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Mutual funds are an investment strategy that pools your money together with other investors to purchase a collection of stocks, bonds, or other securities that might be difficult to recreate on your own. While mutual funds are right for some investors, they don’t work for everyone. Here’s five reasons why.

Diversification is a great way to manage risk. But, owning several mutual funds may not lower risk as you can duplicate stocks and sector concentrations as you add more funds. Plus, if you have several mutual funds, each with 100+ individual stocks, it’s difficult to track holdings and determine your actual diversification and risk.

Mutual fund portfolio managers have thousands of shareholders for each fund they manage and don’t communicate with each shareholder on a regular basis. When changes occur in fund strategy or securities are bought and sold, you’re typically not made aware of these changes.

In order to meet your goals, it’s critical that your investments are aligned with your specific objectives. Mutual funds have a strategy, style and portfolio allocations that meet the fund’s objectives, not yours. Time horizon, cash flow needs and growth expectations, etc. all play a critical role that your investments should address.

Mutual fund profits are subject to capital gains taxes which are distributed to individual fund shareholders. For this reason, you could end up paying taxes on gains even though you didn’t sell any shares or when the overall fund incurs a loss. It’s important to avoid unneccessary taxes so consider a custom investing approach instead.

Inside mutual funds are complex fees and expenses that can significantly impact your overall returns. Even “no-load” funds can charge management and other fees which are not transparent to investors. Hidden fees have a big impact on your portfolio over time so it’s important to know what charges and fees are in the fine print.

Personalized Money Management

Mutual funds can be ideal for smaller portfolios but for high-net worth investors, a separately managed portfolio can better meet your specific needs that also addresses your individual tax needs. Consider a personalized money management approach which has several advantages over mutual funds.

The Safety of Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks have historically provided lower overall volatility and stronger downside protection when markets decline. Since 1927, dividend stocks have consistently held up better than the broader market during downturns. You can measure downside risk through a statistic known as downside capture ratio.  Downside capture ratio is a statistical measure of overall performance in a down stock market. An investment category, or investment manager, who has a down-market ratio less than 100 has outperformed the index during a falling stock market.  For example, a down-market capture ratio of 80 indicates that the  portfolio measure declined only 80% as much as the index during the period. The downside capture ratio of high-dividend-yielding stocks, since 1927, has been 81% or lower over various long-term periods (table 1.2).  Put a better way, during months that the S&P 500 stock index fell, dividend stocks declined by nearly 19% less than the broader market.

The Snowball Effect

The Snowball Effect is an income investing book that shows how to achieve retirement goals by investing in blue-chip dividend paying stocks, high-yield bonds, and writing covered calls. It is the fourth book by well known investment author Timothy McIntosh, a value portfolio manager for twenty years.

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There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following three Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Oracle, Procter & Gamble and Apache.

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked by our team as a Top 100 Dividend Stock is tagged.

Company Name Stock Symbol Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Payout Stock Price Yield Market Cap
Oracle Corp ORCL 7/16/2018 7/31/2018 0.19 $47.64 1.60% 193.6
Watsco Inc. WSO 7/16/2018 7/31/2018 1.45 $183.44 3.16% 6.31
PNC Financial PNC 7/16/2018 8/6/2018 0.95 $137.68 2.76% 64.94
Owens Corning OC 7/16/2018 8/2/2018 0.21 $63.37 1.33% 7.18
EOG Resources EOG 7/16/2018 7/31/2018 0.18 $124.66 0.59% 72.91
RPMInternational RPM 7/16/2018 7/31/2018 0.32 $59.53 2.15% 8.13
Acuity Brands AYI 7/17/2018 8/1/2018 0.13 $132.66 0.39% 5.35
Colgate-Palmolive CL 7/17/2018 8/15/2018 0.42 $65.24 2.58% 57.36
West Pharma Services WST 7/17/2018 8/1/2018 0.14 $100.00 0.56% 7.36
Procter & Gamble PG 7/19/2018 8/15/2018 0.72 $79.16 3.62% 199.43
Zoetis Inc ZTS 7/19/2018 9/4/2018 0.13 $84.50 0.60% 41.68
Williams Sonoma WSM 7/19/2018 8/24/2018 0.43 $60.50 2.84% 5.09
Foot Locker FL 7/19/2018 8/3/2018 0.34 $52.03 2.65% 6.16
Pentair Inc. PNR 7/19/2018 8/3/2018 0.17 $42.61 1.64% 7.76
PerkinElmer, Inc. PKI 7/19/2018 8/10/2018 0.07 $75.03 0.37% 8.37
Caterpillar Inc. CAT 7/19/2018 8/20/2018 0.86 $136.76 2.52% 84.16
Apache Corp APA 7/20/2018 8/22/2018 0.25 $47.68 2.10% 18.13
Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd ADR CHT 7/20/2018 8/31/2018 1.24 $36.41 3.40% 28.74
ConocoPhillips COP 7/20/2018 9/4/2018 0.28 $70.05 1.63% 84.25
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Firm Symbol Market Cap Yield % Increase Ex Dividend Sector Dividend
Kroger KR 22.92 1.97 12 08/14/2018 Consumer Staples 0.14
Walgreens WBA 62.72 2.93 10 8/17/2018 Consumer Discretionary 0.44
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There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following eight Top 100 Dividend Stocks: AT&T, Darden Restaurants, General Mills, Verizon, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, The Gap, General Growth Properties and Hormel Foods.

