dividend paying stocks

Top 3 Gold Dividend Stocks in 2015

By Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pro_Con_May_2_2015_WEB_volsky_imageThe top gold dividend stocks have maintained regular dividend distributions to shareholders, despite a 40% decline in gold prices since 2011. More impressive is that the gold stocks on this list have managed to cut costs and increase production—making them the top gold dividend stocks to watch in 2015.
1. Sibayne Gold Limited (NYSE/SBGL)
Sibayne Gold Limited… Read More, the largest gold producer in South Africa, has a market cap of $2.15 billion and annual dividend payments yielding four percent.

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

By Friday, May 1, 2015

Invest Like a Billionaire
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. At #85 is Abigail Johnson ($13.4 billion); #31 is Carl Icahn ($23.5 billion); and #29 is George Soros ($24.2 billion).

Two Dividend-Paying Stocks That Can Beat the Market

By Friday, May 1, 2015

Dividend Paying StocksNow that we know that first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was anemic and the Federal Reserve is thinking about changing interest rates, individual stock selection is even more key in this market. And I still like dividend-paying stocks; they can outperform with sales and earnings growth slowing.
In a rising-rate environment, dividend-paying stocks can perform less favorably. Utility stocks, for example, recently sold off on the central bank’s talk about raising interest rates…. Read More

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

By Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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.

Four Top Stock Groups for Your Investment Portfolio in 2015

By Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Investment PortfolioPutting together a portfolio of stocks doesn’t have to be complicated. But a strong adherence to investment risk is useful with an equity market already at a record high.
What to Consider When Establishing Your Core Investing Portfolio
If anything, a substantial price correction would be helpful in terms of creating more attractive opportunities for new money, but building an equity market portfolio doesn’t have to be rushed. It should be deliberate, proportioned, and nimble to take advantage of what is the norm in capital markets—volatility…. Read More

If the Stock Market Bounces Back, These Blue Chips Will Lead

By Monday, March 16, 2015

Wall Street Bullish on Blue ChipsSimilar to the trading action in the first half of last year, the stock market seemingly continues with its identity crisis. While it’s perfectly reasonable for stocks to sell off on any inkling of a change in monetary policy, what’s interesting about the market bounce-backs is that they’re often led by blue chips.
We saw this last week with the market sell-off after the unemployment numbers. The rebound was with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with blue chips almost doubling the recovery performance of the NASDAQ Composite…. Read More

4Q14 Earnings Season Uneventful; Five Stocks to Consider for Steady Return

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4Q14 Stock Summary4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a Bore
We’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.
Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s already gone up.
There’s been continued strength among technology stocks, and the NASDAQ Composite recently broke out convincingly over 4,750, where it had been in consolidation since last November…. Read More

These Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Best Bet Right Now?

By Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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. And total returns with dividends reinvested provided stellar returns.
If you had purchased Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)… Read More stocks in mid-2011, for example, your simple return to date would have been somewhere around 50%.

Off-the-Radar Company Delivering Attractive Earnings

By Monday, October 13, 2014

One Off-the-Radar Company with Attractive ResultsOn the day that the DOW, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite dropped two percent on global growth worries, once again, several companies reported very good numbers.
But investors are paying less attention to corporate results and more attention to economic news from around the world that suggests that the only mature economic engine running at any positive speed currently is the U.S. economy.
PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) had another good quarter. The company’s two businesses, food/snacks and beverages, produced modest single-digit growth in consolidated sales…. Read More

Best Stocks Going Into 2015

By Monday, September 29, 2014

Stocks Going Into 2015A lot of good companies with solid investment prospects going into 2015 are pushing new highs in an otherwise trendless stock market before the end of another reporting period.
Market leaders have kept their momentum the last few years and are likely to keep doing so as earnings reliability and dividends keep investors buying.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) continues to tick higher in this market. The position was $35.00 a share at the beginning of the year and is now just short of $50.00…. Read More

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