- By Gary Gately, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 29, 2013
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Dividend Stocks 2013: Why 81% of S&P 500 Companies Want to Pay You
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - May 23, 2013
More and more S&P 500 companies are turning into dividend stocks, as yield-producing investments are becoming the hottest attraction in 2013.
Collective dividends per share for Standard & Poor's 500 companies increased roughly 16% year-over-year in 2012. Meanwhile, the number of companies paying a dividend over that period reached a new 13-year high of 405, or roughly 81% of the S&P 500, data from Factset shows.
3 Overseas Choices for Yield-Starved Investors
- By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Report - May 21, 2013
The markets are tapping new highs and shell-shocked investors are doing two things:
1) Coming in off the sidelines; and,
2) looking for dividend stocks in a zero-rate environment.
Unfortunately, many U.S. choices are "bid" up right now. Having run 144% off the March 2009 lows, the easy money's been made. U.S. Treasuries offer 1.77% over 10 years and the average S&P 500 stock is generating a mere 2.01%.
These Dividend Stocks Can Deliver a False Sense of Security
You might have caught the recent Barron's cover that read "Dow 16,000!"
It was hard to miss - the cover pictured a wide-grinning bull bouncing on a pogo stick.
The issue outlined why large fund managers were bullish about the next year, with 74% of those polled saying the market was headed higher.
That is the single highest reading ever in the poll, indicating wild enthusiasm among those controlling the largest pots of money.
The major reason driving stock market...
How to Invest in Dividend Stocks to Build True Wealth
- By Tony Daltorio, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - April 26, 2013
One of the strategies to building long-term wealth is something we frequently talk about at Money Morning: knowing how to invest in dividend stocks.
Investors need reliable income streams for their portfolios, especially in 2013.
How to Find the Best Dividend Stocks
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - April 18, 2013
It's only April, but it appears dividend payouts this year will soar past 2012's tally - meaning all investors need to know how to find the best dividend stocks or risk missing out on record-high yield.
Barron's reports that in Q1, 944 of approximately 10,000 U.S. companies boosted payouts, either by increases, extras or resumption. That was up a hefty 39.4% from 677 companies a year ago.
Beware These Three Dividend Stocks Ready to Slash Their Payout
Investors are in love with dividend stocks this year - and there are even more juicy yields to choose from than before.
But one thing you need to be careful to avoid is a dividend stock that boasts a huge yield, but can't sustain it.
For example, look at CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL). CTL has been a favorite dividend stock for years, but slashed its...
The Best New Dividend Stocks of 2013
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - April 2, 2013
Thanks to this year's booming market for initial public offerings (IPOs), there are a handful of new dividend stocks for yield-starved investors.
In the first quarter of 2013, 45% of all new offerings paid a dividend. That compares to just 16% in Q1 of 2012, according to data from Renaissance Capital.
This is the most dividend stocks to debut in a quarter since Q2 of 2008, when 69% of IPOs paid a dividend.
The trend is in direct...
Dividend Stocks Held by Warren Buffett
- By Deborah Baratz, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - March 26, 2013
You know dividend stocks belong in your portfolio, and you know Warren Buffett has made a fortune with this stock picks - so why not marry those ideas when hunting for profits?
Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
Yield-seeking investors know that holding the right dividend stocks means they get paid even if the market pulls back.
That's an enticing idea now that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is at a record high.
That's also why Money Morning Global Investing Strategist and editor of the Permanent Wealth Investor service Martin Hutchinson warns that holding only non-dividend payers could hurt...
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