In deciding where to invest your money, we think it’s usually far better to pay realistic or even high prices for good-quality stocks than to buy seemingly cheap low-quality stuff. Or, as the saying goes, never try to catch a falling knife. The risk just… Read More
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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Dividend Stocks Library Archives
Long-time readers know that we are constantly keep you up to date on important news affecting the stocks we cover. And, of course, we aim to spotlight developments that promise to brighter the outlook for TSI Power Growth Investors. Here are two buys that stand out this month:
BROADRIDGE… Read More
Once again, we present you, our subscribers, with three #1 stocks for a new year. We’re confident these 2020 picks will pay off for investors with the same kind of wealth-building gains as last year’s selections. Those 2019 picks included a quiet Canadian stock that… Read More
We’ve long admired Enbridge for its high-quality operations that give it plenty of cash for your dividends. However, we held off recommending it for new buying in the past few years due to its complex holding company structure and uncertainty over its February 2017 purchase… Read More
FORTIS INC. $55 is buy for steady dividend income. The company (Toronto symbol FTS; Conservative & Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 462.9 million; Market cap: $25.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.0; Dividend yield: 3.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.fortisinc.com) recently sold 13.2 million common shares at $52.15 each to… Read More
PEMBINA PIPELINE, $48.13, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol PPL; Shares o/s: 502.4 million; Market cap: $25.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Divd. yield: 5.0%; www.pembina.com) has now completed the acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada for $2.3 billion. That firm owns crude oil storage and terminal businesses… Read More
INNERGEX RENEWABLE ENERGY, $16.86, is a buy. The power generator (Toronto symbol INE; Shares outstanding: 133.6 million; Market cap: $2.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield 4.2%; www.innergex.com) operates 37 hydroelectric plants, 26 wind farms and four solar power fields. They’re spread across Quebec, Ontario, B.C., Idaho, France… Read More
Investors in these two top REITs got the best of both worlds in 2019—rising unit prices plus high distributions. RioCan rose 13% and Choice climbed 21%. And even with those returns, RioCan still offers you a high 5.4% yield, and Choice is just behind at… Read More
Welcome to your latest issue of Canadian Wealth Advisor! As always, we feature safety-conscious gainers ready to add to your long-term returns. Enbridge continues to successfully integrate a huge acquisition—and has raised its dividend.
ENBRIDGE INC., $51.63, is now a buy for the Utilities sector of your portfolio. Investors… Read More
Investors tend to value simplicity over complexity in their stock purchases. Power Corp. offers you top assets, but its complex holding company structure draws attention away from its investor value. Now, though, Power plans a major reorganization that’s a plus for investors. It will simplify… Read More
Both AT&T and Verizon have long known which direction the wind was blowing: consumers are increasingly ditching their telephone landlines for cellphones and they’re increasingly using those wireless devices to stream content.
For these two telecom leaders, the question has been how to ensure they, and… Read More
NUTRIEN LTD. $61 is a buy for investors. The stock (Toronto symbol NTR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares o/s: 572.9 million; Market cap: $34.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.8; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nutrien.com) lets you tap the world’s largest producer of agricultural fertilizers, shipping about… Read More
It isn’t often we can confidently recommend to you a stock with a high 5.3% distribution yield. But, RioCan is one exception as its high-quality properties generate plenty of cash flow to keep your distributions steady. What’s more, the REIT continues to make moves designed… Read More
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC. $119 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol BR; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 115.7 million; Market cap: $13.8 billion; Divd. yield: 1.8%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.broadridge.com) lets you tap a company serving the investment industry in three areas:… Read More
Your Andrew Peller dividend, even after the latest increase, yields a solid, but modest 1.8%. However, the outlook for this small-cap stock is strong enough to fuel your returns. Peller stands to gain as aging baby boomers drink more wine instead of beer. It also… Read More
NORTH WEST COMPANY $28 is still a buy. The company (Toronto symbol NWC; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 46.9 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.northwest.ca) last raised your quarterly dividend in April 2019. Investors now receive $0.33 a share,… Read More
THOMSON REUTERS CORP. $94 remains a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRI; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 500.0 million; Market cap: $47.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.thomsonreuters.com) last raised its quarterly dividend with the March 2019 payment. Investors now receive $0.36… Read More
The old Wyndham split into two companies on June 4, 2018. As a result, investors received shares in two leisure-industry leaders with strong prospects.
Under the terms of that 2018 spinoff, Wyndham Worldwide (old New York symbol WYN) separated from its Wyndham Hotels operations. For every… Read More
Dividend payments from companies in the Resources sector tend to be more volatile than those from firms in Utilities and Finance. That’s because their cash flows are tied to the underlying commodities they produce. It’s also why we continue to advise you to focus on… Read More
WELLS FARGO & CO. $53 remains a solid pick for investors. The bank (Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 4.6 billion; Market cap: $243.8 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.wellsfargo.com) raised its quarterly dividend with the September 2019 payment. Investors now receive $0.51… Read More
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