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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RioCan REIT offers a high 9.9% yield

RioCan REIT offers a high 9.9% yield

The market plunge in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis lowered prices for most REITs as the pandemic forced many businesses to temporarily close. That hurt rent collection and cut cash available for distributions.

However, this REIT’s distribution payments look secure thanks to high-quality properties… Read More

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.
Even though the best dividend-paying investments will likely be your most profitable holdings, dividends rarely get the respect they deserve—especially from beginning investors. Still, good dividend stocks… Read More

Get a 4.4% yield from Emera Inc.

Get a 4.4% yield from Emera Inc.

This stock has bounced back strongly from March 2020 lows and should continue to rise as the pandemic eases and more countries reopen their economies.  

The company’s plan to reduce its fossil fuels exposure should also bolster the stock’s appeal with institutional investors who increasingly… Read More

Get a high 7.8% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Get a high 7.8% yield from Enbridge Inc.

This pipeline operator should bounce back as the COVID-19 pandemic eases.  

Additional growth should also come from its new strategy to cut its fossil fuel exposure and thereby attract institutional investors increasingly focused on the environment. 

ENBRIDGE INC. (Toronto symbol ENB; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines that pump… Read More

The best ways to invest money include dividends

The best ways to invest money include dividends

Ensuring your stock picks have a history of dividend payments is one of the best ways to invest money for conservative investors looking for safer investments
With our Successful Investor approach, we consider stocks that have been paying dividends for over 10 years to be some… Read More

Enjoy a huge 6.9% yield from Power Corp.

Enjoy a huge 6.9% yield from Power Corp.

The company’s mutual fund and portfolio management businesses continue to support its dividend, now offering a high 6.9% yield following the most-recent increase in May. 

 A recent acquisition has diversified the holding company’s operations outside of North America at the same time it looks to the… Read More

Get a 3.7% yield from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Get a 3.7% yield from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Regulators have directed U.S. banks to halt share buybacks and delay dividend increases until the end of September. That should help protect their capital reserves during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Still, strong U.S. bank dividends should resume their rise in 2021 as the U.S. economy… Read More

Get sustainable 6.8% yield from H&R REIT

Get sustainable 6.8% yield from H&R REIT

REITs have seen the coronavirus impact the ability of some tenants to pay their rent. However, government transfers to individuals and businesses are helping to offset that uncertainty.

In the meantime, today’s low interest rates continue help this REIT reduce its interest expense and sustain… 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, say, a third of your long-term… Read More