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Another Reason Why Verizon's Dividend Growth May Be In Jeopardy

Photo credit Verizon (VZ) stock has been up and down in the past few years but never really making a lot of progress as investors have focused on its huge dividend, but also tremendous uncertainty in the wireless business. Verizon isn’t as well diversified against potential wireless weakness as AT&T and while that is a blessing in good times, in the race to the bottom for wireless pricing, it is a curse. On top of that, VZ has borrowed extensively in the past to not only fund... Read more

Marsh & McLennan Companies Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.375 per share on outstanding common stock, payable on November 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on October 10, 2017.... Read more

Chesswood Group Limited - A Good Dividend Stock Poised To Benefit From U.S. SME Growth

Overview of the Business Note: Most of the information here comes from Chesswood's 2016 Annual report and the 2nd interim financial report for 2017. Chesswood Group Limited is a Canadian financial services company, operating in the specialty equipment finance industry. It is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) with the ticker CHW. It also trades on the US Pink Sheets under the ticker (OTCPK: CHWWF). Chesswood's primary operations are in 2 main businesses: 1. Pawnee... Read more

Treasury Yield Spreads Near 10-Year Low Ahead Of Fed Meeting

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged in tomorrow's policy announcement, but the crowd is anticipating that the central bank will begin to pare its $4.5 trillion debt portfolio. If unwinding the balance sheet is about to begin, which implies tighter monetary policy, the first step in the process arrives as Treasury yield spreads are close to the lowest point since the last recession weighed on the US economy. The difference in the 10-year Treasury yield less... Read more

I Was Right, There Was An Alpha Opportunity With My 15 Dividend Achievers

In April of 2015 I sold my Dividend Achievers ETF (VIG) and then purchased 15 of the largest cap constituents. I did so based on years of study and evaluation of the top 10, top 15 and top 20 constituents of the Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index. I had also studied the performance of Canadian dividend stalwarts and the US Dividend Aristocrats (NOBL). You can easily track down my Top 10 studies in my articles section, but here's a good place to start with this article The Dividend... Read more

Solid Property REIT Yield 7.1%, Upside Potential 30% Could Come Soon

This research report was jointly produced with High Dividend Opportunities co-authors Jussi Askola and Philip Mause. Lexington Property Trust (LXP) is a REIT which traded recently at $9.9. It pays a dividend of 70 cents a share for a yield of 7.1%. It trades at a relatively high dividend yield and a relatively low price/FFO ratio and is attractive at the current price. History and recent developments - LXP has been in business since 1973 and went public in 1993. It was involved... Read more

SL Green Realty Corp. Announces $0.775 Dividend on Its Common Stock for Third Quarter 2017

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG), New York City’s largest commercial property owner, today announced that its board of directors has declared the quarterly dividend of $0.775 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on October 16, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 2, 2017.... Read more

5 Monthly Dividend Stocks Yielding Up to 10.2%

Monthly Dividend Stocks Typically, the majority of companies which pay a dividend do so on a quarterly basis. However, there are a rare group of companies which so monthly. Today’s article will take a look at five monthly dividend stocks yielding up to 10.2%. Not only do monthly dividend stocks pay out income more frequently, but they also benefit various types of investors as well. For instance, if you are a retiree and need supplementary income, receiving a monthly payment... Read more

Vanguard REIT ETF: Index Change Could Lead To Lower Risk, Lower Yield

Investors have committed more than $35 billion to the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEARCA: VNQ) making it the 19th largest ETF in the marketplace. Despite its size and success, the fund is about to make some changes and dividend investors might not like it. The REIT ETF has a good long-term track record, but 2017 has been a different story. Its 5.1% year-to-date return is well behind the 10% return of the S&P 500 Real Estate Index. The main reason for this year’s underperformance is a... Read more

Self-Storage REIT Stock Yields 4.1 Percent, Strong NOI Growth, Robust Dividend Coverage

CubeSmart (CUBE) is a self-storage real estate investment trust that has compelling potential to grow its dividend. CubeSmart has seen strong NOI growth in the past, partly fueled by the REIT’s aggressive stance on acquisitions. CubeSmart has very robust dividend coverage stats and a low AFFO payout ratio, tilting the odds in favor of continued dividend growth. Though shares are far from being a bargain, I think that the REIT’s valuation is justified based on its superior value... Read more

