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.

7 Best Dividend Aristocrats to Buy Now

Long dividend histories and better-than-average yield make these seven dividend aristocrats the cream of the crop right now. Read Article

CL Stock Looks Good Over the Long Haul

CL stock is a long-term performer with growth overseas and an attractive dividend. Here's why it's worth owning. Read Article

5 Dividend Stocks That Will Get Their Luster Back

These five dividend stocks have all fallen out of favor ... but all now sport very attractive yields, and could be ready for a resurgence. Read Article

The Allure of Dividends

I'm buying, and I encourage you to do the same, emphasizing stocks that pump out a generous income here and now. Read Article

Will Intel Stock Look Even Better After Q2 Earnings?

Intel stock has been roughed up all year long, and for good reason. The pros, however, are mixed as to whether the worst is over. Read Article

3 Bargain MLPs to Buy Right Now

The secret to finding cheap bargain MLPs to buy? Look at the price-to-distributable-cash-flows metric, not earnings figures. Read Article

Walgreens Tops 6 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Financial market drama hasn't stopped companies from increasing dividends, including giant drug retailer Walgreens and five other stocks including Duke Energy and Ryder Systems. Read Article

3 BDCs to Buy for Double-Digit Yields

Forget REITs and MLPS, BDCs offer higher yeilds for income seekers. Here are three to buy today. Read Article

The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks for July

The yields on dividend stocks continue to climb as shares slump on macroeconomic pressures and the threat of an interest-rate hike. Read Article

Pepsi (PEP) Stock Looks Tasty After Earnings Beat

Pepsi (PEP) stock was already a solid dividend stock to buy, and the case only got better after Pepsi earnings for Q2 came in ahead of forecasts. Read Article

Earn 5% — Even If the World Economy Merely “Muddles Through”

Slow but steady growth in the United States and pockets of strength elsewhere could result in Treasury yields rising less than the consensus expects. If so, here's how investors might find income. Read Article

3 Niche REITs Paying Big Dividends

When it comes to REITs, specialized stocks pay the big dividends. Here are 3 little-talked-about REITs to buy today. Read Article

7 Stocks to Fund a Happy Retirement

If you're looking for a stress-free, happy retirement, here are seven solid dividend stocks to consider. Read Article

7 Worthy Income Stocks With a Growth Kicker

Why settle for an S&P stock with a 2% dividend when you can have one of these seven income stocks? Each are destined to grow and their dividends already shine. Read Article

How to Bet On Tech and Get Paid Big Dividends

If you want consistent income and exposure to tech, Digital Realty is the REIT for you. Read Article

Utility Stocks: Down Big in 2015, Still Too High to Buy

Duke Energy (DUK) and Edison International (EIX): These utility stocks are great companies, but right now, they're not worth new money. Read Article

Ford Stock Is a Reliable High-Yield Play (F)

Ford stock is powered by the popular F-150, a growing business in the Asia Pacific, and of course, its rapidly increasing dividend. Read Article

Disney Leads 7 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Entertainment juggernaut and Dow component Walt Disney (DIS) made a shift in its dividend payment policy, opting to begin paying its dividend semi-annually. Last week the company said it would send shareholders two semi-annual payments of 66 cents per share. The Magic Kingdom’s new dividend adds to an annual payout of $1.32 per share, a 14.8% rise over the $1.15 annual dividend Disney paid last year. The new, semi-annual dividend is payable July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 6. Disney shares go ex-dividend on July 1. Based on the new dividend, DIS has a dividend yield of 1.15%. In addition to Disney’s dividend increase, last week brought us six other high-profile dividend stocks increasing payouts. Read Article

The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for July

The 10 best dividend stocks in the Dow for July offer a level of stability for income investors in the stock market today. Read Article

Chemours (CC): Can You Trust a 14% Dividend Yield?

DuPont spinoff Chemours (CC) is going to be a hot mess out of the gate, but investors could enjoy bargain prices on CC stock before the year ends. Read Article