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4 Stocks with Dividends to Own Now

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Stocks with dividends are some of the most powerful investments for any portfolio.

Dividends can protect your portfolio from losses during periods of volatility and grow your wealth when markets surge.

That's why we wanted to share with our readers four stocks with dividends to watch right now...

Never Fear a Bear Market Again


The markets are again flirting with all-time highs, and many investors are understandably afraid that the bull market has just about run its course. Worse, they're selling out and heading for the sidelines, using even the slightest market drop as justification for their actions.

I can't think of a worse mistake, especially when you consider the alternative I'm about to share with you.

It's a Total Wealth Tactic that could turn every $10,000 invested into $252,600, and it's perfectly suited for today's complicated financial markets.

As always, I've got a few examples and stocks that can help you put what you learn today into action immediately...

This Investing Strategy Could Turn a 5% Loss Today into a 2,426% Profit Later

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Convinced that the bull market is over, many investors are selling out and heading for the sidelines using even the slightest market drop as justification for their actions.

I can't think of a worse mistake. No investor need fear a bear market - there are all kinds of ways to run flat or down markets to your advantage if you are properly prepared.

I want to show you how to buy more stock without spending more money.

This simple, easy-to-use investing strategy is ideally suited for today's markets and, best of all, could lead to profits of 2,426% or more. Here's how...

These Double-Digit Returns Are Hiding in Plain Sight

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Entirely too many investors lurch from one stock to another in a desperate search for higher returns. While a precious few get lucky, the majority doom themselves to abysmal returns.

Today we're going to talk about what you need to know about a special class of investments that's been shown to account for as much as 90% of total market returns over the last century.

Best of all, they pay you cold hard cash while requiring almost none of your time to manage, making them a perfect choice even if there's more volatility ahead.

Here's a time-tested way to put your investment money to work during turbulent times...

Income Investors Will Look Very Smart with These Gains


Call it the "Summer of Pain." All the major indexes are down for the year, flirting with textbook "correction territory."

Utility stocks, as tracked by the Utilities SPDR ETF, have been among the hardest hit. The XLU ETF is now off an eye-watering 20% from its February 2015 highs.

The trouble is, the utility sector is a massive favorite among income investors, thanks to its stability and generous yields. XLU, for instance, pays close to 4%.

And the simple play I'm about to show you will make sure you get paid all year while taking the bite out of some of the downside risk...

Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock: What's the Difference?

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Preferred stock and common stock are the two main types of stock that companies issue to investors.

But we frequently hear the same question from our readers: What's the difference between preferred stock vs. common stock?

Here's a breakdown of the two types of securities...

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.

S&P 500 Record High Hit in Today’s Trading

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Investing in dividend stocks has been popular with low interest rates, but it's still a good move as rates rise.

Here are four reasons why dividend-paying stocks will continue to boost your portfolio in 2014…

Four Reasons to Hold Dividend Stocks as Interest Rates Rise

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Investing in dividend stocks has been popular with low interest rates, but it's still a good move as rates rise.

Here are four reasons why dividend-paying stocks will continue to boost your portfolio in 2014…

Dividend Stocks: 25 New Increases for Yield Seekers

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As markets enter a seasonal period with a reputation as being sluggish for equities, dividend stocks can add some oomph to portfolios.

Providing income and stability, dividend-paying stocks help buffer market volatility, deliver yield, and offer potential for capital appreciation.

Some 68 companies hiked dividends last week, including three Dow Jones components and four notable financial firms.

Here are 25 of the best dividend increases from the week ending May 2.

Five Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

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Anyone investing in top dividend stocks has been rewarded in 2014...

Companies increased dividend payouts by a robust $17.8 billion in Q1 2014, compared to a $14.5 billion increase in Q1 of 2013, a 14.2% year-over-year increase, according to S&P Indices.

But top dividend stocks don't just have high yield - they also have a solid dividend paying history.

Here are five that fit the bill.

Dividend Stocks 2014: 30 New Increases for Yield Seekers

Dividend stocks 2014 update: With the U.S. Federal Reserve keeping interest rates at rock-bottom levels since 2008, yield-hungry investors have been flocking to dividend-paying stocks.

"Dividends continue to be one of the few income-generating alternatives to investors," said Howard Silverblatt, senior analyst with S&P Dow Jones Indices.

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Dividend Stocks 2014: 25 New Increases for Yield Seekers

Dividend stocks update: One of the many advantages of dividend-paying stocks is that they provide investors with consistent income.

Wharton School professor and famous investment book author Jeremy Siegel has found that up until the early 1990s, roughly three-quarters of the real return from the stock market came from dividends, compared to just one quarter from capital gains.

Dividend Stocks: 25 New and Noteworthy Increases for Yield Seekers

Dividend stocks are off to a strong start in 2014. And with S&P 500 companies sitting on huge cash piles - $1.25 trillion for non-financial firms - companies can afford to sweeten payouts.

This follows 2013's generous year in which cumulative dividend hikes amounted to a hefty $56.7 billion.

This is great news for income-starved investors who continue to gravitate toward dividend-paying stocks, as money market funds yield a paltry 0.01%.

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Dividend Stocks: Two Dozen Dividend Increases to Close Out 2013

Dividend stocks news: The U.S. stock market had its strongest performance last year since 1997, up just shy of 30% in 2013, as measured by the broad-based Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 26.5% and hitting 52 all-time highs, logged its best annual gain since 1995. And the Nasdaq soared some 38% and marked its best year since 2009.

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