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Regional Dividend ETFs You Should Know About

Last month, I wrote about some interesting dividend indices that investors should know about. It...

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Yahoocalypse: 7 Critical Points Yahoo Needs to Address

Yahoo has been a major story in 2015, specifically Yahoo (YHOO ) and Alibaba. To some of our...

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10 Billionaires That Are Giving Away Their Fortune

Six years ago, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates started a campaign called The Giving Pledge to have...

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Using Holiday Traditions to Judge Inflation

Originally conceived as an economist Christmas joke, the Christmas Price Index tracks the items...

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Why Warren Buffett Looks for Wide Economic Moats

“In business, I look for economic castles protected by unbreachable ‘moats’” — Warren...

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10 Companies That Are Likely to Be Dividend Aristocrats by 2050

Income investors love dividends, and for good reason. Over time, dividend payments have proven to...

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Dividend Indices You Should Know About

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC is the maker of the world’s most widely followed indices. The most...

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15 Companies That Have Paid Dividends For More Than 100 Years

As a dividend investor, you might have trained yourself to look for fantastic yields when placing...

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Impact of Terrorism on Dividend Investors

This article comes at a time when France, along with the world, are still recovering from Paris’s...

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Which of These Seven Typical Investors Are You?

Forget astrology! To find out what kind of personality you have stop looking at the stars and...

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Feel the Buzz with These Dividend-Paying Alcohol Stocks

Every investor is looking to make the most of each dollar, and investing in dividend stocks is a...

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From K Street to Wall Street: Does Lobbying Equal Profits?

Ask even a semi-informed person and they will tell you that lobbying has a direct economic...

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Facebook vs. Twitter: Why Doesn't Social Media Pay Dividends?

Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR ) are both massive technologies companies that generate revenue...

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Kevin O'Leary's Stock Screening Methodology

Kevin O’Leary has risen to public prominence through the hit TV show Shark Tank. His sharp wit...

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Kevin O'Leary's Top 10 OUSA Dividend Holdings

You probably know Kevin O’Leary, from the hit show Shark Tank, for his piercing questions, snarky...

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The House Doesn't Always Win

Casinos are not very complicated to understand. You don’t have to be an industry analyst to know...

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Dividends from the Waste Pipeline

The waste management industry is so essential to the proper functioning of a densely populated...

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Is Caffeine Your Vitamin? Dividends From Your Daily Addiction

Some of the largest companies in the world right now are competing over your coffee addiction...

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An Unlikely Driver in the Soaring Firearm Market

Guns. While there are conflicting views on U.S. firearm policy and law, what is clear is that the...

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For the Americans, by the Americans

Scared of a potential euro disaster affecting America? Below, we take a look at all-American...

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Wearable Technology: Now Everyone Can Be Dick Tracy

Back in the 1930s, iconic comic book character Dick Tracy used a wrist radio to communicate with...

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Two Opposite Ends of an Economy: Luxury Stores vs. Discount Stores

How did two exactly opposite sectors of the economy-luxury stores and discount stores-outperform...

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Man's Best Friend: Dogs, Cats, and Dividends

American’s love their fur-babies. Whether it’s cats, dogs or in some cases, anteaters,...

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When is it Time to Buy? A Dividend Investor's Guide

Below we take a look at three critical fundamental factors that a dividend investor should...

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New Life in the Death Care Industry

Death is big business. In 2014 the US death care industry produced $20 billion in economic...

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Recession Proof Industries

Dividend-paying sectors like utilities, telecom, and consumer staples are widely considered...

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5 Reasons Why Google Should Start Paying a Dividend (GOOG)

Most profitable and mature companies in the markets pay dividends; however, there are certain...

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The History of the Standard Oil Company: An Infographic

In the early 1900s, Standard Oil was one of the largest names in the world. The company had its...

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7 Surprising Facts about Nike Inc. (NKE)

Nike Inc. (NKE ) is one of the most famous sports and apparel companies in the world. It has left...

