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I write about dividend growth stocks on my website I am mostly a buyer of high quality dividend stocks, with solid competitive advantages. My holding period is forever, as long as the dividend is at least maintained. I tend to concentrate my efforts on stocks... More
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  • Two New Dividend Growth Stocks I Bought This Week

    In my investing, I try to put money to work every single month. I am extremely lucky that I have never had any material amount of debt, that I have been able to save large portions of income, and allocate them into dividend growth stocks. Every time I purchase shares in a company, I view it as a seed I plant, which will one day bear fruit for me. I will use this fruit picked from the tree in my retirement to live off of. I do not believe cutting the tree down, in order to buy fruit with the proceeds, to be the most sustainable retirement plan. There are three types of "seeds" I plant in my dividend portfolio, which are based on three different types of dividend yield and dividend growth trade-offs.

    I usually purchase shares in companies I like slowly, over time. If my target allocation is $10,000/company, and I buy $1000 at a time, it might take me several years of purchases in order to reach this size. Add in the fact that there are usually 15 - 20 companies I find attractive at a time, and you can see that building a position takes time. I buy slowly because I want to be able to deploy more funds in good quality companies if they sell-off. When I purchase shares at lower prices, this means I am able to buy more future dividend income for a lower price today. I would love to see lower prices on the companies I bought this week.

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    May 28 9:36 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Simple Investing Principles To Follow

    I have been overdosing on everything about Warren Buffett in the past two-three years. This has spilled over to learning more about Warren's business partner Charlie Munger. Charlie Munger is big on the so called mental models, which are principles on how to live your life.

    In this article, I have outlined several simple principles on investing, which I think should be the foundation of your investment strategy, whether you are a dividend investor or choose to do something entirely different.

    The first concept you want to understand is the process of compounding. Compounding is the process where you earn money on the money you invested a certain amount of time ago. You start with an initial amount and have a certain rate of return, and you reinvest gains and dividends back into your portfolio. As a result, you are exponentially increasing your net worth and income.

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    May 27 10:11 AM | Link | Comment!
  • TJX Companies (TJX) Dividend Stock Analysis

    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX Europe. TJX Companies is a dividend achiever, which has raised dividends for 18 years in a row.

    The most recent dividend increase was in March 2015, when the Board of Directors approved a 20% increase in the quarterly dividend to 21 cents/share. The company's largest competitors include Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST), Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) and Target (NYSE:TGT).

    Over the past decade this dividend growth stock has delivered an annualized total return of 20.40% to its shareholders. Future returns will be dependent on growth in earnings and starting dividend yields obtained by shareholders.

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    May 22 1:49 PM | Link | Comment!
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