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked by our team as a Top 100 Dividend Stock is tagged.

Company Name Stock Symbol Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Payout Stock Price Yield Market Cap
 AT&T T 7/9/2018 8/1/2018 0.5 $32.68 6.12% 239.42
 Darden Restaurants DRI 7/9/2018 8/1/2018 0.75 $111.08 2.70% 13.75
Dollar General DG 7/9/2018 7/24/2018 0.29 $98.63 1.18% 26.39
 General Mills GIS 7/9/2018 8/1/2018 0.49 $45.04 4.35% 26.7
Intuit Inc. INTU 7/9/2018 7/18/2018 0.39 $208.15 0.75% 53.41
Lincoln National Corp LNC 7/9/2018 8/1/2018 0.33 $63.36 2.08% 13.86
OGE Energy OGE 7/9/2018 7/30/2018 0.33 $35.63 3.73% 7.12
SCANA Corp. SCG 7/9/2018 7/18/2018 0.12 $40.63 1.22% 5.81
Toronto-Dominion Bank TD 7/9/2018 7/31/2018 0.51 $57.97 3.52% 108.58
UDR Inc. UDR 7/9/2018 7/31/2018 0.32 $37.75 3.42% 10.39
United Microelectronics Corp. ADR UMC 7/9/2018 8/7/2018 0.08 $2.83 2.94% 6.83
 Verizon VZ 7/9/2018 8/1/2018 0.59 $51.48 4.58% 212.71
America Movil AMX 7/10/2018 0.16 $17.65 1.79% 57.37
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. ADR AMOV 7/10/2018 0.16 $17.51 1.81% 57.77
 Dr. Pepper Snapple Group DPS 7/10/2018 7/10/2018 103.75 $122.92 1.89% 22.15
HEICO Corp HEI 7/10/2018 7/19/2018 0.06 $72.38 0.17% 8.71
Marsh & McLennan Corporation MMC 7/10/2018 8/15/2018 0.41 $84.23 1.97% 42.74
Raytheon Co. RTN 7/10/2018 8/2/2018 0.87 $193.57 1.79% 55.6
 The Gap Inc. GPS 7/10/2018 8/1/2018 0.24 $31.26 3.10% 12.11
Lennar Corp LEN 7/11/2018 7/26/2018 0.04 $53.69 0.30% 17.31
Abbott Labs ABT 7/12/2018 8/15/2018 0.28 $62.16 1.80% 108.98
AbbVie Inc. ABBV 7/12/2018 8/15/2018 0.96 $96.92 3.96% 146.74
American Financial Group AFG 7/12/2018 7/25/2018 0.35 $107.32 1.30% 9.54
Bank of the Ozarks OZRK 7/12/2018 7/20/2018 0.2 $45.56 1.76% 5.89
Duke Energy Corporation DUKH 7/12/2018 7/16/2018 0.32 $26.04 4.92% 18.23
eBay Inc. EBAYL 7/12/2018 8/1/2018 0.38 $26.63 5.63% 28.55
Freeport McMoran FCX 7/12/2018 8/1/2018 0.05 $17.51 1.14% 25.37
 General Growth Properties GGP 7/12/2018 7/31/2018 0.22 $20.84 4.22% 20.07
Graco Inc. GGG 7/12/2018 8/1/2018 0.13 $44.92 1.18% 7.53
Masco Corp. MAS 7/12/2018 8/13/2018 0.1 $38.42 1.09% 11.93
Mid-American Apartment Communities MAA 7/12/2018 7/31/2018 0.92 $100.26 3.68% 11.82
Shaw Communications SJR 7/12/2018 7/30/2018 0.1 $20.70 5.72% 10.51
THE SOUTHERN CO. SERIES SOJA 7/12/2018 7/15/2018 0.39 $26.70 5.85% 26.8
Toll Brothers, Inc. TOL 7/12/2018 7/27/2018 0.11 $37.01 1.19% 5.62
Trinity Industries TRN 7/12/2018 7/31/2018 0.13 $34.71 1.50% 5.22
Avianca Holdings SA (ADR) AVH 7/13/2018 7/20/2018 0.06 $6.58 1.36% 6.56
Dr. Reddys Lab RDY 7/13/2018 0.28 $32.89 0.84% 5.44
 Hormel Foods HRL 7/13/2018 8/15/2018 0.19 $37.15 2.02% 19.71
Idex Corp IEX 7/13/2018 7/31/2018 0.43 $137.39 1.25% 10.54
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Company Ticker MTD QTD
Hess Corporation HES 11.12 32.64
Occidental Petroleum Corp OXY 0.3 30
Darden Restaurants Inc DRI 22.48 26.32
Apache Oil APA 16.88 22.14
Valero Energy Corp VLO -8.56 20.33
The Kroger Co KR 16.93 19.36
Phillips 66 PSX -3.59 17.92
Ventas Inc VTR 5.63 16.58
The Mosaic Co MOS 2.13 15.63
Public Storage PSA 8.03 14.21
Merck & Co Inc MRK 2.77 12.32
Infosys Ltd INFY 10.21 12.31
Kohl’s Corp KSS 10.13 12.21
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 1.83 11.98
