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  • 13 Companies Creating Real Wealth With Higher Cash Dividends

    A stock dividend, also known as a "scrip dividend", is a dividend payment made with stock instead of cash. Sometimes when companies are tight on cash, they will declare and pay a stock dividend in lieu of a cash dividend. Most shareholders feel like they are getting something. But are they really? In short, a stock dividend is nothing more than a glorified stock split. At the end of the process, the shareholder has more shares that are worth less. Like a stock split, you can not create value by issuing paper and getting nothing in exchange...

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    Tags: ABT, EV, OHI, NWN, SHLM, HCLP, MNRK, KMI, EPB, BGS, WNR, EPD
    Oct 18 7:55 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 8 Stocks Trying To Be 'Good' By Raising Their Dividends

    Virtually everything in this world can be placed into a few basic categories. This is especially true for Dividend Stocks when looking at their historic performance and expectations for the future. Consider these three broad categories: The Good: As you might guess, these are the dividend stocks that are doing exactly what they should do - consistently raising their dividends each year in spite of troubled economic times. The Bad: Companies that held their dividends flat. The Ugly: Companies that cut their dividends...

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    Tags: UTX, RPM, HPT, QCOR, GEL, SIR, GAIN, THOR
    Oct 11 7:58 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 10 Dividend Stocks For The Ultimate In Deferred Gratification

    Deferred gratification is a principle where one or more people choose to postpone near-term benefits in order to enhance their chances of greater benefits in the future. In our microwave society marked by the 'I want it now' attitude, it is unusual to find someone willing to wait. However, deferred gratification is essential for anyone wanting to build wealth and is a key ingredient in a successful dividend investing strategy. Consider these choices...

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    Tags: WMT, MSFT, GIS, SXL, ABBV, CLX, MMP, WTR, WPC, O
    Oct 08 7:50 AM | Link | Comment!
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