Warren Buffett’s Best High Dividend Stocks – Updated May 2018

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway outperformed the S&P 500 by 11% per year from 1965 through 2017, generating an overall gain of 2,404,748% compared to the market's total return of 15,508%.   It's no wonder why investors closely monitor Warren Buffett's portfolio. He is arguably the greatest investor of all time, and his best investment advice can be seen here. [...]

May 18th, 2018|Warren Buffett|

Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP)

Founded in 1999, Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP) is a renewable energy-focused limited partnership, or YieldCo, that's run by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM). The company is one of the world’s largest publicly-traded renewable power platforms with a portfolio consisting of over 16,300 megawatts of capacity and 843 generating facilities in North America, South America, Europe, and [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC)

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) is an externally managed business development company, or BDC. The company is a subsidiary of Ares Management LP (ARES), which provides the firm's management team. Ares Management has over 1,000 employees working around the world and manages over $100 billion in assets.   Ares Capital specializes in acquisitions, recapitalizations, mezzanine debt, [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

EPR Properties (EPR)

EPR Properties (EPR) is an internally managed REIT that was formed in 1997 and specializes in entertainment and experiential commercial real estate properties. EPR Properties own about $6.2 billion in assets spread across four business segments: Entertainment (60% of rent revenue): includes investments in 147 megaplex theatre properties, seven entertainment retail centers (which include seven [...]

May 18th, 2018|REIT|

Royal Bank of Canada (RY)

Founded in 1869, Royal Bank of Canada (RY) is Canada's largest bank by assets (about $1 trillion) and one of the 15 largest global banks by market cap. The firm is well-diversified across businesses, geographies and client segments, serving 16 million customers worldwide in Canada, the U.S., and 35 other countries. Royal Bank of Canada [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Oracle (ORCL)

Founded by Larry Ellison in 1977, Oracle (ORCL) is one of the world's leading IT software companies. The business serves the needs of over 400,000 companies companies, both large and small, in about 175 countries around the globe.   Historically, Oracle has dominated enterprise level database software with about 40% market share. In this business, [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is one of the world’s largest industrial component manufacturers, operating over 500 facilities around the globe (roughly half of sales are in North America).   The company has grown into an extremely diversified manufacturer of specialized industrial and consumer equipment and consumables with a presence in many different [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Bill Gates’ Portfolio: Reviewing One of the Wealthiest Man’s Dividend Stocks – May 2018 Update

Bill Gates is the second wealthiest man on the planet with a net worth in excess of $90 billion.   Just like you and me, Bill wants to earn a return on his pile of cash. Of the 17 publicly-traded companies held in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, 13 pay dividends.   In this article, [...]

May 18th, 2018|Dividend Investing, Warren Buffett|

Starwood Property Trust (STWD)

Starwood Property Trust (STWD) was founded in 2009 and is America's largest commercial mortgage REIT. The firm invests across the real estate capital structure and focuses primarily on originating, acquiring, financing, and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments in both the U.S. and Europe.   Starwood Property Trust is externally [...]

May 10th, 2018|REIT|

Kroger (KR)

Kroger (KR) was founded in 1883 and is the second largest food retailer after Walmart with over $120 billion in annual sales. The company operates almost 2,800 supermarkets, of which more than 2,200 have pharmacies and nearly 1,500 have fuel centers. Kroger's grocery stores are located in 35 states and serve more than 9 million [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

ConocoPhillips (COP)

Founded in 1917, ConocoPhillips (COP) is the world's largest independent exploration and production oil company and is nearly twice as large as its nearest rival by production. The company explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids, and bitumen in 17 countries around the world.   [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Honeywell (HON)

Founded in 1920, Honeywell International (HON) is a diversified industrial giant operating in about 70 countries. The company invents and commercializes technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity, and urbanization.   Honeywell operates through four segments: Aerospace (38% of revenue, 41% of profits): products are used on [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|


Founded in 1889 and based in London, British Petroleum (BP) is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world with sales in excess of $240 billion in 2017. The company operates in over 70 countries and has proven oil & gas reserves of 18.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (about 20 [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Cracker Barrel (CBRL)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL) has been in business since 1969 and operates a chain of more than 650 restaurants located throughout the U.S. The company’s country-themed, full-service restaurant served 7,000 guests per week in 2017, offering diners a variety of breakfast (24% of sales), lunch (39%), and dinner (37%) foods with meals costing [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|

Raytheon (RTN)

Founded in 1922, Raytheon (RTN) is a defense contractor and technology leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. The company operates through five segments: Missile Systems (29% of sales, 31% of income): develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy [...]

May 10th, 2018|Dividend Stocks|