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Dividend Growth Case Study: How McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Generated a 15.6% CAGR Over 2.1 Years

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has been a great investment for a very long time… $1 invested in McDonald’s stock would be worth $606.67 by......(read more)
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Compelling Valuation, High Dividend Yield: Consider Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Most dividend investors look for low price-to-earnings multiples, high yields, safety, and growth. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) offers all of......(read more)
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The Best of the Best Monthly Dividend Stocks: Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT)

I recently published an article entitled “The Best Monthly Dividend Stocks” where I evaluated 17 C-corporation stocks that pay dividends monthly.......(read more)
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The Best of The Best Monthly Dividend Stocks: Stag Industrial Inc (STAG)

I recently published an article entitled “The Best Monthly Dividend Stocks” where I evaluated 17 C-corporation stocks that pay dividends monthly.......(read more)
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What Can We Learn from Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) in the 1980s and 1990s

Oil and gas prices are cyclical in nature. The recent downturn in energy prices that started in 2014 has pushed energy stock prices, earnings and dividends......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s Best High-Yield Dividend Stocks – May 2016 Update

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway outperformed the S&P 500 by 11.1% per year from 1965-2015, generating an overall gain of 1,598,284% compared......(read more)
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Phillips 66 (PSX) Is Even More Attractive After Price Decline

Lower gasoline and distillate margins have impacted on the financial results of U.S. refiners in the first quarter of 2016 and caused their shares to......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s Billion Dollar Apple Inc. (AAPL) Investment

Warren Buffett’s newest 13F filings were recently released… The Oracle of Omaha has invested in another tech company. This is only Buffett’s 2nd......(read more)
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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Is Even More Attractive After Earnings

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) is one of only 2 insurance stocks in the Dividend Aristocrats Index. The company is the global leader in cancer insurance......(read more)
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3 Monthly Dividend Stocks with Yields up to 7% From Canada

This is a guest post from The Dividend Beginner. Hello readers, I am The Dividend Beginner, a 22-year old Canadian dividend growth investor from Montreal......(read more)
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Rebounding Today But We Wouldn’t Bite

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is bouncing today on the news that Warren Buffet has invested $900 million in the company. For Warren Buffet Apple ticks most......(read more)
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Eaton Corporation (ETN): Manufacturing Safe Dividends Since 1923

Eaton Corporation, PLC Ordinary Shares (NYSE:ETN) shares several characteristics with some of the companies we hold in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio......(read more)
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Paying Your Phone Bill with AT&T Inc. (T) Dividend Income

This is a guest contribution from Liquid at Freedom 35 Blog. Liquid is an avid investor in the North American financial markets and blogs about financial......(read more)
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The Best Monthly Dividend Stocks

While most dividend paying stocks that trade on exchanges in the US pay quarterly, there are some stocks that pay their dividends on other schedules.......(read more)
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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ): A High-Yield Telecom For Current Income

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) provides communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental......(read more)
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Chevron Corporation (CVX): Delivering Dividends, Attractive Entry Point For The Patient Investor

The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) – the 2nd largest United States oil company is still attractive despite reporting a significant loss in......(read more)
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Can The Top 10 S&P 500 Dividend Growers Continue Their Rapid Dividend Growth?

The ten S&P 500 companies that have increased their dividend payout by the highest average annual rate during the last five years are analyzed in......(read more)
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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM): Get 3.1% Dividend Yield While Waiting For Commodity Prices to Recover

In my view, despite another quarter with disappointing results, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)’s stock, is still attractive. Archer-......(read more)
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Sohn Conference: Jim Chanos on Shorting Elon Musk, Valeant, and Alibaba

Is there anyone in the investment community who hasn’t heard about famed short-seller Jim Chanos? Highly unlikely! Mr. Chanos, founder and manager of......(read more)
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Top 10 Financial Ratios for Successful Dividend Investing

Dividend investing is part art, part science. Financial ratios make up most of the science behind investing. What exactly are financial ratios? For the......(read more)
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Sohn Conference: Jeff Smith Pitches Depomed (DEPO), Westrock (WRK)

Insider Monkey was in attendance at the Next Wave Sohn Conference in New York today and we have all the details from Jeffrey Smith‘s presentation......(read more)
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Why Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Could Be the Next Great Dividend Aristocrat

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of companies that have increased their dividends for 25 years or more. The list is a great starting point......(read more)
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Knowledge Leader Spotlight: IMAX Corporation (USA) (IMAX)

When one thinks of innovative companies, the movie and entertainment sub-industry isn’t the first group that comes to mind. However, as with most sub......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s Best High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway outperformed the S&P 500 by 11.1% per year from 1965-2015, generating an overall gain of 1,598,284% compared......(read more)
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National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV): A Lesson on Dividend Safety

