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Top Yielding Gold Mining Stocks

Talk about an industry that has been hammered, look at gold. During the last year, the S&P 500 was up 11.25%, whereas the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD), which has a goal of replicating the performance of gold bullion, was down 8.9%. Then look at the gold mining stocks. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) was down 21.81% over the same period.

If you feel that gold may start rising again, you may want to consider the gold mining stocks, especially the ones that pay dividends, as this will return your capital faster and help reduce volatility. Fortunately, there are over 20 to choose from, according to the list of dividend paying gold stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Some pay annually, some pay semi-annually, some pay quarterly, and couple even pay monthly.

One example is Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), which actually has a fairly diversified business, not only exploring for gold, but also silver, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, and even oil and natural gas. The stock trades at only 12 times trailing earnings and 11 time forward earnings. The company pays a generous yield of 4.7%, and dividends are paid out every quarter.

Yamaha Gold (AUY) is a Canadian based company that has mining properties in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.  The stock trades at 18 times forward earnings. The yield on the stock is 2.7%. Like FCX, it also pays dividends quarterly.

If you are looking for a monthly dividend payer, Goldcorp (GG), is one example, and it has a yield of 2.7%. The stock trades at 22 times forward earnings.

If you want to see all the other high yield gold stocks, which includes information on the PE ratio, the forward PE, the PEG, the yield, and the dividend frequency, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. This may be a great way to add gold to your portfolio.

Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written and has no plans to do so in the next 72 hours.

By Stockerblog.com

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Ex-Dividend Stocks for Week One 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, and the yield.

MDC HoldingsMDC11/3/20143.8%
MidPenn BancorpMPB11/3/20142.6%
Markwest Energy  MWE11/3/20145.0%
Northfield BancorpNFBK11/3/20142.0%
First SourceSRCE11/3/20142.5%
WSI Industries, Inc.WSCI11/3/20142.6%
Banco Bradesco S.A.BBDO11/4/20142.3%
Peabody EnergyBTU11/4/20143.3%
Cardinal FinancialCFNL11/4/20142.2%
Calamos Asset MgmtCLMS11/4/20145.1%
Dime BancorpDCOM11/4/20143.8%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.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 WSNN.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.

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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.

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