Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of November

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend.

This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date.

The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 11/27/2017 0.84 2.38%
Goldman Sachs Group (GS) 11/29/2017 0.75 1.18%
Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) 11/30/2017 0.1 0.73%
Kellogg Company (K) 11/30/2017 0.54 3.21%
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) 11/30/2017 2 2.35%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions: Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

 

So How Many Stocks Really Are There?

Have you ever wondered how many different stocks are available to investors? $3,000? $5,000? $10,000?

Well, here is the answer. First, according to NASDAQ, there are 3,274 stocks traded on NASDAQ. The same source says that there are 3,144 stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and 358 American Stock Exchange traded stocks.

Now we get to the over-the-counter companies. This includes all the various levels of OTC stocks, Pink Sheet stocks, and Grey Market stocks. There are actually 17,355 stocks in all these categories, according to OTCMarkets.com.

Add these altogether and shat you get is a total of 24,131 stocks.

How Many Turkey Stocks Can You Name? The Thanksgiving Stock Portfolio

In just a few days, it will be time to give thanks and eat turkey. There are many companies that will benefit from the Thanksgiving holiday. How many of these stocks can you name? Here are a few to get you started.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Hillshire Brands

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) Pepperidge Farm stuffing

ConAgra, Inc. (NYSE:CAG) Marie Callender’s pumpkin pie

Kraft Heinz (NYSE:KHC) Heinz Gravy, Stove Top Stuffing

Hormel (NYSE:HRL) Jennie-O brand of turkeys

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc, (NYSE:MSO) wine and cookbooks

Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ)  Mondavi and many other wines

Lifetime Brands (NYSE:LCUT) KitchenAid utensils

Happy Thanksgiving!

Warren Buffett has Been Buying Apple

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B) just filed its latest shareholdings with the SEC a few days ago, and shows some interesting data. Buffett has added to three new positions and reduced holdings in some stocks.

Most importantly, his shareholdings in Apple (AAPL) increased by almost four million shares during the third quarter of this year. Could that be the cause of the significant boost in the stock price or just a great call on the part of Buffett? Or both? After all, he made a great call on General Electric (GE) by dumping the stock earlier in the year.

Warren Buffett has also been adding to his positions in Monsanto (MON) and Synchrony Financial (SYF).

Reductions were made in the shareholdings of a few stocks. Berkshire sold over $17 million shares of IBM (IBM). Plus, he sold some Charter Communications (CHTR) stock and shares in Wells Fargo (WFC).

Warren Buffett has an outstanding track record, so reviewing his buys and sells may be helpful to you and your portfolio.

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of November

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend.

This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date.

The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Moody’s Corporation (MCO) 11/20/2017 0.38 1.06%
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (DNB) 11/21/2017 0.502 1.71%
Hershey Company (HSY) 11/21/2017 0.656 2.34%
Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) 11/22/2017 0.1 0.72%
Carnival Corporation (CUK) 11/22/2017 0.45 2.27%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions: Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

 

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Third Week of November

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend.

This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date.

The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) 11/13/2017 0.15 2.84%
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD) 11/14/2017 1.457 3.30%
Consolidated Edison Inc (ED) 11/14/2017 0.69 3.12%
Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) 11/14/2017 0.52 2.46%
Target Corporation (TGT) 11/14/2017 0.62 4.15%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions: Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

 

1st Hand Review of 1st Amazon Bookstore in SF Bay Area

It was just three days ago that Amazon (AMZN) opened up its first bookstore in the San Francisco area. In case you haven’t heard, Amazon is giving Barnes & Noble (BKS) a (bigger) run for its money, by opening up bricks and mortar establishments, better known as retail stores.

The shop that I visited is located in Walnut Creek, California, a fairly wealthy suburb near San Francisco, just a 40 minute ride on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).

In spite of the fact that Amazon is headquartered in the state of Washington, only two Amazon Books stores are located there, yet there are now four in California. The other three are in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Jose. The rest are located in Oregon, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and New Jersey.

The store I visited is located at 1265 Broadway Plaza and is a little hard to find, but if you can find the kate spade shop, it is next door. And if you can find the Tesla (TSLA) store, it is across the street. The first thing I noticed was that the place was packed. Of course, the space wasn’t as big as the two-story building Barnes & Noble had occupied when they were located in Walnut Creek, but they had shut down in January of last year.

I noticed all the usual categories for books that you would find in any decent size bookstore, but there were a few new ones, such as The Books with Over 10,000 Reviews. Included in that section were the following books:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

In addition, there were the usual non-book Amazon products for sale, such as the Kindle, the Echo, and other Alexa devices.

There was also a Peet’s Coffee located within the store, for shoppers who were thirsty, hungry, or both.

On display at the very front of the store, was a group of books called Most Wished-For Books. Included was the book, The Rooster Bar by John Grisham.

One book had a whole display all to itself right by the front door: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

All in all, it was a fun adventure to see what was being offered and how strong the patronage was. It will be interesting to see where the next shop will open, and how many more Amazon Books shops there will be.

The Stock Motifs that are Up Over 20%

If you are not familiar with motifs, they are similar to Exchange Traded Funds, except they are created by investors. You get to pick and choose which stocks you want to put in the portfolio. You can invest in the motif and others can invest in your motifs also. I created several motifs that are available for anyone to invest in, many of which are up over 20%.

Here are some of the motifs I created last year and the returns to date:

Liquid Biopsy Stocks +13.1%

Gisele Bundchen Stocks +15%

Drone Stocks +37%

Cuba Stocks +31.5%

Marijuana Cannabis Stocks +21%

Horse Race Stocks +129.7%

Beer Stocks +12.9%

Wine and Liquor Stocks +20.5%

Virtual Reality Stocks Over $5  +48.7%

Virtual & Augmented Reality Stocks +38.4%

By the way, if you are looking for a bitcoin motif, I just created one a couple days ago and it is already up 1.1%.

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Second Week of November

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend.

This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date.

The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Intel Corporation (INTC) 11/6/2017 0.273 2.34%
Papa John’s International (PZZA) 11/6/2017 0.225 1.21%
Sonic Corp. (SONC) 11/7/2017 0.16 2.20%
American Electric Power (AEP) 11/9/2017 0.62 3.17%
American Airlines Group (AAL) 11/10/2017 0.1 0.85%
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) 11/10/2017 0.77 3.65%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.

Dividend definitions: Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.