Simon Property Group Inc SPG 6.22 11.53
Target Corp TGT 4.43 10.53
Coach Inc COH 2.05 10.21
Quest Diagnostics Inc DGX 3.2 10.11
Amgen Inc AMGN 2.77 9.05
Hormel Foods Corp HRL 3.68 8.97
Microsoft Corp MSFT -0.23 8.5
T. Rowe Price Group Inc TROW -3.81 8.17
Spectra Energy Partners LP SEP 17.52 7.52
Accenture PLC ACN 5.04 7.44
Medtronic PLC MDT -0.82 6.72
Wells Fargo and Company WFC 2.69 6.53
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 5.54 6.44
Diageo Plc DEO -1.71 6.34
Total SA TOT 1.06 6.24
Dow Chemical Co DOW -0.87 6.24
Agrium Inc AGU 2.28 6.02
Realty Income Corp O 1.33 5.26
CMS Energy Corp CMS 2.49 5.18
Southern Co SO 3.14 5.04
Gap Inc GPS 15.76 4.59
GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK -0.52 4.53
Schlumberger Ltd SLB -1.66 4.25
CVS Health Corp CVS 1.51 4.24
Magna International Inc MGA -9.27 3.74
Duke Energy Corp DUK 2.49 3.23
Pfizer Inc PFE 0.97 3.18
Siemens AG SIEGY 0.91 3.07
Dr Pepper Snapple Group DPS 2.26 3.06
National Grid PLC ADR NGG 0.07 2.62
Boston Properties Inc BXP 3.65 2.43
Qualcomm Inc QCOM -3.44 2.4
United Parcel Service Inc UPS -8.52 2.37
Dominion Resources Inc D 6.22 2.35
Emerson Electric EMR -2.4 1.94
Coca-Cola Co KO 2.91 1.89
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 0.75 1.1
Nestle SA NSRGY 2.33 1.01
Consolidated Edison Inc ED 1.63 0.97
GGP Inc GGP 0.74 0.93
McDonald’s Corp MCD -1.44 0.84
PepsiCo Inc PEP 8.6 0.59
United Technologies Corp UTX 0.17 -0.07
Unilever UN -0.09 -0.34
Procter & Gamble Co PG 6.68 -0.63
AmerisourceBergen Corp ABC 3.81 -0.65
General Mills Inc GIS 4.66 -0.69
Toyota Motor Corporation TM 0.66 -1.2
Discover Financial Services DFS -4.67 -1.63
L Brands Inc LB 8.76 -1.91
Viacom Inc VIAB 12.03 -2.25
BB and T Corporation BBT -3.92 -2.35
Progressive Corporation PGR -4.74 -2.92
Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT 3.77 -3.15
Oracle Corp ORCL -5.69 -3.28
Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC -11.22 -3.41
Comcast Corp CMCSA 5.23 -3.42
Capital One Financial COF -2.23 -3.67
Intel Corp INTC -9.95 -3.97
MetLife Inc MET -5.2 -4.08
BCE Inc BCE -1.44 -4.58
Mitsubishi UFJ Fin’l Grp Inc ADR MTU -7.28 -4.72
JP Morgan Chase and Co JPM -2.63 -4.74
Eastman Chemical Co EMN -3.63 -4.79
Bank of Nova Scotia BNS -4.12 -5.22
Hershey HSY 3.35 -5.3
Eaton Corp PLC ETN -2.4 -5.64
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV BUD 7.66 -6.1
State Street Corporation STT -2.71 -6.24
Novo Nordisk A/S NVO -2.99 -6.36
Novartis AG NVS 1.37 -6.57
Chubb Ltd. CB -2.25 -6.6
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA -3.81 -7.72
IBM IBM -1.14 -7.93
AT&T Inc T -0.65 -8.53
Prudential Financial Inc PRU -3.44 -8.83
Bristol Myers BMY 5.17 -11.87
Principal Financial Group Inc PFG -4.18 -12.21
Fluor FLR 0.08 -14.38
Starbucks Corp SBUX -13.8 -15.1
Invesco Ltd IVZ -2.78 -16.09
Cummins Inc CMI -6.59 -17.28
Philip Morris International PM 2.94 -17.63
Société Générale ADR SCGLY -3.52 -18.49
Cardinal Health Inc CAH -5.34 -21.34
The Travelers Companies Inc TRV -2.16 -34.68
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There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following seven Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Bank of Nova Scotia, Comcast, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco Systems, JP Morgan, Medtronic and Quest Diagnostics.

