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January 2012

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2011 Was A Great Year For Dividend Stocks

January 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , MCD , CVX

Investing in dividend growth stocks is a long-term proposition. One of the beauties of following a dividend growth strategy is that you don't have to watch your portfolio or the market on a daily basis. For the most part, daily, monthly and yearly movements are just noise in the system.  [more]

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26 Confident and Secure Companies Boosting Dividends

January 30, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: D , NSC , PH

Dividend growth investing is a long-term strategy. A growing dividend is a sign that the company is becoming more valuable. Companies that consistently increase dividends tend to have steadily rising share prices and the best way to benefit from this is to buy and hold the stocks. Diversification and a focus on blue-chip stocks provides insurance for the few companies that don't pan out.  [more]

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 28, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: DLR , BDN , COR

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ , T , S

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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23 Stocks Increasing Shareholder Wealth With Higher Dividends

January 25, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MHFI , SLB , FDO

Dividend growth investing is a long-term strategy. A growing dividend is a sign that the company is becoming more valuable. Companies that consistently increase dividends tend to have steadily rising share prices and the best way to benefit from this is to buy and hold the stocks. Diversification and a focus on blue-chip stocks provides insurance for the few companies that don't pan out.  [more]

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5 High-Yield REITs With Growing Dividends

January 24, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SNH , UHT , NNN

Have you ever looked at your pay stub, sighed, and wished you didn't have to pay taxes? After the government gets a hold of out paycheck, what's left seems so small compared to the pretax annual salary quoted to us by our employers. The good news is some don't have to pay taxes, and it is legal. Consider this...  [more]

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Utilities Stock Funds Were 2011's Bright Star

January 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DUK , ED , SO

Utility dividend stocks. When you hear those words what do you think of? Long considered the domain for "widows and orphans", utilities have developed a somewhat stodgy reputation. Why are utilities considered good for widows and orphans?   [more]

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2011-Q4 Performance Review

January 21, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BRK-B , VFINX

After each quarter-end, I review my asset allocation and year-to-date total returns by category. The attached PDF contains my actual asset allocation as of 2011-Q4. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:
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Universal HealthRealty Income Trust (UHT) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UHT , HT , CSA

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Universal HealthRealty Income Trust (UHT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 19, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , DFG , UNM

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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9 Dividend Stocks Trading at a 20%+ Discount

January 18, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WAG , LMT , TGT

Fair value is really a simple concept. Given some select information such as dividends, dividend growth, holding period, discount rate and few other inputs, one can easily calculate the fair value of a stock. As with most simple things, the devil is in the details - the inputs must be correct to calculate a reasonable fair value, otherwise, garbage in, garbage out.  [more]

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2011 Dividend Increases Nearly Doubled, and 7 Dividend Stocks that Led the Way

January 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT , WAG , TGT

Have you noticed that investing in dividend growth stocks has gone main stream? What a change from a couple of years ago when dividends were considered "stodgy, for old people, yawn, boring!" With its new found attention, dividend growth stocks aren't disappointing their newly acquired fans. When all is said and the last word is written, 2011 was a great year for dividends!  [more]

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7 Stocks Enticing Investors With Higher Dividends

January 16, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PNR , SJR , ACE

The goals of an income portfolio are much different than those of a capital appreciation portfolio. The good news is an income portfolio consisting of quality dividend growth stocks can not only succeed, but excel during a market downturn. Dividend investors are focused on building a stream of steadily rising income from solid companies. While many panic when their portfolios decline, income investors see a downturn as an incredible buying opportunity as they are look for sustainable growing dividends.  [more]

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December 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

January 14, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: T , CL , ABT

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and update its holdings.  [more]

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Teco Energy, Inc. (TE) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 13, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TE , NEE , SO

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Teco Energy, Inc. (TE). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 12, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , YUM , SBUX

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of McDonald's Corporation (MCD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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6 High-Dividend, Low P/E Value Stocks

January 11, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , COP , MSFT

Before the internet and even before computers, critical financial information was printed daily in newspapers. Though many newspaper still print this information, most people find it easier (and faster) to get information on their stocks from financial websites. So back when financial information was a tedious and manual process what was considered relevant enough to warrant inclusion?  [more]

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6 Dividend Stocks For The New Year

January 10, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , EMR , INTC

As we start a new year, this is the time that people make their resolutions. In addition the timeless resolutions of losing weight, quitting smoking, start exercising, et. al, some people are resolving to get their finances in order in case the economy turns down in 2012. Here is one more resolution may want to consider...  [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks Raising Shareholder Returns

January 09, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: M , DDR , WSO

It's human nature for new income investors to focus on yield. Many eventually learn that above average yields often carry an above average risk of a dividend cut, loss of invested capital or both. People involved in extreme sports/hobbies, such as base jumping, hang gliding and shark diving, do things to minimize risk and protect themselves. In much the same way those investing in dividend stocks, can do certain things to increase their chance of success. One method is to focus on stocks the consistently increase their dividends.   [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - December 2011

January 07, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , MCD , LMT

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in December, extending the streak to 18 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 47 of the last 49 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

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J.M. Smucker Comp. (SJM) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SJM , KRFT , MKC

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of J.M. Smucker Comp. (SJM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: J.M. Smucker Co.'s products include coffee, fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, health and natural foods, and beverages.  [more]

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 05, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GWW , FAST , GMT

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Grainger Inc. is the largest global distributor of industrial and commercial supplies, such as hand tools, electric motors, light bulbs and janitorial items.  [more]

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Are Storm Clouds Gathering For These 7 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks?

January 04, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PBI , CTL , VGR

Everyone wants to earn more. For investors in dividend growth stocks, the quick way to earn more is to select dividend stocks with higher yields. Swap those 2-4% yields in for stocks earning 7-10%, or more. Before doing making the trade, you should ask yourself the following two questions:  [more]

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Bonds Look Morbid When Compared To These Dividend Stocks

January 03, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , UTX , KO

Even hibernating bears know that bonds have essentially been dead money over the last year, or so. Interest rates are ridiculously low and not likely to improve any time soon given the anemic U.S. economy and European financial concerns. What's done is done, so what should we expect to earn from bonds in the future? Consider these two scenarios:  [more]

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6 Stocks With A Vision Of Higher Dividends

January 02, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , JNJ , LOW

A vision is taking the time to contemplate and anticipate, in detail, what the future will bring. A financial vision needs to consider future earnings, savings and economic issues such as inflation. Then based on your vision, you formulate an action plan to ensure the best possible outcome given your unique circumstances. You can’t have a retirement plan until you have a retirement vision. It would seem to me that there are a lot or retirement plans out there but very few retirement visions.  [more]

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