60 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, led by Apple

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following eight Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Apple Inc., Intel Corp., GlaxoSmithKline, MetLife, Eaton Corp., Discover Financial Services, Ameriprise Financial and CMS Energy. Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be [...]

55 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, led by Ford Motor Company

There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including Clorox Co., Ford Motor Co., Unilever NV, Morgan Stanley, ConAgra Foods, Bank of New York Mellon, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to [...]

58 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, led by Yum! Brands

There are 14 large cap stocks (bolded below) going ex-dividend next week including Yum! Brands, Lowe's, Pentair Inc., HSBC Holdings, Apache, Procter & Gamble, Infosys Technologies, C.R. Bard, Hormel Foods, Caterpillar, Colgate Palmolive, CVS Health Corp., Fastenal and Pempina Pipeline. Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend [...]

Top 100 Dividend Stock Merck Announces Key Positive Data on drug Keytruda.

   Merck & Co (MRK) is one of our Top 100 Dividend Stocks due to its impressive long-term commitment to paying dividends to shareholders, low beta, strong financial rating, and an elevated 3% yield. The company is one of the top U.S. drug firms and has paid dividends consecutively for 45 years.  Over the weekend, [...]

47 Firms going Ex-Dividend next week, led by Abbott Labs

There are 8 large cap stocks (bolded below) going ex-dividend next week including Abbott Labs, AbbVie, Accenture, Foot Locker, General Growth Properties, Masco, PNC Financial and Shaw Communications. Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked [...]

Traits of a Great Stock for Covered Call Writing

Thanks to Robert Erich at MoneyNomad for also posting this article; http://moneynomad.com/traits-of-a-great-stock-for-covered-call-writing/ via @rlerich Covered-call writing is considered the most conservative strategy in option writing. While it remains unknown to most investors, it is in fact safer than outright stock ownership because the investor’s downside risk is offset by premium income received for selling the call [...]