PREFERREDSTOCKSPreferred stocks trade the same as common stocks, but they are more like bonds than common stocks. Investors buy them mostly for the steady 4% to 8% dividends, although, depending on market conditions, mid-single digit annual appreciation is also possible.• Preferred Stocks PrimerBasics • Call Prices • Yield to Call • Risks• Tax Issues • How to Value Preferreds • Preferred Stock Glossary
MASTERLIMITEDPARTNERSHIPS(MLPS)MLPs trade like regular stocks. However, they are partnerships, not corporations. MLP dividends get special tax treatment, but may not be suitable for tax-sheltered accounts. Review the Tax & Liability Considerations report before you buy.• About Master Limited PartnershipsWhat you need to know before you start• MLP & LLC DirectoryAll publicly traded MLPs & LLCs• MLP Tax & Liability ConsiderationsMLPs: are not for everybody. Find out why.
EXCHANGE-TRADEDFUNDSBy now you know about the advantages of using ETFs to hop on and off market sector swings. But did you know that many ETFs pay high dividends as well. In fact, more than 50 are paying over 4% yields.• 15 Highest Dividend Yielding ETFs
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS(REITS)REITs are a special form of corporation that enables individual investors to participate in large-scale, income-producing real estate investments. REITS don't pay federal income taxes as long as they pay out at least 90% of earnings to shareholders. Due to that requirement, most REITs pay high dividends (5% to 8% yields). • About REITsWhat You Need to Know Before You Start• REITDirectoryRetail • Healthcare • Lodging • Industrial • OfficeMixed Industrial/Office • Mortgage/Finance • ResidentialDigital Infrastructure • Specialty • Diversified • REIT Graveyard
CLOSED-END FUNDS (CEFs)Closed-end funds typically outperform mutual funds and ETFs in the same category.• About Closed-End Funds What you need to know before investing.• 100 Best Closed-End Funds Best performing CEFs based on 3-year returns.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTCOMPANIES (BDCs)BDCs lend money to mid-sized firms that are too small to “go public,” but too large to borrow from local banks. They don’t pay income taxes as long as they distribute at least 90% of taxable income to shareholders, hence BDCs are high-dividend payers. Click on links below for more information.• BDC DirectoryAll publicly traded Business Development Companies• About BDCsWhat you need to know before investing in BDCs
D.D. HighlightsOur monthly e-mailed newsletter, Dividend Detective Highlights, includes DD’s most popular features including Monthly Commentary, Model Portfolios, Dividend Monsters, Quant Workshop picks, Corporate Bond Portfolios, and “D.D. at a Glance,” which lists all followed stocks and funds, including yields and buy/sell ratings.
Model PortfoliosOur best ideas for busy subscribers who don't have time to analyze stocks. We offer four model portfolios, each with seven stocks/funds, tailored to different investing goals. Monthly Paying Retirement: diversified portfolio for those who prefer a steady monthly income stream. Conservative: minimizing risk is priority #1. Growth & Income: High-dividend payers in tech and other fast growth sectors. Typically outperforms in hot markets, and vice-versa. High yield/Speculative: Higher potential returns, but also higher risk.
Corporate Bonds12 bonds, non-callable, divided into four portfolios:Conservative (credit rated AA to AAA)Aggressive (A- to A+)Speculative (BBB- to BBB+)Walk on the Wild Side (unrated or junk)
Industry Portfolios All major high-dividend categoriesBusiness Development Cos. (BDCs)High Tech - High DividendsInsurance IndustryManufacturing & ServicesMaster Limited Partnerships (MLPs): EnergyOil IndustryPartnerships (MLPs, LLCs): Excluding EnergyReal Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)U.S. BanksUtilities
Canadian StocksA limited portfolio containing two growth stocks based in Canada.
Dividend CaptureDid you know that you only have to hold a stock for one day to collect a dividend.Dividend capture strategies involve holding a stock just long enough to collect the dividend, then selling and moving on. D.D. Premium offers three separate Dividend Capture resources. Ex-Dividend Calendar: lists all stocks going ex-dividend over the next four weeks, plus the data that you need to implement traditional capture strategies. Advanced Capture Resources: everything you need to implement D.D.’s Advanced Capture Strategy. Special Dividend Resources: Special dividends are one-time payouts that are often much larger than regular dividends. D.D.'s Special Dividend report lists all upcoming investable specials, plus our advanced trading strategy.
Research ToolsDividend News: Continuously updated.What’s Hot Now & What’s Not?: Return data and proprietary trend score for 500+ stocks in 65 categories, updated daily.Research Center: Useful report, including instructions, that you could use for detailed analysis of dividend paying stocks.
Monthly Payers ScoreboardMore than 300 high-dividend, monthly-paying stocks, ETFs and Closed-End Funds.Listings include one-month, three-month, and 12-month total returns (price appreciation plus dividends), dividend yield, ex-dividend dates, our proprietary Trend Score, and optionable flags, all updated daily,
Dividend ListsNeed dividend Ideas? Here are six different lists of high-dividend paying stocks and funds to get you started.
Specialty PortfoliosPreferred Stocks: Although they trade like stocks, Preferreds are more like bonds, offering relatively low-risk 5% to 8% annual returns.Preferred Speculators: Higher return potentials, but also, higher risk than our Preferred Stocks portfolio. Closed-End Funds, Monthly Income: Managed fixed-income monthly-paying funds yielding 6% to 7.5%. CEF Growth Opportunities: Participate in growth sectors such as technology and financials while remaining diversified. Managed funds yielding 4% to 8%.ETF Monthly Income: Typically index funds, mostly paying 5% to 6%, tracking fixed-income products including Federal tax-free muni bonds. ETF Growth Opportunities: Similar to CEF Growth except ETFs track indexes, 2% to 7% yields.Dividend Speculators: Dividend paying stocks with strong growth potential but too risky to qualify for our Industry Portfolios.
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Invest like a hedge fund managerSeven Best Aristocrats: Seven picks that we expect to outperform the 50 Dividend Aristocrats. Low Beta - High Dividends: Looking for low beta plays? Here are the 90 or so low Beta stocks paying 5% yields that meet additional requirements that we’ve found works to pinpoint the best
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