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 Canadian Dividend Stocks to Buy: REITS Canada and other Top Canadian Dividend Stocks.

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Get 6.2% yield from Plaza Retail REIT

Get 6.2% yield from Plaza Retail REIT

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that holds interests in 285 properties across Canada, including strip plazas, standalone small-box stores and enclosed shopping centres.

Pat likes the REIT’s distribution, now yielding 6.2% and paid out from a.. Read More

Get a 5.2% yield from Choice Properties REIT

Get a 5.2% yield from Choice Properties REIT

Additional properties from an acquisition plus a high 97.7% occupancy rate led to an 8.3% jump in cash flow for this trust during the most-recent quarter.

The stock trades at 16.0 times the 2019 earnings forecast.

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CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; www.choicereit.ca) acquired Canadian REIT (a… Read More

QUIZ: How do dividends work? Test your knowledge

QUIZ: How do dividends work? Test your knowledge

How do dividends work? Here are the key points every successful investor needs to know
A dividend is a payment a corporation makes to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits. When a corporation earns a profit, it can re-invest that surplus in its business… 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

Finning’s strong heavy equipment sales back its 3.5% yield

Finning’s strong heavy equipment sales back its 3.5% yield

Improved sales of equipment and services on three continents led to this company’s 15.4% revenue jump in the most-recent quarter.

Its latest dividend hike in June 2019 further adds to its appeal and supports its high 3.5% yield.

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FINNING INTERNATIONAL INC. (Toronto symbol FTT; www.finning.com) sells and… Read More

The Cloud will fuel Microsoft’s dividend

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MICROSOFT CORP. $135 (Nasdaq symbol MSFT; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 7.6 billion; Market cap: $1.03 trillion; Dividend yield: 1.4%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.microsoft.com) began operating… Read More

Global exposure benefits these dividends

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FORTIS INC. $55 (Toronto symbol FTS; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 430.9 million; Market cap: $23.7 billion; Dividend yield 3.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.fortisinc.com) owns electrical utilities across Canada, the… Read More

Get 5.6% yield from Extendicare Inc.

Get 5.6% yield from Extendicare Inc.

Worker shortages contributed to a 10.5% decline in cash flow for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, revenue rose 1.6% as a new efficiency program and automated work processes continue target staff turnover.

The stock trades at just 12.5 times the company’s 2020 cash flow forecast.

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EXTENDICARE… Read More

Pros and cons of borrowing to invest in dividend stocks

Pros and cons of borrowing to invest in dividend stocks

Borrowing to invest in dividend stocks may be a good decision if you meet these six criteria, like using a lower-risk investing strategy
Borrowing to invest can make sense for some investors under certain circumstances. We think you’ll benefit most from this buying opportunity by sticking… 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