Explaining Prospect Capital's Recent Dividend Reduction (Includes November 2017-January 2018 Dividend Projection)

Author’s Note: This article is a very detailed analysis of Prospect Capital Corp.’s (PSEC) dividend sustainability. I have provided this article due to the number of readers who have specifically requested such an analysis be performed on PSEC. For readers who just want the summarized conclusions/results, I would suggest to scroll down to the “Conclusions Drawn” section at the bottom of the article. Focus of Article: The focus this article is to provide a detailed... Read more

Gold Prices Fall As Yields Make Strong Gains

Gold prices fell on Monday as fading tensions on the Korean Peninsula suppressed safe-haven demand, while a sharp uptick in the dollar curbed sentiment on the precious metal ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting slated for Tuesday. Gold futures for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by $13.67, or 1.03%, to $1,311.51 a troy ounce. Fresh on the heels of a two-week losing streak, gold prices started the week on the back foot as... Read more

John And Jane - Whoever Said Dividend Investing Had To Be Boring?

Investment Thesis John and Jane's portfolio is my first true case study, which began a little over two months ago. During this time, John and Jane have taken my advice to shift approximately $110,000 from mutual funds into various dividend-paying stocks. The goal of this action was to create a portfolio that has minimal fees and generate strong consistent cash flows that John and Jane can live off of in retirement. The purpose of this article is to create a database that identifies when... Read more

Gamehost Inc. - A Dividend Cash-Cow Set To Ride An Economic Recovery

Important Notes: Gamehost Inc. is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker (GH) and the US Pink Sheets under the ticker (OTCPK: GHIFF). All dollar ($) amounts are in CAD unless specified otherwise. The analysis date in this article is 14/09/2017. Investment Thesis Gamehost Inc.'s share price underwent dramatic decline during a prolonged economic recession in Alberta. Despite these conditions, the company maintained robust margins and continued the distribution of high-yield... Read more

Ten 'Safer' Real Estate Dividend Dogs See Gains Grow 10%+ Per September Broker Targets

Actionable Conclusion (1-10): Analysts Asserted Top Ten Real Estate "Safer" Dog Stocks Net 11.8% to 40.7% Gains To September, 2018 Three of the ten top Real Estate dogs by yield (shaded in the chart above) were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1 year target prices. Thus the dog strategy for this Real Estate group as graded 30% accurate. Ten probable profit generating trades were illustrated by YCharts analytics for 2018: Wheeler... Read more

EPR Properties Declares Monthly Dividend for Common Shareholders and Quarterly Dividends for Preferred Shareholders

EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared its monthly cash dividend to common shareholders. The dividend of $0.34 per common share is payable October 16, 2017 to shareholders of record on September 29, 2017. This dividend represents an annualized dividend of $4.08 per common share, an increase of 6.25% over prior year and the Company’s seventh consecutive year with an annual dividend increase.... Read more

American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.015 cash dividend payment to be distributed on October 19, 2017 to shareholders of record as of October 5, 2017.... Read more

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Declares Dividend for the Third Quarter

Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that its board of trustees has declared a quarterly dividend payment of $0.40 per common share. The dividend will be paid on October 13, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 29, 2017. The dividend represents a 6.2% annualized yield based on the closing price of the Trust’s common shares on September 15, 2017.... Read more

The Slowly, But Surely Dividend Income Portfolio - August 2017 Update

The early weeks of September have been quite busy. Summer, while officially over this week, traditionally ends around Labor Day as everyone who is not already in school returns. The days are getting shorter, as is the current year. Because of this busyness, I've delayed my monthly dividend portfolio update for August until past the halfway point of the month. The month of August is a milestone month in some regards. August 2015 was the first month that I was able to receive a... Read more

Coca-Cola: The Dividend Is Safe

The dividend paid by Coca-Cola (KO) is safe at this time despite a number of articles titled otherwise. The dividend increase is most likely to remain 2 cents a quarter. With such a dividend stream, the current market price represents a modest value for a dividend growth investor. What news has people up in arms recently? Recently a number of articles have come out on Seeking Alpha about the danger to the dividend of KO. The latest came out a few days ago, titled "Coca-Cola's... Read more