Dividend Challengers: The Top 25 Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Today

This is the third and final article of a series of articles we have prepared on dividend paying stocks with a history and legacy of increasing their dividends each year. This final article will cover Dividend Challengers, companies that increased their dividend every year for a minimum of five, to up to nine consecutive years.

Dividend Contenders: 42 Stocks for Above Average Total Return

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, investors needing income are faced with very limited choices.  The traditional high yield available from bonds and other fixed income vehicles are no longer available to meet the needs of retirees needing income to live off.  For part II of this series we present 42 Dividend stocks follow that represent an above average total return.

Dividend Champions: 43 Dividend Stocks on Sale for 2012

We believe that based on earnings, 2012 is starting out with the stock market undervalued. We believe in the long-term ownership of great businesses purchased at sound and attractive valuations. What follows is a list of 43 stocks we feel have attractive dividend yields for 2012.

Preview: Zecco Trading Center Refresh

Zecco has a sleek new trading platform going into a pilot period with select users this week. I had a chance to get a preview and take a glimpse of a few of the updates and wanted to share them with you here. Zecco is a discount online broker featuring $4.95 equities and 65¢ options trades. Check with Zecco for the latest promotions.

Updates to StockRants Sept 19th, 2011

I hope investors are enjoying the summer as well as the deep discounts the market has once again presented us with. Lots of great opportunities to start building a portfolio rolling into the final quarter of 2011. We've made some updates to StockRants under the hood and wanted to post a quick update detailing the changes. We also have an announcement regarding submitting articles or other contributions.

The World MoneyShow Comes to Vancouver

The World MoneyShow is coming to Vancouver September 19-21, 2011. At the expo you can meet face to face with leading investment experts and maybe even get answers to your most burning financial questions. Discover cutting-edge investment opportunities and gain insight on how to best position your portfolio for profit, in 2011 and beyond.


Five Things in the News That Can Affect the Stock Market

Investors would like to accurately predict the stock market to exploit the available profitable economic opportunities. However, various economic trends and extraneous factors affect this perfect strategy as they indicate the success and failure of the stock market.

StocksToTrade Review: A Market Intelligence Tool That Takes the Gamble Out of Stock Trading

Thanks to new fintech solutions such as Robinhood, Ally Invest, and eToro, it is now incredibly easy for anybody to participate on Wall Street as a trader on an investor. However,...

Shell (RDS.A) Resumes Work at Prelude Floating LNG Facility

Royal Dutch Shell plc RDS.A recently confirmed that it resumed activities at Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility offshore Western Australia. The facility remained offline since February due to engineering glitches. This suspension followed an order from Australia's upstream regulator to perform additional work following three safety incidents that took place at the facility between September and January.