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3 Top Dividend Growth Stocks Benefiting From A Growing Online Business

As technology changes, business models change as well. The Internet has changed the world, from the way we communicate to being a part of business models that didn’t exist a decade ago to even affecting the retail sector.

Investors have seen as people move away from brick-and-mortar stores and move towards online. There are many companies paying a dividend and growing that dividend over time.

It is difficult to find companies that will share the profits with shareholders in the form of dividends and that are adjusting businesses to technological changes.

I’ve focused on the following companies that pay dividends to their shareholders and are increasing both their online presence and their payout over time. Below are three large-cap dividend growth stocks that reward the shareholder base time and again.

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8 Big-Dividend REITs Worth Considering Now

It's been a choppy year so far for big-dividend Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). This has created some attractive buying opportunities as the market moved from January/February distress, to a near-infatuation with yield in the months that followed, a Brexit-induced flight to quality, a new real estate sector, and perhaps another leg lower following the upcoming November 1-2 Federal Reserve meeting.

For your consideration, we've provided a ranking of the best and worst performing big-dividend REITs year-to-date, and we've also provided five general recommendations on how to "play" the current state of the REIT sector. Further, we cover several specific REIT opportunities in this article, and here is our list of Top 8 Big-Dividend REITs Worth Considering.

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The Top 20 Aristocrats In The S&P 500 By Yield

Dividend aristocrats are stocks that have consecutively increased their annual dividend for prolonged periods of time. 

In the S&P 500, there are 50 dividend aristocrats as of October 14, 2016, with annual dividend increases spanning 25 years and beyond. 

These stocks are grouped into the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, which is updated every January. With consecutive annual dividend increases, these stocks are known to have some of the highest quality business models in the S&P 500, steadily demonstrating the capability to increase dividend payouts through all types of market cycles. 

These are the top 20 aristocrats in the S&P 500 by yield....

10 Of The Most Attractive S&P 500 Dividend Stocks

The S&P 500 Index abounds with generous dividend payers, but many of the high yields are a result of falling share prices and related investor concerns. 

In other words, the numbers are nice, but they’re far from secure. That means you have to ratchet down your yield expectations … but not all the way.

Yes, the S&P 500’s dividend yield stands at just 2.15%, so the bar is low. But once you get past that mental roadblock, a number of names emerge as relatively high-paying, reliable dividend stocks to buy for equity income.

A history of rising dividends is of particular concern to any income investors who plans to stick around a while. These stocks fit that description. They also have the free cash flow generation to make good on the payouts quarter after quarter, year after year.

Lastly, except for one name, these stocks all yield 3% or more while offering acceptable risk. And if shareholders can stay patient long enough, they might even find themselves holding some total-return machines. Without further ado, here are the top 10 S&P 500 dividend stocks to buy now:

3 Cheap Large Cap Dividend Stocks With 25% Discount

With the broader markets at or near all-time highs, there are a lot of analysts who will bemoan that there aren't any cheap investments out there to be had. An even bigger complaint is that investors can't find decent yields from investments because of fed interest rates.

When stocks fall more than 25% from their highs, they can indicate trouble. On the other hand, they can also be buying opportunities.

For these large-cap companies that have economic moats and are at least investment grade if not A-grade, we can lean towards the side that they are more likely bargains at the current lower valuations than trouble. This means they have a good chance of being winners when the companies recover.

Here are the stocks I'm talking about...