Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in September, extending the streak to 37 consecutive months of increases. As noted in the June 19, 2015 post, in July 2015 I changed to reporting on total dividend income instead of just income from my Dividend Growth Portfolio.
Since I began tracking my total income progress in September 2012, annualized dividend income has increased in 37 of the last 37 months. Continue Reading » [more]
Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of CVS Health Corporation (CVS). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:
Company Description: CVS Health Corporation is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S. Continue Reading » [more]
Long considered the domain of “widows and orphans”, utilities have developed a somewhat stodgy reputation. Why are utilities considered good for widows and orphans?
Here a few reasons: 1. They are generally less volatile than the market as a whole (low beta). 2. Their products are something that people continue to need and use no matter what the economy is doing, thus, 3. Their dividends tend to be more stable and secure. Continue Reading » [more]
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... Continue Reading » [more]
Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:
Company Description: Wells Fargo & Company, with assets of nearly $1.72 trillion, is the fourth largest in the U.S. It provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer finance services. Continue Reading » [more]