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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: BP

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus
investors participating in

Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community,
oil and gas giant
BP (NYSE: BP) has earned a coveted

five-star ranking.

Buy These Stocks Before the Trend Reverses

It's true. I probably would have shied away from writing a
follow-up column if I had screwed up ... but I didn't.

Why You Can't Afford to Miss These Stocks

Tell me if this isn't you:

4 Stocks That Hiked Dividends

Not every company is slashing its dividend these days. Some of the
market's better performers are easing up on their purse strings and
sending more money out to their shareholders.

6 Companies That Raised Their Dividends

Prospective investor: What is the sign of a good company?
General answer: Dividends.
Better answer: Companies that recently raised their dividend.

The Politics of Bank Dividends

Mea culpa on Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). I did not think it was another Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)-type situation -- I still don't think it is -- yet it had to cut its dividend early last month. And so did the other stellar performers among the financial-sector malaise: US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM).

Can You Count on Your Dividends?

Got dividends? Probably not as much as you previously thought.

You Are Right to Own This Stock

Here's a little tip most Wall Street types would prefer you not know: The recipe for great long-run success in the stock market is startlingly simple.

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Dream Stocks for Dividend Investors