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Dividend Mutual Funds

To understand the advantages that can be gained by purchasing dividend paying mutual funds, it may be helpful to understand exactly what the name means. A mutual fund is a collection of bonds, stocks, and money markets that is professionally managed. Investors join a pool of other investors and purchase units in the fund. The […]

Blackrock Equity Dividend Fund

The Blackrock Equity Dividend Fund I (MDDVX), formerly known as the ML Equity Dividend Fund, seeks current income and long-term total return, primarily by investing in an equity securities portfolio, putting its focus on issuers with good capital appreciation prospects. Normally, it invests a minimal 80% of assets in securities paying dividends. The remaining holdings […]

Safe Dividend Stocks List

Recently we released a new feature for our Top Dividend members: The safe dividend stock list. The safe dividend list currently has 70 stocks listed on it, each of which has raised its dividend for 20 years or more. Many of these stocks are also on the dividend aristocrats list. The dividend aristocrats list is […]

Dividend List Update – Sept 8th

The dividend lists have been updated for September. All stock data is current as of September 7th. The premium content is available to members only. Free Content Dividend Yield Lists Dividend Industry Lists Dividend Lists TopDiv Premium Content Top 100 Dividend Stocks

How to Enroll in a DRIP Program

A dividend reinvestment plan has the well-deserved acronym of DRIP. When an investor utilizes a DRIP, the dividends earned on their stock investment will periodically “drip” into their stock portfolio. Instead of receiving monthly or quarterly checks for their dividend payments, the funds are reinvested into the original stock. If the payment doesn’t cover an […]

Dividend Aristocrats – Income Investing

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) analyzes their top-performing blue-chip stocks each year to provide a list of S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat stocks. To qualify for this list (See safe dividend list), the company must be part of the S&P 500 and have dividends that have consistently increased for at least the last twenty-five years. As of […]

Canadian Stocks with Dividends

Like any other dividend paying investment, investors will often choose to add Canadian dividend stocks to their portfolio to take advantage of regular cash payments from the underlying asset in addition to any appreciation they might see when they decide to sell their shares. Many Canadian stocks are offered by extremely stable companies including the […]

Dividend Income Strategy

When you invest in dividend-paying stocks or mutual funds, you will receive a periodic dividend payment in the form of cash or additional shares. While many dividend investors use this income for living expenses or a special purchase, the best option is to reinvest the dividend income to grow your portfolio. Use Dividend Income to […]

Wall Street Reform – What To Expect

The much anticipated and highly debated Wall Street reform bill has finally made its way into the final stretch, as Wall Street saw an exceptional week of trading. The reform has increased confidence abroad from foreign investors and governments, who have criticized the United States for lack of action on financial reform, and has eased […]

Big Dividend Investing

I recently read a great book on dividend investing called The Little Book of Big Dividends. Its a must read for every dividend investor. It has something for everyone looking to learn more about great dividend stocks. One of the best things about this book is that it’s up to date! It was just released […]