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Dividend Growth Stocks: The Secret Ingredient of Dividend Growth Stocks

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When people learn that I am an income investor it is not uncommon for them to ask why I invest in stocks instead of other "safer" alternatives such as bonds, high yield money market accounts [MMA] or certificates of deposits [CD].

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Dividend Growth Stocks With A Defined-Benefit Pension

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This year I turned 52. It seems that with each birthday, I think about and plan for retirement a little more. I have long since resolved that social security will not provide for my needs in retirement (nor was it ever intended to). I am one of an ever-shrinking group that is still covered by a defined benefit pension plan, though it was recently frozen and closed to new employees.

Dividend Growth Stocks: Don't Forget: Buy And Hold Is Not Buy And Forget

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We have all heard it. Mainstream media pundits talking about 'the lost decade' and that 'buy-and-hold as a strategy is dead and gone, if ever it was a viable strategy.' Sorry folks, but I am not buying or holding their position on buy-and-hold. Buy-and-hold is neither dead, gone or even sick, but I will concede - it is misunderstood...

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Dividend Growth Stocks: International Securities For A Diversified Income Portfolio

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Most investors that understand the merits of asset allocation also understand the importance of including an international allocation in their portfolio. The concept is that in "normal" times there is always a market somewhere in the world rallying. To meet my international allocation, I have focused on the following areas within my portfolio...

8 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends | Seeking Alpha

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Selecting quality dividend stocks with sustainable dividends requires the investor to not only look back at the financials, but also look forward to determine in the business can continue to thrive. To succeed as an investor in dividend growth stocks, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: 6 Rainy Day Dividend Stocks

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A pessimist might say life is a series of bad things happening, then we die. I certainty wouldn't go that far, but life often deals us unfortunate circumstances to work through at what seems to be the most inopportune time. During the 2007-2008 economic downturn, many people lost their jobs at a time when companies weren't hiring.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: 4 Dividend Stocks For A Confident And Secure Future

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Are you confident and secure in your investing process? It is my firm belief that most investors will lose money in the stock market over their lifetime. It is not that the market is a bad place to invest your money, but left unchecked the psychology of the market will lead you to do just the opposite of what you should to be doing.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: 5 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Successful Investing

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Many people spend their investing lives jumping from one investing strategy to another. It seems they are always looking for that hot combination that will produce instant wealth. Think about it, most things that are instant, such as potatoes and coffee, aren't really that good. Quick and easy, yes; but not really good.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Bonds Look Morbid When Compared To These Dividend Stocks

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Even hibernating bears know that bonds have essentially been dead money over the last several years. Interest rates are ridiculously low and not likely to improve this year based on Fed. comments and the stagnant U.S. economy. What's done is done, so what should we expect to earn from bonds in the future? Consider these two scenarios...

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Dividend Growth Stocks: My 5 Largest Dividend Stock Positions Have Double-Digit Lifetime Returns

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Certain stocks in my dividend growth portfolio tend to be purchased more often than others. This will often pushes the limit on my maximum allocation limit of 5% per holding in the portfolio. Sometimes, the high allocations are a result of buying up to the limit when the price is down. While other times it is a conscious decision to slightly exceed the 5% threshold.

Dividend Growth Stocks: The Best Dividend Stocks In The World

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I couldn't begin to estimate how many different stocks are traded around the world on the various exchanges. Like everything else, there are many participants, but few players. Though the population of stocks may be large, there are only a precious few that are worthy dividend growth stocks. When spending my time looking for worthy investments, there are four primary places I look...

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Don't Touch These 5 Dividend Stocks!

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Has someone near and dear to you responded with a 'I was only trying to help' after royally messing something up? Have you ever tinkered with a computer, smart phone or something else only to learn it no longer works and you are not sure how to fix it? Our dividend stock investments can suffer the same fate if we provide them with too much of the wrong type of attention.

13 Companies Providing Shareholders More Cash Through Increased Dividends

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In the U.S. and Canada, most companies pay dividends quarterly. In other parts of the world, it is not uncommon for companies to pay an annual or a semi-annual dividend. That is not to say that North American companies sometimes choose not to pay quarterly dividends. For many years McDonald’s (MCD) paid an annual dividend. Since 2000, Walt Disney Co.

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Dividend Growth Stocks: Dividend Stocks vs. Dividend ETFs

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A frequent question that I get is 'Why do you invest in individual dividend stocks instead of income-based ETFs?' On the surface this seems like a reasonable question since most ETFs are indexed, tax efficient, easily traded, passive and have low expense ratios.

Dividend Growth Stocks: McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

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McDonald's Corporation is the largest fast-food restaurant company in the world, with nearly 35,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...