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked by our team as a Top 100 Dividend Stock is tagged.

Company Name Stock Symbol Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Payout Stock Price Yield Market Cap
 Bank of Nova Scotia BNS 7/2/2018 7/27/2018 0.62 $56.60 4.36% 72.17
 Comcast CMCSA 7/2/2018 7/25/2018 0.19 $32.63 2.33% 151.85
Kimco Realty Corp KIM 7/2/2018 7/16/2018 0.28 $17.07 6.56% 7.23
Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) VIV 7/2/2018 0.06 $11.70 8.94% 18.93
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. HTA 7/3/2018 7/10/2018 0.3 $26.93 4.53% 5.61
American Express AXP 7/5/2018 8/10/2018 0.35 $96.97 1.44% 85.13
 Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 7/5/2018 8/1/2018 0.4 $55.30 2.89% 90.92
Brixmor Property Group Inc BRX 7/5/2018 7/16/2018 0.28 $17.70 6.21% 5.32
Banco Santander Brasil BSBR 7/5/2018 8/3/2018 0.04 $7.46 3.07% 28.36
 Cisco Systems CSCO 7/5/2018 7/25/2018 0.33 $42.94 3.07% 203.78
Erie Indemnity ERIE 7/5/2018 7/20/2018 0.84 $115.83 2.90% 6.07
General Dynamics Corporation GD 7/5/2018 8/10/2018 0.93 $187.44 1.98% 55.73
Gentex Corp GNTX 7/5/2018 7/18/2018 0.11 $23.14 1.90% 6.41
 JP Morgan Chase JPM 7/5/2018 7/31/2018 0.56 $104.93 2.13% 359.32
 Medtronic, Inc.  MDT 7/5/2018 7/25/2018 0.5 $86.33 2.32% 116.65
NetApp Inc. NTAP 7/5/2018 7/25/2018 0.4 $77.31 2.07% 20.81
Royal Gold Inc. RGLD 7/5/2018 7/20/2018 0.25 $91.36 1.09% 6.07
Sysco Corp SYY 7/5/2018 7/27/2018 0.36 $68.35 2.11% 35.59
 Quest Diagnostics DGX 7/6/2018 7/23/2018 0.5 $110.22 1.81% 14.96
The Walt Disney Company DIS 7/6/2018 7/26/2018 0.84 $104.77 1.60% 156.45
Mobile Telesystems OJSC ADR MBT 7/6/2018 0.74 $8.76 16.94% 8.54
McCormick & Co. MKC 7/6/2018 7/23/2018 0.52 $114.83 1.81% 15.07
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MRVL 7/6/2018 7/31/2018 0.06 $21.77 1.10% 10.97
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There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following four Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Cardinal Health, Realty Income, State Street and Ventas.

