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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How to Make Your Retirement Portfolio Inflation Proof

The following is a guest post. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. To hear the talking heads tell it, there’s no inflation out there. And with the price of oil (and therefore gasoline) in a tailspin, inflation looks like the last thing anyone should be worried about. But long-term numbers tell a very different story. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator, prices have roughly doubled in the last 25 ...

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The Safe Withdrawal Rate – Can You Rely on It in Retirement?

The following is a guest post. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Do you know how much you can withdraw from your retirement plan each year, and be sure that you’ll never run out of money? There’s actually a method – referred to as the safe withdrawal rate – that can help you do that, although it’s not exactly scientific. In theory, it enables you to draw a certain amount of money out of your retirement portfolio ...

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Is Low Unemployment Good For the Stock Market?

The following is a guest post. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. When the unemployment rate is very low, it is often due to the economy doing very well. In fact, very low unemployment often translates to already high stock prices and for investors buying at that particular stage in the cycle is often detrimental to their portfolio returns. What we know about the stock market is prices are dependent on the business fundamentals, ...

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