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Is Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Dividend Safe?

The continued slump in Anheuser-Busch InBev's (BUD) stock price has caused some income investors to worry about the safety of the company's dividend. Fortunately, based on the facts we know today, a dividend cut seems unlikely. AB InBev primarily produces and distributes beer and other alcoholic beverages. The company generates over $50 billion in revenue [...]

October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

High Dividend Stocks: 27 High Yield Stocks for Income – October 2018 Update

High dividend stocks appeal to many investors living off dividends in retirement because their high yields provide generous income.   Many of the highest paying dividend stocks offer a high yield in excess of 4%, and some even yield 10% or more.   However, not all high yield dividend stocks are safe. Let’s review what [...]

October 5th, 2018|Dividend Stocks, High Yield|

Southern Company Reaches Agreement to Continue Nuclear Project, Reducing Short-term Risk

Southern Company (SO) shareholders received good news this week. The four co-owners of the Vogtle nuclear power plant voted to continue construction on the troubled $27 billion project despite the latest set of cost overruns. Had the project been canceled instead, Southern Company's shareholders, rather than its ratepayers, could have potentially been on the hook [...]

September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dominion Energy Offers to Buy Out Its MLP Dominion Midstream Partners

Dominion Energy (D) has managed to significantly outperform most other regulated utilities over the past decade, establishing itself as a quality dividend growth investment. A large driver was the utility's expansion into midstream infrastructure, specifically natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) storage, transportation, and export capacity. However, in recent years the midstream industry has [...]

September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dividend Yield Guide: Definition, Formula, Examples, Risks

For most investors, owning dividend-paying stocks is all about the income. And dividend yield is a critical metric in the stock selection process. However, there are some important concepts investors need to understand about the dividend yield formula and how to apply it to maximize their long-term financial returns. Let's take a look at what [...]

September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

What Happens to Dividends During Recessions and Bear Markets?

Many retirement-aged investors lean on dividends to make ends meet. The idea is to receive a stream of passive, predictable, and growing income that is independent of fickle stock prices. Instead of worrying about where the market might head any given year or which investments to sell to generate income using the 4% rule, many dividend [...]

September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

20 Best Recession Proof Dividend Stocks

Preserving capital and generating safe income are core goals in retirement. So not surprisingly, conservative investors often worry about when the next recession will occur and how it will affect their portfolios. Safe dividend-paying stocks can be an appealing choice for retirees who desire a predictable income stream that can hold its ground regardless of [...]

September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Philip Morris International Faces Growth Headwinds: Is the Dividend Still Safe?

Since being spun off from Altria (MO) in 2008 Philip Morris International (PM) has raised its dividend every year and delivered predictable returns thanks to the steady nature of the tobacco business. However, this year Philip Morris shares are down nearly 25% on growing concerns over whether its strategy for adapting to the continued global [...]

September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Is Altria Still a Dependable High-Yield Dividend Growth Stock?

Over the past half century tobacco giant Altria (MO) has not only been a dependable source of safe and fast growing dividends, but it's also been one of the best performing stocks in the market. However, in 2018 MO's stock has slumped 15%, pushing its dividend yield to its highest level since 2014. As traditional [...]

September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to Prepare Your Retirement Portfolio for a Recession

The current U.S. economic expansion is now the second longest in history. While the next recession may not be imminent, at some point one will happen. So let's take a look at how to prepare your portfolio for a recession, including what specific sectors and asset classes hold up best for retirees concerned with safe [...]

September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Is Southern Company’s Dividend Still Safe?

Southern Company’s (SO) stock has slumped 8% since August 7, a large decline over such a short period of time for any business, much less a regulated utility that's supposed to be a defensive holding. The stock’s 5.4% dividend yield now sits near its highest level since 2010, causing some investors to wonder if Southern [...]

August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Qualcomm’s Mega Merger Is Dead: What Dividend Investors Need To Know

Qualcomm (QCOM) has had an eventful two years to say the least. The company's main cash cow, chip licensing for smartphone manufacturers, has faced a customer revolt with both Apple (AAPL) and China's Huawei deciding to not to make royalty payments as they challenge the company in court over what they claim is predatory licensing [...]

August 25th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Dividend Dates Guide: Ex-Dividend Date, Pay Date, Date of Record, and the Dividend Capture Strategy

Investing in dividend stocks for income can be a sound retirement strategy, but as with all things in finance, there are some important specifics that investors need to be aware of. This guide will look at what income investors need to know about ex-dividend dates, as well as other key dates associated with when and [...]

August 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dividend Stocks vs. Bonds in Retirement

When it comes to living off passive income in retirement, two of the most popular investments are dividend stocks and bonds. While both types of investments can be highly useful in funding living costs during your golden years, there are important differences between these two asset classes. This guide will look at these differences, both [...]

August 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Financial charts now available on the new website

As you may recall, we announced an all-new version of Simply Safe Dividends was available this summer. Nothing is changing with the original version of the website, but you always have the option of upgrading to the new website for free if you would like to (your membership terms would remain the exact same).   [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|