Top 100 Dividend Stocks – December 2010

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Date posted: 12.01.2010 (5:20 am) | Write a Comment  (4 Comments)

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It is that time again, time to look at the top US dividend stocks. We’ve done this in past months and it’s been gaining popularity every time as many are like us, trying to build passive income through a dividend portfolio. The same stock is back on top of the rankings, although there are some challengers and I would expect things to change in the near future. That being said, I think many other criteria need to be considered when picking dividend stocks and that is why I will be narrowing down the list later this week for our mailing list members.

If you are interested in finding out what are top dividend stock picks are, simply join our mailing list it’s free! I expect to send it out later this week.

What to look for

Over the past few months, we have looked at quite a few criteria that have helped us find the best dividend stocks including current yield, dividend growth and also companies that produce solid enough earnings to keep up the dividend payments. We summed it all up when we discussed the 20 things that we look for in dividend stocks.

No changes at the top as FTR continues to be the top dividend payer, although it continues to pay more than it makes…that will come down at some point. We did a full analysis of FTR for IntelligentSpeculator premium members last week. But some investors are liking the stock as you can see in its year-to-date performance.

In Friday’s newsletter, we will be looking for what Zavi was describing in a comment last week; an optimal combination of high dividend yield, high growth and low payout ratio!

That has its positive and negative aspects but the one clear thing is that you would like to go into more than one sector when building your passive dividend porrtfolio.

We will be filtering out the top 100 list to find the ones that fit all of these criteria! In the meantime, here is the list!

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4 Comments

  1. Comment by VeRo — December 1, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    Joined the mailing list! And love the picture!

  2. Comment by Zavi — December 1, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    looking forward it. Thanks for the mention 😉

  3. Comment by Bernie — December 1, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Thanks for the monthly list and your blog! Could you possibly add another column showing the dividend growth rate for us div. growth investors

  4. Comment by IS — December 3, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    @VeRo – Thanks:)

    @Zavi – Thanks to YOU for the idea:)

    @Bernie – I find that the dividend growth rate is more tricky to do for 100 stocks, I would really recommend joining the mailing list for more information about the growth rates.

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