Diary of a Dividend Diva: The Sweet Spot

As I noted in Monday's installment of the diaries, we are in the thick of dividend season, with ample opportunity to drive significant income generation during May and early June. Today we will scan the opportunities coming next week, which are listed in the table below.

As always, this is a subset of the available dividends, screened for size and trading volume. I screen out tiny dividends, generally below 0.4%, since trading tiny dividends requires too much trading (and too high a "batting average") to hit your income objectives. I screen out the large dividends, such as those over 1.5% for instance, because they carry too much stock-specific risk. The super-high yield is telling you that the market does not trust the stock or the sustainability of the dividend....231 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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