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Dividend Stocks

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Three Dividend Kings Raising Dividends For 60+ Years

A dividend king, is a company that has managed to boost dividends to shareholders every single year for at least 50 years in a row. There are 19 dividend......(read more)
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Enhancing Your Income Portfolio With Dividend Growth ETFs

Investors who have entered the retirement phase of their life cycle or place great importance on income often have tunnel vision for high yield investments......(read more)
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How to Invest in Business Development Companies (BDCs)

Over the past few years, Business Development Companies, or BDCs, have proven very popular with yield-starved income investors. Given their sky-high yields......(read more)
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS): Double-Digit Dividend Growth Stock Or Value Trap?

Since the depths of the financial crisis, plenty of big banks such as Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), and JPMorgan Chase &......(read more)
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Nike Inc (NKE): A Quality Dividend Growth Stock Down Over 20%

Since its founding in sleepy Beaverton, Oregon, in 1964, Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) has grown into the world’s most dominant sports apparel supplier, and 18th......(read more)
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Avoiding High Portfolio Ownership Of Successful Investments

I have been investing in dividend growth stocks for the past decade. There have been hundreds of other fellow dividend investors, who have also invested......(read more)
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November 2016 Stock Considerations

As we near the home stretch of 2016 it seems like Mr. Market wants to give us some better buying opportunities compared to the recent months that have......(read more)
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StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON): Another Lesson On Dividend Safety

StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) was the latest master limited partnership (MLP) to shock investors with a distribution cut (learn about the main risks......(read more)
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Four Dividend Champions On Sale

I usually look at dividend growth stocks and their dividend increases every week, as part of my portfolio monitoring process. In this weekly review,......(read more)
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Recent Stock Purchase II October 2016

I always end my ‘Recent Buys’ posts with the caveat that Mr. Market can always spring up some new opportunities not outlined in my monthly considerations......(read more)
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Recent Sell: Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Peoria, IL. CAT manufactures construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural......(read more)
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Citigroup Inc (C): Speculative Megabank Or Future Dividend Growth Machine?

Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) more than tripled its quarterly dividend earlier this year, but few people can forget the terror of the 2008-2009 financial crisis......(read more)
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What Dividend Investors Need To Know About AT&T Inc. (T)’s Time Warner Inc (TWX) Acquisition

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) recently agreed to acquire Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), and this deal has a number of implications for dividend investors. AT&......(read more)
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One More Home Run!

Almost two years ago, I wrote about the San Francisco Giants beating the Kansas City Royals in game 7 of the World Series, the annual championship series......(read more)
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Keeping Cool With HVAC Dividend Stocks

Investing in boring industries rarely gives your portfolio a “shot in the arm” in terms of dramatic capital appreciation but what it can do is provide......(read more)
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5 High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Worrisome Payout Ratios

Dividends are an investor’s best friend. Not only do the payouts provide many investors with some much-needed income, but they also keep the management......(read more)
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Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): One Of The Best Dividend Growth Stocks In The Market

Since its founding in Seattle in 1985, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has grown into the world’s largest coffee empire and the 67th most valuable......(read more)
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Six Dividend Machines Boosting Dividends

With dividend growth investing, the goal is identify a company that grows earnings and distributions, and then purchase that company, without overpaying......(read more)
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Recent Stock Purchase October 2016

With three weeks of October in the books, I felt it was time for me to pull the trigger on at least one monthly buy as I have been doing for many, many......(read more)
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DivGro Pulse: October 2016

Last month I started a new monthly article series in which I’ll be monitoring the health of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. These......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 13: Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF)

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) is a legendary dividend growth stock. It has increased its dividend for 56 years in a row. The Dividend......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 12: AFLAC Incorporated (AFL)

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has a long operating history, and is a giant in the insurance industry. Today, it provides insurance products to more than......(read more)
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Centurylink Inc (CTL): Safe Dividend Income Or A High-Yield Telecom Trap?

