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Wednesday, July 5, 2020
Two Dividend Growth Companies Rewarding Shareholders With a Raise
From Dividend Growth Investor - view blog entries - visit this blog
July 5, 2020 at 7:00 am ET
I like to check the pulse of dividend growth companies by monitoring dividend increases. This is helpful as part of my monitoring process. Two recent increases caught my eye. These are two companies I have owned for many years. These companies seem to have different expectations about the future. The ... (more)

Tuesday, July 4, 2020
Happy Financial Independence Day
From Dividend Growth Investor - view blog entries - visit this blog
July 4, 2020 at 9:35 am ET
Before I begin my message, I wanted to wish all my readers a Happy 4th of July. And I wanted to thank all of those military members for keeping us safe and able to enjoy our independence and freedom. For the past seven and a half years, myself and my readers ... (more)

Thursday, June 29, 2020
Two Dividend Growth Stocks On Sale
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June 29, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
Everyone loves a good sale. When quality merchandise is available at a discount, people get very excited. However, when stock prices go down, many investors get terrified and refuse to invest. Today I am going to discuss two promising companies, which are selling at attractive valuations. Both of those companies ... (more)

Tuesday, June 27, 2020
Investing in the Dividend Aristocrats from 2007
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June 27, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
Last week we saw how a $1 million investment in the original Dividend Champions did over the past nine years. Today, we are going to discuss how a similar passive investment in the Dividend Aristocrats at the beginning of 2008 would have done. Introduction S&P; 500¬ģ Dividend Aristocrats¬ģ measure the performance ... (more)

Thursday, June 22, 2020
Investing in the Dividend Champions from 2007
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June 22, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
Imagine if you had $1 million dollars at the end of 2007. You decide to invest this money in the list of the original dividend champions companies. How would you have fared if you had invested that money in the dividend champions almost a decade ago? I have thought about ... (more)

Tuesday, June 20, 2020
Where are the Original Dividend Champions today?
From Dividend Growth Investor - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 20, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
The list of dividend champions was created by David Fish in 2007. It lists companies which have managed to boost dividends for 25 years in a row. David painstakingly maintains and updates the list every month on dripinvesting.org. In latter years, he has also added a list of dividend contenders ... (more)

Monday, June 19, 2020
Eight Dividend Companies Increasing Dividend Payouts and Returns to Investors
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June 19, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
As part of my monitoring process, I review the list of dividend increases every single week. I usually focus on companies that have raised dividends for at least a decade, in order to narrow down the list of companies to review. In order to be successful at dividend growth investing, ... (more)

Friday, June 16, 2020
This is why you shouldn't overpay for stocks folks
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June 16, 2020 at 11:08 am ET
You have probably read the news that Amazon is going to acquire Whole Foods Market (WFM) in cash for $42/share. This will increase competitive pressures in the grocery business, which has sent shares in companies like Target (TGT) and Wal-Mart (WMT) lower. Even retailers such as Ross Stores (ROST) and ... (more)

Thursday, June 15, 2020
Can you research everything about a company?
From Dividend Growth Investor - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 15, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
I have researched dividend paying companies for a decade. As a result, I have built a large database of dividend stock analyses that supported each of my decisions. I can afford to look back years after making an analysis, and seeing what worked, and what didn‚??t. I can also look ... (more)

Monday, June 12, 2020
Two Dividend Machines Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise
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June 12, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
As part of my monitoring process, I review the list of dividend increases every week. I focused my attention on companies with a ten year track record of annual dividend increases. I then also focused on companies that manage to grow dividends by more than a token rate. We ... (more)

Thursday, June 8, 2020
The Four Hour Dividend Investment Plan
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June 8, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
If you are like most readers on this site, chances are you have a decent job, which allows you to have a certain lifestyle and to save money to invest. You are also likely to have other obligations including family, fixing the house or the car, plus a few other ... (more)

Tuesday, June 6, 2020
Successful Dividend Investor Turned $1,000 into $2 million (1 click)
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June 6, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
I love reading stories of ordinary everyday folks, who manage to accumulate a multi-million dollar fortune that is donated for a good cause. I recently read the story of the Chicago based dividend millionaire Russ Gremel, who donated $2.1 million dollar‚??s worth of Walgreen (WBA) stock to a wildlife ... (more)

