"This time it's different." These sarcastically wise and admittedly cynical words come from the great Sir John Marks Templeton. Templeton was an American-born British stock investor who is remembered for his success in the markets, pioneering mutual funds, and philanthropy.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - The markets, for the most part, ended on a high note this week, after positive Fed commentary, lower initial jobless claims, and some strong earnings reports bolstered investor confidence. In addition to that, five companies announced dividend raises on Thursday.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today's market action.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates. Below we highlight 10 big-name stocks going ex-dividend for the week of April 21-25.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - Before Thursday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst commentary.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates. Below are four stocks going ex-dividend on Monday, April 21.
Our industry-leading Best Dividend Stocks list is comprised of the rock-solid dividend-payers that are poised to outperform today's markets. We've applied our proprietary DARS Rating System to nearly 1,600 dividend-paying stocks, and only those with a DARS Score of 3.5 and above are included on our "Recommended" list.
Dividend.com Best Dividend Stocks List for April 18, 2014
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.46%||48.55||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|COP||ConocoPhillips||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.69%||74.77||53.47||(on 5/10/12)|
|CVX||Chevron Corp||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.23%||123.68||116.69||(on 4/11/14)|
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For far too long, dividend stocks have been considered "boring" by mainstream investors. The question we like to ask around here is "What's so boring about making above-average returns and building long-term financial security?"
Quite simply, we believe that dividend-paying stocks are the best way to build long-term wealth.
In the real world, no one builds a fortune overnight. The key to growing your money is making smart investing decisions over a period of several years.
That's what's so great about high-quality dividend stocks -- these companies actually pay dividends to their investors every year, simply for owning the stock!
Advantages of Dividend-Paying Stocks
One thing's for sure, dividend stocks are not a get-rich-quick scheme. Dividends will seldom provide investors with large, immediate returns on their money. Dividend stocks do, however, supply their investors with that rare but crucial combination of capital gains and cash flow. Thus, when you buy quality dividend stocks, you have two ways to make money:
- Capital Gains - The stock price goes up, so your shares are worth more than you originally bought them for, and
- Dividends - The company whose stock you bought rewards its shareholders with (usually) quarterly dividend payments.
We can draw comparisons to dividend stocks within the real estate market by looking at multi-family apartment units. These investment properties, as long as they yield positive cash flow, make good investments because while the buildings themselves appreciate in value (capital gains), the investor also receives monthly revenue from the tenants (dividends).
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