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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Wind power in safe jurisdictions offers you a 6.4% yield

Wind power in safe jurisdictions offers you a 6.4% yield

Lower power generation was largely responsible for this renewable energy generator’s  13.6% drop in revenue during the most recent quarter.

However, selling wind power under long-term guaranteed contracts to clients including its parent company makes this firm’s high dividend relatively safe.

TRANSALTA RENEWABLES, (Toronto symbol RNW; www.transaltarenewables.com),… Read More

How to tell if a stock paying a dividend will keep doing so

How to tell if a stock paying a dividend will keep doing so

7 suggestions on how to tell if a stock paying a dividend will continue to do so
We believe investors will profit most, and do so with the least risk, by buying shares of well-established, dividend-paying stocks with strong business prospects. That then raises the question,… Read More

REIT investing is a smart way to invest in Canadian real estate

REIT investing is a smart way to invest in Canadian real estate

REIT investing: Real estate investment trusts can provide you with a stable, profitable way of investing in real estate
Top-quality REITs are among the most stable and highest-yielding real estate investments. That’s because many REITs hold high-quality, non-depleting assets, and have taken advantage of low interest… Read More

Leon’s profit rose despite COVID-19

Leon’s profit rose despite COVID-19

Cost controls, including staff layoffs, helped this company generate a 33.3% earnings increase in the latest quarter.

The firm continues to grow its e-commerce revenue to compensate for brick-and-mortar store closures due to COVID-19.

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. (Toronto symbol LNF; www.leons.ca) had to shut down most of… Read More

Enjoy a 7.2% yield from H&R REIT

Enjoy a 7.2% yield from H&R REIT

The company is repositioning its portfolio by selling $1.8 billion in properties and developing new projects under a strategic plan.

Meanwhile, today’s low interest rates continue to help the REIT reduce its interest expense and to sustain its high-yielding distributions for investors.

H&R REIT, (Toronto symbol HR.UN;… 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), as the one 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… Read More

Emera Inc. yields a sustainable 4.6%

Emera Inc. yields a sustainable 4.6%

Regulated power contracts provide dependable cash flow for this utility, while keeping investor income stable despite today’s economic uncertainty.

The company’s planned spending on new projects will also keep it competitive in the long term when global stability improves.

EMERA INC. (Toronto symbol EMA; www.emera.com) owns 100%… Read More

Enjoy a 7.4% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Enjoy a 7.4% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Investors fear depressed energy prices will hurt oil and gas shipping volumes, but this company’s transformation has positions it to weather the downturn.

Its long-term contracts with leading oil refiners and integrated producers will help protect investor value.

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