DD Research Tools &
Dividend Candidate Lists
Dividend Detective offers the following tools to aid subscribers who
want to do their own research.
Announcements: Special dividends
are unexpected one-time payouts. Our Special Dividend report provides
information required by subscribers following a "dividend capture"
strategy. Dividend capture involves buying a stock before the
ex-dividend date (date new buyers are not eligible to collect the
dividend), collecting (capturing) the dividend and then selling the
stock for the same price or more than you originally paid. Dividend
capture strategies are a controversial topic and there is no consensus
that they are profitable. Nevertheless, many D.D. subscribers claim to
have found success implementing them.
Our Special Dividend Announcements page includes two sections;
Breaking News and Investable Announcements. Breaking News are near-real
time special dividend announcements from a third-party news supplier.
Investable Announcements lists specials that D.D. deems the most
investable. To qualify, the issuer must be an ongoing business,
the payout must be in cash, and 1) the payout must be at least $2/
share, or 2) the payout must be at least $0.50/share and the
yield must be at least 7%. D.D. has not developed a consistently
profitable dividend capture strategy and does not know if trades made
with stocks listed in this report will be profitable.
This report, also intended for subscribers employing dividend capture
strategies, lists all stocks going ex-dividend over the four weeks. The
reports lists all information required to implement capture strategies
for each listed stock. The list, updated after the market close each
day, comes from a third-party data supplier and frequently contains
errors. Data on foreign stocks traded as ADRs on U.S. exchanges is
especially error prone. We highlight in bold stocks where the
current dividend is 3% or more of the recent trading price. D.D. does
not research the securities listed
does not know whether they are suitable for a dividend capture strategy.
Dividend News: Lists
breaking dividend news such as announcements, dividend raises and
dividend cuts from a variety of wire sources. This report is an important
resource for all subscribers looking for dividend stock candidates to
research on their own.
What's Hot Now?:
Successful investing is as much about picking stocks or funds in a hot
sector as it is about picking a stock with the best fundamentals. We
have identified more than 60 market categories (industries, etc.) of
interest to high-dividend investors. For each category, we list the
highest dividend yielding stocks (or funds) making up that category.
The table lists total
returns (share price changes plus dividends received) for the past
month, year-to-date, and last 12-months for each category. It also
lists the average yield for stocks making up each category plus a trend
score intended to reflect trend strength. The higher the trend score,
the more powerful the recent share price trend. Click on an category
name to view the same information for each of the stocks or funds making
up the category. Optionable stocks are indicated by a checkmark. This is
another important resource for subscribers looking for dividend stock
candidates to research on their own.
Scoreboard: Many income investors prefer to receive monthly
dividends. Similar to the What's Hot Now?, this report, updated
daily, list the same information for 200+ stocks and funds that pay
Research Center: Use
this feature to look up fundamental information such as a business
summary, earnings forecasts, financial strength indicators and more
about any common stock. The page also includes instructions for using
the information to evaluate stocks (not usable for funds, ETFs, or
preferred stocks) .
Screens are programs usable for finding stocks and funds that meet
specific requirements. Here are lists of promising stocks and funds
derived from Dividend Detective's proprietary screens. Keep in mind that
screening programs can only go so far. Unless they also appear in our
Industry or Specialty portfolios, listed stocks or funds have not been
individually researched by Dividend Detective.
The fifty highest-yielding stocks that meet our screening requirements.
Monthly Monsters: 25
highest yielding monthly payers
Preferreds: All known preferreds paying monthly.
High Dividend ETFs:
All dividend paying exchange-traded-funds, sorted with the highest
yielding funds at the top.
High dividend stocks with solid
dividend growth track records that are expected to continue their
Twenty-five highest yielding preferred
stocks that are credit-rated investment quality by S&P.
Foreign Stocks Trading
in U.S.: High-dividend foreign stocks trading as ADRs on U.S. stock
Aristocrats: The S&P 500
Dividend Aristocrats index includes members of the S&P 500 Index that
have increased their dividends every year for at least the last 25
consecutive years. Here are the Aristocrats paying at least 2.5%