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Dividend Champions: Steady-Stream Model 2


The Dividend Champions spreadsheet has been updated through 8/31/10To download the latest version of the U.S. Dividend Champions spreadsheet or PDF, go here.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): AFL,BEC,BF-B,BRC,DCI,GGG,MKC,PII,PNR,PX,RAVN,SJI

Top 10 Canadian Dividend Stocks Near a Low

This past week, the Canadian Dividend Achievers, as a group, gained an average of 3.41% since our last review of the same list on August 20, 2010. Among the top three performers were SNC-Lavalin Group up over 9%, Methanex Inc. up 8.18% and Canadian Pacific Railway up 7.91%. SNC-Lavalin (SNCAF.PK) has increased 23.35% since early July. Methanex Inc. (MEOH) is up 12.84% since August 26th. Finally, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) is up 15.35% since July 5th. The worst performing Canadian Dividend Achievers since our August 20, 2010 posting were Ensign Energy Services (ESVIF.PK) with a loss of -1.71% and Transcontinental Class A (TCLAF.PK) shares were down -0.24%.... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): CDNTF,CNQ,CP,ESVIF,IGIFF,IMO,MEOH,SNCAF,TCLAF,TLM

Gold Resource Corp: The Power of Dividends

I’ve been an investor in Gold Resource Corporation (GORO) since October 2006. I advised them for just under two years, bought shares in the open market, and have since watched their dream become a reality. The stock itself is arguably the best performing gold stock during the 2006-2010 timeframe. The GORO story has everything you look for as a gold stock investor: 1.) A new low cost gold producer 2.) High grade deposit that is still 98% unexplored 3.) Low cost production (sub $200/oz cash cost) 4.) Management owns 20-25% of the company 5.) 1/3 of cash flow going to a dividend [already paid two special dividends since 7/1/10] 6.) Fantastic share structure 7.) 9 year mine life which will be expanded. First years production is anticipated to be 70,000 oz at a $200/cash cost increasing to... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): ABX,GORO,NEM

Five Criteria to Select High Dividend Equity ETFs

In an environment where the 10-year Treasury yield is less than 3 percent, dividend stocks with long track records of consistent, growing payouts to shareholders are becoming quite attractive. However, the dividend payments of any single company might be cut or even disappear (just ask BP shareholders). ETFs offer a more stable income stream to income-hungry investors. But which dividend equity ETFs should you choose?25 High Dividend Equity ETFs... more


SeekingAlphaStock symbol(s): BP,CVY,D,DEM,DTN,DUK,DVY,DWM,EWP,EWZ,EXC,IDU,IFGL,IGF,IXP,...

The No. 1 Dividend Play in Energy Retail

As an investor, it doesn't pay to follow the crowd. In this series, though, we highlight a possible exception -- the collective wisdom of our CAPS community. Read the next section if you're unfamiliar with our methodology. Skip it if you want to go straight to the results. Why this crowd is different Jumping into a stock because your rich neighbor did, because you heard about it from your friend's uncle who used to work on Wall Street, or because CNBC has been talking about it nonstop is a recipe for disaster. If there's one thing I've learned as a stock analyst, it's that any stock can be gussied up to sound like a world-beater. If there's a second thing I've learned, it's that being a smart person doesn't make you a good investor. In the hands of a smart person with good... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): NRGY,SGU,SPH

How Safe Are QUALCOMM's Dividends?

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be crazy to not... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): TXN,QCOM,BRCM

Applied Materials' Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be crazy to not... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): KLAC,INTC,AMAT

Dividends Aren't Enough: Heavy Machinery

I love cash. As an investor, nothing makes me happier than a company that returns money to shareholders, rather than spending it recklessly on a CEO's pet projects or an ill-fated acquisition. Historically, investors have often looked at a stock's dividend yield to identify these shareholder-friendly enterprises. But I prefer a slightly different metric -- one proven to further maximize investor returns. A 2007 study in The Journal of Finance suggests that investors should also factor net share repurchases into the equation, through a metric called the net payout ratio. According to the authors of the study, this ratio not only identifies companies that are paying back investors, but also predicts future equity returns better than the dividend yield.... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): CAT,CMI,DE,KUB

Yum! Brands' Dividends May Not Last Forever

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a near-retiree, the importance of purchasing stocks that pay dividends cannot be overstated. Not only do companies that have quarterly or annual payouts provide you with a steady stream of income, they also have the potential for capital appreciation. Simply put, dividend stocks can you give your portfolio what almost no other investment can -- both income and growth. At The Motley Fool, we’re avid fans of dividends -- and not just because we like that steady stream of cash. Studies have shown that from 1972 to 2006, stocks in the S&P 500 that don’t pay dividends have earned an average annual return of 4.1%; dividend stocks, however, have averaged a whopping 10.1% per year. That is an incredible difference -- one that you’d be crazy to not... more


The Motley FoolStock symbol(s): DRI,MCD,SBUX,YUM

The Importance of Dividend Yields

Recently fellow blogger Random Roger wrote a post an on how to construct a portfolio with one high yielding stock and one ETF for each sector. In the post Roger listed a few of the high yielding stocks currently available in the market. Dividends are an important component of total returns especially in the long-run. The following chart from a study by Credit Suisse shows that 72% of US returns and 92% of UK returns since 1900 have come from dividends:... more


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