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.


3 Cheap, High-Yielding CEFs to Buy

CEFs make sense now for two key reasons: they offer high yields and many CEFs are trading at a discount to their underlying assets. But closed end funds are not all the same -- and investors hunting for CEF bargains must look past some eye-popping discounts and weigh other factors before going all in. Read Article

Tap Into Outsized Income With MLPs

Despite lower prices for oil and gas, you can still make big money in the energy space -- you just need to know where to look. These two MLPs offer big payouts and upside potential. Read Article

5 Preferred Stock Plays With 5%-Plus Yields

Preferred stock offers big yield and (typically) far more stability than common stock. These funds help investors harness that income power. Read Article

Scotiabank, Harris Top Group of 8 Companies Increasing Dividends

The final week of summer was somewhat quiet in the markets, but still there were 8 companies increasing dividends before Labor Day, including Scotiabank, Harris Corp. and Westlake Chemical. Read Article

Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for August

Dow Jones Industrials will continue to be a go-to for many individual investors seeking dividends from solid, blue-chip names. Read Article

Dividend Stocks Also Make Attractive M&A Targets

When companies are looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions, the competitive positions and growing profits and distributions make dividend stocks most enticing. Read Article

Top 3 ‘Surprising’ Dividend Stocks

Income investors don't usually seek high yields from the energy, biotech, or agriculture sectors, but here are the top three dividend stocks to buy from those unlikely places. Read Article

Put Some Dividends in Your Cart With Target

Target has more than taken its lumps, and now TGT stock has become a great dividend opportunity for new money. Read Article

5 High-Dividend Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy

Size, history and dependable dividend payouts never go out of style, making these blue chips stocks great buys. Read Article

Despite Multiple Headwinds, Pfizer Stock Is Worth a Long Look

After a failed AstraZeneca (AZN) acquisition, Pfizer (PFE) must look elsewhere for growth. Read Article

5 Best MLP Stocks Yielding 5% or More

As income investors continue their search for yield in a low-rate environment, MLP stocks remain one of the best sources of income. Read Article

Strange Bedfellows: PDLI Fuses Dividends With Biopharma

Looking to diversify your dividends? PDLI is one of the only names that can drive income from biopharma sales. Read Article

Altria Leads Pack of 8 Dividend Stocks Increasing Dividends

Tobacco giant Altria Group is atop the pack of eight dividend stocks increasing dividends, a pack that includes Brinker and Williams Cos. Read Article

5 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

Tech stocks aren't traditionally thought of as dividend plays, but these five stocks will give investors plenty of yield. Read Article

Check Out These 3 High-Yield REITs

These high-yield REITs seem like safe bets in a tough dividend environment. Read Article

3 Dividend Funds With Yields Higher Than 3%

Today's income environment is challenging to say the least. We did some digging and found 3 dividend mutual funds paying more than 3%. Read Article

Invest Like Warren Buffett – 5 Dividend Stocks to Buy

Warren Buffett made his earliest big bucks chasing value stocks, but his most significant success has come from dividend stocks. Read Article

2 ETFs to Buy Now for Big Income

These baskets of income-paying instruments are attractive options for dividend-seeking investors. Read Article

KMI Merger Brings a Big Tax Bill for MLP Investors

Even though the exchange of KMP and EPB shares to KMI will be treated as a sale, Kinder has bold expectations for growth and savings that unitholders will benefit from. Read Article

Invest in Dividend Stocks for Retirement Planning

As Social Security becomes uncertain, investors worried about retirement planning should include dividend stocks in their portfolios. Read Article