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Dividend Investing

Dividend Investing is the time-tested strategy to building wealth in the stock market through passive income streams. From Warren Buffet to John Paulson, many of the top stock market billionaires live comfortably on the passive income streams generated through dividend investing. Check out the dividend investing archive below to uncover high-yielding dividend stock ideas, dividend trends, and tax-saving tips. For more invaluable insight all dividend investors should consider, check out our free reports: 5 High Yield Dividend Stocks and The Income Investors Blacklist.

Great Plains Energy

Ill-conceived diversification has crippled dozens of utilities in past decades. That's why it's so encouraging when management sees the light before disaster strikes.

Safe Yields for Tough Times

Reliable yields make utility preferred stocks an island of stability in an otherwise rocky income market.

Keeping Our Balance

We’ve taken hits, but for the first two quarters of 2008, the Income Portfolio is still ahead 3.7 percent, including a 1.9 percent second quarter gain.

Keeping Cool

Last week, I accompanied a handful of adult leaders and three-dozen boys of varying ages to scout camp in the Virginia mountains. The first day’s weather was unexpectedly cool and rainy. As the week progressed, however, the days were increasingly hot and dusty. Not surprising, tempers rose accordingly, calming only with the oncoming chill of night and the eternal fascination of a raging campfire.

The ‘R’ Word

“This is a mental recession,” not a real one, asserts former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm. The current advisor and co-chairman of Republican candidate John McCain’s presidential campaign went on to state: “We have sort of become a nation of whiners…complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline.”

The Other Risk

Credit risk has crushed many an income investor the past 12 months. Even the strong-business-focused Income Portfolio hasn’t been immune, as recently sold Regions Financial shows.

AES Corp Preferred C

The same opportunity rarely knocks more than once, but it hasn’t had to for global power producer AES Corp. After rapidly growing from inception in October 1981, the company nearly imploded in 2002 as its multinational empire grew unwieldy and challenged a mountain of debt.

The Company You Keep

Verizon Communications’ $28.1 billion takeover of Alltel Corp cheered the market, and for good reason. It catapulted the company to the No. 1 position in American wireless by adding well-run systems at a bargain price.

Inflation: Why Worry?

Investing in dividend-paying stocks is, at its core, a long-term enterprise. For one thing, you’ve got to stick around long enough to collect your distributions.

Know Your Rate

Dividends are the cornerstone of the Income Portfolio. But Uncle Sam doesn’t treat them all equally.

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