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Risks Along the Yield Curve, Part 1

Kieran Osborne, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Merk Mutual Funds In an environment with historically low interest rates, fixed income investors have been pouring money into longer-duration securities, substituting 3 and 6 month T-Bills with 10-year Treasures or bond funds. To an extent, this should not be so surprising: the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) extraordinary monetary policies have resulted in extremely low yields at the short end of the yield curve.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AGG

Ramco-Gershenson (RPT) Declares $0.16325 Quarterly Dividend; 5.8% Yield

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE: RPT) announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a third quarter 2010 common share dividend of $0.16325 pe share, $0.653 annualized. The third quarter common share dividend is payable on October 1, 2010 to shareholders of record on September 20, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 16, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 5.8%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): RPT

Risks Along the Yield Curve, Part 2

Kieran Osborne, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Merk Mutual Funds << Return to Part 1... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AGG

Gartmore Growth Opportunities: Dividend Declaration

Gartmore Growth Opportunities plc Dividend Declaration The Directors of Gartmore Growth Opportunities plc announce that they have declared an interim dividend, in lieu of a final, of 5.375p per Ordinary share in respect of the year to 30 June 2010 which will be paid on 30 September 2010 to shareholders on the register on 17 September 2010. The shares will be marked ex dividend on 15 September 2010. Gartmore Investment Limited Corporate Company Secretary 8 September 2009... more

InvestegateStock symbol(s): GGOR

Valmont Industries (VMI) Declares $0.165 Quarterly Dividend; 1% Yield

Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.165 per share, $0.66 annualized. The dividend is payable on October 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on September 24, 2010. The ex-dividend date is September 22, 2010. Yield on the dividend is 1%.... more

StreetInsiderStock symbol(s): VMI

Canadian National Railway Dividend Stock Analysis

Summary Canadian National Railway (CNI) is a prominent and diverse North American railway., Five year revenue growth is between 2% and 3% annually., Five year earnings growth is approximately 8% annually on average., The balance sheet is strong., The current dividend yield is approximately 2%, with the last increase yielding an approximate 7% growth of the dividend., P/E is a little over 15 at the time of this writing.. Overview Founded in 1918, Canadian National Railway is the largest railway in Canada and has significant operations in the United States. The rail network extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through Canada, and also extends southward to the Gulf of Mexico through the United States. The total mileage of track exceeds 21,000.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CNI

Pioneer Corporation: Dividend Declaration

Pioneer Announces No Interim Dividend for Fiscal 2011 Pioneer Corporation has announced that at a meeting of its Board of Directors held today, the Company decided to pay no interim dividend for fiscal 2011, the year ending March 31, 2011, to its shareholders. The decision is attributable to the several factors including the Company's financial position, despite its forecasts of consolidated operating income of ¥17 billion and consolidated net income of ¥11 billion for fiscal 2011. Pioneer management considers its dividend policy as one of its highest management priorities. On the basis of maintaining stable dividends, the Company's policy is to set appropriate dividend payments in light of its financial position, consolidated business results, and other factors. Going forward, the... more

InvestegateStock symbol(s): 35SV

Frontline Ltd.: FRO - Dividend information

We refer to the second quarter 2010 report released on August 27, 2010. Frontline Ltd. is trading ex-dividend of a cash dividend of $0.75 per share today September 8, 2010. The record date is September 10, 2010, and the dividend will be paid on or about September 24, 2010. For further information about the company please visit our website: www.frontline.bm... more

InvestegateStock symbol(s): FRO

Four International Dividend Stocks to Consider

International diversification is often cited as a must have for US investors, especially during periods when the dollar index is weakening and the US economy is soft. The rationale behind this idea is that a recession in the US is less likely to lead to recession in all countries. With the increased globalization and ease of capital movements across borders however the benefits of diversification can be rather elusive. This being said however, there might still be an ounce of truth behind the idea of diversifying globally, which might be beneficial to dividend portfolios.Investing internationally does come with its own peculiarities however. For example the rest of the world seems to be following IFRS accounting standards, while US companies report under US GAAP. In addition to that, US... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): DEO,NSRGY,RDS-B,UL

8 Value Stocks With Increasing Dividends

There has been a plethora of posts about dividend stocks lately. Quite a few have pointed out that many stocks that offer dividends now yield more than Treasuries or corporate bonds. Others tout the advantage of dividends being able to add to total return in a choppy, range-bound market. For a good round up of the latest articles on this topic, you can visit the Investing Ideas page at Seeking Alpha and check out the section on dividends. The following list is from this weekend's screen of those stocks that just raised their dividend last week and yet are still more or less in the value stock category.... more

SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ACGY,BOBE,ESLT,HRS,MGPI,PZE,SPIL,SSI