What is a Dividend Aristocrat?

The following post is written by Hank Coleman. There is a reason why the Dividend Ninja mentions Dividend Aristocrats in his Ninja Lessons investing philosophy. They are tried and true dividend winners who have consistently provided investors with increasing dividends year in and year out. Dividend Aristocrats make a great addition to a portfolio of dividend stocks. They are a great place to start your search for the next company to add to your portfolio. What is a Dividend Aristocrat? The Dividend ...

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Three Dividend Payers Who Could See Significant Share Price Increases

The following post is written by Hank Coleman. Dividend yield isn’t the only thing out there for investors to consider. What about capital appreciation? There are several stocks that are poised to see their share prices appreciate as well. They could not only earn you an excellent return with a dividend yield but will also provide you with a great return with their under valued share prices. These three dividend payers could see a significant share price increase over the next year. One of the ...

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Why I Won’t Invest In AIG

The following post is written by Hank Coleman. The AIG Bailout Earlier last week, American International Group (NYSE Stock Symbol: AIG) announced that they would begin issuing their first dividend since being bailed out by the United States government in 2008. I’m a free market capitalist at heart, and never agreed with the government bailouts during the financial crisis. And, I’m definitely not a fan of sinking my money back into companies that have lost my trust. In September 2008 during ...

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Loyalty – One Of The Biggest Stock Picking Mistakes I Make

Written by Hank Coleman I am loyal to a fault. I will stick with a company that I grew up with and love all the way to the bitter end. While being loyal may be a great trait, it often gets me into trouble as an investor. The Dividend Ninja’s recent recap of his Dividend Growth Index and individual stock picks reminded me of a recent friendly debate that we had. The Ninja is a big fan of PepsiCo Inc, but I personally love and own shares in Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Like the wise Ninja predicted, ...

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