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 5.5% yield from BCE Inc.

Get a 5.5% yield from BCE Inc.

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Enjoy a 4.3% yield from Dream Office REIT

Enjoy a 4.3% yield from Dream Office REIT

Demand for office space remains depressed as employees continue to work from home due to COVID-19. However, vaccines should see many offices re-open in the next several months.

That will let this REIT maintain its current payments, or even raise them, despite lower revenues and… Read More

Earnings just grew 34.5% for Texas Instruments

Earnings just grew 34.5% for Texas Instruments

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A recent manufacturing plant acquisition should provide more flexibility for this… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

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Get a 6.0% yield from Extendicare

Get a 6.0% yield from Extendicare

Expanded service and contract offerings led to an 18.6% revenue bump for this company in the quarter ended March 31.  

COVID-19 has pressured the share price but earnings are up sharply and the company’s business is deemed an essential service.

EXTENDICARE INC. (Toronto symbol EXE; www.extendicare.com)… Read More