Thursday, June 1, 2020
Thirty Dividend Champions to Consider
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June 1, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
I have written about my dividend investing journey for almost a decade now. One of the most common question I get asks how I identify companies for further research. In today‚??s post I will discuss the simple steps I use to obtain a manageable list of companies for further research. ... (more)

Tuesday, May 30, 2020
Travelers Companies (TRV) Dividend Stock Analysis
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May 30, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United states and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Business and International Insurance, Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal ... (more)

Thursday, May 25, 2020
The Real Risk With Dividend Growth Investing
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May 25, 2020 at 9:06 am ET
There are risks to many strategies. Some risks include permanent impairment of capital, due to an investment that ends up going to zero. Some companies would usually cut or eliminate dividends a long time prior to going under. This usually serves as a last warning sign to long-term investors ... (more)

Tuesday, May 23, 2020
Merrill Edge Offers Commission Free Trades for Dividend Investors
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May 23, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
I have reviewed a lot of brokerages throughout the years. All of the reviews have been based on my personal experience with the services. The personal experience and ideas is a main point of what I write about on this site too. I try to spread out my assets between ... (more)

Wednesday, May 17, 2020
Three REITs Approaching Value Territory
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May 17, 2020 at 7:01 am ET
There are several REITs which seem to be punished excessively as of lately. A few, which have caught my eye are listed in more detail in the article. There is a risk that retail is going down the drain, which would result in bankruptcies and vacancies for landlords. Depending on your ... (more)

Monday, May 15, 2020
Five Dividend Paying Companies Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise
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May 15, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
I review the list of dividend increases every week, as part of an effort to monitor my holdings and review promising companies in action. I usually focus on the companies with a minimum ten years of annual dividend increases. I then narrow the list down to companies which are raising ... (more)

Thursday, May 11, 2020
Why Magellan Midstream Partners Is the Best Dividend Growth Opportunity for 2017
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May 11, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
Energy output has boomed across the country, and this little-known dividend stock could make investors a fortune. New technologies have unlocked billions of barrels of oil and gas, even at prices that were once unthinkable. Traders betting the farm on drilling stocks over the past few months earned themselves overnight windfalls. But ... (more)

Tuesday, May 9, 2020
J. M. Smucker (SJM) Dividend Stock Analysis
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May 9, 2020 at 11:53 am ET
The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company is a member of the dividend achievers index, and has boosted distributions for nineteen years in a row. The company‚??s last dividend increase was in July 2016 ... (more)

Monday, May 8, 2020
PepsiCo (PEP) Dividend Stocks Analysis for 2017
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May 8, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) manufactures, markets, and sells various foods, snacks, and carbonated and non-carbonated beverages worldwide. The company operates in four divisions: PepsiCo Americas Foods (PAF), PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), PepsiCo Europe, and PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). The company is a dividend champion, which has increased distributions ... (more)

Thursday, May 4, 2020
Robinhood Offers Free Stock Trading for Dividend Investors
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May 4, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
Robinhood is a new broker, who lets customers purchase US stocks for no commission. Yes, that is true, customers pay no commissions when they purchase stocks using Robinhood. The service is available for customers with iPhone's or Android phones. I believe Robinhood could provide much lower fees to many beginning investors. ... (more)

Monday, May 1, 2020
Twelve Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise
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May 1, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
As part of my monitoring process, I look at the list of dividend increases every single week. I then narrow the list down by focusing on companies that have raised distributions for at least ten years in a row. The next step of the process includes a quick evaluation of ... (more)

Friday, April 28, 2020
Altria is more expensive that you think
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April 28, 2020 at 4:00 am ET
I usually run a screen using my entry criteria over the list of dividend champions regularly. I do this in order to find attractively companies for further research, which could then be added to my portfolio. I ran the screen a few weeks ago for the dividend champions list, which ... (more)

Wednesday, April 26, 2020
Stockpile Brokerage Review
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April 26, 2020 at 7:16 am ET
As many of you know, brokerage Loyal3 is closing down in May. I received a lot of responses from readers, who shared their disappointment about the close. I did receive one response, which notified me of another broker that was similar to Loyal3, and which has no account minimums. This ... (more)

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