This Popular Retirement Advice Will Leave You 76.2% Broke

How much money do you need to retire on dividends alone? This is a better question to ask than the typical “magic number” formula that most “first-level” thinking firms tout. Let’s review why their approach is fatally flawed, so that…

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These 3 Stocks Have Doubled Their Dividends

The ultimate sign of confidence from a company is when it raises its dividend. Income investors appreciate the added payout, but even those who don’t need current income can see a big dividend increase as a signal that a company’s…

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10 Dividend-Paying Stocks for the Enterprising Investor

There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I’ve selected 10 of the best dividend-paying stocks for the Enterprising dividend stock investor. These companies have the highest dividend yields among the…

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3 Reliable Dividend Stocks Yielding 7% or More

Dividend stocks are all the rage now, for better or for worse, because bond yields have effectively dried up as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates at record lows. I’ve been of mixed feelings about this trend, because the chase…

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Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) may not pay a dividend at his massive company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B), because he thinks he can put its earnings to better use. He likes other companies that give back to their shareholders, though. The top…

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My Top Dividend Stock for 2016

Income investors often use government bond yields as their benchmark. Securities issued by a stable government offer nearly guaranteed income since a government is unlikely to default on its debt. The problem is that government bonds offer so little income…

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Are Oil Stock Dividends Safe?

I pride myself on maintaining emotional detachment when I invest. Markets are emotional and tend to overreact, and when they do, the levelheaded among us use it as an opportunity. As Warren Buffettfamously said, the secret to his success is…

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6 Lessons I’ve Learned through 4 Years of Dividend Investing

Four years ago, I made my first move towards dividend investing. I started investing back in 2003 but my first dividend stock was bought in 2010. Over the past four years, I’ve worked on building my own investing philosophy (you…

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The 4% Rule Examined

I determined when I first started investing back in early 2010 that the dividend growth investing strategy was extremely robust for my goals. And I’ve relentlessly pursued it, building up the six-figure portfolio I now control. I wanted to be…

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The Stock Market’s Hidden Source of Huge, Safe Yields

Most investors don’t realize it, but IBM is one of the highest-yielding stocks in America right now. Last year, IBM paid investors a cash yield of about 11.1%. It’ll likely pay a similar cash yield this year… Although this yield…

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