Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of April

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) 4/24/2017 0.35 1.62%
Scholastic Corporation (SCHL) 4/26/2017 0.15 1.40%
Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) 4/26/2017 0.31 1.57%
Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) 4/27/2017 0.57 2.14%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stocks that Bill Gates Has Been Buying Recently

Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft (MSFT), is the wealthiest man in the world, although Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, has been gaining on him recently. You may or may not be aware, but Bill Gates has his own hedge fund, called Cascade Investments.
By looking at some of the recent trades of this billionaire, you may get some ideas for your own portfolio.
Gates recently bought the following stocks during the last quarter of 2016:
Williams Sonoma (WSM)
Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI)
Corelogic (CLGX)
Zebra Technologies (ZBRA)
Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)
Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)
Ryder System (R)
Super Micro Computer (SMCI)
Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
You will notice that many of these stocks are not well-known companies. For example, Zebra Technologies makes and markets various types of tech  products including mobile computers, barcode scanners, and RFID readers. The stock trades at 13 times forward earnings and earnings per share for the latest reported quarter jumped from a loss of 54 cents per share to a profit of 34 cents per share, year-over-year.
Super Micro Computer is a provider of high performance server technology. The forward price to earnings ratio is a favorable 11.7. For the latest quarter, revenues rose but earnings dropped.
Hopefully, some of these stocks can help turn you into a billionaire.

Trivia: The iPhone Name was Originally Owned by Cisco, Not Apple

Here is a bit of financial trivia for you.  Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), released its iPhone on Monday, December 18, 2006, which was a phone that connects to a home wireless network for making phone calls through the Internet using the Skype service. Skype was originally owned by eBay Inc. (EBAY)at the time and is now owned by Microsoft (MSFT).
It had been anticipated that Apple Computer Corp. (AAPL) would be using the iPhone name back then, but it had been registered by Cisco in 2000. The iPhone trademark is now owned by Apple.
More info about the “first” iPhone release can be found here, an article from bizjournals back in 2006.



Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of April

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.






Clorox Company (CLX) 4/17/2017 0.8 2.36%
Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) 4/19/2017 0.4 2.12%
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) 4/19/2017 0.5 2.27%
Pentair plc. (PNR) 4/19/2017 0.345 2.14%
Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) 4/21/2017 0.654 3.46%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Use the Altman Z-Score to Check the Financial Quality of your Stocks

Edward Altman invented the Altman Z-Score in the 1960’s to determine the statistical probability of a company going bankrupt. The Creditguru.com has a nice interactive Z-score calculator that allows you to type in eight variables to determine the likelihood of failure. According to the site, a score under 1.80 means “Probability of Financial embarrassment is very high.”
I tried it for Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and came up with a score of -45.33 [That’s MINUS 45.33]. The text result says “Probability of Financial Embarrassment is very high in this case.”
In order for a company to rank safe based on the data entered, it needs a score above 3. A score of 2.70 to 2.99 means the company is on alert, and a score of 1.80 to 2.70 means that there is a good chance of the company going bankrupt within a couple years.


Sunday, April 02, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of April

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) 4/3/2017 0.16 1.48%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) 4/3/2017 0.45 1.67%
Gap, Inc. (GPS) 4/3/2017 0.23 3.87%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 4/4/2017 0.29 3.06%
J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 4/4/2017 0.50 2.12%
American Express Company (AXP) 4/5/2017 0.32 1.55%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 4/5/2017 0.15 6.78%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 4/5/2017 0.39 2.72%
General Dynamics Corporation (GD) 4/5/2017 0.84 1.61%
General Mills, Inc. (GIS) 4/6/2017 0.48 3.22%
Intuit Inc. (INTU) 4/6/2017 0.34 1.08%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of March

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) 3/28/2017 0.3 0.53%
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW) 3/28/2017 0.13 0.54%
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) 3/28/2017 0.11 3.15%
Deere & Company (DE) 3/29/2017 0.6 2.17%
Dow Chemical Company (DOW) 3/29/2017 0.46 2.87%
Nucor Corporation (NUE) 3/29/2017 0.377 2.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend for the Second Week of March

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) 3/6/2017 0.05 0.30%
The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) 3/6/2017 0.24 1.44%
Cinemark Holdings Inc (CNK) 3/6/2017 0.29 2.57%
HP Inc. (HPQ) 3/6/2017 0.133 2.86%
Kohl's Corporation (KSS) 3/6/2017 0.55 4.76%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Top Short Squeeze Stocks in Biotechnology

