November 16, 2016

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 3%

Top dividend stocks with good yields and track records of success can be a powerful force in your portfolio.

Dividend stocks are great for generating portfolio income, and high-yielding dividend stocks are appealing to investors. But you also have to make sure you buy the highest quality dividend stocks you can find. Fortunately, you don't have to sacrifice yield in your search for the best dividend stocks. Below, you'll find out how Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) have above-average yields, but have extremely impressive histories of growing their dividend payouts year in and year out.

Source: Motley Fool

November 15, 2016

These 3 Dividend Stocks Are the Place To Be Today

The dividend run is not over, and these stocks are positioned to pay

I’m the lucky dad of teenage boys. Financial markets remind me of teenage boys: brilliant, rewarding, inspiring at times and other times frustrating, erratic, and just plain stupid. I’ve found the key to dealing with both is consistency, clear objectives, and conviction.

And although many market observers may describe the language of the Federal Reserve as vague and obtuse, I’m starting to think that Dr. Yellen and Company share my “the market as teenage boy” philosophy. They want rates to return to some form of normalcy, but the economic conditions must warrant the action first.

They waited and waited before finally taking action in December 2015, raising the base federal funds rate a quarter of a percent. This signaled a desire to return to more realistic interest rates while reiterating that it will be an exceedingly long process to get back to their target rates.

And the market, like a teenager, pouted as the S&P 500 pulled back 11% from December 2015 to February 2016.

Source: InvestorPlace