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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Finding the Best Energy Dividend Stocks for Your Portfolio

Finding the Best Energy Dividend Stocks for Your Portfolio

The energy industry can help provide a hedge against inflation, and top energy dividend stocks offer current income—as well as a history of success and modern technology for future growth.

Energy dividend stocks can play a role in your portfolio as a hedge against inflation, and… Read More

Smart acquisitions fuel Algonquin’s dividend

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. $15 (Toronto symbol AQN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 490.5 million; Market cap: $7.4 billion; Dividend yield: 4.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.algonquinpower.com) operates through two main businesses: The Liberty Power Group produces and sells… Read More

High rail demand set to spur earnings jump

High rail demand set to spur earnings jump

This company’s broad geographic presence in North America, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts, gives it a competitive advantage. Earnings have risen 31.1% since 2014 as the company focuses on efficiency at the same time it invests in new locomotives and tracks.

The… Read More

Earnings from the cloud sustain this 4.7% yield

Earnings from the cloud sustain this 4.7% yield

Slowing demand for traditional mainframe computers has also slowed earnings growth for this computer software titan, but a big acquisition in cloud computing and analytics software positions it for future gains that exceed forecasts.

The company also continues to invest heavily in new technologies; in the… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can… Read More

This fast-food giant is set for growth


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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