One of the joys of investing in stocks is watching dividend payments roll in quarter after quarter. Giant capital gains from growth stocks may be more exciting, but a reliable and growing stream of dividend payments, reinvested in more stocks, unleashes the true power of compounding. Dividends have accounted for nearly half of the total return of the S&P 500 Index over the past 25 years. You....More>>>
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company initiated its dividend in 2010 and has been growing distributions rapidly since then.
While the company has only managed to increase dividends for four years in a row, I believe that it has the potential to reach dividend achiever status, and has the growth story to become....More>>>
Ok, let’s get really personal for a few minutes. Last year I had a heart attack. It was eventually downgraded to a “cardiac episode” resulting from complications from a long-term medication that I take for migraines. My stint in the hospital included CATscans, MRIs, angioplasty, EKGs… the list goes on. I’m also strongly advised to have 6 month....More>>>
Here’s what you need to know about Jim Hackett, 62, who succeeds Mark Fields as CEO of Ford Motor after leading the company’s Smart Mobility division focused on new innovations in transportation.
He knows what it’s like to lead a company that’s more than 100 years old.
Hackett served as CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based furniture company Steelcase for nearly....More>>>
Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) is a biotech company which develops RNA-targeted therapeutics and has been operating for over 26 years. The company has recently filed to spin-off its Akcea Therapeutic segment, focused on Volanesorsen and other drugs related to cardiometabolic diseases originated by lipid disorders.
Ionis Core, the company core segment, has developed a broad pipeline of....More>>>
Few companies have parlayed investments in digital technology into profit-generating success as has Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ). While Starbucks usually is lauded for melding its loyalty app with mobile order and pay, the seemingly modest pizza shop can easily point to its platform for helping turn around its fortunes.
Domino’s credits its technology innovations with helping it....More>>>
By Ben Reynolds
Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) is the third-largest Canadian bank ranked by market cap.
Bank of Nova Scotia’s market cap is $64 billion The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s market cap is $83 billion Royal Bank of Canada’s market cap is $94 billion
Bank of Nova Scotia’s financial metrics should immediately stand out for value-focused dividend....More>>>
Venezuela’s corruption scandal in America is getting bigger.
U.S. prosecutors filed new criminal charges against a Venezuelan man living in the United States who they allege bribed officials at Venezuela’s state-run oil company, PDVSA.
The bribes — free hotel rooms, meals and cash — were meant to help get lucrative contracts for U.S. energy companies owned....More>>>
My clear choice for a Top Pick for income investing is a closed-end fund that invests in a variety of both public and private companies doing work in the life sciences sector, asserts Nate Pile, editor of Nate’s Notes.
Tekla Life Sciences Investors (HQL) represents an outstanding way for investors who want to be involved in biotech, but don’t like the high levels of stress....More>>>