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

Growth ahead for H&R REIT

Growth ahead for H&R REIT

The REIT has made strategic cuts to its holdings in order to fund new projects expected to further improve its cash flow.

H&R REIT (Toronto symbol HR.UN; www.hr-reit.com) owns or has a stake in 518 office buildings, industrial properties and shopping malls in Canada and the… Read More

Acquisition lifts cash flow for income trust

Acquisition lifts cash flow for income trust

A key purchase for this 104-year-old packaging giant helped lift sales and cash flow in the latest quarter.

RICHARDS PACKAGING INCOME FUND (symbol RPI.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 10.9 million; Market cap: $269.8 million; www.richardspackaging.com) is a full-service packaging distributor to small-… Read More

How borrowing to invest can be a good strategy

How borrowing to invest can be a good strategy

There are reasons for and against borrowing to invest, but the primary benefit is that it’s a perfectly legal tax shelter.

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Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys has undergone significant changes since this article was published in 2006. see below for a June 2016 update.


SOBEYS INC. $38 (Toronto symbol SBY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; SI Rating: Average) operates 1,300 company-owned and franchised retail grocery stores in 10 provinces,… Read More


It pays to take a skeptical view of companies that use acquisitions to expand. Unforeseen problems with these new operations can limit expected profit increases. In extreme cases, multiple problems can force the buyer to write off the entire purchase.

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