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    Monthly dividend stocks are growing in popularity. They offer investors all the benefits of traditional dividend-paying stocks, like predictable income, capital appreciation potential, and a buffer against market volatility.

    But they send out payments each month rather than on a quarterly basis.

    A growing number of companies recognize the value of delivering dividends to shareholders on a more frequent schedule.

    Here are four monthly dividend stocks to consider...

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One REIT ETF to Buy Today

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REITs are companies that own or finance income-producing real estate properties. And they've been tearing up the market lately.

An REIT ETF is the best way to own a basket of these soaring securities.

Here's a look at one REIT ETF growing faster than the Dow and S&P combined...

These 25 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Hiked Payouts for Better Yield

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Stocks that pay dividends are a top choice for income in today's low-interest environment.

Compare dividend stocks to the income alternatives. U.S. Treasury yields sit near historic lows. Nearly 22% of total developed market countries' debt carries a negative yield.

Meanwhile, most stocks that pay dividends have increased yields. And they offer investors the chance at capital appreciation.

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Dividend Investing News: GM, GILD, and 29 More Increases

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Dividend Investing News, Feb. 9, 2015: Stocks that sport attractive and growing dividends are still the best option for income seekers as interest rates remain low.

More than half of S&P 500 companies currently yield more than the 10-year Treasury note's 1.93%. Plus, dividend stocks offer an added bonus of potential capital appreciation.

A total of 76 dividend stocks raised payouts last week - here are 30 of the most notable increases...

Dividend Investing News: PPC plus 21 New Payout Hikes

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Dividend Investing News, Jan. 19, 2015: Pilgrim's Pride (NYSE: PPC) surprised investors last Thursday when it announced it's returning some $1.5 billion to shareholders via a special cash dividend.

Investors of record Jan. 30 will receive $5.77 a share payable on Feb. 17. PPC shares surged nearly 10% on the news.

Here are all 22 dividend stocks that boosted payouts or announced special dividends during the week ending Jan. 16.

Dividend-Paying Stocks Kick Off 2015 with 23 New Increases

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FY2014 saw a total of $54.8 billion in dividend increases, and 3,308 dividend-paying stocks hiked payouts last year. That's a 14.3% increase over the number of payouts in 2013.

2015 could set another record for dividend payments. But investors do need to be aware of the effect of plunging oil prices.

There are no signs of a yield slowdown just yet - dividend boosts were robust last week.

Following are the 23 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Jan. 9.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: BMY, GE, and 23 New Payout Hikes

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Amid six years of near-zero interest rates, income-hungry investors have increasingly turned to dividend-paying stocks.

Companies have taken note by sweetening distributions. This year is on track to set a milestone for total dividend payouts.

Forty dividend stocks boosted payouts last week, including Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and General Electric (NYSE: GE).

Following are 25 notable hikes from the week ending Dec. 12.

Dividend-Paying Stocks List: 25 New Increases and Special Payouts

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Our new dividend-paying stocks list for this week includes 25 companies that have just hiked their payouts or delivered a special dividend for investors.

Investing in dividend stocks remains a popular choice as we near 2015. We've now hit six years of near-zero interest rates and an aging bull market.

Following are the notable dividend enrichments from the week ending Nov. 28, 2014.

These 25 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Hiked Payouts for Higher Yields

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Stocks that pay dividends continue to dish out payout hikes and special enrichments to reward investors. In fact, dividend increases are forecast to be in the double digits this year.

That would make 2014 the third year in a row dividends have risen by 10% or more.

Last week, 33 companies sweetened the dividend pot, and nine announced special dividends. Following are 25 notable dividend enrichments for the week ending Nov. 22.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 25 Notable Increases and Special Payouts

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In addition to payout hikes, another way dividend-paying stocks reward investors is with special dividends - and they're on the rise.

Twenty-seven companies announced special dividends over the last three weeks. Payouts ranged from a few cents to several dollars.

Last week seven companies announced special dividends, and 23 hiked payouts. Following are 24 notable dividend enrichments for the week ending Nov. 14, 2014.

Dividend Investing Can Be a Lifesaver in Times Like These

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Dividend investing should be part of every investor's strategy, but it can be more powerful than many think.

In cases where an investor needs extra cash flow for some reason, the passive income of high-yield dividend investing can be just the ticket.

Dividend investing usually won't completely cover an anticipated expense, but it can make a major contribution. It all depends on how much you have to invest, how much you need, and how much risk you're willing to take.

Here's what you need to know to get started...

Dividend Investing News: SBUX, WFM, and 33 New Dividend Enrichments   

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Dividend investing news, Nov. 10, 2014: The S&P 500 is on pace to break more dividend records this year...

Q3 marked the first quarter in which total payouts surpassed $90 billion. And Q4 is likely to beat last quarter's milestone.

A total of 71 dividend stocks sweetened the deal for investors last week - following are 35 notable dividend improvements for the week ending Nov. 7.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 35 Notable Increases and Special Payouts

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It's still a perfect time to look for more opportunities in dividend-paying stocks. Interest rates will remain low for months.

Money markets and CDs pay next to nothing. Stocks that sport attractive and growing dividends, many with yields high enough to compete with bonds, are the best option for income seekers.

Last week, 64 companies hiked payouts and 12 issued special dividends. Here are 35 notable enrichments announced during the week ending Oct. 31, 2014.

These 35 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Hiked Payouts for Higher Yields

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Stocks that pay dividends are once again ramping up payout increases and special enrichments.

Last week 75 companies sweetened payouts, including Visa, AbbVie, and Halliburton. In addition, five companies announced special dividends and three declared stock dividends.

Following are 35 notable dividend stocks that sweetened the deal during the week ending Oct. 25, 2014.

This "Boring" Income Play Could Get You 76%, Even in This Market

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In journalism circles, there's an axiom that tells writers that it's usually better to "show" than to "tell."

It's a nifty bit of wisdom that I've shared with dozens of young writers through the years.

In this Private Briefing report, I'm taking my own advice.

Yesterday, we told you that that high-yielding dividend stocks were one of the best ways to navigate this whipsaw market.

Dividend Investing News: 23 New Increases for Yield Seekers

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Dividend investing news: As we enter the final quarter of 2014, here's a look back at the robust dividend activity in Q3.

According to data from S&P Dow Jones Indexes, 563 companies raised, restored, or approved extra dividends in Q3. That's up 18.5% from last year's Q3 tally of 475. And dividend boosts in Q4 2014 are expected to trump Q3's activity.

Last week 23 dividend stocks raised payouts. Here’s a roundup of the dividend activity for the week ending Oct. 17.

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