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Loyalty – One of the Biggest Stock Picking Mistakes I Make

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, that hasn’t worked out ...

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The Dividend Growth Index – Q2 2012

For those readers who are new to the Dividend Ninja, this is a regular series on the Dividend Growth Index (DGI). Rather than a stock picking contest, the DGI is a collaborative effort among eight dividend investors choosing three stocks each, and following these companies over the long term. For those who are already following, this is the third quarterly update for the 9 month period, since the project was launched last September. If you’re unfamiliar with the DGI, then these two introductory ...

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The Dividend Growth Index – Q4 2011

For those readers who are new to the Dividend Ninja, I wanted to introduce you to the Dividend Growth Index (DGI). For those who are already following, this is the first quarterly update since we launched the project in September 2011. What is the Dividend Growth Index? Back in September 2011, the Dividend Guy came up with an excellent idea. Rather than his usual stock picking contest, which he did anyway, he decided to setup a dividend index created by eight dividend investors. The idea was that ...

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U.S. Stocks on Sale

I’m pleased to announce I have been invited to write for Dividend Stocks Online. I’m delighted for this opportunity, and hope you will also enjoy visiting DSO and checking out their other informative posts as well: http://www.dividendstocksonline.com/blog I’ve written my first article for DSO titled U.S. Stocks on Sale, a look at five of my favourite U.S. blue chips that are currently trading at excellent price points, and worth buying (HD,PEP,PG,SYY,WMT). Here is a snippet from the post: “Earlier ...

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