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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How successful investors spot top dividend-paying investments

How successful investors spot top dividend-paying investments

Do you know how to find the best dividend-paying investments for your portfolio? We have some tips for you.
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Savvy acquisitions lift Fortis

From June, 2017 TSI Dividend Advisor Issue:

Since 2004, Fortis has successfully used acquisitions to speed up its growth. Generally, we feel it pays to take a skeptical view of firms that use that strategy to fuel their expansion. That’s because hidden problems with new businesses… Read More

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.

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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
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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

Expansion fuels Pembina’s dividend

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Pembina is set to complete a $5.2 billion expansion program this year. Those new operations will immediately add to cash flow and support the company’s plans for future dividend increases. In fact, Pembina has already begun to benefit from a new wave of growth… Read More

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

Index-linked GICs maximize the promises but minimize the payouts
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