Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of August

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.

WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.


TD Ameritrade AMTD 8/2/2016 2.2%
Berkshire Hills Bancorp BHLB 8/2/2016 3.0%
Sierra Bancorp BSRR 8/2/2016 2.7%
CONE Midstream Partners LP CNNX 8/2/2016 5.8%
Discover Financial Services DFS 8/2/2016 2.1%
Heritage Financial Corporation HFWA 8/2/2016 2.8%
Matson, Inc. MATX 8/2/2016 2.1%
Intel Corp INTC 8/3/2016 3.0%
Johnson Controls JCI 8/3/2016 2.5%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free. 

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

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Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

10 Ways to Survive an Upcoming Catastrophe Part 2

12 More Must Have Survival Products



If you missed the article last month that I wrote called 10 Ways to Survive an Upcoming Catastrophe, you should really check it out first.

When you see the news about Brexit, the election, the economy. the candidates, the toppy stock market, the terror attacks, and the shootings, you may be a little concerned. Which is why I wrote about products you may want to stock up on, in the event you have no electricity, natural gas, heat, Internet, or water.

Since I wrote that article, I have received many suggestions of additional survival items that you may want to consider. Here they are.

1. SurvivalSPARK Emergency Magnesium Fire Starter with Compass and Whistle
This is a cool tool The whistle and compass are added bonuses.

2. Cyalume SnapLight Red Light Sticks
These are great because they last for twelve hours.

3. Emergency Survival Mylar Thermal Reflective Cold Weather Shelter Tube Tent
I mentioned the mylar thermal blanket in my previous article. But to compliment that, you should get this mylar tent.

4. Safe-T-Proof Solar, Hand-Crank Emergency Radio, Flashlight, Beacon, Cell Phone Charger The fact that this runs off both solar and hand crank is a great feature. I don't have this yet but I've heard great things about it and I plan to make this my next survival product purchase.

5. Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets
Have you ever had giardia? You don't ever want to get it, unless you enjoy spending a week in the bathroom. This will purify water, so you won't get it from spring or river water.

6. Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag
Do you think you may need to skip out quickly? Get a Bug Out bag, fully stocked. Keep it in your trunk.

BOOKS

7. 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide

8. Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide

9. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

FOOD

10. Mountain House Biscuits and Gravy

11. Mountain House, Raspberry Crumble

12. Mountain House Just In Case... Essential Bucket


Hopefully, you will get these survival items but won't need them. They should be considered cheap insurance.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Stock Earnings Reports for Next Week

Looking for some interesting moves in some stocks this week? Check out the companies that will be reporting earnings this week.

If earnings exceed analysts' expectations, the stocks can shoot up. If the numbers underperform, the stock can tank. Then again, occasionally, stocks don't move the way you would have expected.

Anyway, many traders use earnings plays for trading strategies. Also, option traders look for high implied volatility of stocks for for option selling strategies.

Here are many of the stocks reporting earnings this week:

Monday

ACC
APAM
BOH
CDNS
CNI
CE
CHE
CR
CRY
GILD
KMB
LVS
LUX
COL
S
TXN
WAB


Tuesday

AKAM
MMM
APC
AAPL
AVY
BAX
BP
BWLD
CAT
DD
LLY
FCX
IRBT
JBLU
KKR
MCD
PNRA
PCH
TWTR
UA
X
VZ

Wednesday

AMGN
ANGI
BA
KO
CMCSA
DPS
FB
GRMN
GD
GPRO
GRPN
MCK
NDAQ
SIX
STRA
TTEK
CAKE


Thursday

AFL
GOOG
GOOGL
AMZN
BIDU
BCC
BMY
CBS
CELG
CME
CL
COP
DOW
EXPE
HOG
LLL
POT
WWE
AUY



Friday

BUD
AON
CBOE
CVX
TEN
XRX



If you like interesting stock lists like this, be sure to check out many of the free stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

The Top Free Investing Books

If you are looking for books on investing and the stock market, that won't cost you are bull and a bear, how about some books for free? The following are books about investments and finance that are currently available for no charge as Amazon Kindle books.

Often, Amazon and/or the author make these offers for a limited time, so I would suggest that if you have an interest in any of them, you should order them now.

Day Trading: Tips & Tricks For Maximum Profit and Reduced Risk by Matthew Maybury. Rated 4.5 Stars.


925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire by Devin D. Thorpe. Rated 4 Stars.


BULLSH*T FREE GUIDE TO BUTTERFLY SPREADS by Gavin McMaster. Rated 4.5 Stars.


How To Buy And Sell Gold & Silver PRIVATELY by Doyle Shuler and Evan Silverton. Rated 5 Stars.


Investing For Beginners (Introduction to Investing) by David Cohne. Rated 4.5 Stars.


Stock Trading: Tips for Trading Stocks by Carl Robertts. Rated 4 Stars.


Happy reading.