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DI Old-Article Archive: February 2013

A Housing Play That Will Send Your Income Higher

One of the few bright spots in our economy, real estate, is on the rise, and it’s only getting stronger. Investors looking to cash in on a real estate bull run usually turn to REITs. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, D&I Daily’s Tim Diering recommended a heavy-hitting REIT earlier this month. But REITs aren’t...

All That Glitters isn’t Gold

Pan American Silver (PAAS) is the world’s second-largest silver producer, with seven different mining operations in Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. It also owns the Waterloo silver project in California. And they’ve recently announced that the company will be raising its quarterly dividend an impressive 150%, from a modest $0.05 cents a share to $0.125...

CenturyLink CEO: The Money’s Got to Come From Somewhere!

If you own shares of CenturyLink Communications (CTL), you’ve surely heard the news by now. If you haven’t, you better have a really good excuse, such as vacationing in the deep jungles of the Amazon and having no contact with the outside world. In which case you’re not even reading this, but I digress… CenturyLink...

Up in Smoke

So called “vice stocks” are companies that feed our personal vices – cigarettes, booze, gambling… You get the idea. They’re popular with many investors for two reasons. First, because they’re highly recession proof, holding their own even during the worst economic downturns. For instance, in the 2000-2001 market decline, Anheuser-Busch (BUD) shares outperformed the Dow...

Will This Regional Bank Drop the Dividend Ball?

Tell me you don’t love dividend increases – I dare you. We all love them. Who doesn’t want their passive income to go up? Of course, our search for dividend growth should be tempered by a healthy respect for reality. Because the fact is, there are times when a dividend increase may not be sustainable....

Warren Buffett Loves These High-Yielders – Should You?

Warren Buffett loves dividends. Just take a look at Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A, BRK.B) major holdings for proof. Out of the firm’s top 10 holdings, eight pay dividends. But what Buffett doesn’t seem to love is high yield. Case in point: Of those eight holdings, the highest yielder is Procter and Gamble (PG), with a barely...

Dividend Growth From the Garden State

Forget everything you’ve heard about New Jersey…well, not everything – just the bad stuff. For example, there’s a stupid TV show about a bunch of meatheads living in the New Jersey coastal area that has denigrated the (otherwise good) reputation of the Garden State. I live there, so I can tell you firsthand that New...

Ford Doubles Down on its Dividend – But is it a Smart Buy?

Recently, my colleague Louis Basenese looked at Ford Motor Company (F) in his “Manly Stock Wars” series. Now, with Ford doubling its dividend – and posting some impressive year-end numbers – I’d like to take another look under the hood of this automotive giant. Though Ford’s dividend of $0.10 a share is payable on March...

The Two Things You Can Predict About the Market With 100% Certainty

Longtime visitors to our website might have noticed a change a few months back… But maybe not. After all, we’ve been quiet about it, keeping it under the radar, tweaking it to the nth degree. In short, our team wanted to get it “just right.” Now, however, it’s ready for some attention. Take a second...

DANGER: Mine Collapse Imminent!

One of the biggest players in the coal industry has announced the payment of its regular quarterly dividend. Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT) is the world’s leading publicly traded “pure play” producer of metallurgical coal, boasting mines in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Recently, its Board of Directors declared a $0.125 per share...

The Dividend House That Glass Built

Corning (GLW), originally the maker of glass needed for Thomas Edison’s light bulbs, has transformed itself over and over again… From the manufacturer of the CorningWare glassware home products coveted by housewives all over America, into the inventor of the first commercially viable fiber optics… And now, more recently, it’s re-positioned itself as one of...

A Dividend Increase Roundup

Make no bones about it, increases are at the heart of every worthwhile dividend investment. Without them, your money isn’t working nearly as smart as it could be. This is especially the case for longer-term holdings. Sure, in the short term, compared to a lower-yielding dividend growth stock, a fat initial yield is going to...

Psychemedics: A Dividend Payer of Questionable Substance

Drug-related stocks are in the news again, making rounds and enticing investors. Driving the rising interest is the recent spate of states that successfully loosened or flat-out legalized marijuana. Marijuana stocks like Medical Marijuana Corp. (MJNA), for instance, might have speculators’ attention, but the future of such equities remains to be seen. Whether they turn...

Four Burning Questions (and Answers) for Dividend Investors

We’re lucky to have very vocal readers here at D&I Daily. Our inboxes are brimming with criticisms, comments and questions for our staff. And that’s excellent, because it means there’s a void in the marketplace for honest, unbiased information. By no means do we plan on ignoring that need, either. So, every month, we take...

This Drug Store is Doling Out Dividend Pills – But Can the Supply Last?

The nation’s largest retail drug store chain, Walgreens (WAG), announced recently that it will be raising its dividend again this quarter. This will be the fifth time in as many years that the drug store giant boosted dividends for investors… and is the latest in an unbroken chain of 321 successive quarters with a dividend...

Microsoft Outlives Dell: Guess Which One Pays Dividends?

There’s a lot of stuff dominating the news lately. The Dow is about to hit an all-time high… Dell Computers is going private… And the Fiscal Cliff? Well, we haven’t heard the last of it. Now, as for the Dow, it’s had its fair share of “all-time highs” – they just don’t always hold. And...

This Telecom is Dropping Calls on its Dividend

Well, once again, my hat’s off to my colleague, Louis Basenese. Back in December 2011, he warned readers against falling victim to the yield trap. Here’s a quick recap in case you missed it: A yield trap is similar to the more common “value trap” – when investors buy up the dying stock of a...

Cash in Big With This Heavy-Hitting REIT

A short while ago, I took a look at Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), and how picking the right ones can enhance a portfolio. This time around, we’re looking at a slightly different kind of entity – the Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT for short. And I’ll introduce you to one of the best-performing REITs...

Dangerous Dividend of the Week: Best Buy

When we see a dividend about to hit the skids, it’s our job to let you know. Like when we signaled that RadioShack’s (RSH) dividend was going to implode. It did, in short order. And again, with Nokia (NOK). We warned you in September not to expect distributions much longer. Sure enough, two weeks ago,...

This Could be a Landmine for Income Investors

A decent dividend and some sensational numbers – usually a good thing. But, as I’m about to show you, not always. A small Chinese company caught the attention of the market big time this past Monday, when Nam Tai Electronics, Inc. (NTE) went public with some outrageously powerful numbers. First, it announced a quarterly dividend...