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  • Dividend Champions For March 2015
    Sat, Feb. 28 ALL, ATLO, CME 46 Comments

    Summary

    • CCC universe expands to 663 companies.
    • Expansion to moderate in coming months.
    • Cisco looks undervalued.
  • Dividend Contenders: 35 Increases Expected By The End Of April
    Sun, Feb. 15 ADI, ALB, ATR 21 Comments

    Summary

    • March Features 21 Likely Raises.
    • Upcoming Boosts Cover Many Industries.
    • General Dynamics a year from Champion Status?
  • Dividend Champions: 15 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks
    Sun, Feb. 15 APD, CB, CL 42 Comments

    Summary

    • Genuine Parts and PG to reach 59 years.
    • Coca-Cola maintains its premium valuation.
    • How high can Sherwin-Williams go?
  • Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 67 Increases Expected By April 30
    Fri, Feb. 13 ALFVY, ATLO, BGS 28 Comments

    Summary

    • 26 Challengers set to boost payments.
    • 41 near-Challengers ready to expand CCC Universe.
    • Healthy earnings growth translates into higher dividends.
  • Dividend Champions For February 2015
    Sat, Jan. 31 AHGP, AIV, AJG 41 Comments

    Summary

    • CCC Universe expands from 611 to 637 companies.
    • Listing may top 700 by May; 800 by year-end.
    • MLPs, REITs, and Small Banks lead the latest surge.
  • My Roth Conversion Odyssey (Part 2)
    Editors' Pick • Sun, Jan. 25 BBL, CBRL, CMCSA 401 Comments

    Summary

    • Year 2 (2014) was a very rewarding step in the process.
    • "In Kind" Conversions provided tax savings.
    • Year 3 promises more of the same.
  • Dividend Contenders: 48 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks
    Fri, Jan. 16 ADI, ALB, AOS 18 Comments

    Summary

    • Contenders offer wide variety of Dividend Growth Rates and Yields.
    • Digital Realty Trust emerges as strong dividend grower.
    • Utilities to lead the Spring revival?
  • Dividend Champions: 21 Increases Expected By March 31
    Thu, Jan. 15 ADM, APD, BKH 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Increase activity will perk up soon, led by utilities.
    • Will Archer Daniels' growth rate stall?
    • Tootsie Roll's increase represented by 3% annual stock dividend.
  • Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 98 Increases Expected By The End Of March
    Thu, Jan. 15 AIT, AIV, AJG 15 Comments

    Summary

    • February and March may be Busiest Time for Increases.
    • Dozens of New Challengers Possible.
    • Can Last Year's New Challengers Repeat?
  • Dividend Champions For January 2015
    Thu, Jan. 1 AHT, AMGN, ARE 81 Comments

    Summary

    • CCC Listing Tops 600 in Early December.
    • 2014 Dividends Paid now base for Dividend Growth Rates.
    • 2015 Should be another Banner Year for Additions.
  • Dividend Champions: 13 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks
    Dec. 14, 2014 ADM, BKH, BMS 19 Comments

    Summary

    • AT&T set to lead the Parade.
    • Can 3M or Archer Daniels Repeat Massive Raises?
    • HCP Streak Reaches 3 Decades, ADM Makes it Four.
  • Dividend Challengers: 24 Increases Expected By February 28
    Dec. 13, 2014 AIT, AIV, AJG 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Also: 38 Near-Challengers Ready to "Graduate".
    • February is Heavy for Ex-Dividend Dates.
    • Plenty of Diversification Possibilities.
  • Dividend Contenders: 30 Increases Expected By The End Of February
    Dec. 13, 2014 ADI, ANDE, AOS 4 Comments

    Summary

    • 24 February Raises Follow Brief Lull.
    • Which Companies Will Repeat Double-Digit Increases?
    • Eclectic Mix of Industries Rewarding Shareholders.
  • 'Overdue' Dividend Increases (And Other Streaks At Risk)
    Dec. 7, 2014 AMAT, ASH, BOBE 25 Comments

    Summary

    • 2014 Dividend-Streak "Death Watch" has ended.
    • New Names added to 2015 Dividend in Doubt.
    • List includes new Challengers that "backed into" current status.
  • Dividend Champions For December 2014
    Nov. 29, 2014 ABC, AET, AFSI 47 Comments

    Summary

    • 26 new Challengers added.
    • CCC universe approaches 600 companies.
    • Notable deletions overwhelmed by Challenger growth.
  • Dividend Contenders: 26 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks
    Nov. 17, 2014 AEL, ANDE, AXS 27 Comments

    Summary

    • Will Erie Indemnity become the next Champion?
    • Vector Group should "raise" the payout to 40¢ following its stock dividend.
    • (Not) Just for the Holidays: Something for Everyone.
  • Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 44 Increase Expected By January 31
    Nov. 17, 2014 AET, BCPC, BGS 31 Comments