The biotechnology industry has some of the most volatile stocks, which may be one reason that stock traders like to trade them.
A trading strategy that has become popular is buying short squeeze stocks, the stocks that are heavily shorted but could move up quickly on any good news due to short sellers scrambling to buy in their positions.
When you short a stock, it means that you expect to make money from a drop in the price of a stock. Technically what happens is that you borrow shares of a stock, sell those shares, then buy back those shares at a hopefully lower price so that those shares can be returned. Of course, this all happens electronically, you don’t actually see all the borrowing and returning of shares; it just shows up on your computer screen as a negative number of shares.
Short sellers can make a lot of money, but sometimes when the stock moves against them, the stock starts to move up, and the short sellers jump in at once to buy shares to cover their position. This is called a short squeeze. When a short squeeze takes place, it can cause the stock to rise fast and hard. Any type of positive news can trigger the short squeeze.
So other traders take advantage of this situation buy looking for stocks to buy that may have a potential short squeeze. Here is what they look for:
  • Short Percentage of Float ~ The float is the number of freely tradable shares and the short percentage is the number of shares held short divided by the float. Amounts over 10% to 20% are considered high, and potential short squeeze plays.
  • Short Ratio / Days to Cover / Short Interest Ratio -This is probably the most important metric when looking for short squeeze trades, no matter what you call it. This is the number of days it would take the short sellers to cover their position based on the average daily volume of shares traded. This is a significant ratio as it shows how “stuck” the short sellers are when they want to buy in their shares without driving up the price too much. Unfortunately for the shortsellers, the longer the number of days to cover, the bigger and longer the squeeze.
  • Short Percentage Increase ~ This is the percentage increase in in the number of short sellers from the previous month.
Here are some stocks that are heavily shorted that may warrant a closer look. Remember that some stocks are heavily shorted for a reason.
Insys Therapeutics (INSY) has 68% of the float shorted, and a short interest ratio, also known as days to cover, of 14.5. This means that based on the current average daily volume, it would take almost 15 days for short sellers to cover their positions.
Egalet Corp (EGLT) has 64% of the float shorted, with a days to cover ratio of 9.5.
Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) has a short interest ratio of 12.8 and 55% of the float shorted.
Lannett Company (LCI) has 45% of the float shorted, with a short interest ratio of 10.1.
TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) has 39% of the float shorted, with a short interest ratio of 31.9.
Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) has 42.5%of the float shorted, with a short interest ratio of 11.3. This company also has a very low float and very low number of shares outstanding.
With any luck, you may be able to make a short term profit on short squeeze stocks.
Disclosure: Author didn’t own any of the above at the time the article was written.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stocks Going Ex-Dividend for the First Week of March

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) 3/1/2017 0.2 6.90%
Bank of America Corporation (BAC) 3/1/2017 0.075 1.22%
Baxter International Inc. (BAX) 3/1/2017 0.13 1.03%
Barclays PLC (BCS) 3/1/2017 0.097 3.28%
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE) 3/1/2017 0.25 1.25%
Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) 3/1/2017 0.752 2.75%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of February

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.


Ball Corporation (BLL) 2/27/2017 0.13 0.71%
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) 2/27/2017 0.1 1.05%
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) 2/27/2017 1.82 2.55%
McKesson Corporation (MCK) 2/27/2017 0.28 0.74%
QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) 2/27/2017 0.53 3.65%
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) (GS) 2/28/2017 0.65 1.03%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Stocks that Warren Buffett has been Buying

Warren Buffett, the Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), is probably the most well known investor in the world. Many investors like to piggyback off of his investments, in order to match his great returns.
Well, it's that time of year when Berkshire Hathaway reports its holdings on Form 13F to the Securities & Exchange Commission. The company filed its form today, dated February 14, 2017.
The most interesting part of the filing are the stocks that Buffett has added to the Berkshire portfolio.
First, one of his new positions is Southwest Airlines (LUV), acquiring 43,195,053 shares.
Buffett also added to his positions in other airlines, such as Delta Air Lines (DAL), increasing the position almost ten fold  from 6,333,923 to 60,025,995.
Another airline he likes is United Continental (UAL) where holdings have gone up by 24,418,340 shares, from 4,533,013 to 28,951,353.
In the tech area, Buffett likes Apple (AAPL). The Berkshire holdings went up from 15,227,702 shares to 57,359,652 shares.
Holdings also rose in American Express (AXP) and Bank of New York (BK).
You have to admit that Warren Buffett has an outstanding track record. Following in his footsteps may be a strategy worth considering.
Disclosure: Author owns AAPL.

