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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This dividend is up for the 16th time since 2011

This dividend is up for the 16th time since 2011

Significant investments in its high-speed networks continue to help Canada’s third largest wireless carrier attract new customers while hanging onto old ones. They’ve also helped support earnings and revenue growth and have boosted cash flow.

The company has just raised its dividend—the 16th time since 2011—and… Read More

Spinoff spurs Canadian retail giant

Spinoff spurs Canadian retail giant

This company recently transferred its majority stake in Canada’s leading REIT to its parent company. As a result of that reorganization, it can now focus exclusively on expanding profits for its main retailing operations.

For example, the company recently launched a new enhanced delivery program modelled… Read More

Growing utility’s new target cuts risk

Growing utility’s new target cuts risk

This diversified Canadian utility plans to raise its annual dividend rate between 4% and 5% each year through 2021. That’s down from its previous 8% target, but this more modest growth conserves cash for new projects and pays down debt.

That’s why this company has our… Read More

Molson Coors Canada Inc. $92 – Toronto symbol TPX.A and TPX.B

Molson Coors Canada Inc. $92 – Toronto symbol TPX.A and TPX.B

Molson Coors continues to benefit from its purchase of SABMiller’s stake of MillerCoors. At the same time the company believes it has found a way to offset stagnant alcohol sales and capitalize on the legalization of cannabis.

MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. (Toronto symbols TPX.A $80 and TPX.B $87; Conservative… Read More

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

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

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs Canada can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs Canada is the remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for other… Read More

U.S. push helps spur Fortis dividend

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FORTIS INC. $47 (Toronto symbol FTS; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 426.6 million; Market cap: $20.1 billion; Dividend yield 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.fortisinc.com) began supplying electricity to St. John’s,… Read More