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Is It a Public Company?

Think you're a stock market expert? Then this should be a piece of cake; below are 50 well-known...
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Dividend Stocks Down During the Bull Market and Why

Over the last five years, the overall market has been great for investors. Despite fears of a...
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Does It Pay a Dividend?

There are thousands of companies that pay shareholders a regular dividend, and many that do not....
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41 Inspiring And Intelligent Investing Quotes

Investing is by no means a simple process; there are countless considerations that must be paid,...

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What Is a Qualified Dividend?

Not all dividends are created equal, and investors need to be aware of this fact. The seemingly...

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Everything Investors Need to Know About Ex-Dividend Dates

When it comes to investing, knowing your dates is important. Although long-term buy-and-hold...

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Dividend Capture Strategy: The Best Guide on the Web

The dividend capture strategy is designed to allow income-seeking investors to hold a stock just...

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What are Preferred Shares?

Companies that wish to raise capital by issuing stock have two basic options available to them....

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How to Use Dividend.com

Dividend.com is the leading independent source for information on dividend stocks and securities....

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7 Events That Closed the NYSE

Investors are very much used to the New York Stock Exchange closing on weekends and on market...

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An Investor’s Guide to the Business Cycle

The rise and fall of the economy in America and elsewhere can generally be classified into a...

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Everything Investors Need to Know About Special Dividends

Special dividends are one-time cash payouts to shareholders (sometimes referred to as special...

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40 Things Every Dividend Investor Should Know About Dividend Investing

Dividend investing is a great way for investors to see a steady stream of returns on their...
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Top 10 Myths About Dividend Investing

There are dozens of myths out there about dividend investing and how it works. If an investor...

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The Complete Guide to REIT Taxes

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) generally have high yields, making them popular choices for...

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Free Lunch on Wall Street: 21 Ways Investors Can Make (and Keep) More Money

We’ve all heard it over and over again – there’s no such thing as a “free lunch” on Wall Street,...

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A Contrarian Approach to Dividend Investing: Low Price-to-Book Strategy

Finding “cheap,” yet fundamentally-sound companies is a daunting challenge for any dividend...

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Foreign Dividends: Tax Rates, Largest Payers, ADRs and ETFs

Investing in foreign dividend stocks is one way to diversify a portfolio. It opens up a whole new...

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The Truth About the Dividend Payout Ratio

While dividend investing is a great way for investors to get a steady stream of return through...

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Everything Dividend Investors Need to Know About MLPs

Master limited partnerships—or MLPs—have long been popular products for dividend...

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The Dow 30: A Look Into the Last Five Recessions

Generally speaking, a recession is defined as a decline in GDP for two or more consecutive...

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Major Executives Getting Rich Off Dividends

In today’s low-rate environment, income from dividends has never been more important. Nobody...

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The Unofficial Dividend.com Guide to Being an Investor

Investing advice seems to be filled with the same old adages and sayings that have been overused...

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Does Berkshire Hathaway Pay Dividends? - Dividend.com

Warren Buffett, a man who needs little introduction, is arguably the most famous investor of all...

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The 7 Most Famous Product Recalls: How Did Stock Prices React?

In 2014, General Motors (GM ) recalled approximately 25 million vehicles of over 50 different...

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How to Spot a Dividend Value Trap

When looking for dividend stocks, it’s tempting to gravitate towards securities with the highest...

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A Guide to REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Dividends

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a security that trades on exchanges like a normal stock,...

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Dividend.com’s Cheatsheet to Finding the Best Retail Stocks

The term “retail stocks” refers to companies that are engaged in the selling of finished goods to...

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Myths and Facts About Dividend Investing - Dividend.com

Dividend investing can be a great investment strategy for investors, but there are several things...

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The Ten Commandments of Dividend Investing

Dividend investing has taken the world by storm in the past few years, as investors have been...

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Understanding Sky High P/E Multiples

The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is one of the most common metrics used in fundamental analysis....

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The History of J.C. Penney’s Stock Price Collapse

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP ) has gained a lot of attention in the last couple of years as its...

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Tax Inversion & How Big Companies Save Millions in Taxes

The corporate tax rate in the U.S., which currently sits at 35%, has long been a point of...

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Share Repurchase vs. Dividend: It’s a No Brainer

Here at Dividend.com, we are dead set against the idea of company stock buybacks. That’s not just...

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What Is Warren Buffett's Company Name?

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has grown into one of the largest companies in the world, but...

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Understanding Dividends: What If Dividends Didn't Exist?

Charlie Munger has a great saying that is a very helpful mental tool – invert, always invert. At...

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The Biggest Dividend Stock Collapses of All Time

Dividend stocks have become popular partially due to the fact that they are viewed as safe...

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JP Morgan's Fines To Date: A Brief History (JPM)

Since the collapse of financial markets in the 2008 recession, few entities have been as widely...

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DRIPs 101: A Guide to Dividend Reinvestment Plans

Dividends do not always have to result in regular cash payments. Many companies offer DRIPs...

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How the Dow 30 Reacts to Major Events

Major events, including natural disasters, political happenings and wars, can have a major effect...

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The Complete History of the Original Dow Dozen

The original Dow Jones Industrial Average was established for the first time in 1896. When the...

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Market Timing Vs. Buy and Hold: Which Is Better?

The merits of market-timing–the ability to correctly anticipate the markets’ short-term major...

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What Happens When Stocks Announce Dividends?

Prudent income investors know the importance of a reliable payout track record; after all, the...

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Dow 30 CEOs: Everything You Need to Know

The famed Dow Jones Industrial Average is comprised of well-known “blue chip” stocks that have...

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The Complete History of Apple Stock (AAPL)

It is well known that Apple (AAPL ) is the largest U.S. corporation in terms of market...

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How to Find Undervalued Dividend Stocks

One of the most common pitfalls for investors is their tendency to chase returns in the market;...

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Measuring & Managing Risk: A Dividend Investor's Guide

The key to building a solid portfolio is to determine exactly how much risk you are willing to...

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The Best Luxury Goods Stocks: An Investor's Cheatsheet

Dividend investing is synonymous with having a conservative strategy, which is why many income...

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Analyzing Transportation Stocks: A Dividend.com Guide

The term “transport stocks” refers to companies that are engaged in the movement of raw materials...

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