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Make no bones about it, increases are at the heart of every worthwhile dividend investment. Without them, your money isn’t working nearly as smart as it could be. This is especially the case for longer-term holdings. Sure, in the short… More »
They’re doing something right up in the Great White North. Or, at least it would seem that way. Last weekend, Barron’s published its list of the top 500 publicly traded companies in the United States and Canada… And four –… More »
I keep a checklist that helps me decide whether or not to make an investment. After all, I want to be confident that the investment has what it takes to become part of my portfolio. One of the main criteria… More »
Every month, I dig through D&I Daily’s dividends calendar in search of stocks that are about to go ex-dividend – that is, pay out cash on a specified date. I’ll point out both the good and the bad, because protecting… More »
Is Europe giving you the creeps? Join the club. And my bet is that it’ll keep giving the collective financial world the willies for years to come… Nevertheless, as with many bad situations, if you dig through the weeds, you’ll… More »
The market continues to hit new highs, with the S&P 500 breaching 1,600 points last week and the Dow breaking above 15,000 points. But it’s not just equity growth that’s raising the bar. Dividends are in the midst of their… More »
My colleague, Steve Gunn, recently expressed his appreciation for Southern Company (SO)… And since Southern Company has just announced another dividend increase, now’s a good time to take a second look. Southern Company is a holding company, whose subsidies control… More »
Today I’m back to conclude this week’s standoff between Exxon (XOM) and Chevron (CVX). In case you missed it, Chevron took a swift beating, and Exxon prevailed in all but one round, which turned out to be a draw. That… More »