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Dividend Class Warfare: Nordstrom vs. Kohl’s

Dividend Class Warfare: Nordstrom vs. Kohl’s

From the people who brought you Manly Stock Wars, we’re clearing the arena again for another epic battle. What in the world am I talking about? It’s simple. In honor of the holiday shopping season – which is a make-or-break time for many retail companies – we’ve decided to pit eight dividend payers in the...

The Monday Yield: 10 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

The Monday Yield: 10 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

Time. It’s the enemy of every investor. Why? Because all we need is lots of it to easily and safely build wealth. But since we’re all a bunch of procrastinators, time is always in short supply. So we’re often tempted to make stupid investments in an effort to make up for it. And we wonder...

Three Dividend Stocks to Avoid Like the Plague

Winning at the dividend investing game isn’t just about picking winners. It’s also about avoiding losers. Unlike a speculator, who can weather a 20%, 30%, or even 50% loss in a single position, we can’t survive such a setback. Why? Because the loss of capital isn’t the only hit we take. Our ability to generate...

The “Death of Dividends” Camp Needs to Die

The “Death of Dividends” Camp Needs to Die

Oh, brother! Here we go again… On MarketWatch.com, Jeff Reeves is asking if the death of dividend stocks is nigh. “It’s about time investors stopped worshipping at the altar of dividend stocks, and start thinking seriously about the relative risk of dividend stocks,” he says. Thanks to increasing popularity – and, in turn, rising valuations...

Raises All Around for the Month of November

41 Years of Data Says This Dividend Stock Will Trounce the S&P 500

Crazy as it sounds, we can learn everything we need to know about dividend investing from hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky. He racked up 61 NHL records by the time he retired, including the most goals scored, by doing one thing remarkably well: skating to where the puck was going, not where it was. As dividend...

Raises All Around: Dividend Increases for the Month of October (Part 2)

Every week of every month, we try to impress upon D&I readers the importance of dividend increases. After all, it’s consistent, aggressive dividend growth – not fat, initial yields – that hold the most long-term wealth-building and income-generating power. With that in mind, we provide a rundown each month on companies announcing dividend increases in hopes of...

Raises All Around: Dividend Increases for the Month of October (Part 1)

Raises All Around: Dividend Increases for the Month of October (Part 1)

Stop the presses. Somebody else figured out my secret. Greg Thomas of ThomasPartners recently told Barron’s, “There is no trade-off between income and growth.” (Luckily, we can enjoy both with a single investment in dividend growth stocks.) Lest you think he’s simply blowing smoke to make headlines, think again. A whopping 75% of the $3...

A Contrarian Income Opportunity That Won’t Last

As much as investors loved this investment a year ago, the world’s foremost expert in the space says, “Now they don’t want to touch them with a 10-foot pole.” Whenever I hear a statement like that, my curiosity is piqued. If you tell me that the very same asset is trading on the cheap, too,...