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Author Archive - Simply Safe Dividends

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PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP): A Top Dividend Growth Stock For Long-term Investors

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) is one of the best dividend growth stocks in the market and a core holding in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio (1). The company......(read more)
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Simon Property Group Inc (SPG): A Blue Chip REIT Down Over 20% Since July

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are a great way for long-term income investors to gain exposure to real estate (1) without the hassle that......(read more)
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AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (APU): The Gold Standard Of Propane MLPs Is Still A High-Risk Proposition

Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs have been an increasingly popular stock sector in recent years thanks to their preferential tax treatment that results......(read more)
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The Coca-Cola Co (KO): A Safe Dividend King Trading At Its 52-Week Low

When it comes to long-term blue chip investing, it’s hard to go wrong with dividend aristocrats. Of course, the only thing better than a company that......(read more)
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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD): How Safe Is This High-Yield MLP’s Distribution?

Over the last few years, record low interest rates have made Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, one of the hottest high-yield equity classes on Wall......(read more)
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Bank Of America Corp (BAC): A Dividend Growth Stock That Benefits From Rising Interest Rates

Few investors will ever forget the terror of the financial crisis of 2008-2009, when the global financial system was on the verge of complete collapse......(read more)
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Bill Gates’ Portfolio: Reviewing The Richest Man In The World’s Dividend Stocks – November 2016 Update

Bill Gates is the wealthiest man on the planet with a net worth in excess of $70 billion. Just like you and me, Bill wants to earn a return on his pile......(read more)
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5 Reasons To Be A Dividend Growth Investor

As a dividend growth investor knows, it’s not exactly a secret that the U.S. stock market has been one of the greatest long-term wealth generators in......(read more)
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Ventas, Inc. (VTR): A High-Yield, High Quality Healthcare REIT

Over the coming decades, the aging of the U.S. population is going be one of the largest demographic and economic megatrends, creating potential investment......(read more)
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CVS Health Corp (CVS): A Quality Dividend Growth Stock On Sale Or A Value Trap?

Despite the market’s recent pull back in recent weeks, the S&P 500 is still trading close its all-time high and at a historically elevated P/E multiple......(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM): Safe, Growing Dividends and a Solid Yield

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) has metrics that make many dividend investors salivate. The company offers a 3.4% yield, has increased its dividend every......(read more)
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Chevron Corporation (CVX): How Safe is the Dividend?

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) looks enticing when taking a cursory look at the historical dividend statistics. The stock currently yields around 4.3%......(read more)
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Meredith Corporation (MDP): 23 Straight Years of Dividend Growth and a High Yield

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) has never exactly been a household name, but many of its brands are. The company is an old school magazine business that......(read more)
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Issues Disappointing Guidance. What About the Dividend?

I came across a statistic last week that sounded unbelievable until I thought more about my own behavior. In 2015, 205 million U.S. consumers shopped......(read more)
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HP Inc (HPQ): Safe Dividend Growth or a Value Trap?

Back in 1939, long before Steve Jobs, there were two guys in Palo Alto, Bill Hewlett and David Packard. Armed with less than $600, they started a small......(read more)
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Phillips 66 (PSX): Warren Buffett’s New Favorite Dividend Growth Stock

Warren Buffett is history’s greatest investor, and so when his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK.B), takes a major stake in a company the world......(read more)
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Ferrellgas Partners (FGP): Another Lesson on Dividend Safety

I get a lot of questions about master limited partnerships (MLPs) when it comes to the topic of dividend safety. Many dividend investors are attracted......(read more)
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Comcast (CMCSA): High Marks for Dividend Safety and Growth, But What About the Cord-Cutters?

At first glance, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) looks like an investment every dividend investor should consider. The company has increased the dividend......(read more)
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A Guide to Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can provide dividend investors with high yields, steadily growing payouts, nice diversification, and......(read more)
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Union Pacific Corporation (UNP): High Dividend Growth and a Durable Moat

The railroad industry is extremely durable, and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has proven to be no exception since its founding in 1969. Railcars......(read more)
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Kraft Heinz Co (KHC): One of Warren Buffett’s Biggest Dividend Stocks

Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) accounts for nearly 20% of Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio and is one of Warren Buffett’s favorite dividend stocks. Buffett......(read more)
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Home Depot Inc (HD): A Premier Long-term Dividend Growth Stock

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) has paid uninterrupted dividends since the late 1980s and is a dividend growth machine. Since making its first quarterly dividend......(read more)
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Crown Castle International Corp (CCI): A High Quality REIT With Healthy Dividend Growth Prospects

Crown Castle International Corp (NYSE:CCI) only began paying dividends in 2014, but the company currently offers income investors a high dividend yield......(read more)
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Realty Income Corp (O): A Premium Monthly Dividend Stock

The best monthly dividend stocks provide predictable, growing income. With 550 consecutive monthly dividends paid and 74 consecutive quarterly increases......(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)