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked by our team as a Top 100 Dividend Stock is tagged.

Company Name Stock Symbol Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Payout Stock Price Yield Market Cap
Taiwan Semiconductor TSM 6/25/2018 7/19/2018 1.06 $38.12 2.79% 197.48
Vail Resorts, Inc. MTN 6/26/2018 7/12/2018 1.47 $280.81 2.09% 11.34
Santander Mexico Fincl Gp BSMX 6/27/2018 7/6/2018 0.12 $6.60 1.82% 9.2
BanColombia S.A. CIB 6/27/2018 7/13/2018 0.36 $47.04 3.07% 45.24
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CM 6/27/2018 7/27/2018 1.33 $88.58 6.01% 40.11
Cypress Semiconductor CY 6/27/2018 7/19/2018 0.11 $17.09 2.57% 6.13
CyrusOne Inc CONE 6/28/2018 7/13/2018 0.46 $57.85 3.18% 5.54
DCT Inndustrial Trust DCT 6/28/2018 7/11/2018 0.36 $65.74 2.19% 6.4
Equity Lifestyle Properties ELS 6/28/2018 7/13/2018 0.55 $91.60 2.40% 8.66
FMC Corp FMC 6/28/2018 7/19/2018 0.17 $88.94 0.74% 11.96
Humana Inc. HUM 6/28/2018 7/27/2018 0.5 $299.98 0.67% 41.3
Lincoln Electric LECO 6/28/2018 7/13/2018 0.39 $88.61 1.76% 5.81
Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. PK 6/28/2018 7/16/2018 0.43 $31.07 5.54% 6.25
Stryker Corp SYK 6/28/2018 7/31/2018 0.47 $172.00 1.09% 64.28
TransCanada Corp TRP 6/28/2018 7/31/2018 0.69 $43.41 6.36% 39.47
Western Digital WDC 6/28/2018 7/16/2018 0.5 $79.68 2.51% 23.84
Dentsply International XRAY 6/28/2018 7/13/2018 0.09 $44.95 0.78% 10.22
Air Products & Chemicals APD 6/29/2018 8/13/2018 1.1 $158.08 2.78% 34.65
Grupo Aval Acciones Y Valores SA AVAL 6/29/2018 7/11/2018 0.03 $8.16 4.23% 181.81
 Cardinal Health CAH 6/29/2018 7/15/2018 0.48 $53.98 3.53% 16.77
CubeSmart CUBE 6/29/2018 7/16/2018 0.3 $31.85 3.77% 5.87
Encompass Health Corporation EHC 6/29/2018 7/16/2018 0.25 $66.92 1.49% 6.61
Edison International EIX 6/29/2018 7/31/2018 0.6 $61.70 3.92% 20.1
Ingredion INGR 6/29/2018 7/25/2018 0.6 $109.67 2.19% 7.92
Liberty Property Trust LPT 6/29/2018 7/15/2018 0.4 $44.31 3.61% 6.7
New Residential Investment Corp NRZ 6/29/2018 7/27/2018 0.5 $18.30 10.93% 6.15
 Realty Income Corp O 6/29/2018 7/13/2018 0.22 $53.78 4.91% 15.33
Raymond James Financial RJF 6/29/2018 7/16/2018 0.3 $96.02 1.25% 13.55
Republic Services RSG 6/29/2018 7/16/2018 0.34 $69.73 1.98% 22.87
Sempra Energy SRE 6/29/2018 7/15/2018 0.9 $115.14 3.11% 30.41
 State Street Corp STT 6/29/2018 7/17/2018 0.42 $98.14 1.71% 35.86
Thor Industries THO 6/29/2018 7/16/2018 0.37 $102.16 1.45% 5.38
 Ventas, Inc. VTR 6/29/2018 7/12/2018 0.79 $55.69 5.67% 19.98
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Our team at the Dividend Manager wanted to provide you with our latest thoughts on the markets and highlight ten dividend stocks trading at very reasonable prices.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed from 22,000 to 24,700 since last August. a gain of nearly 15%. But most of this gain came from October to February. In February the market declined by just over 10% to 21,200.  Since then stocks went sideways – but then start advancing again by several thousand points. But it was not enough to make up for the fall in February.  For the year, the Dow is now even on the year with today’s 287 point drop.

