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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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Hotdogs and Enticing Yields

Written by: Wealth Effect Blogger Waiting outside the football stadium after every home University of Southern California football game, is a row of street vendors eager to sell their bacon wrapped hotdogs they are grilling along with onions and peppers right in front of you. The smell of all that bacon cooking is simply intoxicating. Then they start calling out to you “Hotdogs! Get your bacon wrapped hotdogs! Hotdogs! Get your bacon wrapped hotdogs!” and it makes you want it even more, even ...

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Four Quadrants for a Better Understanding of Your Portfolio

The Dividend Guy has been very generous. He has provided me an excellent guest post for you over on The Dividend Pig. The post is from a chapter of his new eBook, and is titled: Four Quadrants for a Better Understanding of Your Portfolio. It’s a great post with an easy to use analysis that will help you become a better investor. It will help you become more informed about the dividend stocks you purchase. That analysis involves the use of quadrants. The material comes from Mike’s new eBook, ...

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Four Key Characteristics To Look For In Dividend Stocks

Written by Hank Coleman There is a lot of talk about great dividend stocks to purchase for the long-term. But, how do you weed out the great dividend paying stocks from the hundreds of good or mediocre ones? There are a few key metrics that dividend investors need to consider before purchasing their first share. Here are a few of the biggest metrics to consider. Dividend Yield Dividend yield is simply the annual amount of dividends per year per share dividend by the price per share of the company’s ...

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