Top 100 Dividend Stocks – November 2010

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Date posted: 11.02.2010 (4:35 am) | Write a Comment  (2 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.

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. But some investors are liking the stock as you can see in its year-to-date performance.

In Thursday’s newsletter, we will be looking at stocks that qualify as wide moat stocks and thus could be expected to maintain their high payouts. Here is a starter description of a wide moat stock:

* Recurring revenue streams.
* Ability to produce at low costs.
* A monopoly or oligopoly type of market positioning.
* A strong franchise or brand that gives the company insulation from most of the competition.
* Ability to raise prices ahead of inflation.

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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  1. Comment by Doctor Stock — November 5, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    Appreciate your continued efforts in presenting this information each month!

  2. Comment by IS — November 6, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    @Doctor Stock – My pleasure, always one of the most viewed posts:)

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