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Dividend Stocks of the Week

These companies recently increased their dividends.

By Fred Fuld



) -- Everyone, it seems, likes dividends. Jim Cramer says they're a "

secret weapon

" in saving for retirement. David Peltier, portfolio manager of the

Dividend Stock Advisor

, says investors should "

focus on companies that are raising their dividends


Stockpickr likes dividends, too, with hundreds of portfolios dedicated to dividend-paying stocks (to find them, just enter "dividend" in the

search box

). For example, there's the

High Beta Dividends

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portfolio, the

Large-Cap Gold Stocks with Dividends

portfolio and the

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portfolio. (To create your own portfolio, just

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.)As Peltier advises, investors should be on the lookout for companies that increase their dividends. With that in mind, Stockpickr has reviewed the recent dividend declarations and compiled a portfolio of

dividend-increasers for the week


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-- Written by Fred Fuld in San Francisco.

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