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If you're looking for relatively stable investments with tax benefits and bond-beating yields, take a look at dividend stocks. They're not just for seniors. Which ones should be part of your portfolio? Here's a roundup of some of the Globe's recent coverage of dividend stocks:

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May:

  • Why dividends are heading higher, unlike stocks
  • John Heinzl discusses Canadian dividend blogs and websites in his Investor Clinic video
  • Dividend dates explained John Heinzl takes a look in this Investor Clinic video
  • The perils of income trust conversions : How it may affect payouts to investors
  • Why preferreds are falling but corporate bonds aren't John Heinzl answers your investing questions
  • Dialling for dividends at Verizon Analysts see big growth in the wireless giant's cash flow
  • Buybacks v. Dividends Think they're more or less the same? Not according to one blogger
  • Dividends on the rise David Berman takes a look at the trend of bigger payouts

April:

  • John Heinzl in his Investor Clinic explains how to understand dividend dates
  • Bissett fund manager Juliette John gives her top five dividend picks
  • If you're looking for stable stocks, look at The top 10 Dow dividend stocks
  • John Heinzl's Investor Clinic looks at the different types of yield in Yield: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Dividend compounding : Behold the eighth wonder of the world. John Heinzl explains in this video
  • Three U.S. banks with steady dividends : They offer better-than-average credit quality and steady earnings
  • The top 10 Dow dividend stocks

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September:

  • John Heinzl looks at U.S. companies with rising dividend growth in Growing dividend payouts not the only valid measure and global companies in: The cream of the global dividend growth crop.
  • David Parkinson considers diminishing yields and looks at what lies ahead in: Dividend performance languishes in the cellar
  • Rob Carrick shows how payout ratios are A key tool for dividend sleuthing.
  • Dividend payouts growing in wide range of industries : John Heinzl takes a look at Canadian companies with the highest dividend growth rates
  • UBS's bank analyst says strong capital and lower-than-average growth at Canadian banks could result in dividend hikes in coming months.
  • David Berman discusses the gulf between Manulife and Sunlife's dividend policies in
  • David Berman looks at whether Canadian banks will raise dividends again soon in his daily video.
  • Top notch global dividend stocks worth shopping for: TD Asset Management's Bruce Cooper explains how he searches the world for the best companies he can find that are reasonably priced and have a solid track record. Later, readers had a chance to ask Mr. Cooper questions in this online discussion:
  • Rob Carrick tells you why stocks with rising dividends are such a good deal in our monthly publication.

August:

  • Rob Carrick talks to UBS strategist George Vasic about dividend stock strategies in this Let's Talking Investing video. Also watch and if you want to learn more abuut dividend growth stocks.
  • Seek shelter for your U.S. dividend stocks : John Heinzl examines the Canadian tax treatment of U.S. dividend stocks
  • Some little guys do dish out the dividends : Reliable payouts from smaller companies
  • Sherry Cooper's U.S. screen leaves fewer picks : A look at dividend stocks on the S&P 500
  • Don't despair about dividends : Financial giant Manulife might have halved its payout recently, but research shows dividend stocks have fared well, writes Rob Carrick
  • Your friend, the dividend. Be bold to buy and hold : Rob Carrick's personal finance reader, with a special emphasis on dividends
  • Manulife's choice: Safety first : Manulife slashes its dividend in half - the only major Canadian financial institution to cut its payout since the crisis began - in a move that will save about $800-million a year but will also be unpopular with many shareholders.
  • Four loveable laggards for your portfolio : John Heinzl finds four bargain bin stocks that pay dividends
  • Dividends: the big moves : Steve Ladurantaye takes a look at the cuts and hikes in recent weeks
  • Eight blue-chip dividend stocks make Sherry's Cooper's cut

July:

  • Time is still right to build high-income portfolio : Ted Rechtshaffen, president of TriDelta Financial Partners, picks dividend stocks and corporate bonds for retirement
  • Dividend 'gross-ups' a gross out for some seniors : John Heinzl looks at dividends' tax implications for seniors

June:

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  • One tax tip you can't ignore : The dividend tax credit can work wonders for your tax bill
  • Stress test your holdings to guard against inflation : Look for weak spots in your portfolio. Rob Carrick shows you how.
  • Dividends are still a safe harbour : Rock-solid dividend payers in less volatile industries are selling for bargain prices, says John Heinzl
  • Getting things done the blue-chip way : Nick Majendie, senior vice-president at Canaccord Capital Corp., talks to Dianne Maley about his favourite dividend stocks
  • Dividend lovers, take heart and take note : Juliette John, senior vice-president with Bissett Investment Management, says there's still plenty of value to be found on the stock market
  • Ask Dennis Gartman : The author of the Gartman Letter shares his tips for picking dividend stocks with our readers in an online discussion

May:

  • Name brands show potential for dividend hikes : John Heinzl picks companies that are likely to boost their dividends
  • Digging for future dividend growth : A look at Canadian companies with the strongest dividend growth rates
  • Weeding out stocks with weak dividends : S&P 500 stocks with high dividend yields
  • In search of solid dividend stocks : Canadian stocks that are reliable high-yielders
  • Checking in on the 'dividend fountains' : Growth stocks that should continue raising their dividends 

April:

  • Dividend growth provides comfort amid turmoil : Sherry Cooper's dividend stock picks
  • Blue chip dividend stocks still better place to be : Large-cap dividend-growing stocks, picked by George Vasic
  • A daredevil portfolio for (highly) risk-tolerant investors : Rob Carrick's list of risky stocks with impressive yields

Investor Education:

  • Calculating your net return after tax: Sallia's story
  • What advanced stock market terms might I read about?
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