Use Dividend Growers to Beat the Market in 2014

I’m prone to enthuse profusely on the wonders of dividend growth. Time after time, I see rising dividend payouts followed by rising share price.  As the dividend payout goes, so invariably goes the share price. With that in mind, does bigger necessarily mean better? That is, the larger the percentage dividend increase, the greater the … Continue reading Use Dividend Growers to Beat the Market in 2014

Supremex: The Rare 33% Dividend Grower

When a stock increases its dividend, it’s only a matter of time before the share price jumps.  One overlooked Canadian dividend stock is raising its dividend by 33%. Thanks to the small size of this stock, most investors didn’t even notice. This creates a big profit opportunity for investors. And as I’ll tell you today, … Continue reading Supremex: The Rare 33% Dividend Grower

A New Opportunity to Double Your Dividend

I’d say it’s no stretch to call AT&T (NYSE: T) one of the more reliable dividend-growth and income investment stocks on the market. The large telecom has continually paid dividends for 100 years, and has consistently raised that dividend annually for the past 28 years. Dividend growth is unlikely to abate, because AT&T dominates its … Continue reading A New Opportunity to Double Your Dividend

Retail Recovery Benefiting Income Investors

This hasn’t been the best year for U.S. retailers. But retail sales have undoubtedly been a major contributor to America’s post-recession recovery. U.S. retail sales have risen 20% since 2009, the year the Great Recession hit America’s economy hardest. Even with sales slowing in 2013, this year retailers are on track to surpass $5 trillion … Continue reading Retail Recovery Benefiting Income Investors

How Dividends Keep Companies Honest and Investors Wealthy

For all the reasons to own dividend stocks, this one might be the most important. Dividends are taskmasters. They force management to focus on its most important function: to maximize shareholders’ long-term wealth. This concept of dividend-as-taskmaster came to my attention a few years ago after reading a series of published lectures by the great … Continue reading How Dividends Keep Companies Honest and Investors Wealthy

Why Dividend Growers are the Way to Go

The “dividend grower” trade is still one of the most reliable investments going. And according to a study by Credit Suisse, successfully investing in “dividend growers” is not a recent trend. Credit Suisse broke down the S&P 500 into four equally weighted portfolios which include the following: Stocks that grow dividends Stocks that pay dividends … Continue reading Why Dividend Growers are the Way to Go