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3 Dividend Stocks to Watch in August and September

By Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Dividend StocksAfter months of trading in a tight range, the S&P 500 is finally making a move. Tragically, but not surprisingly, it’s to the downside. Currently at around the 2,000 mark, the S&P 500 is down almost three percent since the beginning of January. For the week ended August 21, the S&P 500 is down more than four percent. For those who have been listening to the talking heads on TV, .

Dividend Stocks: These 3 Are Poised to Hike Their Payouts

By Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Dividend StocksFor investors looking for an adequate return on their money with the least possible volatility, it would be worthwhile to check out the contenders for our top dividend stocks for 2015. The Chinese economy is slowing down. Commodity prices are at multi-year lows. Bond yields are pitiful. With so much uncertainty surrounding the global economy, we should expect much more volatility in the second half of 2015. Given that ugly .

Is Chevron Corporation’s (CVX) Dividend Safe?

By Thursday, August 13, 2015
Chevron CorporationCan Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) get past low oil prices and its financial troubles to continue paying its shareholder dividends? Not likely, according to a recent report by Jefferies Group LLC. And it’s not the only major oil company under pressure. (Source: Bloomberg, last accessed August 13, 2015.) But is a reported $60.0 billion reduction in capital expenditures this year enough to allow limping oil producers to pay their investors? .

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

By Monday, August 10, 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 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 .

Target Corporation Announces 7.7% Dividend Increase and $5.0 Billion Expansion of Share Repurchase

By Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Target CorporationTarget Corp. (NYSE/TGT) announced an increase to its dividend and share buyback program, a sign that the struggling retailer may finally be turning around. (Source: Target, June 9, 2015.) Target’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 56 cents per common share, a 7.7 % increase from the prior quarterly dividend of 52 cents. The company also announced that it is doubling its share buyback program to $10.0 .

Dividend-Paying Stocks for a Market at its High

By Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Dividend-Paying StocksI still feel that dividend-paying stocks have the edge going forward. The stock market has already gone up tremendously and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t experience a material price correction. At the beginning of 2013, investors threw caution to the wind and just started buying stocks after two years of price consolidation. Investors chased the market’s safest names—safe in terms of earnings reliability and the certainty of quarterly dividends. .

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. .

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 Stocks to Watch as Small-Caps Stall

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Stocks to Watch as Small-Caps StallDespite the choppy trading action before the end of the third quarter, a lot of the market’s best stocks are still ticking higher. And the positive trading action remains especially prevalent with large-caps and dividend-paying blue chips. Big investors want earnings reliability and dividend income in a slow-growth environment. It’s a trend that began with the stock market’s breakout at the beginning of 2013 and it still has legs right .

Eight Stocks to Beat the Street

By Friday, September 5, 2014
How Investors Can Beat the StreetCountless stocks are pushing new highs and a lot of them are still blue chips. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is lagging the other indices this year, but this is not unusual. The fact that many blue chips are still slogging higher is further indication of a bull market, despite all the shocks, risks, and the fact that stocks haven’t experienced a real correction for a number of years now. .
Sep. 3, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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