Thursday, May 30, 2019

Posting Schedule

I will be taking some time off to help my daughter and son-in-law move. As such, I will have limited access to the internet during this time and will not be able to respond quickly to any inquiries. I will begin posting again on Friday June 7th.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5 Tech Stocks With A History of Growing Their Dividends

When you hear the words "tech stocks", many investors think back to the tech bubble in the late 90s. A tech company's goal back then was to plow back every penny into the business for sustained grow. The entire focus was on capital gains. During this era companies that paid dividends were looked down on as inferior.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

7 Stocks Using Cash To Pay Higher Dividends

The Boston Consulting Group doesn’t discount the role that stock buybacks can play in boosting near-term returns for some companies. But the firm’s research indicates that stock buybacks do not change investors’ estimates for long-term earnings-per-share growth, or induce them to accord a company a higher valuation multiple. By contrast, it says, dividend growth has a far more positive long-term impact.

Below are several companies that recently used cash to increase dividends paid to their shareholders:

Friday, May 24, 2019

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: IBM's global offerings include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio In A Downturn

The recent (albeit short-lived) turbulence in the market has provided dividend growth investors first hand experience in managing their dividend growth portfolio in a declining market. How do you react to a downturn? Is it a source of despair and gloom, or was it a source of excitement?

Monday, May 20, 2019

7 Stocks Delivering What's Important: Dividend Increases

We all know what surprising The Street will do to a stock’s price. The street focuses on quarterly revenue, EPS, EBIT, EBITDA and margins. The income statement is where you find all the metrics that The Street loves. It therefore must be the most important financial statement. Not! That title goes to the lowly cash flow statement. Ultimately cash flow is what drives the value of any financial asset, including dividend stocks.

This week several companies provided their shareholders with a special delivery in the form of higher cash dividends:

Friday, May 17, 2019

Qualcomm Incorporated (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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Where To Find Great Dividend Stocks

In my dividend database, I track around 200 stocks in 11 different sectors. Generally, the characteristics of certain sectors tend to match those that dividend growth investors are looking for, thus their constituents are often make better dividend investments. In the case of the stocks I track, nearly half of them are in these three sectors:

Monday, May 13, 2019

7 Stocks Increasing Dividends Like A Champion

There are winners and there are champions in every walk of life. The difference is subtle, but very real. A champion is driven for success and will not let anything stand in its way. Some dividend stocks can be classified as champions. A bad economy, tight credit markets and a dark cloud of uncertainty are enough send some dividend companies running for the exit. However, these are the times that champions stand firm.

This week several companies answered the call and rewarded their shareholders with higher cash dividends:

Friday, May 10, 2019

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Apple Inc. is a prominent provider of hardware including iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets, Mac computers, wearables and iPod digital media players.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

How To Know When To Sell A Dividend Stock

When I add a stock to my dividend portfolio, it is my intention to hold the stock forever. When stock prices start dropping, our primal instinct of flight kicks in and we want to sell. In many cases that is the time to be buying.

Monday, May 6, 2019

7 Stocks Building A Higher Yield On Cost With Increased Dividends

Most casual income investors focus on current yield, which is important. However, if your objective as an income investor is to build a portfolio of securities with increasing income, then Yield on Cost is an excellent metric to measure your progress. Yield on Cost is simply the annual dividend rate times number of shares owned divided by what you paid for the investment (basis). As companies increase their dividend, your yield-on-cost goes up.

Working to increase their shareholders Yield on Cost, these companies recently announced higher cash dividend payments:

Friday, May 3, 2019

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Microsoft, the world's largest software company, develops PC software, including the Windows operating system and the Office application suite.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Your Greatest Wealth Building Asset

You may think your greatest wealth building asset is the stock that has appreciated more than 15% from the beginning of the year and pays you a 3% dividend. Even though that stock has treated you kindly for the last several years, it is not your greatest wealth building asset.

The traditionalist would say your home is your greatest wealth building asset. This is getting closer, but it is not your greatest wealth building asset.