Telecom companies have long been a favorite among income investors thanks to their utility-like business models, which make for steady cash flow and allow......(read more)
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Billionaire Ken Fisher Loves These Dividend Stocks

Ken Fisher runs Fisher Asset Management, a hedge fund which manages a portfolio worth over $65.44 billion. Mr. Fisher has authored several books, including......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 11: Ecolab Inc. (ECL)

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) is the largest publicly traded company in the cleaning products industry. Ecolab’s vision is guided by four key principles, which......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 10: Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) is a U.S. steel giant. It is the largest steel producer in the U.S., with annual capacity of more than 27 million tons of......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 9: Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) is an industrial gases firm. It has been in operation for 75 years. It now has annual sales nearing $10......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 8: Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is the North American leader in paint and coatings. The company’s ‘Cover the Earth’ logo is instantly recognizable......(read more)
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BP PLC (ADR) (BP): A High-Yielding Dividend Oil Stock to Avoid

With the current oil crisis dragging on far longer than initially anticipated, many big oil dividend stocks such as BP PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BP), Chevron Corporation......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 7: PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG)

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) may not be a household name for dividend investors, but it has an impressive company history.  It was founded in 1883......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 6: Chevron Corporation (CVX)

A handful of large, multi-national corporations dominate the energy industry. Only 2 are Dividend Aristocrats (S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of rising......(read more)
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How I Choose My Dividend Stocks

With dividend growth investing being a very popular method for creating a growing passive income stream for the long haul, many first time investors might......(read more)
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Can Apple Inc. (AAPL) Become a Dividend Growth Stock?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 5: Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has a long and illustrious history, which goes all the way back to its predecessor company, Standard Oil. Standard......(read more)
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Stag Industrial Inc (STAG)’s Big Dividend: A Unique Risk Worth Considering

If you like big dividends and discounted prices, Stag Industrial Inc (NYSE:STAG) may have recently caught your eye. Its shares have fallen 12% since August......(read more)
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Welltower Inc (HCN): A High-Yield Medical REIT Blue Chip

A great way of building long-term wealth is to ride secular mega-trends. One of the largest of these is the aging of America’s population, which is......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats in Focus Part 4: Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) traces its roots all the way back to 1949, when it was started by a 21-year old entrepreneur named Henry Taub.......(read more)
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Two Dividend Growth Stocks Showering Investors With More Cash

I believe in a bottom up method of evaluating each individual holding separately, and then if it holds up, not worrying about the portfolio as whole.......(read more)
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Realty Income Corp (O): Big Dividend, 3 Big Risks

Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) pays a big, steady, monthly dividend (3.9%, annualized), and the shares have declined more than 13% since August 1st. To some......(read more)
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What HCP, Inc. (HCP)’s Upcoming Spin Off Means For Dividend Investors

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP)’s 30-year dividend growth streak has long made it the darling of high-yield dividend growth investors. HCP is also the only real......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 3: HCP, Inc. (HCP)

REITs are required by law to pay out 90% or more of their earnings as dividends. This makes it difficult to pay rising dividends every year. There’s......(read more)
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A Guide to Conservative Income Producing Option Strategies for Dividend Stocks

With interest rates at their lowest point in history, once safe income-producing assets such as 10- and 30-year Treasury bonds have seen their yields......(read more)
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Baby DivHut Dividend Income Portfolio Update Q3 2016

With three quarters of the year now in the books, it is time, once again, to take a look at baby DivHut’s dividend income progress in 2016. I like to......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 2: AT&T Inc. (T)

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is the only Dividend Aristocrat in the telecom sector. What does it take to be a Dividend Aristocrat? – Be in the S&P......(read more)
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Pfizer Inc. (PFE): Safe And Steady Dividends

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) is a blue-chip dividend stock that has paid a consistent dividend for multiple decades. Furthermore, over the last 20 years the......(read more)
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Two Dividend Growth Stocks on My Radar

In the past few days, I have noticed that a couple of dividend growth stocks have been selling at lower prices than before. Those are companies that have......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 1: Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED)

This is the part 1 in the 50 part Dividend Aristocrats in Focus series on The Dividend Aristocrats. What is a Dividend Aristocrat? Dividend Aristocrats......(read more)
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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Safe Haven for Oil Dividend Investors During the Oil Crash

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) is the ultimate blue chip stock in the oil patch, but even it hasn’t been spared the carnage of what’s being called......(read more)
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Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Spin-Off: Is Adient a Buy or Sell?

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) will spin off its automotive seatings and interiors businesses on October 31.  The newly formed company......(read more)
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Four Companies Rewarding Shareholders with a Raise

I invest in companies that have a long track record of annual dividend increases. This is usually a result of a strong business model, that is fueled......(read more)