Only a handful of stocks have kept up this past ten months, which is very common late in the up-stock market cycle.  Remember, this “up” cycle started way back in March 2009.  It’s not to say that we cannot continue on this run, but the last time this happened is the go-go 1990s when internet stocks ruled.  Its now that we start to look for events that could take the market down.

I also noted that this market is eerily similar to that of the stock market of the turn of the century that was previously led by stocks like pets.com, Nokia, Motorola, AOL, Palm, and Blackberry.  How many of those stocks are around today I ask??

Yes, the stock market is being led by the “new” tech and other “hot stocks”.  But like a hot air balloon, eventually these stocks run out of air.

But many dividend stocks have been forgotten since last fall including some Top 100 listings like Pepsi, Duke Energy, and Walgreens Boots. All pay great dividends and are still growing their earnings and revenue by strong single digits.

Now as we approach the summer, August is on the horizon. August is usually not a great month for stocks, up a mere 5 times in the last 21. Last year the market fell once again in late August. The August through October period is also the weakest three-month period of any. This year is even more poignant, with the November elections looming. The thought of Congress changing parties could have a negative impact on the market. But, we feel the market won’t take this into consideration until August when the congressional races start to gather steam with the media.

On the economic front, it looks rosy. Unemployment is at 3.9%. Growth this quarter will approach 4%.  Company earnings are solid. Consumers are gaining conviction in the economic expansion, with The Conference Board reporting a jump in consumer confidence. Businesses are equally confident, with regional manufacturing surveys continuing to surprise on the upside; backed up by the national Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index rising to a solid 58.7, while the new order reading rose to 63.7. Meanwhile the larger service side of the ledger remains strong, with the ISM non-manufacturing index rising to 58.6, while the new order component ticked higher to a robust 60.5. Thus both the economy and the consumer are on strong footing.

Almost always, we need a recession for a large market fall, as what happened in 2000 and 2008. With confidence high, both on the personal and business side, most experts do not expect a recession for the next six months. This means any recession is a long-shot at this point in time.  But the list of 4 below could alter the economic outlook. The big oil spike in 2007 along with the housing crisis were the two big causes of the Great Recession.

But dividend investors have the solace to know that even during a recession, the prices of these type of defensive stocks falls far less than that of the market.  The key element is to avoid riskier, growth stocks that pay scant or no dividends.

From our Top 100 list, these ten companies stand out at present prices;

  1. Pepsi
  2. Duke Energy
  3. Hershey
  4. Walgreens Boots
  5. Dominion
  6. GlaxoSmithKline
  7. Ventas
  8. Schlumberger
  9. Société Générale
  10. Cummins

 

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There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following two Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Philip Morris and Chubb Limited.

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked by our team as a Top 100 Dividend Stock is tagged.

