Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks make cash payouts that serve as a way for companies to share the wealth they’ve accumulated.  These payouts are drawn from earnings and cash flow and paid to the shareholders of the company. Typically, these dividends are paid quarterly, although they may be paid annually or even monthly as well.

Dividends can produce as much as a third of your total return over long periods, and you can even retire on dividends.

There are 4 key stock dividend dates that are involved with dividend payments:

1- The Declaration Date is several weeks in advance of a dividend payment—it’s when company’s board of directors sets the amount and timing of the proposed payment.
2- The Payable Date is the date set by the board on which the dividend will actually be paid out to shareholders.
3- The Record Date is for shareholders who hold the stock before the payable date and receive the dividend payment. That date is set any number of weeks before the payable date.
4-The Ex-Dividend Date is two business days before the record date and it’s when the shares begin to trade without their dividend. If you buy stocks one day or more before their ex-dividend date, you will still get the dividend. That’s when a stock is said to trade cum-dividend. If you buy on the ex-dividend date or later, you won’t get the dividend. The ex-dividend date is in place to allow pending stock trades to settle.

We think very highly of stocks that have been paying dividends for five or more years, at TSI Network. Many of these stocks fit in well with our three-part Successful Investor philosophy:

1- Invest mainly in well-established companies;
2- Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; and Utilities);
3- Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Dividend Stocks Post Archives

Laurentian Bank offers high dividend yield

Laurentian Bank offers high dividend yield

This Canadian continues to increase its earnings and expand its Internet operations outside of Quebec, but strong competition from the Big Five may frustrate its growth.

LAURENTIAN BANK OF CANADA (Toronto symbol LB; www.laurentianbank.ca)is Canada’s eight-largest publicly traded bank, with total assets of $43.1 billion.

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Emera goes south for growth

From March, 2017 TSI Dividend Advisor Issue:

In the past few years, Emera has used acquisitions to cut its reliance on Atlantic Canada, its home region. Those new operations include U.S. power utility Teco, purchased in 2016.

Expanding by acquisition adds risk. However, the revenue stream from… Read More

How to find the best top paying dividend stocks

How to find the best top paying dividend stocks

Not all of the top paying dividend stocks are worth buying because some dividends are unsustainable
Top paying dividend stocks are a valuable component of any sound investing portfolio. All in all, we think that dividends can contribute up to a third of your long-term investment… Read More

Dividend Stocks: Research pays off for Pfizer

Dividend Stocks: Research pays off for Pfizer

The leading drugmaker continues to use share buybacks to increase shareholder value as it bolsters its revenue and earnings.

PFIZER INC. (New York symbol PFE; www.pfizer.com) is one of the world’s leading prescription drugmakers. Its top-selling brands include Lyrica (epilepsy), Celebrex (arthritis pain), Prevnar (pneumonia)… Read More

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

Index-linked GICs maximize the promises but minimize the payouts
Index-linked GICs (guaranteed investment certificates) provide the buyer with a return that is “linked” to the direction of the stock market in a given period. A quick look at the rules on these deals may give you… Read More

Dividend Stocks: Intact Financial raises its dividend

Dividend Stocks: Intact Financial raises its dividend

The leading insurer has strengthened its revenue with higher premiums and better fraud detection—developments that have also helped to raise its dividend.
INTACT FINANCIAL (Toronto symbol IFC; www.intactfc.com) is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. The company insures more than five million individuals and… Read More

Wal-Mart offers dividend growth and value

WAL-MART STORES INC. $67 (New York symbol WMT; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 3.1 billion; Market cap: $207.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.walmart.com) is the world’s biggest retailer, with 11,633 outlets in 28 countries. These stores serve… Read More

Strong Sustainability for Pfizer dividend

For our December issue of TSI Dividend Advisor we reported on Pfizer’s research spending and recent acquisitions. They will contribute significantly to its future growth.

PFIZER INC. $31 (New York symbol PFE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 6.1 billion; Market cap: $189.1 billion;… Read More