Looking at the Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Investing by the Numbers – The Income Statement and Balance Sheet

The following is a guest post from Henry Le, who blogs about investing at PaperCroc. I was delighted when Henry offered to write a series of posts, explaining the basics of how to analyze balance sheets and financial statements. Henry offered to write explaining the basics of how to analyze balance sheets and financial statements. In Part  1, Henry analyzed the Income Statement. In Part 2, he continues with the Balance Sheet. Looking at the Income Statement and Balance Sheet Below is the basic ...

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How To Set and Achieve Dividend Retirement Goals

This is a guest contribution by Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend uses The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing to find high quality dividend growth stocks suitable for long-term holding. The ‘holy grail’ of a dividend investing is when dividend income exceeds your monthly expenses.  At this point, you are completely financially free.  You can retire (if you choose) on your own terms knowing your expenses are taken care of by your investment portfolio. It sounds so simple.  ‘Just build ...

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What is a Dividend Champion?

The following post is written by John Schroeder. 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 their dividend for 25+ consecutive years and also be a member of the S&P 500. In the event a company on the index ...

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The Canadian TSX Aristocrats: Part-1

This is a two-part series that examines the S&P TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index. Part-1 examines the index methodology. Part-2 of the series looks at CDZ, the iShares ETF which tracks this index. In a previous post, staff writer Hank Coleman covered the U.S. Dividend Aristocrats.  These stocks are based on the selection criteria of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index. As Hank wrote in his post, a company not only has to be a dividend payer for 25 years in row, it must also raise ...

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