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A Nonconventional Way to Find Reliable Dividend Stocks

One of the most important factors for every dividend investor is the reliability of a particular...

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How Does IBM Make Money?

Founded in 1911, the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM ) is one of the oldest and...

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Best Regional Bank Stocks for Dividend Investing

In light of the 2008 financial crisis, many investors have been hesitant to dip their toes back...

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The Carl Icahn Effect: A Primer on Activist Investors

Carl Icahn is arguably the most famous activist investor of his time, if not all time. The...

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Is Wal-Mart's Stock Recession Proof? (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT ) is one of the more unique stocks on Wall Street, not only because it is one of...

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Carnival Cruise Disasters: How the Stock Price Reacted

Over the years, Carnival Corporation (CCL ) has seen its fair share of misfortune when it comes...

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Sears' History: A Visual Narrative of Mergers & Spinoffs

Founded in 1983, Sears (SHLD ) has done a lot with its business, but it has never paid a...

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NASDAQ Dividends: History, Yields, Payers, and More

The NASDAQ 100 is an index that is focused primarily on Technology and Services stocks. Companies...

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Coca Cola Company Vs. Bottlers: A Dividend Comparison

Coca-Cola is by far the biggest soft drink name in the world. Its roots began in 1886, when John...

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5 Big Mergers and Their Battle with Antitrust Laws

Antitrust laws, or competition laws, were created to protect consumers against unfair business...

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International Sales Breakdown: Apple, Ford & More

While many investors seek foreign stocks to diversify their portfolio, it can get complicated and...

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Never Judge a Stock By Its Coverage

Estimates and stock ratings from big-name analysts and institutions can have a major impact on...

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Coca Cola Vs. Pepsi: Comparing Sales, Earnings & More

In what may possibly be the biggest rival of all time between two companies, The Coca-Cola...

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7 Surprising Facts About The Walt Disney Company

Founded in 1923, The Walt Disney Company (DIS ) is by far one of the largest and most popular...

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Diebold: Behind the Most Consistent Dividend Payer Ever

Diebold (DBD ) may not be the most popular stock in the investing world, but it certainly has...

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Socially Irresponsible Companies with High Returns

Whether you’ve taken a finance class in college or not, most are familiar with this rudimentary...

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Top 7 Books on Dividend Investing

As dividend investors, we are always looking to expand our knowledge of the stock market. There...

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General Motors (GM) Recalls 2014: A Complete List

For General Motors (GM ), 2014 was a rough year as far as vehicle recalls. In the first half of...

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14 Failed Businesses from Successful Entrepreneurs

When you look at some of the most successful companies out there, most of us do not bother to...

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ConocoPhillips' Spin Off: A Success Story

ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 are both well-known names in the oil & gas industry. While...

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7 Charts to Put Corporate Cash Holdings in Perspective

For investors, a company with cash can be a good sign. With extra cash, companies are able to...

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AT&T vs. Verizon in 7 Charts: Sales, Dividends & More

AT&T (T ) and Verizon (VZ ) have been favorites for many dividend investors, but which stock...

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Best Stocks to Buy And Hold: 8 Standouts Up Over 20,000%

For traditional buy-and-hold investors, most are impressed with gaining a double- or triple-digit...

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Top 10 Hilariously Wrong Stock Market Predictions

Financial “experts” are everywhere, each of them with a different mantra or method for getting...

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The Complete History of Ford: Income, Price & Dividends

Ford Motor Company (F ) is one of the oldest, most well known companies in the world. The company...

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Socially Responsible Investing - A Dividend.com Guide

When it comes to investing, we’re all too often prompted to put our ethics aside when it comes...

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Over 200 Securities Yielding 5% or More

Generating a meaningful stream of current income is a top priority for any dividend investor....

