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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.

These 20 Dividend-Paying Stocks Just Raised Their Payouts

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Last week's Dow Jones Industrial Average performance is yet another reason to buy dividend-paying stocks. Market volatility moved the index nearly 1,000 points.

Ned Davis Research shows that stocks that pay dividends tend to fall less than broader markets during corrections.

Last week 18 dividend stocks raised payouts, and two companies announced special dividends. Here are all 20 dividend enrichments for the week ending Oct. 10, 2014…

Dividend Investing News: These 15 Dividend Stocks Just Increased Shareholder Payouts

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Dividend investing news, Oct. 6, 2014: Investors continue to flock to dividend stocks amid nearly six years of a near-zero interest rate environment.

But with rising rates on the horizon, high yield is becoming increasingly less important than dividend growth potential.

Here’s why – and here are the 15 dividend-paying stocks that announced enrichments for the week ending Oct. 3.

These 16 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Income-hungry investors continue to pile into stocks that pay dividends amid a persistently yield-challenged environment.

The S&P 500 is on track to turn in a dividend record in Q3, with the July-September period set to boast the largest combined dividend payment ever by S&P 500 companies, at more than $10 a share.

Following are the 11 dividend hikes and five special dividends declared during the week ending Sept. 26, 2014.

Eight New Picks from Our "Stocks to Buy Now" List (and None Are Alibaba)

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 19, 2014:Last week, U.S. market history was made when Alibaba debuted as the biggest IPO of all time. While we like BABA stock, it's not the only way to profit.

You can find all of last week's recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.

Including 2 top biotech picks, 2 energy stocks that take advantage of recent EPA rule changes, and more...

Dividend-Paying Stocks: MSFT, MCD, and 22 More New Dividend Boosts

The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.

Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 - the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.

Last week Microsoft </strong>(Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's </strong>(NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.

Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Includes 10 Wise Dividend Plays for 2015

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Sept. 12, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted ten stocks - five of which are some of the best dividend stocks to own in 2015.

Four of our dividend plays hedge against the Fed's upcoming interest rate hike. Plus we have an auto sector pick from China, three biotech penny stocks, and more in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now...

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Dividend Investing News: Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) plus 20 More New Dividend Hikes

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Dividend investing news, Sept. 15, 2014: Last week Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) hiked its quarterly dividend $0.05, or 20%, to $0.30 per share.

RCL has been paying dividends without interruption, and steadily boosting them, since its first distribution of $0.07 per share paid on March 29, 1996.

Following are the 20 other dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Sept. 12.

Why the Best High-Yield Dividend Stock to Buy Is Altria

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Most people invest in companies hoping to catch a stock on the upswing - and bring in mega-returns for themselves in the process. But what if you found a company that could rack up mega-returns even if its stock price stays flat?

That's the situation with the high-yield dividend stock Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO).

Here’s why this is one of the best dividend stocks you can buy…

Seven of the Best Stocks to Buy Now in Four of the Most Profitable Sectors

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Best stocks to buy for the week ending Aug. 29, 2014:Last week for Money Morning Members, we highlighted seven stocks that bring readers the "best of the best" in four sectors currently overflowing with upside potential.

One pick hails from the 3D printing market that's expected to quadruple within the next four years. Another is in the fleet and fuel management sector - it's rapidly growing at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8%. We've got three energy stocks to buy from the most productive natural gas region in the U.S. And we highlighted two silver ETFs that play some promising numbers that were just reported from August.

You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now…

These 17 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Falling Treasury yields strengthen the case for buying stocks that pay dividends. Last Thursday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit 2.33% - a 15-month low - and ended the week at 2.34%.

Dividend-paying stocks not only offer attractive income options, but also provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Following are the 17 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 29, 2014.