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Nine Dividend Investing Lessons Learned From Nine Years of Blogging

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Today marks the ninth birthday of the Dividend Growth Investor blog. It is unreal that I have managed to keep this up for 9 years in a row. There have been more than 1,600 articles published during that time. I wanted to thank you all for reading along the way, through the ups and downs.

Today, I wanted to share nine lessons that I have learned about successful investing over the past nine years. Those were learned from personal experience, through my interactions with readers and through observations of other investors.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Consolidated Edison, Inc. is an electric and gas utility holding company serves parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania...

Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) Stock Analysis

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Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) dividend stock analysis including SWOT, Dividend Safety, Profitability & Growth, and Valuation Scores, plus dividend analyzer checklist.

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS): Benefits and When to Buy

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Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) provide benefits that are unavailable with any other investment. We’re going to explore how TIPS work, their benefits, and when it makes sense to buy and hold them in a portfolio.

Who Owns The Top Dividend Stocks?

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The internet provides investors with so much useful and interesting information. I could not imagine going back a decade or so and trying to analyze stocks without the internet - waiting for quarterly reports to be mailed for owned companies and calling the investor relations contacts for information on unowned companies. One of my job responsibilities is the statutory reporting for the corporation I work for.

3M Co. (MMM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of 3M Company (MMM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: 3M Co. provides enhanced product functionality in electronics, health care, industrial, consumer, office, telecommunications, safety & security and other markets via coatings, sealants, adhesives and other chemical additives....

Johnson & Johnson Valuation - January 2017 $JNJ

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Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk. This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company compares to another company or by reviewing the 10 Stocks for Using A Benjamin Graham Value Investing Strategy - January 2017. By using the ModernGraham method one can review a company's historical accomplishments and determine an intrinsic value that can be compared across industries.

15 Best Stocks for Value Investors This Week

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I evaluated 53 different companies this week to determine whether they are suitable for Defensive Investors, those unwilling to do substantial research, or Enterprising Investors, those who are willing to do such research. I also put each company through the ModernGraham valuation model based on Benjamin Graham's value investing formulas in order to determine an intrinsic value for each. Out of those 53 companies, only 15 were found to be undervalued or fairly valued and suitable for either Defensive or Enterprising Investors.

10 Stocks Raising The Dividend Growth Bar

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A stock with a high yield doesn’t mean much if the dividend is cut or eliminated, and the stock price declines significantly. Sometimes it is desirable to accept higher risk for a higher yield. Other times we may be accepting higher risk and are not being adequately compensated for the additional risk. One measure of dividend sustainability is the ability of management to consistently raise their dividends each year.

Below are several companies raising the dividend growth bar one year by increasing cash dividends paid to their shareholders...

5 of the Worst Stocks to Invest In - January 2017

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The market is filled with companies with a lot of hype which are touted as great investments, but Benjamin Graham taught that intelligent investors must look past the hype and avoid speculating about a company's future. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected five of the most overvalued companies reviewed by ModernGraham.

Carnival of Berkshire #5

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Small number of articles this week for this weeks Carnival of Berkshire. Some weeks are generally busier than others. One habit I wish I had more time to do was read. On the link below (see: must read) Buffett reads more than 500 pages AFTER work. Charlie Munger is the same.

Can Apple become a dividend growth stock?

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, education, and enterprise and government customers worldwide. The company is the largest publicly traded company in the US by market capitalization. The company started paying a dividend in 2012, and has been raising it every year since then.

Can Apple become a dividend growth stock?

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, education, and enterprise and government customers worldwide. The company is the largest publicly traded company in the US by market capitalization. The company started paying a dividend in 2012, and has been raising it every year since then.

5 Undervalued Companies for Value Investors with a Low Beta - January 2017

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There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I've selected five undervalued companies with a low beta reviewed by ModernGraham.

A company's beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta less than 1 indicates a company is less volatile than the market.

Medtronic (MDT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. This dividend champion has paid dividends since 1977 and increased them for 39 years in a row.

The company’s last dividend increase was in June 2016 when the Board of Directors approved a 13.10% increase to 43 cents/share. The company’s largest competitors include Baxter (BAX), Becton Dickinson (BDX) and St Jude Medical (STJ).

Over the past decade this dividend growth stock has delivered an annualized total return of 5% to its shareholders.

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