Diary of a Dividend Diva: LTD, PAYX, AMTD, MO, PM

As we race toward the fiscal cliff, the dividends are coming fast and furious, so we need another installment of the Diary to keep you abreast of coming opportunities. The last trading week before Christmas is now upon us, so we will probably hit a zenith of dividends. Any company that has not declared now will be unlikely to sneak one in before year-end. So peruse the table below and pick off the final dividends you want to see under your tree this year.

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Joining the list is one of my all-time favorites, the dividend champion Limited (LTD). Limited pays a regular dividend, and throws in specials on a regular basis. They didn't disappoint this season, declaring a special that is 6% and will go ex-dividend on Dec. 18. Paychex (PAYX) is another Diva favorite -- I play it every quarter -- that will pay an unusually high 2%, also going ex- on Dec. 18. I also like the TD Ameritrade (AMTD) dividend of 3%, set to go ex- on Dec. 19....157 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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