making these top monthly dividend stocks the cream of the high-yield crop. Read More

7 High-Dividend Stocks With Low Risk

Don't chase sky-high but unsustainable yields - instead, go after these high-dividend stocks that actually offer a little peace of mind. Read More

4 Rental REITs to Play the Surge in Apartments

Apartment REITs will continue to grow as homeowners leave the market. Here are 4 great stocks for playing the trend. Read More

Penske Sets the Pace for 10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

This week’s geopolitical tumult didn't stop 10 dividend stocks from a variety of market sectors from increasing payouts, including Penske, Cytec, HealthSouth and Susquehanna. Read More

Stamp Out Reynolds American After the Lorillard Deal (RAI, LO)

M&A in industries suffering terminal decline makes sense ... sometimes. But the Lorillard buyout doesn't. Read More

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for July

From almost 5% to nearly 10%, these dividend stocks offer gushers of dividend yield even as the market marches higher. Read More

Seven Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Long Term

Some dividend stocks are too good not to own -- here are seven I bought last week and plan to hold indefinitely. Read More