What is a Dividend Champion? And Why You Should Invest in Them!

The following post is guest post written by John Schroeder. If you’d like to contribute a guest post to The Dividend Ninja, check out our guest posting guidelines. When it comes to investing in U.S. dividend stocks, there are several places you can start your search for companies to add to your portfolio. For example, many investors turn to the Dividend Aristocrats which are found on the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. Members of the Dividend Aristocrats Index must consistently raise ...

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What Is a Dividend Aristocrat? And Why You Need to Invest in Them

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 Aristocrats are defined by Standard &Poor’s ...

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Choosing a Dividend Aristocrat

The following is a guest post from Justin at Investing Ninja. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Many articles and books have been written about choosing a dividend paying company.  Within these sources you will find numerous calculations that can be used to narrow down the seemingly infinite list of dividend paying companies – payout ratios, dividend yield, dividend growth rate, annual earnings per share (EPS) growth rate, ...

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Are you going to chew CUD?

Claymore’s New Dividend ETF – CUD

Last Tuesday September 13th 2011, Claymore launched their new ETF, Claymore S&P US Dividend Growers ETF, traded on the TSX as CUD-T. The Canadian Couch Potato just covered this ETF in a recent post Claymore’s New Dividend Grower.  As if there are not enough ETF’s on the Canadian market to entice investors, here is yet another one to ponder or “ruminate” on. Contrary to the trading ticker, this ETF has nothing to do with a cow – it’s a totally different type of animal. I’m ...

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