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.

It’s OK to Keep Nibbling at Dividends (PG, BRK.B)

We could get a 'July classic,' or we could get a July correction. Either way, some decently valued dividends are fair game. Read Article

Ex-Dividend Reminder: General Electric (GE), Eagle Materials (EXP) and Pengrowth Energy (PGH)

General Electric, Eagle Materials and Pengrowth Energy are all going ex-dividend very shortly. Here's the dividend info you need to know. Read Article

Dividend Stocks Showdown: REITs vs. Utilities

Yes, 2015 has been a rough year for dividend stocks, but we now have some excellent bargains. So, what's the better bet, REITs or utilities? Read Article

Why Airline Stocks Should Be on Your Income Radar

Recent dividend increases by airline stocks Southwest (LUV) and Delta (DAL) will become more norm than exception as airlines continue to reap the benefits of a less-crowded field. Read Article

5 Monthly Dividend Stocks With 5%-Plus Yields

These monthly dividend stocks don't just deliver high yield -- Align your income with your bills by parking your cash in companies that pay out dividends a little more frequently. Read Article

CAT, FDX Top 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

While the world awaits the first rate hike in nearly seven years, the march of dividend stocks increasing payouts plods on. This week, the triple point men on the dividend stocks patrol were big construction, big shipping and big discount retail. Here are seven dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

3 Insurance Companies Offering Cover and Cash

A few dividend stocks among the insurance companies provide a 1-2 punch of income and interest-rate-friendliness. Read Article

GE Is Headed In the Right Direction, But Not a Buy Yet

General Electric's decision to spin off GE Capital is a step in the right direction for a company that has seen the price of GE stock fall by 24% in the last decade. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for June

Yields on the highest-paying dividend stocks in the S&P 500 range from 5% to almost 9% ... but that doesn't mean you should buy them. Read Article

KKR Stock Will Get a Boost From High-Powered M&A

KKR has been able to generate strong returns by putting together highly strategic deals. The recent buyout of a Bayer unit is no different. Read Article

2 High-Yield Plays to Save You From Trading Paralysis

While a stock market correction seems inevitable at this point, take a little cash off the bench to buy discounted high-yield plays like SJI and MUE. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks You Can Use for Safe Harbor

Regional financials are among the best dividend stocks to target right now, as they can benefit from rising-rate environments while throwing off some income to boot. Read Article

High Dividend Alert: American Capital Agency (AGNC) Yields Over 12%

Last Friday, shares of American Capital Agency Corp (AGNC) were yielding above the 12% mark based on its monthly dividend (annualized to $2.40), with AGNC stock changing hands as low as $19.83 on the day. Read Article

Lowe’s Leads 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Earnings season is well behind us, but that doesn’t mean that the past two weeks have been devoid of dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

5 Unloved Dividend Stocks You’ll Hate Yourself for Ignoring

The best dividend stocks to buy can be small regional firms hiding right under your nose -- or blue chips hiding in plain sight. Enough hiding. Read Article

Want High Yield? Check Out These 4 Closed-End Funds (CEFs)

Closed-end funds (CEFs) aren't just a great way to score high yields -- they occasionally even let you buy into certain assets for a discount. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks to Buy for Excellent Yields

Here are two deals and one Aussie bank to add to your portfolio for their delicious dividends. Read Article

5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks From North of the Border

Canadian banks are in a class of lesser-known high-yield dividend stocks, but beware: Shares are getting hammered on a sluggish economy and lower oil prices. Read Article

3 Preferred Stocks to Own With 6% Dividends

If you're holding preferred stocks you are probably sleeping well at night. That’s because preferred stocks are, for all practical purposes, nearly as secure as bonds. Read Article

Why EPD Stock Is a Great Buy After Its Eagle Ford Deal

When it comes to MLPs, Enterprise Products (EPD) continues to be one of the strongest portfolio contenders to buy. Read Article