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August 2014

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High-Yield, High-Return Investments To Increase Income While Waiting On Dividend Growth

August 27, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , JNJ , KO

We have all heard it... Stodgy, for old people, yawn, boring! These have all been used to describe investing in dividend growth stocks. Nevertheless, I am a firm believer in dividend growth stocks for building a bullet-proof retirement portfolio. Study after study has shown that most of the historical stock market returns have come from reinvested dividends.  [more]

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7 Stocks Delivering Higher Dividends

August 25, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MO , EAT , LBMH

If you closely follow the daily financial news as presented by the mainstream media, it is easy become jaded and start believing that there isn’t any good news out there. Don’t be confused by the noise. There are still many great companies committed to generating superior returns and rewarding their shareholder by increasing cash dividends.   [more]

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July 2014 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

August 23, 2014 – Comments (0)

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.   [more]

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 22, 2014 – 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.  [more]

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The Most Important Financial Statement When Selecting Dividend Growth Stocks

August 21, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GPC , JNJ , EMR

We all know what surprising the street will do to a stock's price. The street focuses on quarterly revenue, EPS, EBIT, EBITDA and margins. The income statement is where you find all the metrics that the street loves. Therefore, the income statement must be the most important financial statement... or is it?  [more]

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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 20, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , AMIC , UNM

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

Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in Japan (78% of pretax operating profits) and the U.S. Products are marketed at work sites and help fill gaps in primary coverage.  [more]

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Dividend Stock Analysis: Leggett & Platt, A Solid, Steady, High-Yield Performer

August 14, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LEG , HOFT , FLXS

Leggett & Platt Inc. makes a broad line of bedding and furniture components and other home, office and commercial furnishings, as well as products for non-furnishings markets. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...         [more]

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5 Five-Star Dividend Stocks

August 12, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ACE , TXN , MSFT

Performance and sustainability - that's what investors in Dividend Growth Stocks are looking for. It's very easy to find stocks with a yields greater than 10%, but how many of those will be able to sustain or grow their dividend over 10, 5 or even 3 years? Also, it doesn't take much effort to find a company that can sustain and grow its dividend because it is only paying a nominal amount (low yield and low payout).  [more]

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9 Stocks Sending More Cash To Shareholders With Increased Dividends

August 11, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC , MON , WAG

If your goal is to accumulate wealth for a comfortable retirement, then there is no risk-free path. Throughout time every angle has been tried and failed. What appears to be a safe investment in a federally insured CD or money market, may not even be covering inflation. Growth stocks don't always grow. The astute conservative investor turns to solid dividend paying stocks with a track record of growing their dividends each year. Below are several companies that have recently elected to send more cash to their shareholders in the form of increased dividends...  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - July 2014

August 08, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: O

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in June, extending the streak to 49 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 78 of the last 80 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2014 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.  [more]

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Universal HealthRealty Income Trust (UHT) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 08, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UHT , HT , LTC

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

Company Description: Universal Health Realty Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in healthcare and human service related facilities.  [more]

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The Clorox Company (CLX) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 07, 2014 – 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 and is also a leading producer of natural personal care products.  [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Successful Investing

August 06, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , GPC , JNJ

Many people spend their investing lives jumping from one investing strategy to another. It seems they are always looking for that hot combination that will produce instant wealth. Think about it, most things that are instant, such as potatoes and coffee, aren't really that good. Quick and easy, yes; but not really good.  [more]

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5 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Successful Investing

August 05, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , GPC , JNJ

Many people spend their investing lives jumping from one investing strategy to another. It seems they are always looking for that hot combination that will produce instant wealth. Think about it, most things that are instant, such as potatoes and coffee, aren't really that good. Quick and easy, yes; but not really good.  [more]

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6 Stocks Building Value With Higher Dividends

August 04, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MRO , VLO , K

Most good things are worth waiting for. If you are to establish a long-term relationship with a stock, it better be a quality stock. Time is a powerful force, with it we can overcome poor choices, poor timing and bad decisions. Without it, we immediately are forced to pay for our indiscretions. When it comes to building retirement income, look for stocks that consistently increase their dividends year after year.  [more]

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

August 01, 2014 – 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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