Bob Ciura

Bob Ciura has worked at Sure Dividend since October 2016. He oversees all content for Sure Dividend and its partner sites. Bob received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from DePaul University, and an MBA with a concentration in Investments from the University of Notre Dame.

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15 Dividend Stocks For Retired Folks

Retirees have a different set of needs than other investors. And, retirees commonly want an income from their investments. This helps offset some of the income retirees are no longer receiving from employment. With rising costs of housing and health care, among other necessities, income is especially important.  But investing for income is no easy …

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Top 16 Investments To Avoid In Retirement

Investors nearing retirement have different needs than investors with many years remaining in the workforce. Retiring means losing the regular paycheck from work, and as a result, replacing that income is a key consideration. There are many investments that appeal to retirement investors, such as purchasing quality dividend stocks like the Dividend Aristocrats. But there …

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15 High Dividend Stocks With 5%+ Yields For Your Portfolio

Income investors are always on the hunt for high dividend yields. But with stock prices at record highs, the average S&P 500 dividend yield is just 1.5%. And with interest rates near historic lows, income investors are starved for yield. This explains the obvious appeal of high dividend stocks. However, investors should also try to …

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3 MLPs With 7%+ Dividend Yields And Safe Payouts

Investors need to be careful when selecting high-dividend stocks. An outsized dividend yield is sometimes a sign of danger. When a stock price crashes, its dividend yield rises. Therefore, there are times when a high yield is simply the result of a collapsing share price, possibly an indication that investors are expecting a future dividend cut. …

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12 Dividend Stocks That Offer Monthly Dividends

Most dividend stocks made payments to shareholders on a quarterly basis. But not all companies pay quarterly dividends. In rarer cases, companies may pay dividends to shareholders annually or semi-annually. There is an even more appealing group known as monthly dividend stocks. These are stocks that pay dividends once a month, equating to 12 dividend …

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Dividend Stocks to Survive a Market Crash

15 Dividend Stocks to Survive a Stock Market Crash

Investors have gotten spoiled in the past decade. The S&P 500 Index has been on a nearly uninterrupted rally since the end of the Great Recession of 2008. Further, there have been periodic selloffs since then and the market crash in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, markets have always recovered and now sit …

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Dividend Aristocrats: The Top 15 For Long-Term Dividend Growth

Dividend Aristocrats are the best dividend stocks to buy and hold over the long term have a number of key characteristics in common. First, they have leadership positions in their industry, which provides for steady profits each year, even when the economy is in recession. Next, quality dividend stocks have shareholder-friendly management teams that prioritize …

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Dividend Kings – Top List of 15 With 50+ Years Of Dividend Growth

Dividend growth investors may be familiar with the Dividend Aristocrats, a group of blue chip stocks in the S&P 500 Index that have each raised their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. But there is a lesser-known group of stocks with even more impressive dividend streaks. This exclusive group is known as the Dividend Kings. They’ve increased …

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19 Blue Chip Stocks For Incredibly Reliable Dividends

Generally, blue chip stocks are those of the highest quality, and many provide reliable dividends. Investors may be familiar with the term blue chip stock. This is because blue chips were traditionally the most valuable at a casino. And while investors should never associate the stock market with gambling, blue-chip stocks refer to the best …

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