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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Get a 3.7% yield from Fortis

Get a 3.7% yield from Fortis

When we decided on 2021’s top income pick, we considered a wide range of factors including dividend safety and cash flow support from underlying operations.

Thanks to its high-quality, regulated power utilities, we chose this firm as 2021’s top income pick. We continue to believe the… Read More

Earnings are up 218.8% at Leon’s Furniture

Earnings are up 218.8% at Leon’s Furniture

One of Canada’s oldest retailers continued to thrive early this year even as many of its stores remained closed due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Its success reflects strong online sales, which will likely remain strong even after bricks-and-mortar stores fully re-open. 

Sales rose 14.8% in the first… Read More

Get a 4.3% yield from RioCan REIT

Get a 4.3% yield from RioCan REIT

This firm cut its distributions as retail lockdowns in its key Ontario market hurt rental revenue. However, new developments will cut its exposure to retailers, which should push the units higher in the next few years. 

The REIT still collected 93.9% of its rents in the… Read More

Is a higher dividend yield better? Not Always. Learn how to spot the good from the bad to avoid this costly mistake.

Is a higher dividend yield better?  Not Always. Learn how to spot the good from the bad to avoid this costly mistake.

Investors interested in dividends should only buy the highest-yielding Canadian dividend stocks if they meet these criteria—and don’t have these risk factors
Dividend yield is the percentage you get when you divide a company’s current yearly payment by its share price.


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Get 4.9% yield from TransAlta Renewables

Get 4.9% yield from TransAlta Renewables

Higher power generation helped spur this firm’s revenue 7.6% in the most-recent quarter.

Meanwhile, stable cash flows from a diverse mix of hydroelectric, wind and solar assets on long-term contracts adds to this electricity producer’s appeal.

The stock has been a top performer for subscribers since… Read More