Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekly Links: September 30, 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, September 28, 2012

For Ten Consecutive Years This Mega-Cap Co. Has Raised Its Dividend Double Digits, Now Yields 5%

This company is big, really big. It is a global security and aerospace enterprise that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and has a market cap of over $29 billion dollars with net sales for 2011 of $46.5 billion.

This company is looking to deliver value to its investors based on its Chairman and CEO's quote from September 27th:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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

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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

All Investments Carry Risk

What is your financial goal? If it is to accumulate wealth for a comfortable retirement, then there is no risk-free path. Throughout time every angle has been tried and failed. However, some approaches carry less risk than others. Let's consider some of the popular paths...

Monday, September 24, 2012

General Dynamics (GD) Dividend Stock Analysis

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, September 23, 2012

Weekly Links: September 23, 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, September 22, 2012

August 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 dividends earned.

Friday, September 21, 2012

This High-Yield Monthly Dividend Stock Has Raised Its Dividend For 59 Consecutive Quarters

Many of our expenses like utilities and mortgage payments are on a monthly cycle. It is nice when we have monthly income to match up with the monthly expenses - which is why investments that pay monthly dividends are so popular. Just because an investment pays a monthly dividend, doesn't necessarily mean it is a good fit for investors in dividend growth stocks.

Thursday, September 20, 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, September 18, 2012

9 Stocks Delivering The Dividend Dream

I have a dream that one day dividend stocks will rise up and decline under the threat of an Obama tax increase and live out the true meaning of their creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all stocks are not created equal.”

I have a dream that one day battered down dividend stocks in the sweltering heat of an unjust tax increase, will be transformed into an oasis of untapped value and significant yield. I have a dream that my investments will one day live in a market where they will not be judged by their underlying business fundamentals but by the media-driven fear of irrational traders. I have a dividend dream today.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Target Corporation (TGT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Target Corp. operates about 1,500 Target and 250 SuperTarget general merchandise stores across the U.S.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekly Links: September 16, 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, September 14, 2012

6 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends

One of the many reasons I like dividend stocks is because they provide continuous feedback. As time passes, dividend investors see their income grow steadily. You don’t have to wait five to ten years to determine if the strategy is working.

Each dividend and dividend increase provides reassurance that the strategy is working. When companies like 3M Company (MMM), Emerson Electric (EMR) and Dover Corp. (DOV) put together a string of consecutive dividend increases in excess of 50 years, they are sending a strong message to their shareholders.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Cincinnati Financial Corp. is an insurance holding company that primarily markets property and casualty coverage. It also conducts life insurance and asset management operations.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

10 Quality Dividend Stocks Trading Below Their Fair Value

One of the most asked questions I get is, 'When should I start investing?' The implication is that now is not a good time. Either the market is too high after the recent run up, or the market is too scary after the recent declines. There are always reasons for not investing today. What's the secret to picking the right time to start investing?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chevron Corporation (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

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, September 9, 2012

Weekly Links: September 9, 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, September 8, 2012

Dividend Income Progress Update - August 2012

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in August, extending the streak to 26 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 55 of the last 57 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, September 7, 2012

This Largely Unknown Tech Stock Just Announced A HUGE Cash And Dividend Increase

Tech companies are not usually known for dividend increases. Historically, most of them would pour every dollar back into the business to meet growth expectations. When growth slowed, they would purchase their stock with excess cash and eventually pay a dividend when all other uses of cash were extinguished. Not all tech companies follow this pattern...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis


Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Kimberly Clark Corp. is a global consumer products company's producing tissue, personal care and health care products. Its brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex and Scott.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

10 Big-Name Dividend Stocks Crushing The S&P 500

Most every investor has a benchmark they are trying to beat. For many investors, that benchmark is the S&P 500. It is easily followed and can be directly invested in via many different index funds such as SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) and Vanguard 500 Index Inv (VFINX).

Monday, September 3, 2012

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Exxon Mobil Corp., formed through the merger of Exxon and Mobil in late 1999, is the world's largest publicly owned integrated oil company.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Weekly Links: September 2, 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:

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