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.

Avoid Caterpillar While the Dollar Is Strong, Global Economy Is Slow

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) is going to have a very tough time generating earnings with a strong dollar and weak global economy. Read Article

Invest in Dividends Just Like a Billionaire

A new index tracks 50 high-dividend stocks held by high-profile billionaires in the financial sector. In today's tricky market, it’s instructive to see what the big boys are buying. Read Article

Kinder Morgan, Alaska Air Lead 9 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

The European Central Bank and its bigger-than-expected QE-style bond buying scheme caused the bulls to pour back into both U.S. and European equities, and that served as a nice backdrop for nine dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

KMI Stock: Kinder Morgan Makes a Big Bakken Bet

Kinder Morgan has now entered the Bakken shale, which is great news for KMI investors. Read Article

How Does JPMorgan Chase Compare to Pfizer?

At the closing bell yesterday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) was up about 0.3%, while Pfizer Inc. (PFE) was down about 1.4% on the day. Read Article

What Does Oversold Mean for Discover Financial Services?

Shares of Discover Financial Services (DFS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $59.10 per share. Read Article

What to Do When American Tower Becomes Oversold

Shares of American Tower Corp (AMT) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $95.87 per share. Read Article

3 New Preferred Stocks for Your Income Portfolio

These three new preferred stock issuances on the market and offer high dividend yields and greater safety. Read Article

5 Senior Housing REITs With Growing Dividends

Looking for solid senior housing REITs with competitive dividend yields? Here are five solid options. Read Article

JPM Is a Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying, 2.87% Yield

The annualized dividend paid by JPMorgan Chase is $1.60 per share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and JPM stock's most recent dividend ex-date was on Jan. 2. Read Article

Medallion Financial (TAXI): 10% Dividend, 50% Upside

Rideshare is not a viable threat to taxi medallion ownership. Take advantage of market panic and buy Medallion Financial (TAXI) stock for a 50% gain. Read Article

2 Dividend Stocks to Provide Cover Against Market Volatility

Defensive, conservative investors in particular should be ready with a list of stocks to buy if the market continues to be weak. Horace Mann (HMN) and KKR & Co. are two good choices. Read Article

After Earnings: What’s Next for Intel? (INTC)

Intel Corporation (INTC) didn't blow anyone away with Q1 guidance, but its Q4 performance was strong, as are its cash and dividends. Read Article

Target Stock Is a Dividend-Raising Monster

Target stock is a major dividend raiser set to boost its payout further after closing its Canadian stores. Read Article

Is Linn Energy Worth the Risk for a 12%-Plus Dividend?

Linn Energy recently cut its dividend, but LINE stock still yields about 12%. So should you bargain hunt in this battered energy stock? Read Article

4 Municipal Bond ETFs to Buy Today

Facing higher taxes? Then you need a dose of municipal bonds. Here are four muni bond ETFs to buy today. Read Article

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): Maple Leaf Growth

Known as Scotiabank, Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is a venerable Toronto-based financial institution and one of the world’s best-run banks. With a solid balance sheet and stellar growth prospects, BNS is poised to thrive in 2015. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for January

Oil prices keep falling and that's lifting yields -- in some cases dramatically -- on dividend stocks in the energy sector. Read Article

Ford Leads Pack of 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

It’s a new year, and that’s as good a reason as any for companies to keep shareholders happy by increasing dividends. And while the final week of December and the first few trading days of January were whisper quiet in terms of dividend stocks increasing payouts, in the past week we’ve seen a healthy number of prominent companies taking care of their respective owners. By far the highest-profile dividend stock increasing its payout was Ford Motor Company (F). Read Article

5 High-Yield MLP Oil Stocks to Buy on a Pullback

Falling oil prices have spooked investors out of most energy stocks, offering a chance for investors to snag high-yield MLPs at a bargain. Read Article