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The Best Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Today

Published Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:10:30 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

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Note that due to reader requests, I've decided to break up my weekly portfolio updates into three parts: commentary, economic update, and the new "best stocks to buy right now" series. This is to avoid excessively long articles and maximize the utility to my readers.
This week's commentary explains a simple but proven strategy for growing your wealth no matter what the stock market is doing.
Due to family obligations, there is no economic update this week.
Introduction
As I explained in my portfolio update 63, I'm now focused on paying down margin and thus won't be making changes to my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future. In fact, I've now realized the wisdom of Buffett's warning against using margin.
My partner Charlie says there is only three ways a smart person can go broke: liquor, ladies and leverage...Now the truth is - the first two he just added because they started with L - it's leverage... It is crazy in my view to borrow money on securities... It's insane to risk what you have and need for something you don't really need... You will not be way happier if you double your net worth." - Warren Buffett (emphasis added)
Now, as with all Buffettisms, this one needs clarification. Margin is not necessarily evil, it's merely a powerful financial tool that must be used with extreme caution. I know several investors who cap their leverage at 20% or maintain home equity... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
LAZARD 36.99   9.1 4.05 0.00 10.24
MPLX LP 34.92   15.2 2.30 0.00 7.54
IRON MOUNTAIN 35.39   27.9 1.27 0.00 6.96
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 60.13   10.3 5.83 0.00 6.78
ALTRIA GROUP 48.99   13.3 3.68 0.00 6.57
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 21.54   49.0 0.44 0.00 6.44
KIMCO REALTY 17.78   17.4 1.02 0.00 6.31
ENBRIDGE 36.29   31.3 1.16 0.00 6.22
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.54   14.9 1.91 0.00 6.17
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 83.39   16.4 5.08 0.00 5.46
ABBVIE 80.52   22.5 3.58 0.00 5.29
ONEOK 68.58   30.8 2.23 0.00 5.08
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 40.61   68.8 0.59 0.00 4.66
TRANSCANADA 43.08   14.2 3.03 0.00 4.58
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES 87.48   7.3 11.97 0.00 4.56
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 182.23   23.2 7.87 0.00 4.47
EXXON MOBIL 78.23   16.0 4.88 0.00 4.22
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 281.66   10.0 28.30 10.60 3.76
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO 36.65   0.0 0.00 0.00 3.70
TARGET 73.30   12.2 6.01 0.00 3.51
CARDINAL HEALTH 56.79   0.0 -0.08 0.00 3.43
LEGGETT PLATT 45.20   20.0 2.26 0.00 3.38
CYRUSONE 57.65   51.9 1.11 1.84 3.21
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 51.36   17.0 3.03 0.00 3.17
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST 135.33   42.6 3.18 0.00 3.01
BLACKROCK 431.07   16.2 26.62 0.00 2.90
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 107.28   19.2 5.60 3.08 2.86
CITIGROUP 64.38   9.6 6.68 0.00 2.80
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 143.25   18.8 7.60 0.00 2.77
3M 208.41   23.4 8.90 0.00 2.76
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL 131.96   9.3 14.20 0.00 2.75
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 66.72   24.3 2.75 0.00 2.53
LAM RESEARCH 180.31   10.7 16.89 4.40 2.43
SNAP-ON 159.13   13.4 11.88 0.00 2.41
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE 74.43   13.7 5.44 1.76 2.40
THOR INDUSTRIES 69.45   11.6 5.97 0.00 2.28
HOME DEPOT 192.33   21.0 9.16 0.00 2.14
TD AMERITRADE HOLDING 56.96   18.1 3.14 1.20 2.11
BANK OF AMERICA 29.13   11.2 2.61 0.00 2.06
AMERICAN TOWER 177.60   66.8 2.66 0.00 1.89
LOWES COMPANIES 105.06   23.4 4.50 0.00 1.84
AO SMITH 51.99   20.2 2.58 0.00 1.70
GOLDMAN SACHS 198.67   7.9 25.25 0.00 1.61
FEDEX 180.25   9.8 18.35 0.00 1.45
BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT 44.31   12.9 3.44 0.00 1.37
LEMAITRE VASCULAR 25.10   0.0 0.00 0.28 1.11
VISA 144.44   31.1 4.64 0.00 0.69
MASTERCARD 220.59   39.4 5.60 0.00 0.59

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