National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) surprised many dividend investors with its decision to slash its dividend by 90% on April 11. Income investors......(read more)
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Deere & Company (DE): Warren Buffett is Buying More of this High Quality Dividend Stock

Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) is one of Warren Buffett’s top dividend stocks and has increased its dividend 12 times since 2004. Falling crop prices......(read more)
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8 Potential Bargain Dividend Stocks Down 15%+ In The Last Year

A lot of people like to “cheer” for higher prices in the short-term. Yet for the long-term net buyer, it’s lower prices that can provide the ultimate......(read more)
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Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI): A High-Yield Healthcare REIT

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a high dividend yield over 6%. The company operates in the healthcare......(read more)
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Kohl’s Corporation (KSS): Will This 2nd Tier Business Generate 1st Tier Returns?

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is what I would classify as a “second tier” type of investment. It doesn’t have that quality aspect of your......(read more)
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Knowledge Leader Spotlight: Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)

One of the most innovative group of companies in the stock market are semiconductor companies. On average, semiconductor companies invest 16.9% of its......(read more)
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Is A Compelling Long-Term Investment

When you’re talking about dividend paying companies (and specifically dividend growth), you’re likely to think about the normal host of characters......(read more)
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Intel Corporation (INTC): A Technology Monopoly Paying Safe, Growing Dividends

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is one of the most dominant and pervasive technology companies in the world. The business essentially operates as a monopoly......(read more)
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The Snowball Effect: How To Multiply Your Wealth

What happens when you push a small snowball down a hill…  And what does this have to do with growing wealthy? When you push a small snowball down a......(read more)
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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): Safe, Strong Dividend Growth and a 3.7% Yield

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has been nothing short of an impressive dividend growth stock since it began paying dividends in 2011. The company’......(read more)
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How To Know When You Can Retire With Dividend Investing

When I consider the topic of retirement the first thing that comes to mind is John Maynard Keynes 1930 essay titled “Economic Possibilities For Our......(read more)
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Cash-Secured Puts: The Step-By-Step Guide

In a previous article I provided a “step-by-step” guide for learning more about selling covered calls. If you haven’t yet read that piece I’d......(read more)
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HB Fuller Co (FUL): A Small Cap Stock With Big Long-term Dividend Growth Potential

HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) is a small cap dividend growth stock that few investors are familiar with. However, this dependable business has increased dividends......(read more)
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Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO): Predictable Dividend Growth and a 3.2% Yield

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) is a reliable company in the consumer staples sector that currently offers a reasonable valuation, a safe 3.2% dividend......(read more)
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Interview of TSX-V Market Veteran & Lithium Sector Bull, Ron Loewen

According to Vancouver capital markets veteran Ron Loewen, evidence is mounting that the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) has hit bottom and......(read more)
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Boost Your Dividend Income With Covered Calls: The Step-By-Step Guide

The idea of dividend investing, and especially dividend growth investing, makes a lot of sense to me.  Naturally there are numerous strategies out there......(read more)
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National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN): A Conservative REIT with 26 Straight Years of Dividend Growth

Fewer than 100 of the more than 10,000 publicly-traded companies have increased annual dividends for at least 26 consecutive years. National Retail Properties......(read more)
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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR): A High Quality REIT Consistently Growing Dividends

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) is a fast-growing real estate investment trust (REIT) that has raised its dividend every year since going public......(read more)
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Here’s What To Do About Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)’s Acquisition of The Valspar Corp (VAL)

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is the leader in the North American coatings (paint) industry. The company is the 3rd largest coatings corporation globally......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Warren Buffett’s Biggest Holding Pays a High Quality Dividend

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) is Warren Buffett’s largest holding, and he first bought into the company in 1989. Buffett owns businesses with lengthy......(read more)
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The Coca-Cola Co (KO)’s Growth Potential & Dividend Analysis

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is the largest seller of non alcoholic beverages in the world. The company has had a great run.  It is a Dividend King with......(read more)
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Duke Energy Corp (DUK): A Reliable High-Yield Dividend Stock

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) is a favorite high-yield dividend stock for income investors, and it’s no wonder why. The company has paid uninterrupted......(read more)
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The 10 Best Dividend Stocks For Retirement

Retirees want their portfolios to provide safe, consistent, reliable income that grows faster than the pace of inflation. Retirees want investments that......(read more)
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA): A Healthcare Dividend Aristocrat Growing Through Acquisitions

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) has steadily grown its dividend for 40 straight years and has an operating history that dates back more than......(read more)
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Southern Co (SO): Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1949 and a 4.4% Yield

 Yield-starved investors should familiarize themselves with Southern Co (NYSE:SO), a highly dependable business that has paid dividends every quarter......(read more)
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Can Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL) Double and Prove Hedge Funds Right?

Activist Mark Rachesky  has a huge position in Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LORL) and he has been adding to his holdings. According......(read more)
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