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Expand Your Horizons to Find Global Values

It’s human nature to prefer the familiar. Whether we’re driving, shopping, ordering food or listening to music – all involving choices we make on a daily basis – we display a deep-seated preference for things that are familiar to us. We’re even more likely to trust someone we’ve seen before, but have never met, over...

You’re Going to Receive a Margin Call

Say you have 100% of your brokerage account in a diversified portfolio of stocks. And you’re absolutely certain that the market is going to rise. Sounds great, right? But if you’re like most investors, you want to get rich as soon as possible. If the market cooperates and blasts higher from here, you want to...

The Weekly Sonar – March 3, 2014

[cfsp key=”di_report_styling_2″] Ticker Name Market Cap (Billions) Dividend Declaration Date Previous Dividend Latest Dividend Dividend Payout Change Dividend Yield CATO Cato Corp-Class A $0.8 02/28/2014 $0.05 $0.3 500% 4.3% SPW SPX Corp $4.8 02/27/2014 $0.25 $0.375 50% 1.4% BALT Baltic Trading Ltd $0.4 02/26/2014 $0.02 $0.03 50% 1.8% AMSF AMERISAFE Inc $0.8 02/26/2014 $0.08 $0.12...

Dividend Secret Hiding in Cornfield

At Dividends & Income Daily, we are continuously preaching that a dividend payout increase is a powerful signal. After all, a company raises its dividend for a reason… The management team and Board of Directors are telling you that their underlying business is experiencing sustainable strength. However, it seems like every company is increasing its...

The Inaugural Weekly Sonar Report

[cfsp key=”di_report_styling”] Ticker Name Market Cap (Billions) Dividend Declaration Date Previous Dividend Last Dividend Dividend Payout Change Dividend Yield FFG FBL Financial Group Inc-Cl A $1.0 02/20/2014 $0.15 $0.35 133% 3.5% ARII American Railcar Industries $1.2 02/19/2014 $0.25 $0.4 60% 2.8% MYE Myers Industries Inc $0.7 02/20/2014 $0.09 $0.13 44% 2.6% ALL Allstate Corp $23.9...

Top Three Closed-End Funds With Yields Over… 8%

Regular readers of Dividends & Income Daily know that I love companies that are increasing their dividend payouts. But there’s one problem we face when investing in stocks that have higher dividend growth… We usually have to sacrifice current yield. So how do we boost the income that our portfolios generate without chasing higher-yielding stocks?...

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Global Growth Built on Shaky Foundations

It’s no secret that the Chinese economy, the world’s second largest, has been one of the key engines of global growth the past few years. In 2013, China’s economy grew by 7.7%. And although this rate has slowed, it’s still by far the highest growth rate of any major economy. This speedy growth has primarily...

Caution, These Stocks Will Become Corrosive

Caution, These Stocks Will Become Corrosive

Chlorine, caustic soda, maleic anhydride, potassium hydroxide, titanium dioxide, hydrochloric acid… No, this isn’t the prop list for a Breaking Bad episode. These are some of the substances made by the chemical industry, a subgroup of the basic materials sector. We may not be familiar with the chemicals and materials that these companies produce, but...

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Imminent Dividend Raise At This Auto Parts Distributor

Imagine being in the market to buy a used car. You scan the car dealership lot and there are two choices that catch your eye… One is a sleek coupe with fancy rims and a loud exhaust. It looks and sounds fast. The other is an unassuming sedan. It has conservative trim and an engine...

If Adam Smith Were Alive, He’d Be a Dividend Investor

You likely associate the year 1776 with the birth of our nation. Yet it’s also the year that Adam Smith, who is considered by many to be the father of modern economics, published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In it, Smith explained that the profit motive was a...