Company Name Stock Symbol Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Payout Stock Price Yield Market Cap
Ambev SA (ADR) ABEV 6/18/2018 8/6/2018 0.04 $4.98 0.00% 79.41
American Tower Corp AMT 6/18/2018 7/13/2018 0.77 $138.56 2.22% 59.95
CDK Global Inc CDK 6/18/2018 6/29/2018 0.15 $66.15 0.91% 8.71
Ecolab Inc. ECL 6/18/2018 7/16/2018 0.41 $146.57 1.12% 42.26
Hyatt Hotels Corporation H 6/18/2018 6/28/2018 0.15 $83.69 0.72% 9.89
Hudson Pacific Properties HPP 6/18/2018 6/29/2018 0.25 $35.01 2.86% 5.46
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd. ADR SHI 6/18/2018 7/23/2018 4.24 $72.36 5.86% 8.57
STMicroelectronics STM 6/18/2018 6/26/2018 0.05 $26.12 0.78% 22.95
Turkcell TKC 6/18/2018 6/26/2018 0.16 $6.26 2.57% 5.3
Broadcom Limited AVGO 6/19/2018 6/29/2018 1.75 $270.23 2.59% 110.93
Cincinnati Financial CINF 6/19/2018 7/16/2018 0.53 $68.99 3.07% 11.27
Las Vegas Sands LVS 6/19/2018 6/28/2018 0.75 $80.37 3.73% 63.43
Seagate Technology STX 6/19/2018 7/5/2018 0.63 $58.43 4.31% 16.77
Tiffany & Co. TIF 6/19/2018 7/10/2018 0.55 $136.27 1.61% 16.93
Curtiss-Wright Corp CW 6/20/2018 7/5/2018 0.15 $128.12 0.47% 5.67
KAR Auction Services Inc KAR 6/20/2018 7/5/2018 0.35 $54.90 2.55% 7.41
Sabre Corp SABR 6/20/2018 6/29/2018 0.14 $26.45 2.12% 7.69
Synovus Financial Corp SNV 6/20/2018 7/2/2018 0.25 $55.27 1.81% 6.56
Total Systems Services TSS 6/20/2018 7/2/2018 0.13 $86.45 0.60% 15.71
AMERCO UHAL 6/20/2018 7/5/2018 0.5 $361.21 0.00% 7.08
Advance Auto Parts AAP 6/21/2018 7/6/2018 0.06 $137.16 0.17% 10.15
 Chubb Limited CB 6/21/2018 7/13/2018 0.73 $130.88 2.23% 60.97
Eagle Materials EXP 6/21/2018 7/20/2018 0.1 $112.22 0.36% 5.46
Flowserve FLS 6/21/2018 7/6/2018 0.19 $40.81 1.86% 5.34
Federal Realty Investment Trust FRT 6/21/2018 7/16/2018 1 $119.66 3.34% 8.85
Hill-Rom Holdings HRC 6/21/2018 6/29/2018 0.2 $91.08 0.88% 6.03
 Philip Morris International PM 6/21/2018 7/11/2018 1.14 $81.88 5.57% 127.28
The Toro Company TTC 6/21/2018 7/11/2018 0.2 $62.03 1.29% 6.58
China Eastern Airlines Corp., Ltd. ADR CEA 6/22/2018 8/3/2018 0.36 $42.78 0.00% 17.69
Equity Residential EQR 6/22/2018 7/13/2018 0.54 $63.48 3.40% 24.25
FedEx FDX 6/22/2018 7/9/2018 0.65 $264.56 0.98% 70.69
International Flavors & Fragrances IFF 6/22/2018 7/6/2018 0.69 $126.21 2.19% 9.96
Johnson Controls JCI 6/22/2018 7/13/2018 0.26 $35.04 2.97% 32.33
Pembina Pipeline Corp. Ordinary Shares (Canada) PBA 6/22/2018 7/15/2018 0.15 $34.35 5.14% 17.4
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There are several well known large cap stocks going ex-dividend next week including the following six Top 100 Dividend Stocks: Kohl’s, Public Storage, Coca-Cola, Infosys Technologies, T. Rowe Price and Hess.

Ex-dividend dates are important to dividend investors because one must own a stock on its ex-dividend date in order to be eligible to receive its next dividend. Any stock ranked by our team as a Top 100 Dividend Stock is tagged.

