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Author Archive - Sure Dividend

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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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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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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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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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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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Interview with Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares

Eric Ervin is the CEO of Reality Shares. Reality Shares creates research-driven, innovative investment products – including ETFs – to help reduce......(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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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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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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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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Dividend Kings In Focus: Vectren Corporation (VVC)

Utilities have long been the quintessential example of “stodgy” or slow growing, but inherent in this business model is a good deal of consistency......(read more)
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Finding Reliable 3%+ Dividends in Today’s Market: AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

Today, long term investors are challenged in navigating the course and lining up that long drive for a investment that will provide them a better than......(read more)
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA): 40 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth & Counting

Different investors and consumers have come to know pharmacy and well-being company Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA) through a variety of ways......(read more)
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Dividend Investors: Stop Overlooking Cardinal Health Inc (CAH)

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio you probably don’t think of Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) as being a big enterprise. Yet based on revenue this healthcare......(read more)
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PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG): Dividends Since 1899 (& More Growth Ahead)

“But that’s as boring as watching paint dry.” Paint is not known for its excitement. It is not a ‘hot’ industry like biotech or social networks......(read more)
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How To Get Growing Dividends From $573 Billion Annual US Military Spending

The United States military spends more than the next 11 largest militaries of the world combined. What if you could turn the flow of your tax dollars......(read more)
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This Is How Target Corporation (TGT) Can Easily Generate 9%+ Total Returns at Today’s Prices

The retail industry is notoriously finicky. What was popular last year likely won’t be trendy this year. But all retailers are not created equally…......(read more)
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Target Corporation (TGT): An Attractively Valued Dividend Champion on Sale

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Target is a dividend champion, which has paid dividends since......(read more)
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This Health Care Dividend Aristocrat Will Profit From Old Age – Globally

The world is aging. The average global population age is increasing. Source:  The Economist This means there are more middle-aged and elderly people......(read more)
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Best of the Best Monthly Dividend Stocks: Realty Income Corp (O) (The Monthly Dividend Company)

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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Best of the Best Monthly Dividend Stocks: LTC Properties Inc (LTC)

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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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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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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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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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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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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107 Profound Warren Buffett Quotes: Learn To Build Wealth

This article contains 107 Warren Buffett quotes to teach you to build wealth and become a better investor. Warren Buffett is arguably the greatest investor......(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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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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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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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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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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The Long-Term Investing Guide to Compounding Wealth

What is long-term investing? Long-term investing is the process of buying and holding investment securities you believe will compound investor wealth......(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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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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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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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)