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I Just Bought More Shares In Alphabet, And I Did It For The Dividend

I keep looking constantly for additional stocks that will fit my investment strategy, which is a form of dividend growth investing. I am not a conservative dividend growth investor. While it is by far my main strategy, I also combine some other strategies: Deep value, as I invest in companies like B Communications (Nasdaq: BCOM), sell options for additional income, and invest in stocks that do not pay dividends.
The reason I don't exercise the classic approach is that I have a very long investment horizon which allows me to take some more risks, as I don't need the income right here and right now. Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG) (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is an example for a stock that I own, which doesn't pay dividend.
As I shared in the past, I keep looking for stocks... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): GOOGL

Mills Music Trust - Dividend Yielder For The Next 11 Years?

Note: Subscribers of The Microcap Review had an early look at this article.
Company Introduction
Mills Music Trust (OTCPK: MMTRS) was set up in 1964 in order to retain the ability to receive a portion of the musical royalties tied to the songs that the parent company, which was being sold, owned. These royalties are received by MMTRS until the song enters the public domain which usually occurs after 95 years (but can be prolonged). The current expiration dates of the songs vary with some expiring as late as 2076. EMI Mills Music Inc. is in charge of collecting, managing and distributing the royalties to the trust.
The catalogue of 25,000 songs that MMTRS 'owns' is not public, but since 2011 EMI sends the trust a list of Top 50 grossing songs for each year. These... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): MMTRS

A Dividend Portfolio Built From The World's Best Dividend ETFs

Since my first article using the pseudonym ETF Monkey was published on Seeking Alpha on June 3, 2015, my main focus has been to demonstrate that it is possible for almost anyone to harness the power of ETFs to build low-cost, diversified portfolios that allow them to access the power of financial markets without incurring hefty, ongoing fees for financial "advice."
At the same time, I have read many great articles both here and on other sites with respect to building great dividend growth portfolios by directly selecting individual stocks. And that led me to an idea.
The Idea
A month or so ago, I started to seriously ponder the concept of exploring uniting the two concepts; namely to attempt to build a top-quality dividend producing portfolio from a manageable number... more


CBL & Associates Properties Declares Common Stock Dividend and Preferred Stock Dividend

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the Company’s Common Stock of $0.265 per share for the quarter ending March 31, 2017. The dividend is payable on April 17, 2017, to shareholders of record as of March 30, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): CBL

Rayonier Announces First Quarter 2017 Dividend

Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) announced today that the company’s board of directors has declared a first quarter cash dividend of $0.25 per common share. The dividend is payable on March 31, 2017, to shareholders of record on March 17, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): RYN

United Insurance Holdings Corp. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.06 Per Share

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UIHC) (UPC Insurance or the Company), a property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock outstanding, payable in cash on March 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 8, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): UIHC

4 Companies With Recent Dividend Increases: Review Using Dividend Safety Model - February 2017, Part-2

Every week there are dozens of companies that increase their dividend payout. For this series, we select companies that are relatively large and stable (market cap greater than $10 billion) and have at least 7-10 years (preferably more) of dividend history. We exclude the companies that are structured as either REITs (real estate investment trusts), mREITs (mortgage REITs), or BDCs (business development companies).
As we select companies that raised their dividends recently during the last couple of weeks, it is more than likely that they will be from different sectors/industries, so we are not aiming for an apple-to-apple comparison. Nonetheless, we attempt to compare the reliability and safety of their dividends and provide their general growth trends on EPS, Revenue, and Free Cash... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AMGN,LLY,MMM,UPS

SBT Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of SBT Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQX: SBTB, CUSIP 78391C106), the holding company of Simsbury Bank, declared on February 23, 2017 a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 20, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 8, 2017.... more

BusinessWireStock symbol(s): CUSIP 78391C106,SBTB

Early Signs Of Break In Yield Uptrend May Put Bank And Equity Rally At Risk

In this continuing series of articles, we've been analyzing the impact of higher yields on banks, equities and the dollar.
As of today, charts are showing early signs that the 10-year Treasury yield uptrend which started in September last year is starting to break down. As a result, we may see a short-term retracement in yields.
In this analysis, we'll look at what's the driving force behind the move in yields and the key levels to watch for yields move to the downside or the upside.
These levels will have a sizeable impact on iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: TLT). And since yields have been an integral part of the equity rally and surge in financial stocks, those investing in the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA: SPY) and bank stocks like Bank of... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): TLT

Strong 12% Yield, Recent Insider Buying, 175% Dividend Growth Over The Last Four Years, Opportunistic Buy

*This report was sent out to subscribers On February 5th but was discussed extensively on our chat board following the opportunity that arose due to the announcement of the secondary offering. When we initialized the position, shares traded at ~$15.40.
New Residential Investment Corp- (NRZ) is a largely mistaken publicly traded mortgage REIT that has been a very successful spin-out from Newcastle Investment in 2011. The business supplies capital to the mortgage industry and pays a healthy 12% dividend yield. The shares recently dipped close to $15 per share after they conducted another secondary offering.

Business Overview
NRZ is in the mortgage servicing business, actively pursuing residential real estate investments. They are externally managed through Fortress... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): NRZ