Best Dividend Paying Stocks

Despite recent small increases in interest rates, savers and retirees have been punished for years. It’s been very difficult for “safe income” seekers to get high rates of return on secure investments. That’s why thousands of investors turn to Income Investors every single day. Our motto is: helping our readers get higher returns from safe and rising income plays.

And right now we’ve discovered three different safe-income investments yielding all the way up to 13.04%. The first of these companies owns 4,700 properties in the U.S. and pays a huge chunk of its profits out to its investors. Over the past 24 years, it’s increased its dividend an average of 4.7% per year. The second company made $2.5 billion in gross profits last year operating pipelines across America—and the majority of that profit is paid out to its shareholders. And the third company we’ve labeled our number one dividend stock pick for the next 10 years.

You can learn all about our top three income stocks in a special hot-off-the-press investor research report we’ve prepared called Collect up to a 13.04% Dividend Yield from Our Top 3 Income Stocks! It’s yours FREE when you opt in for our FREE income e-letter, Income Investors.


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What Is Income Investors?

Income Investors is dedicated to delivering timely, trusted and actionable financial news and information to dividend investors. Our mission is to help readers earn higher investment yields and better returns from their portfolios.

Our philosophy is straightforward:

  • We believe in simplicity. If you want to own hot tech stocks, Income Investors isn’t for you. But if you prefer commonsense investing, then you’ll like our approach just fine. Investors adore sexy startups and biotech plays. But over the long term, the best stocks tend to be simple businesses that produce reliable profits they pay out to shareholders.
  • We believe in dividends. For ordinary investors, dividends may be the best way to build wealth. Sure, we all like the extra money. But in addition to providing regular income, study after study has shown dividend stocks actually beat the market over the long haul. After all, what could be a better sign of a solid business than writing a check to shareholders?
  • We believe in the future. Over the past century, American incomes have grown sevenfold. Think about everything that has happened during that time: the Great Depression…two world wars…asset bubbles…stock market crashes…and the list goes on. Yet through it all, our standard of living has marched higher. For 240 years, it has been a mistake to be betting against America. Now is not the time to start.

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Our Income Investors Team

Robert Baillieul, B.Comm.

Robert Baillieul is Editor-in-Chief of Income Investors. He oversees a talented team of financial editors and analysts. Together, they scour the market to find the best income ideas for readers.

Robert is an advocate for a group of companies he calls his “Forever Assets.” Put simply, this is a group of stocks you can buy today and own for the rest of your life. These businesses have created wealth not just over weeks or years, but for generations.

When you own names like these, you no longer have to worry about inflation or bear markets. Many of these firms have paid dividends to shareholders for over a century. For this reason, some of the world’s wealthiest investors—including Bill Gates, George Soros, and Warren Buffett—hold these stocks in their portfolios.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University. Prior to joining Income Investors, he worked as a risk analyst at TD Securities. Robert’s common-sense investment commentary has been featured in a number of publications, including Slate, MarketWatch, and The National Post.

Jing Pan, B.Sc, MA

Jing Pan is a research analyst and editor at Income Investors. His interests are in the fields of macroeconomics, technology, and currency. His major projects have included analyzing the relationship between the interpersonal trust index and economic performance, algorithmic trading in the foreign exchange markets, and the long-term impact of welfare programs.

Jing holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science Degree, both from the University of Toronto.

Jing was co-founder of E-Learning’s Online Tutoring Service in Beijing, China; a project analyst at BMO Capital Markets; and a graduate research assistant at the University of Toronto.

Brian Pacampara, BA, CFA

Brian Pacampara is an editor and research analyst for Income Investors. He combs the investment universe for outstanding businesses that throw off huge amounts of cash.

His investment philosophy is simple: stick to companies with durable, competitive advantages, rock-solid financials, and talented management teams—then wait patiently to buy them at a reasonable price. The magic of compounding will take care of the rest.

It’s the most proven formula for building long-term wealth, so he figures, “Why mess with what works?”

Prior to joining Income Investors, Brian spent 10 years researching and writing about stocks for one of the largest multimedia financial services companies in the world. He has also served as a tech-sector analyst for the world’s largest crowd-sourced platform for investment research.

Brian has a BA from Western University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Gaurav Sharma, BA

Gaurav Sharma is an editor and research analyst for Income Investors.

If you’re interested in dependable income, Gaurav believes there’s one key term you need to know: “Global Dividend Growers” (GDGs). GDGs are some of the biggest, most profitable companies in the world. Their entrenched position translates into steady revenues, thick profit margins, and robust cash flows. This allows them to produce market-beating returns and grow oversized dividends year after year.

These stocks are the “Ivy League Elites” of the market. Dozens of the companies on this list have paid rising dividends for decades, even through the financial crisis of 2008. Many long-time stockholders are collecting triple-digit yields based on the price of their original purchases.

Gaurav holds a BA in Business Economics from York University. Prior to joining Income Investors, he worked as a trader for TD Bank and in private wealth management for Canaccord Genuity.


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