Valentine’s Day Stock Portfolio

Valentine's Day is today. I hope you didn't forget. Several stocks may benefit from this day of love, including those in the business of flowers, chocolate, jewelry, greeting cards, and gift wrap. 

 If you don't have time to pick them up yourself, you can order flowers from 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS). The comany is the largest publicly traded company of flowers, plus sells cookies, cakes, candy, wines, gift baskets, and other gifts for your valentine. The stock trades at 20.1 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up a little over 1% on a year-over-year basis.



All valentines enjoy the gift of chocolate. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado creates and sells various types of chocolate candy including caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company was founded in 1981, has over 300 franchise locations. The forward price to earnings ratio is 11.4. Rocky Mountain pays a very generous dividend yield of 4.38%. What valentine doesn't like jewelry. 

Tiffany (TIF), founded in 1837, is one of the top jewelry companies in the world, with more than 60 U.S. stores and numerous international locations. Something like a Platinum Pear Cut Emerald And Round Diamond Pendant would make a nice gift (price is only $120,443). The stock trades at 19.1 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a dividend, with a yield of 2.11%.



CSS Industries Inc. (CSS) markets gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, tissue paper, decorations, and decorative ribbons and bows. The stock trades at 11.9 times forward earnings, and pays a favorable yield of 3.17%.

For more stocks that could increase sales from the Valentine experience, such as candy and chocolate stocks, check out the free lists here at WSTNN.com. The lists can be downloaded, sorted, and updated. 

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

 By Stockerblog.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of February

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, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Cabot Corporation (CBT) 2/22/2017 0.30 1.94%
Carnival Corporation (CCL) 2/22/2017 0.35 2.39%
Carnival Corporation (CUK) 2/22/2017 0.35 2.39%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 2/24/2017 0.80 2.72%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.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 WStNN.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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Latest Top Selling Real Estate Books

With a bullish run of over eight years in the stock market, you may have been taking profits and looking for other investments to diversify your portfolio, such as real estate.  Or maybe you already invest in real estate, and want to avoid pitfalls Have you ever wanted to try flipping homes and didn’t know how to begin? Here are some recent top selling books on real estate investing, broken down by category. Happy reading!
Flipping
Forclosures
Rental Properties & Property Management
Short Sale Investing
Negotiation
Real Estate Taxation
Hotel Investing
Hotels and Resorts: An investor’s guide



Friday, February 10, 2017

Top Untaxed Foreign Earnings Stocks


The United States has one of the highest tax rates in the world for corporations. In the past, the U.S. Government might have thought that this was a great source of income for the government, yet the risk of unintended consequences has taken place.
Companies that have earnings in other countries have decided to leave those earnings there in order to avoid the U.S. taxation, creating what is called untaxed foreign earnings. If the money is brought back to the United States, it becomes taxable at 35%. Over one third of the income is a pretty big chunk of money to be removed from the corporate coffers.
So what are the unintended consequences? Companies that are forced to leave their profits overseas due to the oppressive taxation, can’t use that money to hire more Americans, can’t use it to improve machinery and plants, and can’t use it to pay out higher dividends which could benefit income investors and pension plans. It also can’t be used to buy out smaller companies. Basically, it prevents money from flooding the US economy.
The current administration has proposed a 10% tax on repatriated funds, which would be a huge benefit to many corporations, primarily in the areas of technology and health care.
So there may be a play in some of the stocks that are holding huge amounts of money in other countries. For example, Apple (AAPL) holds more money outside the U.S. than any other publicly traded company, somewhere around $200 billion (give or take $25 billion; when you’re talking about that much money, who’s counting).
Other companies with a lot of funds held overseas include:
Alphabet [Google] (GOOG)
Cisco (CSCO)
General Electric (GE)
IBM (IBM)
Intel (INTC)
Microsoft (MSFT)
Oracle (ORCL)
Pfizer (PFE)
It may be a while before the untaxed foreign earnings tax break takes place, but when it does, the benefits to the companies should be swift.
Disclosure: Author owns AAPL and MSFT

Trading in the Zone

If you are a stock trader, either a day trader or a swing trader, and you are not as successful as you would like to be, or maybe you have been unsuccessful, you need to read the book Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude by Mark Douglas.
The book is not about looking at stock fundamentals, and its not about looking at technical analysis. It is about looking at yourself and why you make the decisions you do when trading, and how to overcome the trading mistakes you have made in the past.
The author discusses the techniques and strategies you can do to think in terms of probabilities, understand risks, and achieve a winners mindset.
So if you have had trouble with your trading abilities, then I highly recommend that you read Trading in the Zone.