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10 Undervalued Dividend Champions for 2016: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful

2015-12-21

Research Articles

Introduction Dividend Champions/Aristocrats are the go-to dividend paying stocks for prudent investors desirous of a safe, predictable and growing stream of income on the common stock portion of their retirement portfolios. As most investors are aware, in order to be classified as a Dividend Champion/Aristocrat, a company must meet the stern test of consecutively increasing […]

11 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Come Into Fair Value

2015-09-22

Research Articles

Introduction Recent weakness in the stock market is creating value for those with the foresight and courage to invest when opportunities present themselves.  This is important, because subsequent to the Great Recession many of the premier dividend growth stocks such as those on the Standard & Poor’s Dividend Aristocrats list have become overvalued. Many attribute […]

25 Dividend Champion Investment Opportunities: Something For Every Retired Investor, Part 1

2014-08-28

Research Articles

Summary The stock market as measured by the S&P 500 continues to hover near an all-time high. It is getting harder to find reasonably valued dividend growth stocks to invest in today. There are still high-quality attractive blue-chip dividend growth stocks available for current investment. 25 Dividend Champion research candidates at or near fair value […]

Franklin Resources: Gain From Their Perspective… Advertising

2013-10-21

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For a long time running, the Franklin Resources’ (BEN) joke was that the underlying equity position of the company actually outperformed the management’s mutual fund selections. That is, an investor might have been better served to just own the company rather than one of its funds. For instance, in the period from 1995 to 2005 […]

Why Accomplished Dividend Growth Investors Can Ignore Price Volatility

2013-03-21

Research Articles

Introduction For a lot of reasons, dividend growth investing is becoming more and more popular every day.  The historically low interest rate on fixed income is perhaps one important reason for this trend.  However, an equally important, and perhaps even the most important reason, might just be that investors are better informed on the dividend […]

The Dividend Aristocrats, Where Have All The Bargains Gone?

2013-02-28

Research Articles

By now, it should be no secret to anyone that the stock market has been on a nice run of late. Moreover, this Bull Run has conjured up a lot of discussions that might lead one to believe that stocks in general are overvalued.  There are even some that want to play the bubble card […]

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