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  • Companies With 15-Plus Years of Dividend Growth Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 3:33 PM ET
    Investors are reassured — and companies consider it a point of pride — when executives note an uninterrupted track record for raising dividends. Dividend payments also offer investors a cushion on their investment, increasing the overall returns of the stock. Historically, dividend payments have accounted for more than 40 percent of the S&P 500’s total returns. In the S&P 500, approximately 6 percent of companies have raised their dividend for at least 15 consecutive years or more, based on data

    Historically, dividend payments have accounted for more than 40 percent of the S&P 500’s total returns. Here are the top companies with 15 years or more of consecutive dividend increases.

  • SFO Targets Criminal Company Dividends Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 2:05 AM ET
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    The UK’s fraud investigator intends to confiscate shareholder dividends paid by companies convicted of criminal offences, after it won approval for a landmark court action, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cramer's Key Energy Play: Oil Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer's Key Energy Play: Oil

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why he thinks, hydraulic fracturing company, Key Energy presents a fabulous buying opportunity for investors.

  • Playing Dividend Stocks Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Playing Dividend Stocks

    Insight on whether dividend stocks can outperform in weakness and in strength, with Brian Belski, Oppenheimer & Co. and Victor Sperandeo, Alpha Financial Technologies.

  • Pay to Wait Powerhouse: AEP Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Pay to Wait Powerhouse: AEP

    Discussing the EPA's new regulations on coal plants and the company's juicy 4.6% yield, with Nick Akins, American Electric Power CEO, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • “Hurry-Up Offense” Retirement — Worth It? Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 2:25 PM ET
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    Some people who are unprepared for retirement respond with a strategy known as “Hurry-Up Offense” retirement. This entails scrambling like mad at the 11th hour to find something to live on. It’s less than ideal, but sometimes a well-planned nest egg simply doesn’t exist.

  • No Huddle Offense: Dividend Sector, Best 2012 Play Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 6:58 PM ET
    No Huddle Offense: Dividend Sector, Best 2012 Play

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how selecting stocks that deliver good dividends is key to future performance.

  • The Best 2011 Sector Trade: Utilities Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 3:41 PM ET
    The Best 2011 Sector Trade: Utilities

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the sector trade including: utilities, doing the best this year with steady dividend payers and several companies hitting all time highs.

  • 2012 Market Outlook: Riding Out the 'U' Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 3:37 PM ET
    2012 Market Outlook: Riding Out the 'U'

    Positive U.S. economic data offset continued euro zone woes, but will fear or fundamentals rule the markets in the new year? Analyzing strategies for playing the current market, with Kevin Mahn, Hennion & Walsh Asset Mgmt. president/CEO and Doug Cote, ING Investment Mgmt. chief market strategist.

  • Dividends in 2012 Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Dividends in 2012

    Will dividends pay well in 2012? Sharing perspective, with David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors chief investment officer. "Overall, we think dividend stocks can continue to provide okay returns," he says.

  • Cramer Warns: Stay Away From Banks & Techs Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer Warns: Stay Away From Banks & Techs

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells investors to stay away from bank & tech stocks in 2012, and own food & drug stocks instead, and pocket the dividend.

  • 'Consumers Need Debt Relief' Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 8:45 AM ET
    'Consumers Need Debt Relief'

    Sharing perspective on deficit and growth in the current global economy, with Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School; Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley; and Bill Gross, PIMCO,

  • Cramer's 10 Stock Picking Tips: Nike Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer's 10 Stock Picking Tips: Nike

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer reviews a checklist investors should analyze before buying a stock, using Nike as an example.

  • Stocking Stuffers: Cramer's Holiday Stocks for 2011 Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:16 AM ET
    Not sure what to stuff your stockings with this year? How about something different, like a few shares of companies that are well-timed for the holidays? “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is getting into the spirit of things and has some ideas, so he’s compiled a list of stocking stuffers for 2011. They’re names he feels remain attractive despite what’s happening in Europe. Many are also retailers, who are positioned to benefit from the shopping season. Read on to find out what’s on Cramer’s wish list

    Not sure what to stuff your stocking with this year? "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer has some ideas. Find out what names made his list of "Stocking Stuffers" for 2011.

  • Cramer Picks His Fave Pipeline Play Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 6:41 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host looks at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Plains All American Pipeline.

  • Stop Hoping for EU Debt Solution: Cramer Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 6:24 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host said investors should stop worrying about Europe and look for stocks with upside instead.

  • Apple Dividends On Their Way Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Apple Dividends On Their Way

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting Apple is moving forward with their I-TV product. Discussing future Apple dividends and how the company could make some new friends, with Fast Money traders and Peter Misek, Jefferies senior technology analyst. Also, Cablevision shares are surging today after Citigroup added the company to their 'Top Picks' list.

  • Is Apple Too Cheap? Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    Is Apple Too Cheap?

    Apple shares are up roughly 18% and discussing whether the stock is too cheap, with Toni Sacconaghi, Bernstein analyst.

  • Top High-Yielding Stocks: Market Pros Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    As yields on U.S. Treasurys have dropped to the lowest levels since October, the "Fast Money" traders looked for yield elsewhere.

  • Cramer's High-Yielding Pipeline Play: ENB Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Cramer's High-Yielding Pipeline Play: ENB

    "This company has never cut it's dividend." says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, discussing Enbridge's 3.17% yield, and growth prospects, with Patrick Daniel, Enbridge Inc CEO.