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Investors occasionally use a stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' which is the technique of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets.

If you are interested in buying dividends, there are many stocks in many different industries to choose from. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.

All of the following stocks have market caps over $500 million, and yield over 1%.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 2.12%
Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 24.96%
The Bank of Nova Scotia [USA] (BNS) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 6.35%
Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 11.14%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 5.22%
SEI Investments Company (SEIC) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 1.08%
Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc. (SSD) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 1.51%
Toronto-Dominion Bank [USA] (TD) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 6.08%
Unibanco - Uniao Bancos Brasile SA [ADR] (UBB) Ex dividend date: 1/2/2009 Yield: 8.37%
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Ex dividend date: 1/5/2009 Yield: 1.61%
Gentex Corporation (GNTX) Ex dividend date: 1/5/2009 Yield: 5.23%
The Gap Inc. (GPS) Ex dividend date: 1/5/2009 Yield: 2.66%
Sovran Self Storage, Inc. (SSS) Ex dividend date: 1/5/2009 Yield: 7.36%
ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM) Ex dividend date: 1/6/2009 Yield: 2.77%
Apco Argentina Inc. (APAGF) Ex dividend date: 1/6/2009 Yield: 1.37%
Commercial Metals Company (CMC) Ex dividend date: 1/6/2009 Yield: 4.35%
Corn Products International, Inc. (CPO) Ex dividend date: 1/6/2009 Yield: 2.05%
American Express Company (AXP) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 4.01%
BB&T Corporation (BBT) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 7.32%
Brady Corporation (BRC) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 3.05%
CH Energy Group, Inc. (CHG) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 4.54%
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 2.88%
J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 4.41%
Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 10.26%
Masco Corporation (MAS) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 8.88%
Monsanto Company (MON) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 1.45%
NSTAR (NST) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 3.94%
OGE Energy Corp. (OGE) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 5.73%
AT&T Inc. (T) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 5.77%
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 5.61%
WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL) Ex dividend date: 1/7/2009 Yield: 4.62%
General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Ex dividend date: 1/8/2009 Yield: 2.96%
Progress Energy, Inc. (PGN) Ex dividend date: 1/8/2009 Yield: 6.41%
Universal Corporation (UVV) Ex dividend date: 1/8/2009 Yield: 5.45%
Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) Ex dividend date: 1/8/2009 Yield: 1.23%
Velcro Industries, N.V. (VELCF) Ex dividend date: 1/9/2009 Yield: 1.56%
Tyco Electronics Ltd. (TEL) Ex dividend date: 1/9/2009 Yield: 3.81%

For more details on dividend definitions, check out definitions of dividend dates. If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the High Yield Utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author owns T, VZ, and PGN.

Source: High Yielding Stocks Going Ex-Dividend in January