10 More of 50 Fairly-Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Offering Moderately High Yields: Part 2

Introduction This is the second of a five-part series presenting 50 dividend growth stocks that I have screened for current fair value.  With this article I will be covering 10 additional dividend growth research candidates in addition to the initial 10 that I presented in part 1 found here. Furthermore, I wanted to be clear Read more about 10 More of 50 Fairly-Valued Dividend Growth Stocks Offering Moderately High Yields: Part 2[…]

12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My “Magic Formula for Dividend Growth Investors”

Investing Thesis When investing for dividend growth there are several key attributes that I consider crucial for long-term success.  My definition of long-term success is first and foremost to generate a steadily-rising dividend income stream, and secondarily, the opportunity to generate a reasonable level of capital appreciation.  With this article I will present 12 dividend Read more about 12 Dividend Growth Stocks That Meet My “Magic Formula for Dividend Growth Investors”[…]

Premier Dividend Growth Stocks: Is There Any Value? A Sector By Sector Summary Review: Part 1

Introduction

As a value investor, I must admit to being very frustrated with the valuations I’m seeing on high-quality blue-chip dividend growth stocks.  I have been vigorously searching for fairly valued dividend growth stocks to invest in.  I have thoroughly screened and evaluated every company in the S&P Dividend Aristocrats, all three of the CCC (Champions, Contenders and Challengers) lists produced by David Fish, every dividend paying stock on the S&P 500, Fortune 500, NASDAQ 100, S&P 100 Large-cap, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and even the S&P 400 mid-cap universe.

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Why It’s a Mistake To Be Raising Cash In This Market

Introduction

It appears that I have become caught up in a spirited discussion regarding holding cash in investment portfolios.  However, I believe that my position on this important subject is being misrepresented.  Therefore, I felt compelled to offer this article for clarification of my true position and beliefs on the utilization of cash in portfolios. […]

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Suffering Stock Market Stress? Consider This Market with Negligible Volatility and Consistently Rising Values Instead!

Introduction

It would be an understatement to call the recent stock market activity turbulent.  High stock price volatility makes investors anxious and some people even become downright frightened.  These emotional responses are often exaggerated for people in or near retirement.  Therefore, I contend that all investors need to find ways to keep their emotions in check in order to avoid panicking, which typically leads to the making of a devastating financial mistake. […]

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MisterValuation Stock of the Week: Consider Getting Your Portfolios on Target

 

Introduction

I am offering Target (TGT) as this week’s MisterValuation Stock of the Week because I believe it offers an opportunity to provide important lessons about the significance of valuation.  As I’ve written about many times in the past, I consider it an absolute fact that Mr. Market will often improperly price or value a stock.  But more importantly, I believe a key to prudent and successful long-term investing is the ability to recognize inappropriate valuations when they appear.  Moreover, it’s even more important to possess the foresight and courage that comes with it that allows you to act appropriately when aberrant valuations are identified. There are a couple of important realities that are implicit in what I have written above.

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

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 their dividend for 25 years or longer.  Of all the dividend paying stocks in the universe, only a select few make these prestigious lists. […]

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

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 their dividend for 25 years or longer. Of all the dividend paying stocks in the universe, only a select few make these prestigious lists.

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How Much Bond Duration Could You Endure?

Introduction

In my most recent article titled “Designing a Retirement Portfolio That’s Just Right for You” I opined that a retirement portfolio should be designed to meet the individual investor’s specific goals, objectives and risk tolerances.  I also suggested that the highest total return is not always the best approach because if the investor needs income to live off of, a focus on a consistent rising income stream makes more sense.  I continue to hold that position on the basis that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all when designing the appropriate retirement investment portfolio, or any type of portfolio for that matter. […]

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Safe Large-Cap Blue-Chip Dividend Champions For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2

Summary

  • Retired investors should appropriately be more concerned about safety and growth of income than about earning high returns.
  • Retired investors no longer have the opportunity for pay raises associated with working.
  • Most recognized blue-chip dividend paying stocks have been in business for many decades, and in some cases for a century or more.
  • Many Dividend Champions have increased their dividends for 40, 50 or more years in a row.
  • The notion that blue-chip Dividend Champions are too risky for retired investors is greatly exaggerated.

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