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Top Dividend-Paying Stocks to Watch This April for Capital Growth

Top Dividend Paying StocksWith the stock market trading in a tight range and most indicators telling us equities are wildly overvalued, it might be a good idea for investors to look at these top dividend-paying stocks in April that have a long history of providing capital appreciation and consistent annual dividend growth.
Balancing Risk and Reward with Top Dividend-Paying Stocks in April… Read More
With the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and other indices trading at or near record levels, it remains difficult for investors to locate undervalued stocks.

Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2015

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To find the best dividend-paying stocks in 2015, it might be a good idea to see what the 20th century’s greatest investor is holding…
Warren Buffett: World’s Wealthiest Investor
Forbes… Read More just released its 2015 ranking of the world’s wealthiest 500 people. For Wall Street, the most interesting ones are those investors who have figured out the Street.

These Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right Now?

Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right NowThis is still a good environment in which to be a dividend investor. Strong cash balances, low capital costs, and continued unwillingness on the part of large corporations to make bold new investments makes rising dividends a reality in a slow-growth environment.
Top Companies Continuing to Increase Dividends
Countless brand-name corporations have been increasing their dividends over the last several years…. Read More

Dividend-Paying Existing Winners the Place to Be for 2015?

My Expectations for the Stock Market in Early 2015The lull between earnings seasons is always long and the marketplace is clamoring for something from which to trade off.
A number of companies have already reported good numbers and they are a good precursor for what’s to come.
This market is looking pretty tired and it’s been another double-digit year (mostly) after the tremendous performance in 2013…. Read More

Why I Expect a Big Boost in This Company’s 2015 Dividend Payout

Company 2015 Dividend PayoutEven with the recent price retrenchment, there’s not a lot of value circulating in this stock market. Everything’s already gone up and the capital gains have been great the last few years. But it’s still a slow-growth environment in the global economy, and despite a very accommodative monetary policy, stocks can’t go up forever without experiencing a meaningful retrenchment…. Read More

Buybacks, Dividends, Stock Splits: Business Is Getting Better for This Must-Watch Stock

How Investors Could Use This Stock as Their Economic Crystal BallThere are a lot of stocks bouncing off their all-time record-highs and Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is one of them.
Not surprisingly, the company just announced a two-for-one stock split with the stock dividend, effective June 6, 2014 to shareholders of record on May 27, 2014. The last time Union Pacific split its shares was in May of 2008, also effecting a two-for-one stock split…. Read More

Five Dividend-Paying Stocks for When the Market Slides Lower

Five Dividend Stocks  Replace Growth Stocks Turbulent TimesThere is clearly some selling capitulation towards the technology and small-cap stocks at this time. Following the run-up in 2013, we are now seeing the selling action picking up towards the higher-beta stocks. The S&P 500 and DOW may be looking fine, but the growth-oriented NASDAQ and Russell 2000 are showing added stock market risk…. Read More

The Dividend-Paying Blue Chips That Also Deliver Significant Capital Gains

Two Blue Chips to Snatch up When They're DownAmong the many lessons to be learned by 2013’s stunning stock market performance, one is that dividend-paying blue chips can also experience significant capital gains.
Portfolio strategy can be based on blue chips, but it can also include companies with varied market capitalizations; mixing it up is always useful.
The thing with blue chips is that they often experience long periods of underperformance, even if they are still paying their dividends…. Read More

Reckless New Fad: Companies Raise Money to Buy Back Stock, Pay Dividends

The Tale of Share Buybacks Few TellLast Thursday, the CEO of DIRECTV (NASDAQ/DTV) said “…we are pleased to announce a share repurchase program of $3.5 billion. This repurchase program reflects our strong balance sheet and confidence in continued strong DIRECTV revenue, earnings and free cash flow growth, as well as our belief that our stock is far below our intrinsic value.” (Source: “DIRECTV Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results,” DIRECTV, February 20, 2014.)
DIRECTV is buying back its shares because it believes they are undervalued?… Read More

Pullback in Stock Prices Makes These Dividend Payers Attractive Again

Blue Chip Stocks Getting into the Buy ZoneWith the turmoil in global capital markets, the sell-off in stocks is serving as the consolidation/correction that we did not experience in 2013, which was an exceptionally strong year.
But stepping back from historical share price action, we have continued certainty regarding the Fed funds rate this year. The low interest rate environment remains a very positive catalyst for the equity market and the medium-term trend…. Read More

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