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April 2017

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My Top 3 Investing Mistakes

April 28, 2017 – Comments (0)

There are only few things in life that I consider myself an expert in, but when it comes to making investing mistakes I have earned several PhDs. We all have regrets when it comes to investing. If there were a place to go to get a do-over, we would all go there. However, there are some mistakes I never made because I saw others live the mistake before I made it. Here are three mistakes I have made, that maybe someone else can learn from...

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Duke Energy (DUK) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 27, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DUK , SO , AEP

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Duke Energy (DUK). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Duke Energy Corp. merged with Progress Energy in mid-2012, and is the largest electric power holding company in the U.S., serving more than 7 million customers in six states.

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6 Stocks Currently Trading Below their Fair Value

April 26, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OHI , T , CSCO

Over the last 12-18 months, there have been several prognosticators saying dividend stocks are extremely over valued. In many cases, I would tend to agree. This has been reflected in my weekly stock analyses. If so, what's an investor to do? When is the right time to start investing?

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 25, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IBM , ACN , 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 offerings include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing.

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10 Stocks Turbo-Charging Returns With Increasing Dividends

April 24, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , BX , SO

It is a well-documented fact that a significant portion of the historical equity returns are a result of reinvested dividends. In Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns (2002), the authors looked at equity returns from capital gains and dividends from 1900 to 2000. They determined that performance in any given year was driven by capital appreciation, but long-term returns were largely the result of reinvested dividends.

Here are several companies looking to increase their long-term returns by raising their cash dividends:

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The Wit and Wisdom of Warren Buffett

April 21, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BRK-A

As mentioned in previous articles, I love inspirational (and other) quotes. I see quotes as a portal to someone’s inner self. They reveal much about the person both good and bad. Read enough of a person’s quotes and you will get to know the person. Let’s spend some time getting to know Warren Buffett through his quotes.

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The Clorox Company (CLX) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 20, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CLX , PG , CL

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

Company Description: The Clorox Company is a diversified producer of household cleaning, grocery and specialty food products is also a leading producer of natural personal care products.

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The Perfect Dividend Stock

April 19, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: T , NKE , KO

In an utopian world, the perfect dividend stock would be one that is both high-yield and provide a high dividend growth rate. Its share price would appreciate ratable with its increasing dividend. All of this would be driven by increasing earnings and cash flow.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 18, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , MSFT , GOOG

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Apple Inc. (AAPL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Apple Inc. is a prominent provider of hardware including iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets, Mac computers, wearables and iPod digital media players.

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8 Stocks Pumping Up Their Dividend

April 17, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , QCOM , OHI

Dividend sustainability is paramount for the high-yield investor. Having a stock cut its dividend could potentially crush their income. A high-yield investor is less concerned about dividend growth than maintaining the current high-yield. Most traditional dividend growth stocks pay a moderate to low yield, thus sustainability is not enough - the dividend growth investor also expects substantial and consistent growth.

Below are several companies not only sustaining their dividends, but growing them:

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Charlie Munger's 10 Rules for Investment Success

April 14, 2017 – Comments (1)

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's friend and partner, is quite an investor in his own right. Munger is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and served as chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation from 1984 through 2011. He is also the chairman of the Daily Journal Corporation, based in Los Angeles, California, and a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Munger's 10 Rules for Investment Success are detailed in his book Poor Charlie's Almanac. Here they are:

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 13, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ADM , BG , INGR

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. is one of the world's leading agribusiness concerns, with major market positions in agricultural processing and merchandising.

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Early Warning Signs of a Dividend Cut

April 12, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GCI , PFE , CTL

Investors Dividend Growth Stocks look for stocks that will provide a predictable, sustainable and growing income from dividends. It is bad when a company fails to raise its dividend at its appointed time; However, it is much worse when a company cuts its dividend. In most cases the companies' investors should not have been surprised because there are usually early warning signs that foretold a dividend cut was imminent.

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 11, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , AAPL , ORCL

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

Company Description: Microsoft, the world's largest software company, develops PC software, including the Windows operating system and the Office application suite.

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10 Stocks Providing Positive Feedback With Higher Dividends

April 10, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSCO , EPD , TJX

It seems that every investing article ends with the same conclusion - you should be buying dividend stocks. Beyond the simple concepts, some of the writers are making really bad recommendations and cross-breeding dividend investing with their preferred form of investing. Dividend growth investing is not about exit points, momentum swings, relative strength, sector rotation; instead it is about studying fundamentals, selecting superior stocks and building a portfolio with a long-term horizon. When we buy a dividend stock, we hope to hold it forever.

This week several companies provided their shareholders positive feedback with increased cash dividends:

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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 06, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , BMY , JNJ

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: This diversified health care products company is now focused on nutritionals, diagnostics, generic drugs, and medical devices, following the spinoff of its R&D-based prescription pharmaceuticals business at the beginning of 2013.

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The Best Dividend Stocks In The World

April 05, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , XOM , JNJ

I couldn't begin to estimate how many different stocks are traded around the world on the various exchanges. Like everything else, there are many participants, but few players. Though the population of stocks may be large, there are only a precious few that are worthy dividend growth stocks.

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Procter & Gamble (PG) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 04, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , CLX , CL

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Procter & Gamble (PG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Procter & Gamble Company is a leading consumer products company that markets household and personal care products in more than 180 countries.

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7 Stocks Building Wealth With Dividend Increase

April 03, 2017 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RTN , CONE , SNN

Have you ever wondered just where are all the get-rich-now infomercial millionaires? I know several people who have purchased one or more of these get-rich-now kits, but I don't know of anyone who actually got rich from purchasing the kit. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates didn't build their fortunes with a get-rich-now kit. They worked hard built it steadily over time.

In much the same way, a disciplined approach to investing, such as dividend growth stocks, can be highly effective. Though it may seem boring to many, I find it exciting to see my income growing as the finish line approaches.

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