Top 5 Dividend Picks for 2012

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Top 5 Dividend Picks for 2012

daily dividends top five 5 picks stocks income stream passive cashflow 20122011 is drawing to a close and it’s been a good year for the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio. My goal for the portfolio this year, was to grow it to the point where it would generate $500/month in passive income. Even though the DDI portfolio falls just a little short one month each quarter, it is producing well above $1500 in quarterly income!

I’m very pleased with that accomplishment.

I’ve already bumped the next goal to $600/month in income, however through some additional capital additions throughout 2012 I’m pushing to get the portfolio up to $1000/month.

As I look back on 2011 there a few stocks that are worth special mention and I wanted to share them with you. So in today’s post I’m going to highlight my 5 Top Dividend Stock Picks for 2012. A few of these stocks are already  owned by the DDI portfolio and others are stocks I’m looking to possibly add in the near future.

A word of caution as you work your way through the list. You shouldn’t just use this as a “buy list”, but rather as a starting point for developing new investment ideas that may help improve your portfolio. If your current portfolio has less than 10-15 holdings, these may not be the right stocks for you now – you may want to look to more large cap / blue chip, Dow components before adding some of the names I’ll be looking at here.

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Dividend Increases for Tuesday December 6, 2011

 

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Dividend Increases for Tuesday December 6, 2011

upwardarrow arrow up stocks increase sl green realty gold corp balchem churchill downs j&j snack dividend increase passive  dividend Five companies announced dividend increases today including a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that increased it’s dividend by 150%!

While none of the yields of any of these companies breaks the 2% range, the fact that so many companies continued to increase their dividend this year is a sign of the business environment continuing to improve.

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SL Green Realty (ticker: SLG) New York City’s largest commercial landlord was the big winner today as it increased it’s dividend from $.40 to $1.00 annually. SL Green Realty pays out a quarterly dividend with the next payment on January  13, 2012 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2012.

Daily Dividend Increases

Also reporting increases today were two annual dividend payers, Balchem Corporation (ticker: BCPC) and Churchill Downs (ticker: CHDN) – both of these firms increased their dividend by 20% year over year.

Rounding out today’s dividend players was Gold Corp (ticker: GG) and J&J Snack Foods (ticker: JJSF) raising their dividends by 31% and 8.5% respectively. For more detailed information about today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

Investment Considerations

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals of the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership, Royalty Trust, Master Limited Partnership, Business Development Company, Preferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

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