NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Top yielding stocks trending higher in price is the gold standard in investing. One of the motivating reasons people self-direct their portfolio is to outperform the big money managers.
We all know it's not easy to find high yielding stocks that are also increasing in price, but here is a list of stocks doing just that.
I begin by reviewing companies I already either trade or follow and have a large dividend. I add in a screen for large yield stocks and add the ones that meet the following criteria:
How does an investor use this list of dividend stock ideas? This should be your starting point, not an end-all for your research. Make sure the industry and the company is a match for your investment objectives. Use your current professional knowledge as applicable to garner a market edge when entering or exiting a position.