Company Name Stock Symbol Ex-Div Date Pay Date Div Payout Stock Price Yield Market Cap
Pinnacle Foods Inc PF 6/11/2018 7/12/2018 0.33 $64.49 2.02% 7.68
Ross Stores ROST 6/11/2018 6/29/2018 0.23 $85.84 1.05% 32.5
Ameren Corp AEE 6/12/2018 6/29/2018 0.46 $56.69 3.23% 13.81
Anadarko Petroleum APC 6/12/2018 6/27/2018 0.25 $71.40 1.40% 36.79
China Life Insurance Company Ltd. LFC 6/12/2018 8/16/2018 0.27 $14.54 1.83% 111.77
Hewlett Packard HPQ 6/12/2018 7/5/2018 0.14 $23.71 2.35% 38.92
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company HPE 6/12/2018 7/4/2018 0.11 $16.01 2.81% 24.87
Kohl’s Corporation KSS 6/12/2018 6/27/2018 0.61 $77.76 3.14% 13.08
PetroChina PTR 6/12/2018 8/6/2018 0.51 $84.18 0.85% 244.38
Public Storage PSA 6/12/2018 6/28/2018 2 $216.55 3.69% 37.78
American International Group Inc AIG 6/13/2018 6/28/2018 0.32 $55.12 2.32% 49.78
Best Buy BBY 6/13/2018 7/5/2018 0.45 $72.31 2.49% 20.38
Franco-Nevada Corporation FNV 6/13/2018 6/28/2018 0.24 $70.68 1.36% 13.17
Goldcorp GG 6/13/2018 6/22/2018 0.02 $14.16 0.56% 12.38
Intercontinentalexchange Group Inc ICE 6/13/2018 6/29/2018 0.24 $75.66 1.27% 43.96
MDU Resources Group MDU 6/13/2018 7/1/2018 0.2 $27.39 2.88% 5.35
Medical Properties Trust MPW 6/13/2018 7/12/2018 0.25 $13.96 7.16% 5.09
Omnicom Group OMC 6/13/2018 7/12/2018 0.6 $73.90 3.25% 16.8
Prologis PLD 6/13/2018 6/29/2018 0.48 $65.95 2.91% 35.72
SEI Investments SEIC 6/13/2018 6/22/2018 0.3 $66.75 0.90% 10.55
Telefonica TEF 6/13/2018 6/28/2018 0.24 $8.95 5.35% 46.01
Allegion PLC ALLE 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.21 $81.12 1.04% 7.7
American Financial Group, Inc. AFGE 6/14/2018 7/2/2018 0.39 $26.00 6.01% 9.85
Cenovus Energy Inc. CVE 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.05 $10.04 1.99% 12.36
Coca-Cola Co. KO 6/14/2018 7/2/2018 0.39 $43.95 3.55% 187.02
Comerica CMA 6/14/2018 7/1/2018 0.34 $96.47 1.41% 16.59
Devon Energy DVN 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.08 $42.16 0.76% 22.07
Domino’s Pizza DPZ 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.55 $270.04 0.81% 11.42
Dyncorp International Inc. DYNC 6/14/2018 7/1/2018 1.75 $98.63 7.10% 42.17
Fidelity National Information Services FIS 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.32 $106.14 1.21% 35.12
Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc GLPI 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.63 $35.18 7.16% 7.51
Infosys Technologies Ltd. INFY 6/14/2018 0.45 $18.73 4.77% 41.96
Methanex MEOH 6/14/2018 6/30/2018 0.33 $71.00 1.86% 5.86
NASDAQ OMX Group NDAQ 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.44 $95.13 1.85% 15.88
Prosperity Bancshares PB 6/14/2018 7/2/2018 0.36 $75.43 1.91% 5.27
Service Corp SCI 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.17 $36.66 1.85% 6.72
Shaw Communications SJR 6/14/2018 6/28/2018 0.1 $20.87 5.68% 10.6
Simmons First National Corp SFNC 6/14/2018 7/5/2018 0.15 $32.55 1.84% 3
T. Rowe Price TROW 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.7 $125.98 2.22% 30.5
Teck Resources Limited TECK 6/14/2018 6/29/2018 0.05 $29.49 0.68% 17.04
Textron Inc. TXT 6/14/2018 7/1/2018 0.02 $69.32 0.12% 17.98
UGI Corp UGI 6/14/2018 7/1/2018 0.26 $48.81 2.13% 8.45
Amphenol APH 6/15/2018 7/10/2018 0.23 $90.91 1.01% 27.45
DTE Energy DTE 6/15/2018 7/15/2018 0.88 $96.97 3.64% 17.42
Elbit Systems Ltd. ESLT 6/15/2018 7/2/2018 0.44 $125.41 1.40% 5.41
First Citizens Bancshares FCNCA 6/15/2018 7/2/2018 0.35 $442.00 0.32% 5.24
Garmin GRMN 6/15/2018 6/29/2018 0.53 $61.85 3.43% 11.66
General Electric GE 6/15/2018 7/25/2018 0.12 $13.93 3.45% 120.96
Hess Corp HES 6/15/2018 6/29/2018 0.25 $61.84 1.62% 18.56
Huntington Bancshares HBAN 6/15/2018 7/2/2018 0.11 $15.69 2.80% 17.34
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc. SPR 6/15/2018 7/9/2018 0.12 $89.49 0.54% 10.18
UnitedHealth Group UNH 6/15/2018 6/26/2018 0.9 $250.68 1.44% 242.57
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