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By John Whitefoot • Monday, August 10, 2015To 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 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 .
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. • Wednesday, August 5, 2015In case you’re wondering, yes, dividend-paying stocks are still a must for today’s investor. With Dow Jones Industrials, the S&P 500, and the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index flat on the year, dividend-paying stocks continue to be a portfolio necessity. What has developed this year is market leadership from the NASDAQ 100; a group of large-cap technology stocks with one very big problem—overvaluation. While there are some great names among .
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. • Wednesday, July 29, 2015This is a tough market. So why is it worth considering some of the best dividend-paying stocks at a time when the market is at its high? Well, for starters, it’s very difficult in a super-low interest rate environment to generate a rate of return greater than inflation. Some stocks offer this in the form of dividends. And for a market already at its high with earnings growth taking a .
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. • Wednesday, July 8, 2015Realistically, for a stock market that’s already gone up with big sovereign debt problems in most Western economies, as well as an upcoming change in the interest rate cycle, dividend-paying stocks may be the only returns available from equities. I find it difficult to envision capital gains from the broader market near-term. A lot will depend on corporate earnings. So far, they haven’t been great. And it’s not just the .
By John Whitefoot • Thursday, July 2, 2015Should you have high dividend-yielding stocks in your investing portfolio? Issues in Greece have turned the markets red and show how vulnerable the global stock market is-and by extension, your retirement portfolio. To help stomach ongoing market volatility, many investors like to include a number of solid dividend-yielding stocks in their portfolio. Whether the markets are going up, down, or sideways, dividends can provide you with a steady income stream. .
By Milad Marvasti • Thursday, June 25, 2015Warren Buffett loves dividends stocks. While his own Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE/BRK-A) does not pay any distributions, some of his largest positions are among the best dividend-paying stocks in the market. But at over $200,000 apiece, one Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway stock is out of reach for most of investors. But by going through individual names in Buffett’s holdings, we can pick his top dividend names for our .
By John Whitefoot • Thursday, June 25, 2015What’s the one thing we know about dividend-yielding stocks? Over the long-run, they outperform their non-dividend-paying peers. This is true even more so when you take advantage of their dividend reinvestment programs (DRIP) and direct stock purchase plans (DSPP). And with tension in Greece mounting, geopolitical tensions simmering in the Middle East, and the Federal Reserve on the verge of raising interest rates, dividend-yielding stocks with a history of providing .
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. • Monday, June 1, 2015While it’s no longer earnings season, plenty of good dividend-paying stocks will soon report their numbers. In this environment, with the stock market having already gone up and monetary stimulus on the decline, individual stock selection becomes absolutely key. I think it’s very fair to expect little in the way of a tailwind from the broader market this year. Dividend-Paying Stocks with Capital Gains Potential I’m still a fan of .
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. • Wednesday, May 27, 2015The stock market may still be trading off the Federal Reserve, but with a market right at its high, the best dividend-paying stocks can help mitigate investment risk. Because the monetary stimulus has been so significant for a number of years now, stocks never really experienced a material price correction. This can be a healthy development in a bull market. Even if the next interest rate hike is pushed out .
By George Leong, B.Comm. • Friday, May 22, 2015In my previous commentary, I talked about high-flying IPOs like Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE/SHAK) and their vulnerability to the downside. Now I’m going to swing to the other end of the investment spectrum with the dividend-paying stocks that tend to deliver consistent results and pay a dividend over the long term. Here you are not going to find the momentum trades, but stocks that actually trade at reasonable multiples to .