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Income Investing and Dividend Stocks

Income Investing and Dividend Stocks

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Long-term investors may wish to consider dividend paying stocks as an alternative (or supplement) to fixed income investments. Dividend stocks can generate untold wealth for patient investors, and when reinvested, dividends offer investors a chance to exploit the miracle of compound interest. Unfortunately, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 is scraping along 120 year lows. More than ever, income investors must comb for opportunities in individual stocks, mutual funds, ETFs other investments with a margin of safety. We hope these articles and tools help you build a portfolio that provides sustainable income now, and into the future.

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These companies from four different sectors have long track records of raising payouts.
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Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, says investors should embrace volatility and use the eventual selloff as a buying opportunity.
3/27/15 3:11PM
Investors are constantly looking for yield, but sometimes a big dividend isn't worth the risk.
3/27/15 9:09AM
Just like underdog winners in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Qualcomm is underrated and can be bought under $75 for greater than 10% gains plus a 2.4% yield.
3/26/15 10:30AM
Stable value funds at attractive to yield-hungry investors in retirement plans. But they do not adhere to rigorous reporting rules like mutual funds or other products in 401(k)s.
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These dividend stocks look ready to hike their payouts to shareholders.
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Warren Buffett's sale of ConocoPhillips could be a huge mistake. ConocoPhillips is undervalued, and the U.S. government is now discussing lifting the 40-year ban on oil exports.
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Ex-Dividend Date Announcements

The ex-dividend date for Cigna (NYSE:CI) is Monday, March 10, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $79.20 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.1%.
3/7/14 10:11AM
The ex-dividend date for Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is tomorrow, March 7, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $74.86 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.3%.
3/6/14 10:12AM
The ex-dividend date for PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) is tomorrow, March 7, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $20.57 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 1%.
3/6/14 10:12AM
The ex-dividend date for FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is tomorrow, March 7, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $136.42 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.4%.
3/6/14 10:11AM
The ex-dividend date for Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) is tomorrow, March 7, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 48 cents per share. At a price of $74.58 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.6%.
3/6/14 10:11AM
The ex-dividend date for American International Group (NYSE:AIG) is tomorrow, March 7, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $51.16 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 1%.
3/6/14 10:11AM
The ex-dividend date for Semgroup (NYSE:SEMG) is tomorrow, March 6, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $67.85 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 1.3%.
3/5/14 10:14AM
The ex-dividend date for Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) is tomorrow, March 6, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $10.31 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.6%.
3/5/14 10:14AM
The ex-dividend date for Dunkin Brands Group (Nasdaq:DNKN) is tomorrow, March 6, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 23 cents per share. At a price of $51.84 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 1.8%.
3/5/14 10:14AM
The ex-dividend date for Terex (NYSE:TEX) is tomorrow, March 6, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $45.33 as of 9:50 a.m., the dividend yield is 0.5%.
3/5/14 10:13AM

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