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August 2011

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13 Dividend Stocks With A Quick Payback

August 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT , T , TROW

Payback is the amount of time needed for an investment to earn its cost, undiscounted. For example, if you buy a dividend stock for $100 that pays a $5 annual dividend, the payback is 20 years (100/5). Though not very sophisticated, payback can still help you screen for good, solid dividend growth stocks.   [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks With Yields In The Sweet Spot

August 30, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , MDT , AFL

Are you from another planet? That's the look I got several weeks ago when I admitted to a group of colleagues that I had not been following the daily gyrations of the stock market. To further confound the group, I told them I still wasn't concerned since I didn't plan on buying anymore stocks until the the following week.  [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks Building Future Yield

August 29, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GORO.DL2 , HFC , MTSC

As a young investor I followed an aggressive growth strategy. Having narrowly missed the tech bubble bursting, I purchased my first dividend stock on December 11, 2003. I had heard dividend investments were supposed to be safer, but knew very little else about the strategy. I was fortunate enough to accidentally buy enough good dividend stocks learn the “secret” of dividend investing.  [more]

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Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 26, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITW , CPE , KDN

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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Chevron Corporation (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 25, 2011 – 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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12 Select High-Yield S&P 500 Dividend Stocks

August 24, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DUK , VZ , T

The S&P 500 Index is owned and maintained by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill. The index was first published in 1957 and is the second most recognized index in the U.S. behind only the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Stocks included in the S&P 500 are large publicly companies that trade on either the New York Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ.   [more]

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How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio In A Downturn

August 23, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , WMT , MCD

The recent turbulence in the market has provided income investors first hand experience in managing their dividend growth portfolio in a declining market. How have you reacted to this downturn? Has it been a source of despair and gloom, or has it been a source of excitement?   [more]

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9 Dividend Stocks Providing Positive Feedback

August 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITC , BMI , TMK

What is the primary reason you invest in dividend stocks? For me, it is a means to build a growing income that can be relied on during retirement. One of the beauties of dividend investing is it provides you continuous feedback. As the years and decades go by you can see your earnings steadily grow as you invest your money in dividend stocks, and as an added bonus, great dividend stocks will increase their dividend payments each year.  [more]

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July 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update

August 20, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , INTC , PG

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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Vectren Corporation (VVC) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 19, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VVC , AVA , D

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

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Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LEG , FLXS , ETH

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks With A 10% Yield In 10 Years

August 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WM , WMT , INTC

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 potential greater future earnings.  [more]

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The Current Financial Situation Should Concern Us All

August 16, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , JNJ , KO

After spending a significant amount of time studying the problem, I am convinced the current financial situation should concern us all. No, I am not talking about the recent drops in the stock market. That does NOT concern me.   [more]

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9 Dividend Stocks Raising Their Yield On Cost

August 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: THO , HGIC.DL , ITW

For dividend growth investors, there are certain attributes of investments that are more relevant than others, such as yield and dividend growth. To illustrate the power of dividend growth consider that an investment's yield-on-cost will double every 5 years if they grow their dividend by 15%/year or 7 years at 10%/year or 14 years at 5%/year.  [more]

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Target Corporation (TGT) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 11, 2011 – Comments (1) | 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:  [more]

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8 High-Yield Energy Stocks Growing Their Dividends

August 10, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , KMP , COP

From the time the first fire was discovered until now, energy has played a critical role in the development of modern man. As our society has developed, we have require an increasingly large amount of energy. We rely on companies in the Energy Sector to supply our needs.  [more]

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Finding The Perfect Dividend Stock

August 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WAG , ABT , WM

If we were able to design the perfect dividend stock it 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.  [more]

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14 Dividend Stocks Giving Shareholders A Raise

August 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DOV , CSL , WTR

You expect your employer to give you a salary increase periodically. Why wouldn’t you expect the same from your investments? One of the most important aspects of a dividend stock is its ability to consistency raise dividends over time.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - July 2011

August 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , INTC , PG

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in July, extending the streak to 13 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 42 of the last 44 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2011 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.  [more]

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Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , ESP , CBE.DL

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Emerson Electric Co. (EMR). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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8 High-Yielding Dividend Aristocrats Not Afraid to Raise Their Dividends

August 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , PEP , ABT

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats is the most recognized list of dividend stocks. The Dividend Aristocrats index is designed to measure the performance of S&P 500 constituents that have followed a policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.   [more]

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , CVX , COP

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

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Your Greatest Asset For Building Wealth

August 02, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , KO , COP

You may think your greatest wealth building asset is the Chevron (CVX) stock that has appreciated more than 15% from the beginning of the year and pays you a 3% dividend. Even though CVX has treated you kindly for the last several years, it is not your greatest wealth building asset.  [more]

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15 Companies Compounding Shareholder's Wealth With Higher Dividends

August 01, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NSC , SJM , KEY

Compound interest is what occurs when interest previously earned is added to the principle and is considered when calculating future interest – i.e. earning interest on interest. So, what’s more powerful than compound interest? Compound dividends! Compound dividends are like compound interest on steroids – you are not only earning on reinvested dividends, but the dividend rate is increasing.  [more]

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