December is upon us and we are all looking forward to winter and the wonder it brings. Having some extra cash laying around for this holiday season is one thing I would like under the tree or even in my stocking.
As you can see on the list to the left, there are plenty of stocks on our list for today. Tomorrow there will be another list and we go through the dance of choosing which one will keep santa happy. As for today let's look a little closer to see how many from this list actually make the grade.
Trading strategy #1 only one stock makes the grade. SLB may not have a huge dividend but the statistics look great and we are after all not just looking for dividend on this strategy. As for trading strategy #2 ... 5 companies are coming up roses. Now the question is going to be how many do I invest in today?
What constitutes "the best Dividend Stocks"? Anyone can flat out say which Dividend stocks are the best and still probably rattle off a bunch of reasons why they think that their answers are the best... maybe for them. Every trader and investor have their own reasons as to why they choose one stock over another and why they think one stock is better than another. I am not really 100% sure that anyone should say that one stock is better than another when recommending stocks to invest in. When investing in dividend stocks you are going to need to ask yourself a few very important questions. The first and I think the most important question you need to be asking yourself is "WHY". Why am I investing in this stock in the first place? Is dividend income your main focus? Capital growth may be a good point to look at too. Safety and asset protection along with many other reason to invest in dividend stocks. There are many reasons for investing in the first place and everyone has their own reasons. With all that said let's get to some great dividend stocks to look at. As I am mainly interested in monthly cash flow, that will be focal point for this article.
There are plenty of online destinations that will supply you with information on stocks and I have searched them for years and came up with a few lists. The Dividend Kings would be at the top of my list. These companies have increased their dividend pay-outs for 50 years or more. The Dividend Aristocrats have increased their pay-outs for 25 years or more as well as the dividend contenders. Just these three lists keep me more than busy during the whole
year. If you have been following any of my blogs, you will know that I only do "Dividend Capturing" and "Dividends on Steroids" trading strategies. They are easy to understand and very safe.
Just out of high school I decided to be self employed, after running a successful manufacturing business I had a problem of making more money than I knew what to do with. I started investing, after 23 years of investing I now want to share my strategy with a select few that want an extra edge in their own investing.