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April 2013

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4 Big-Name Stocks With Double-Digit Dividend Increases

April 29, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , AAPL , GOOGL

To succeed as a dividend growth investor you must identify and purchase stocks with sustainable dividend growth. Inertia is powerful force. Once a company has established a track record of growing its dividend over the decades and developed a shareholder base that expects higher dividends each year, it becomes increasing difficult for management to cut or fail to raise their dividend. No CEO of this type of company wants a dividend cut to occur on his or her watch.  [more]

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Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 26, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GPC , AAP , AZO

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Genuine Parts Company (GPC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Genuine Parts Co is a leading wholesale distributor of automotive replacement parts, industrial parts and supplies, and office products.  [more]

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Raytheon Company (RTN) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 25, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RTN , BA , LMT

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Raytheon Company (RTN). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Raytheon Company, the world's sixth largest military contractor, specializes in making high-tech missiles, advanced radar systems and sensors, defense electronics, and missile-defense systems.  [more]

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Characteristics of Great Dividend Growth Stocks

April 24, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , KO , PEP

What makes a great dividend stock? Investors in dividend growth stocks are looking for stocks that will increase their dividend each and every year at a rate that makes the stock a better investment than fixed income alternatives on a risk adjusted basis. I have found that stocks that are able to do this share some common characteristics. They include...  [more]

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8 Dividend Stocks Growing Future Yield

April 22, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSX , SO , PG

Yield does not come without a price, usually in the form of added risk and/or complexity. Ultimately, dividend growth investors realize that long-term and sustainable high-yield investments are grown over time. This is accomplished by purchasing high-quality dividend investments with a reasonable yield and a long history of growing their dividends, and waiting for the yield on cost to grow.  [more]

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2013-Q1 Performance Review

April 20, 2013 – 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 2013-Q1. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF...  [more]

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Monsanto Co. (MON) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 19, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MON , MOS , POT

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Monsanto Co. (MON). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Monsanto Co. is a global provider of agricultural products and integrated solutions for farmers.  [more]

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Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 18, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KMB , PG , CL

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Kimberly Clark Corp. is a global consumer products company's producing tissue, personal care and health care products. Its brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex and Scott tissue.  [more]

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6 High-Yield REITs With Growing Dividends

April 17, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NHI , NNN , UHT

U.S. REITs were created in 1960 by Congress as a way for all investors to have access to large-scale, income-producing real estate. To qualify as a REIT, the trust must comply with IRS rules. These rules include: 1) distributing annually as dividends at least 90% of its taxable income, 2) investing at least 75% of its total assets in real estate and 3) deriving at least 75% of gross income from real estate.  [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks Acting Like a Money Machine

April 15, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EPD , BK , PAA

Readers of this space know that the primary focus of my income portfolio is to create ever-increasing income money machine by investing in dividend growth stocks. This means that often I will choose a lower yielding security with better dividend growth prospects over a higher yielding security. As one that values diversity, I also invest in some high yield securities. However, any dividend stock that I invest in must have an increasing dividend.  [more]

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March 2013 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

April 13, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , COP , CVX

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 dividends earned.   [more]

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Target Corporation (TGT) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 12, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TGT , WMT , COST

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Target Corporation (TGT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Target Corp. operates nearly 1,800 Target, SuperTarget and CityTarget general merchandise stores across the U.S. and expects to open about 125 stores in Canada in 2013.  [more]

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 11, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IBM , HPQ , MSFT

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: IBM's global capabilities include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing.  [more]

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International Diversification May Be Closer than You Think

April 10, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , MCD , MMM

When the U.S. dollar declines, investors think more about international diversification. This can be accomplished by many different means such as buying a foreign stock, buying an ADR of a foreign company or investing in an international fund. However, one method that is often overlooked is buying large U.S. multi-national companies.  [more]

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6 Stocks Building Wealth Through Higher Dividends

April 08, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSCO , PNC , SKT

To ensure a retirement that is free from financial concerns, there are certain things that must be done today. The stock market does not travel in a straight line. There will be times it will behave irrationally. These are the times that try an investors’ patience. Those with clear goals and confidence in their chosen strategy aren't phased by these market movements. Building a secure future by investing in quality dividend growth stocks is neither complicated nor overly burdensome.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - March 2013

April 06, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , MMM , ED

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in March, extending the streak to 33 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 62 of the last 64 months.  [more]

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Walgreen Co. (WAG) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 05, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WAG , CVS , WMT

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Walgreen Co. (WAG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Walgreen Co. is the largest U.S. retail drug chain in terms of revenues, this company operates more than 8,000 drug stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  [more]

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Chevron Corporation (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 04, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , XOM , COP

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

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10 Dividend Stocks With A 10% Yield In 10 Years

April 03, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: WAG , COP , NSC

There are income investors and Dividend Growth investors. While the distinction is rather simple, it slips past many casual observers. Income investors are investing for maximum current income, while dividend growth investors are looking to maximize income over an extended period of time -- usually sacrificing current income for higher future earnings.  [more]

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4 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

April 01, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FHCO , CAC , APD

Gregg S. Fisher noted in a 2009 Forbes article that the assumption that investors are rational agents is bunk. He went on to say "We are not rational. We’re human. Even the most brilliant investor can be swayed by emotions into making irrational decisions that result in financial loss." Logic has very little to do with short-term movements in stock prices. Knowing this, there are some things that long-term buy-and-hold investors can do to profit from these irrational moves in the market, such as following a disciplined approach of acquiring stocks that routinely increase their dividends.  [more]

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