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Iron Mountain (IRM): A Storage REIT Yielding Over 6%

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are some of the most popular high dividend stocks for income investors.   Iron Mountain (IRM) is one such business and offers a dividend yield in excess of 6% today. The company has steadily lifted its dividend for over five consecutive years and offers mid-single-digit dividend growth potential going forward, [...]

May 26th, 2017|REIT|

PPL Corp (PPL): A High-Yield Utility Stock Doubling Its Dividend Growth Rate

Regulated utilities are some of the best high dividend stocks that low risk income investors look to in order to meet their high-yield needs.   That's understandable since the business model for these government sanctioned monopolies is highly stable, allowing for consistent cash flow with which to pay generous and highly secure dividends.   However, [...]

May 25th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Foreign Dividend Withholding Tax Guide

International dividend-paying companies can be a great way to gain diversification and potentially benefit from economic growth in faster-growing emerging economies.   Unfortunately, like with U.S. dividend stocks, the governments of the world will want their cut in terms of taxes.   And just as with U.S. dividend tax law, the fine details of how much [...]

May 24th, 2017|Dividend Investing|

The Most Important Metrics for REIT Investing

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a popular option for income investors looking to stocks for their high-yield needs.   That’s partly because REITs are generally not only a good source for finding generous and steadily-growing dividends, but many of them also offer low volatility, making them ideal for low risk investors.   While REITs [...]

May 24th, 2017|REIT|

A Guide to Flexible Reinvestment Programs (FRIPs)

Long time Simply Safe Dividend readers will know that we're big fans of Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs).   That's because anything that helps automate investing and keeps you focused on the long-term is great for helping you maximize the compounding power of successful dividend growth investing.   However, there is an even better option out [...]

May 19th, 2017|Dividend Investing|

Cisco (CSCO) Drops 8% – Buying Opportunity for Dividend Investors or Value Trap?

Cisco (CSCO) announced quarterly earnings results after the market closed on Wednesday, May 17, causing its stock price to drop by approximately 8% in after-hours trading.   If Cisco's current stock price holds, shares will have a dividend yield near 3.7% when the market opens. That's much higher than the broader market's dividend yield, which [...]

May 18th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA): How Safe is the High Dividend Yield?

Certain large pharmaceutical companies have proven to be excellent high-yield dividend growth stocks.   However, due to the cyclical nature of the business, high R&D costs, and various regulatory risks, pharma can also be a very challenging industry in which to invest.   Let’s take a look at Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the highest-yielding big [...]

May 15th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

NextEra Energy (NEE): A Fast-Growing, High-Yielding Utility Stock

Regulated utilities have long been a staple of dividend portfolios, and a handful of them are included in our list of the best high dividend stocks for good reason.   Their highly stable business models generally make for attractive and safe current yields, with slow but steadily-growing payouts.   Best of all, utilities generally have [...]

May 13th, 2017|Dividend Stocks|

A Guide to Investing in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have become one of the most popular types of high-yield dividend stocks in this age of record low interest rates and falling stock yields.   That’s especially true now that the worst oil crash in over 50 years has left so many MLPs trading at discounted prices.   However, like with [...]

May 12th, 2017|MLP|

Telus (TU): One of the Safest and Fastest-Growing Dividends in Telecom

Telus (TU) is one of the telecom companies on our list of the best high dividend stocks with safe, growing payouts.   Telecommunication companies have long been a favorite of high-yield income investors thanks to their utility-like recurring cash flows, which typically allow for generous and secure dividends.   While blue chips AT&T (T) and [...]

May 9th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Vodafone Group (VOD): A High Dividend Opportunity or Value Trap?

Telecom stocks such as AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) often serve as core holdings for income investors who have a low tolerance for risk, especially retirees living off dividends.   That makes sense because many telecom companies enjoy large, recurring streams of cash flow that support generous and slowly growing dividend payouts over time.   [...]

May 5th, 2017|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

6 Tips for DRIP Investors

Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) are an appealing way to put your financial future on auto-pilot.   And given that the number one reason by far that most people underperform the market is overtrading, anything you can do to take emotions out of financial decisions is often a very good thing.   However, as with most [...]

May 5th, 2017|Dividend Investing|

Preferred Stock Investing Guide

Preferred stock is one of the many types of high yield stocks that many income investors are increasingly turning to with interest rates remaining near historic lows.   There are a number of differences between preferred shares and common dividend stocks, as well as bonds.   However, many preferred stocks offer higher yields and solid [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Dividend Investing|