Thursday, January 29, 2015

Qualcomm (QCOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Qualcomm Incorporated focuses on developing products and services based on its advanced wireless broadband technology.

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Tags: QCOM, BRCM, INTC, TXN,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Clorox Company (CLX) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of The Clorox Company (CLX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Clorox Company is a diversified producer of household cleaning, grocery and specialty food products is also a leading producer of natural personal care products.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Are ETFs and CEFs Good Dividend Growth Investments?

Investing in dividend growth stocks is not about buying high-yield stocks to generate a high income. Instead, this form of dividend investing is all about finding solid dividend growth stocks that are reasonably priced and are expected to continue raising their dividends in the future. Most of the time their current yields aren't eye-popping, but the growing divdends over time will more than compensate for the lower current yield.

Monday, January 26, 2015

7 Dividend Stocks Building Future Yield With Increased Dividends

Driven by computers that cost more than the average person will earn in their lifetime the investment markets move at light speed. To keep pace hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional investors and multi-billion dollar money managers spend large sums of money on high-tech tools to give them an edge.

So, what chance does a small individual investor have? Not much of a chance if you let the Wall Street players define the rules. However, you might just slay the giant if you define the rules and focus on quality blue chip dividend growth stocks and long-term, buy-and-hold and investing strategy.

Below are several companies building future yield with increased cash dividends for their shareholders:

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Tags: EPR, KMI, LNT, MWE, NGLS, NRG, O,

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekly Links: January 25, 2015

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. 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, January 23, 2015

2014-Q4 Performance Review

After each quarter-end, I review my asset allocation and year-to-date total returns by category. The attached PDF contains my actual asset allocation as of 2014-Q4. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Coca-Cola Company (KO) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Coca-Cola Company (KO). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest soft drink company, KO also has a sizable fruit juice business.

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Tags: KO, DPS, PEP, FMX,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Colgate-Palmolive (CL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a major consumer products company that markets oral, personal and household care and pet nutrition products in more than 200 countries and territories.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

6 Companies With The Power of 5/15 Dividend Growth

As a kid I loved math. Unlike classic literature where I had to correctly interpret symbolism that I rarely ever noticed, math was one of the few subjects that had a definitive answer - it was either right or wrong. I took great comfort in that. Investing in dividend growth stocks takes advantage of certain undeniable math principles.

Monday, January 19, 2015

7 Dividend Stocks Building Superior Long-Term Returns With Increased Cash Dividends

Investing in Dividend Stocks is a long-term strategy. Frequent buying and selling of dividend stocks can significantly increase your expenses and taxes, thus lowering your returns. A growing dividend is a strong indication of a company's increasing intrinsic value. Great companies that increase dividends tend to have rising share prices over time. Holding only first-rate businesses protects your dividend stream and helps provide for steady price appreciation.

Below are several companies building future returns with higher cash dividends:

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Tags: SLB, ED, WEC, OHI, LLTC, CLB, NAT,

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weekly Links: January 18, 2015

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. 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, January 16, 2015

December 2014 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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kellogg Company (K) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Kellogg Company is a leading producer of ready-to-eat cereal also sells snack and convenience foods such as cookies, crackers, potato chips, cereal bars, fruit snacks and frozen waffles.

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Tags: K, GIS, CPB, HSY,

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Johnson Controls Inc. supplies building controls and energy management systems, automotive seating, and batteries.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

9 High Rated, Lower Debt Dividend Stocks With A Reasonable Payout

New income investors naturally focus on yield, but the highest yielding stocks aren't always the best investments. To find the very best dividend growth stocks an investor must identify companies that will not just sustain their dividends, but increase them every year. To find these jewels in the rough, there are two very important things the investor must look for.

Monday, January 12, 2015

8 Stocks Growing Their Cash Dividends

When people learn that I am an income investor, the reaction is often a desire to discuss high-yield investments. Many people commonly confuse income investing with high-yield investing. The two are not the same. High-yield investing often carries a greater degree of risk than I am willing to accept. For me, I will continue to focus on high-quality dividend stocks at lower, but growing, yields.

Below are several dividend stocks that recently grew their yields by paying higher cash dividends...

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Tags: ADT, BPT, DDR, F, PAA, SE, SSS, WSO,

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekly Links: January 11, 2015

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. 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, January 9, 2015

Dividend Income Progress Update - December 2014

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in December, extending the streak to 54 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 83 of the last 85 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2014 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) Had An Excellent Run In 2014

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

Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products.

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Tags: PEP, KO, DPS, FMX,

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Grainger Inc. is the largest global distributor of industrial and commercial supplies, such as hand tools, electric motors, light bulbs and janitorial items.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Searching the World For The Best Dividend Stocks

Knowledgeable investors will agree that a well-planned asset allocation model should include a defined percentage dedicated to international investments. As an investor in dividend growth stocks, this has been one of the more challenging allocations within my portfolio.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Premium Portfolio Changes

When it comes to investing, I have always liked to experiment with different approaches in an effort to maximize income/return. A prime example of this is my Experimental High-Risk, High-Yield Portfolio, which closed 2014 with a current yield of 5.4% (6.5% yield on cost) and finished just a tad under the S&P 500 with a total return of 14.4%.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Weekly Links: January 4, 2015

Each Sunday I highlight any notable articles that I came across over the past week, along with any Carnivals I participated in. 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, January 2, 2015

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Johnson & Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries.

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Tags: JNJ, ABT, LLY, BMY,

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