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Friday, March 30, 2012

6 Dividend Stocks Sending More Cash To Shareholders

If your goal is to accumulate wealth for a comfortable retirement, then there is no risk-free path. Throughout time every angle has been tried and failed. What appears to be a safe investment in a federally insured CD or money market, may not even be covering inflation. Growth stocks don't always grow. The astute conservative investor turns to solid dividend paying stocks with a track record of growing their dividends each year.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nucor Corporation (NUE) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Nucor Corporation is the largest minimill steelmaker in the U.S., Nucor has one of the most diverse product lines of any steelmaker in the Americas.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

12 Dividend Stocks For A Powerful Income Stream

Are you looking for companies that can sustain and grow their dividend? In making that determination, a company's Statement of Earnings is one of the last places you should look. Cash is king for the dividend investor and the Statement of Cash Flows is where astute investors begin when they want to understand the viability of a company.

Monday, March 26, 2012

General Dynamics (GD) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net March 19, 2012.

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 fifth largest military contractor and also one of the world's biggest makers of corporate jets.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly Links: March 25, 2012

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. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

February 2012 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

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, March 23, 2012

5 Dividend Stocks Delivering Higher Dividends

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.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Pitney Bowes Inc. is the world's largest maker of mailing systems. The company also provides production and document management equipment and facilities management services.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Where To Look For The Best Dividend Stocks

Today we have a lot of great resources available to help us identify superior dividend growth investments. Most investors will start with S&P's Dividend Aristocrats, the US Broad Dividend Achievers and the U.S. Dividend Champions. When combined and duplicates are eliminated, there are over 200 unique stocks on these lists.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

7 Dividend Stocks Sporting A Five-Star Rating

Performance and sustainability - that's what investors in Dividend Growth Stocks are looking for. It's very easy to find stocks with a yields greater than 10%, but how many of those will be able to sustain or grow their dividend over 10, 5 or even 3 years? Also, it doesn't take much effort to find a company that can sustain and grow its dividend because it is only paying a nominal amount (low yield and low payout).

Monday, March 19, 2012

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net March 12, 2012.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: T. Rowe Price Group Inc. operates one of the largest no-load mutual fund complexes in the United States.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Links: March 18, 2012

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. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Friday, March 16, 2012

14 Stocks Building Value With Higher Dividends

Most good things are worth waiting for. If you are to establish a long-term relationship with a stock, it better be a quality stock. Time is a powerful force, with it we can overcome poor choices, poor timing and bad decisions. Without it, we immediately are forced to pay for our indiscretions. When it come to building retirement income, I look for stocks that have consistently increased their dividends for many consecutive years.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Medtronic Inc. (MDT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Medtronic Inc.is a global medical device manufacturer with leadership positions in the pacemaker, defibrillator, orthopedic, diabetes management, and other medical markets.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

10 Dividend Stocks Ignoring The 4% Rule

William P. Bengen is an author and a certified financial planner. In 1994 he published a study concluding that if retirees withdrew 4% (the 4% rule) of their nest egg in the first year, and then increased the dollar amount by the inflation rate every year, their savings would easily last 30 years.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net March 5, 2012.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Illinois Tool Works Inc. is a diversified manufacturer that operates a portfolio of 60 business units that serve the industrial and consumer markets globally.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekly Links: March 11, 2012

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. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dividend Income Progress Update - February 2012

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in February, extending the streak to 20 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 49 of the last 51 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Friday, March 9, 2012

11 Stocks Building A Comfortable Retirement With Higher Dividends

Forget about those 'Make 534% On Every Trade' ads that you see on many financial websites. Real wealth is built with sweat equity and a sound financial plan. A long-term buy-and-hold investing approach focusing on quality dividend growth stocks has has provided the means for many investors to enjoy a comfortable retirement. If you start early enough, you will go beyond a comfortable retirement into the realm of building long-term wealth.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

11 Dividend Aristocrats Giving Stability And Higher-Yields

How long have you gone without cheating on your diet? How long have you stuck to your budget? How long have you driven without speeding? How long have you gone since missing a day of work/school due to illness? Most of these would be measured in minutes, days, months, while some might be measured in a few years.

Imagine stringing together a 25 year series of the above items, or anything else for that matter. That would be something very special. The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats have done just that. Here is some more information on this special group of stocks...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Northwest Natural Gas Co. is a natural gas utility that provides service to some 611,000 residential, 62,000 commercial and 1,000 industrial customers in Oregon and southwestern Washington.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dividend Stock Bubble: Is It Even Possible?

For the last 12-18 months Dividend Stocks have been on an upward spiral. Their ascent was propelled by low interest rates and the mass-media, infamous for stalking the next great fad. Following the well-worn script, the media cheerleaders are slowly swapping their pom-poms for darts as they assume their next roles as naysayers.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net February 27, 2012.

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

Company Description: Chevron Corporation is a global integrated oil company (formerly ChevronTexaco) with interests in exploration, production, refining and marketing, and petrochemicals.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekly Links: March 4, 2012

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. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Friday, March 2, 2012

23 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.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

11 Dividend Stocks Delivering A Quick Payback

Payback is the amount of time needed for an investment to earn its cost, undiscounted. Years ago as a young analyst, I was assigned the project of streamlining my employers' acquisition model. As part of this project, I removed the payback calculation. The company's focus was on discounted cash flow and internal rate of return, so I didn't see the need for a payback metric. No one noticed the missing payback calculation, that is, no one except the CEO.

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