Dividends + Buybacks = Great Returns

By mixing stocks from two ETFs with different strategies, one author found a way to easily beat the market. Here are his stock picks for 2013. More 

Becton Dickinson Dividends Look Safe and Steady

Becton, Dickinson a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices is a steady dividend player with long-term growth potential More 

Sector Scan: Hospital Supply and Management

Health care stocks are ending on a strong note this year, a trend that will likely continue. Here's the best and worst in the hospital supply and management areas. More 

Setting Up Dividend Investing Goals for 2013

As outlined in my dividend retirement plan, my ultimate goal is to reach financial independence and purchases of MCD, BDX, YUM, and WMT are part of the plan More 

No Worries About the Fiscal Cliff and Dividend Tax Increases

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Fiscal Cliff but to my mind buying dividend stocks for the income is still the best idea for income investors More 

7 Dividend Growth Stocks Under Review

Every week I scan the list of dividend increases, and focus on the consistent dividend growers in a bit of extra detail, and here are 7 I picked for analysis More 

27 Companies Increasing Dividends

Disney, PepsiCo and Seagate Technology are among companies making this week's list of dividend-increasing stocks. More