Dividend Strategists Rewind: Week of August 16, 2021

The latest dividend news, strategies and investing ideas.

7 Best Healthcare Sector Dividend Stocks

One way to diversify your portfolio is to invest in different sectors. Some sectors perform better than others in different economic conditions, and sector diversification helps to mitigate portfolio risk.

In this article series, I present the top-ranked dividend growth stocks in each GICS sector. To rank stocks, I sort them in descending order by quality scores, as determined by DVK Quality Snapshots. When two stocks have the same quality score, I use tie-breaking metrics to rank one stock higher than the other. READ MORE

2 Dividend Growth Stocks That Significantly Boost Your Portfolio's Yield

Oil & gas stocks will raise passions and attract many investors during bull markets. As the economy grows, demand for such products increase accordingly. Commodity prices go up, profits are skyrocketing, and dividends are generous. The problem is that it rarely stays that way.

The energy sector is the most cyclical of all. If you are courageous enough to ride the roller coaster, you can grab shares at highly depreciated prices every few years. If you would rather stay focused on a dividend growth investing strategy as we do here at DSR, you must be incredibly picky before investing a penny in this sector. READ MORE

3 Dividend Champions Who Have Grown Their Dividend By 10% Annually Over The Past Decade

Companies that have increased their dividend for 25 years or more are known as Dividend Champions. Dividend Champions, unlike Dividend Aristocrats, are not required to be members of the S&P 500 index.

The Champions list's purpose is to identify all corporations in the United States that have grown their dividends paid for 25 years or more, regardless of their size. There are currently 133 companies that are on the Dividend Champions list for 2021. READ MORE

The Century Club: 3 Companies That Have Paid Dividends For More Than 100 Years

Individuals who are interested in dividend investing enjoy the idea of sharing in a company's profits. As an equity shareholder of a company that pays dividends, part of their earnings will be disbursed in the form of a dividend.

Two of the most common reasons investors elect to add dividend-paying companies to their portfolio are to either generate passive income or help rebuild their income in retirement. There are many different theories on investing, and there certainly isn't a one-size-fits-all that everyone should follow. My investment strategy is a hybrid approach. READ MORE

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For August 2021

Last month I started a new series that will rank selections of Dividend Radar stocks and present the seven top-ranked stocks for consideration. Dividend Radar tracks stocks trading on U.S. exchanges with dividend increase streaks of at least five years.

Each month, I’ll consider different screens to narrow down the more than 750 Dividend Radar stocks. Screens will focus on various aspects of dividend growth investing, such as dividend yield, dividend growth rate, and stock valuation. READ MORE

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