    Summary

    • 15 Challengers should increase their payouts soon.
    • 29 Near-Challengers should join the CCC by the end of January.
    • Former Champions Johnson Controls and General Electric among the latest Challengers expected.
  • Dividend Champions: 11 Increases Expected By The End Of January
    Nov. 16, 2014 ABM, BDX, BEN 43 Comments

    Summary

    • Champs provide holiday cheer once again.
    • AT&T leads the yield parade.
    • Hormel shows the "power of Spam" once again.
  • Dividend Champions For November 2014
    Nov. 2, 2014 AEP, AMAT, AMTD 65 Comments

    Summary

    • Two Champions' streaks come to an end.
    • 21 new Challengers added.
    • Activity should surge over the next six months.
  • 'Overdue' Dividend Increases: Which Streaks Will End?
    Oct. 30, 2014 AMAT, BOBE, CAE 33 Comments

    Summary

    • Diebold's 60-year Streak Ended with a Freeze.
    • A Half-Dozen Companies have streaks on 'Death Watch'.
    • The List of End-of-2015 Deadlines Slowly Grows.
  • Dividend Challengers (And Near-Challengers): 57 Increases Expected By New Year's Day
    Oct. 18, 2014 ABC, AEP, AMTD 37 Comments

    Summary

    • CCC listing could near 600 companies by year-end.
    • A half-dozen companies graduating to Contender status.
    • Could Starbucks and others perk up your portfolio?
  • Dividend Contenders: 34 Increases Expected By December 31
    Oct. 18, 2014 AAN, AEL, ANDE 17 Comments

    Summary

    • REITs and banks offer climbing yields.
    • VGR boosts payout 5% via stock dividend.
    • Which companies will become Champions?
  • Dividend Champions: 22 Increases Expected By Year-End
    Oct. 18, 2014 ABM, ADP, AFL 17 Comments

    Summary

    • Companies dedicated to providing holiday cheer.
    • Insurance and utility companies lead the yield parade.
    • Will double-digit increases continue from BEN, BDX, and others?
  • My Roth Conversion Odyssey (Part 1)
    Oct. 14, 2014 ADP, CAT, DRIPX 309 Comments

    Summary

    • A change to the 401k plan triggered a rollover.
    • Following the rollover, a Roth conversion plan came naturally.
    • Taxation can be a major obstacle to Roth conversions.
  • Dividend Champions For October 2014
    Oct. 1, 2014 ACN, ASAZY, BCE 45 Comments

    Summary

    • Foreign Firms Dominate Listing Changes.
    • September Decline Leads to Higher Yields.
    • CCC Population Growth Continues.
  • 'Overdue' Dividend Increases (And Other Streaks At Risk)
    Sep. 23, 2014 ACMP, ADP, BAX 64 Comments

    Summary

    • Will Diebold's 60-year streak come to an end?
    • How many foreign streaks will fall prey to currency exchange rates?
    • Will acquisitions decimate the CCC Listing?
  • Dividend Challengers: 12 Increases Expected In The Next 11 Weeks
    Sep. 13, 2014 ABC, AEP, AMTD 12 Comments

    Summary

    • 17 more Near-Challengers also expected to boost payments.
    • Does Visa's strong growth justify low yield and high P/E?
    • Can Starbucks perk up a Dividend Growth portfolio?
  • Dividend Contenders: 16 Increases Expected By The End Of November
    Sep. 13, 2014 AAN, AEL, ATNI 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Lockheed Martin continues to offer good value and high yield.
    • Upcoming increases from a wide variety of industries.
    • Will Microsoft continue its high dividend growth?
  • Dividend Champions: 15 Increases Expected By November 30
    Sep. 13, 2014 AFL, ATO, CLC 36 Comments

    Summary

    • McDonald's next increase draws wide interest.
    • Aflac continues to show good valuation.
    • Bonus FASTGraphs added this month.
  • Dividend Champions For September 2014
    Aug. 31, 2014 CNSWF, DGAS, EAT 56 Comments

    Summary

    • CCC Listing Expands to 553 Companies.
    • 5 New Challengers (and 13 Near-Challengers) Added.
    • 4 Companies Promoted to Contender Status.
  • Dividend Contenders: 15 Increases Expected By The End Of October
    Aug. 18, 2014 ATNI, ATRI, BANF 29 Comments

    Summary

    • Will YUM's dividend growth slow down?
    • Can BHP step up the pace?
    • Has Harris returned to good value?
  • Dividend Champions: 7 Increases Expected By Halloween
    Aug. 17, 2014 BRC, CLC, EV 21 Comments

    Summary

    • Altria leads the way.
    • Quiet until October.
    • Northwest Natural Gas streak nears six decades.