Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, August 2, 2019

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC., $17.81, Toronto symbol SNC, is a leading Canadian engineering and construction company that specializes in large-scale infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems and water-treatment plants.

To conserve cash for debt repayments, SNC is cutting its quarterly dividend by 80.0%. Starting with… Read More

These tech giants offer you rising dividends

MICROSOFT CORP. $125 (Nasdaq symbol MSFT; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 7.7 billion; Market cap: $962.5 billion; Dividend yield: 1.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.microsoft.com) is the world’s largest computer software company. Its Windows operating system powers about 80% of the world’s personal… Read More

Research costs are key to their success

These four technology companies continue to invest heavily in research. While that spending depresses their current earnings, it also helps them develop profitable new products to spur earnings for years to come.
INTEL CORP. $51 (Nasdaq symbol INTC; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding:… Read More

Efficient chipmaker continues to raise dividend

This chipmaker continues to benefit from increased efficiencies and productive research spending.

The company is a leader in analog chips. Investments in equipment upgrades have helped boost earnings, which jumped 22% in the most recent quarter. A strong balance sheet supports its research as well… Read More