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Monday, August 30, 2010

* Weyco Group, Inc. (WEYS) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net August 23, 2010.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Weyco Group, Inc. (WEYS). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Weyco Group, Inc. distributes, wholesale & retail, men's branded footwear in the U.S., Canada, Europe; offers casual footwear, dress shoes and accessories under Florsheim, other brands.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

* Weekly Links: August 29, 2010

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al.

Friday, August 27, 2010

* 9 Stocks Raising The Dividend Growth Bar

Have you ever noticed those that most vehemently attack a buy-and-hold strategy really don’t understand how the strategy works? They confuse a buy-and-hold strategy with day-trading with a longer duration. A true implementation of buy-and-hold includes a focus on blue-chip stocks with a sustainable advantage, along with a reasonable asset allocation framework. One sign of a blue-chip stock is a long string of dividend increases.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

* When To Sell A Dividend Stock

As a long-term buy-and-hold investor, most of my evaluation efforts are aimed at determining when to buy a stock. Sometimes it is necessary to sell a stock and we need to be equally adept at identifying those times. I have stated on numerous occasions that I have one hard and fast sell rule for my individual dividend stocks: When an individual stock held as a dividend investment lowers its dividend, immediately sell it. However, there are other times it makes sense to sell. Consider these:

Monday, August 23, 2010

* UGI Corporation (UGI) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net August 16, 2010.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of UGI Corporation (UGI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: UGI Corp. operates propane distribution, gas and electric utility, energy marketing and related businesses through subsidiaries.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

* Weekly Links: August 22, 2010

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al.

Friday, August 20, 2010

* 8 Dividend Stock Delivering Good News

If you closely follow the daily financial news as presented by the mainstream media, it is easy become jaded and start believing that there isn’t any good news out there. Don’t be confused by the noise. There are still many great companies committed to generating superior returns and rewarding their shareholder by increasing cash dividends.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

* My Top 6 Performing Dividend Stocks Just Might Surprise You

As I have stated many times, my goal is to create an ever growing income stream from dividend stocks. Secondarily, it is my desire to beat the S&P 500 over time. With that said, I rarely look at the capital performance of individual stocks. However, I recently sorted my portfolio by Total Gain % (total gain/basis) and was mildly surprised at the top performers.

Monday, August 16, 2010

* Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net August 9, 2010.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Automatic Data Processing Inc. is one of the world's largest independent computing services companies, provides a broad range of data processing services.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

* Weekly Links: August 15, 2010

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

* Pocket Change Portfolio - July 2010

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and update its holdings.

Friday, August 13, 2010

* 16 Confident and Secure Companies Boosting Dividends

Are you confident and secure in your investing process? It appears many people are not, including the famed Canadian dividend investor Derek Foster who sold all his investments and friends/family who jump in and out of the market. I believe that most investors will lose money in the stock market over their lifetime. It is not that the market is a bad place to invest your money, but left unchecked the psychology of the market will lead you to do just the opposite of what you should to be doing. We must follow a process we are 100% confident in. Doubt is the gateway to destructive behavior. For me, dividend growth investing is what I am confident and secure in.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

* 10 Stocks With Sustainable Dividend Growth

In the past we have looked at the importance of a company's ability to sustain its dividend. However, as an investor in dividend growth stocks, it is not enough to simply sustain the dividend - I want to own companies that are capable of sustained dividend growth. Needless to say, this is a little more difficult to evaluate, but here are few important things to consider...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

* Introducing D4L-Newsletter

I am pleased to announce the addition of D4L-Newsletter as the latest feature available to subscribers of the D4L-Premium Services.

D4L-Newsletter provides subscribers a concise overview of the upcoming month. The plans are to publish it monthly with key summary information from D4L-Dashboard, such as the stocks I plan to buy in the upcoming month and high rated stocks you might want to consider. It will also include other items that you might find interesting or useful such as the Premium Links, statistical information and other commentary.

Monday, August 9, 2010

* Sysco Corporation (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net August 2, 2010.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Sysco Corporation (SYY). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily for foodservice industry in the United States and Canada.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

* Weekly Links: August 8, 2010

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

* Progress Update - July 2010

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in July, starting a new streak of 1 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 30 of the last 32 months.
My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2010 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Friday, August 6, 2010

* 3 Signs of an Impending Dividend Cut

Most investors are not surprised when a company cuts its dividend. They saw the early warning signs well in advance of the actual cut. Here are three signs that a company is heading toward a dividend cut:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

* Income Annuities vs. Dividend Stocks

I was born in 1962 which puts me on the tail-end of the Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). We have been described by some as "the pig in the python." Over the decades, the sheer size of our group has redefined many aspects of society. As we approach the tail of the python and look toward retirement, once again we have the government and others scrambling to figure out how to handle this aging and albeit disruptive force.

Monday, August 2, 2010

* General Dynamics (GD) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net July 26, 2010.


Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of General Dynamics (GD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: General Dynamics is the world's sixth largest military contractor and also one of the world's biggest makers of corporate jets.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

* Weekly Links: August 1, 2010

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al.

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