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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Revenue’s up 30.4% at Allied Properties REIT

Revenue’s up 30.4% at Allied Properties REIT

Today’s extreme market volatility as a result of COVID-19 has created massive disruptions. However, after markets fall, they always recover. And our goal at The Successful Investor is to ensure that our readers are well-positioned with their investments when that happens. You’ll benefit most from… Read More

Enjoy a 4.5% yield from Canadian Utilities Ltd.

Enjoy a 4.5% yield from Canadian Utilities Ltd.

Earnings have fallen 19.7% in the most recent quarter, but this drop is primarily due to an asset sale and plant conversion fee from a year earlier.

The stock trades at 18.5 times the company’s 2020 earnings forecast.

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CANADIAN UTILITIES LTD. (Toronto symbols CU [class A non-voting]… Read More

Get 5.0% yield from Wells Fargo & Co.

Get 5.0% yield from Wells Fargo & Co.

U.S. Federal Reserve regulatory restrictions and other unusual costs led to a 5.3% revenue drop for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, lower costs and reduced restrictions point to promising growth ahead. Meanwhile the stock trades at 9.5 times the company’s 2020 earnings forecast… Read More

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with a high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors… Read More

Earnings jump 12.9% at Intel Corp.

Earnings jump 12.9% at Intel Corp.

Improved sales of datacentre chips to corporate customers and governments led to an 8.3% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

An acquisition spree has reduced the firm’s reliance on personal computers and enhance its expertise in faster-growing markets.

The stock trades at just… Read More

Restructuring at Dream Office REIT will reward investors

Restructuring at Dream Office REIT will reward investors

A three-year strategic initiative has delivered a strong balance sheet with a property portfolio focused primarily on Toronto.

Specifically, a recent series of sales and purchases have lowered debt while improving growth prospects.

The stock trades at 20.3 times the company’s forecast 2020 cash flow.

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DREAM… Read More

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

Why you should be very wary of index-linked GICs

Index-linked GICs maximize the promises but minimize the payouts
Index-linked GICs (guaranteed investment certificates) provide the buyer with a return that is “linked” to the direction of the stock market in a given period. A quick look at the rules on these deals may give you… Read More

Get a 5.9% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Get a 5.9% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Improved oil-and-gas volumes led to a 2.2% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

At the same time, investors are now benefiting from its newly completed three-year plan to improve cash flow and cut debt.

The stock trades at 11.9 times the company’s 2020… Read More

A 27.9% earning jump for Power Corp.

A 27.9% earning jump for Power Corp.

Improved sales of life insurance, investment funds and other financial products drove the 27.9% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A recent company reorganization should further unlock value for shareholders, already receiving a 4.9% dividend yield.

The stock nonetheless trades at just 10.4… Read More