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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The Best Bank Stocks for Dividends: Knowing the Big Five

The Best Bank Stocks for Dividends: Knowing the Big Five

We’ve long recommended that most Canadian investors own two or more of the Big Five Canadian bank stocks—Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, TD Bank and Royal Bank — because they are some of the best stocks for dividends
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Canadian Dividends are Even More Valuable Than Many Investors Realize

Canadian Dividends are Even More Valuable Than Many Investors Realize

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A rich harvest of dividends for this stock

A rich harvest of dividends for this stock

Some projections estimate the worldwide demand for food will double by 2050, which should spur demand for this stock’s products and services.

While success in the agricultural business depends on many changeable factors such as weather and commodity prices, this company has a long history… Read More

How to Invest in Dividend Stocks Through 5 Simple Steps

How to Invest in Dividend Stocks Through 5 Simple Steps

Find out how to invest in dividend stocks by following these five simple steps
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Two companies contribute to this dividend

Two companies contribute to this dividend

This company’s ownership of a major electric and natural gas utility is its primary source of earnings.

Recently, this firm bought back the remaining 25% of its structures and logistics business, which should benefit it and its major subsidiary. Meanwhile the company has raised its… Read More