Sunday, July 05, 2015

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of July


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.


Comtech Telecommunications CMTL 7/15/2015 4.0%
McGrath RentCorp MGRC 7/15/2015 3.2%
BG Staffing Inc BGSF 7/16/2015 8.3%
Caterpillar Inc. CAT 7/16/2015 3.5%
Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund AFT 7/17/2015 6.6%
Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc AIF 7/17/2015 8.8%

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.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

Book now available: Stock Market Trivia Makes a Great Gift!

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.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Hey Contrarians! Why Not Buy the Stocks of Greece?

Every day, you read about the bad news relating to  Greece, including its debt, the limits on cash withdrawals, the country running out of food, the difficulty in getting medicine, and on and on. Many Greek stocks have tanked due to this onslaught of news from the media.

But you may or may not already know that this is old news. I published an article back in 2010 about what Googlers (GOOG) where thinking about Greece (and gold). With all this bad news. investors tend to overreact, and when that happens, opportunities are created for stock snapbacks. Those willing to speculate may want to take a look at Greek stocks.

National Bank of Greece (NBG) has dropped from 1.79 to 1.13 so far this year. Revenues for the latest reported quarter dropped by over 31% and the company is currently generating a loss.

Greek shipping stocks may provide better opportunities. Costamare Inc. (CMRE), which has a fleet of 68 containerships, trades at 12.6 times trailing earnings and 9.9 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up a substantial 32.5% on a 5.2% rise in revenues. The stock sports a fat 6.1% yield. The stock has taken a dip of almost two dollars a share from where it was ten days ago.

StealthGas, Inc. (GASS), based in Athens, is a provider of seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas producers. The stock has a price to earnings ratio of 24.5 and a forward PE of 7.7. Quarterly revenues increased by 5.3%, however, earnings fell 23.6%. No dividend on this stock.

Safe Bulkers (SB) is a provider of marine dry bulk transportation services. The stock pays a yield of 1.2%, but that may not last as the company is generating negative earnings and revenues went down by over 22% for the latest quarter.

Choppy seas may be ahead for these shipping stocks, so be aware of the risks. If you like interesting stock lists like this, get the lists of stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of July


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.


Darden Restaurants DRI 7/8/2015 3.1%
Ennis, Inc. EBF 7/8/2015 3.9%
Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc. LOAN 7/8/2015 7.5%
OGE Energy OGE 7/8/2015 3.4%
Potash Corp POT 7/8/2015 5.0%
RAIT Financial Trust RAS 7/8/2015 11.0%
UDR Inc. UDR 7/8/2015 3.4%
Verizon VZ 7/8/2015 4.7%
WGL Holdings WGL 7/8/2015 3.4%
Gold Resource Corp GORO 7/9/2015 4.1%
U.S. Global Investors GROW 7/9/2015 8.5%
KKR Income Opportunities Fund KIO 7/9/2015 9.4%
Universal Corp UVV 7/9/2015 3.6%


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.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

Book now available: Stock Market Trivia Makes a Great Gift!

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Books Worth Reading Over the July 4 Weekend

A long weekend is coming up for most of us, and it would be a great time to start some news books. Here is a large selection of books about investing scams, the stock market, investing, and business in general.

Investment Scams

The Wolf of Wall Street

Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, A Widow's New Life

Chasing Madoff

Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff


Books about Warren Buffett

Trade Like Warren Buffett 

How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett: Profiting from the Bargain Hunting Strategies of the World's Greatest Value Investor

The Buffettology Workbook: Value Investing The Warren Buffett Way

J. K. Lasser's Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy


Books by Ken Fisher

Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory Is Costing You Money-and Why This Time Isn't Different

The Only Three Questions That Still Count: Investing By Knowing What Others Don't

The Ten Roads to Riches: The Way the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!)


Books by James Altucher

Choose Yourself!

I Was Blind But Now I See: Time to Be Happy

 Trade Like Warren Buffett

Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies & Techniques to Winning Profits 


Books by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman


Jim Cramer's Books

Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even

Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World

Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer)

Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich

Confessions of a Street Addict

You Got Screwed! Why Wall Street Tanked and How You Can Prosper


Other Great Investment Books:


Code Red: How to Protect Your Savings From the Coming Crisis

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Stock Trader's Almanac 2014 (Almanac Investor Series)

One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Stock Market Trivia: Includes a Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street

Stock Market Trivia Volume 2: Who Says Wall Street is Boring?