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Top 20 High Yield Dividend Aristocrats

For dividend investors, an attractive dividend yield is essential, but it’s important not to get...

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Top High Yield Dividend Stocks with Low Volatility

In a perfect world, investors would increase their returns while decreasing risk. Unfortunately,...

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Top 12 Reliable Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends

Most investors are accustomed to receiving quarterly payouts from their dividend-paying...

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Why Tobacco Stocks Can Make Good Dividend Investments

There has been much debate among investors about whether to invest in “sin” stocks or not. Many...

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5 Stocks That Are Bellwethers for the U.S. Economy

Equity markets are by far the most sensitive to changes in the economic landscape. Wall Street...

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How Does General Electric Make Money? (GE)

Founded in 1892, General Electric Company (GE ) is one of the oldest, largest, and most well...

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Stock Market Sectors: A Dividend.com Primer

For some investors, stock picking can be tough. One way to determine what might be a good...

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10 Charts to Put Apple's Cash and Earnings in Perspective

Over the last several years, Apple Inc (AAPL ) has faced significant scrutiny over the company’s...

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Comparing Average Dividend Yield by Sector

For dividend investors, yield is one of the most important factors to consider when making an...

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7 Interesting Facts About AT&T’s Dividend

Industry bellwether AT&T (T ) is a staple for many dividend portfolios, as the company boasts...

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Dividends in Focus: The Dow 30

For investors seeking well established blue chip stocks, the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones...

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AT&T Stock and Dividend History: A Visual Guide

AT&T (T ) has long been one of the most talked about stocks on Wall Street. Not only is it...

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Dividends in Focus: Industry Leaders

For many investors, investing in an industry leader is a requirement when choosing a stock, as...

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Bank Dividends: Little Recovery from Financial Crisis

Before the financial crisis in 2008, many dividend investors flocked to bank stocks for their...

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Apple Dividend Comeback: Should You Invest?

As Apple (AAPL ) piled up billions of dollars of excess cash in the bank, questions swirled about...

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The S&P 500: A Dividend Yield & Growth Overview

There is arguably no benchmark more prolific than the S&P 500, which is regarded as one of...

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Using Technical Support & Resistance For Dividend Investing

Whether you buy dividend stocks for long-term income, or are trading the stock for a capital...

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Forget Apple Stock, Invest in Apple's Suppliers (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL ) has long been known in the financial world for its excellent supply chain...

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Top 10 Tech Stocks That Pay a Dividend

Long-term investors are often all too quick to dismiss opportunities in the technology sector for...

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Apple's Worst Day Ever (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL ) is one of the most popular stocks on Wall Street, as the tech giant is one of the...

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Who Owns Apple Inc. (AAPL)?

It’s no secret that Apple Inc. (AAPL ) is a darling in the technology world, as the company has...

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Companies That Own the World's Most Popular Brands

In today’s global market, it is difficult to find a company that only focuses on a single line of...

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The Dividend.com Guide to Investing in ETFs

ETFs can be a great addition to a portfolio, as they can add diversity without complications. The...

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10 Publicly Traded Hedge Funds That Pay a Dividend

Investing in publicly traded hedge funds is a great way for an investor to see returns through...

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How to Bankrupt a Multi-Billion-Dollar Company: General Motors (GM)

The General Motors Company (GM ) has a history dating back more than a century, and despite...

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How to Invest in Real Estate: A Crash Course

The American dream has always included owning a home, but when so many folks have the bulk of...

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How Does Apple Stock React to Product Releases?

Apple (AAPL ) has been gaining a lot of attention over the past few years with its revolutionary...

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The Loneliest Dividend Payers

In case you haven’t noticed, at Dividend.com, we’re always working to improve the tools and...
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4 Dividend-Friendly Industries

For dividend investors, finding the perfect balance between yield, consistency, and risk is often...

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Why Google Doesn’t Pay a Dividend

The tech world is not often known for producing strong dividend yields, but recent years have...

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