Stocks paved their way higher for the second straight day today. Following the release of underwhelming inflation data, investors and traders seemed optimistic that this may be a sign that the Federal Reserve, which convened today for day one of its two-day FOMC policy meeting, might continue its easy money policies.
44 minutes ago - Graphic processing unit (GPU) producer NVIDIA (NVDA) announced today that it will be changing its business model, and will begin licensing its graphics cores and visual patents to other companies.
1 hours, 3 minutes ago - In Carl Icahn's open letter to fellow Dell (DELL) shareholders today, the legendary investor claimed that a "major investment bank has indicated its willingness" to contribute $1.6 billion in order to back his proposed recapitalization deal with Dell.
1 hours, 3 minutes ago - These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today’s market action.
1 hours, 50 minutes ago - Hewlett Packard (HPQ) announced today that executive Todd Bradley has been appointed to a new position in charge of the company's strategy.
1 hours, 54 minutes ago - RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) announced earlier to day that it has purchased the Marriott hotel on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach for over $75.3 million.
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 June 18, 2013
|Price on Date Recommended**|
|ABBV||AbbVie Inc.||Login/Signup for Ratings||3.67%||43.54||36.69||(on 2/1/13)|
|BMY||Bristol-Myers Squibb||Login/Signup for Ratings||2.99%||46.85||22.58||(on 8/25/09)|
|COP||ConocoPhillips||Login/Signup for Ratings||4.25%||62.10||53.47||(on 5/10/12)|
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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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