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My entire career has been spent in industry within the finance and accounting realm. My career started in 1985 and has included exposure to implementing SFASs
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  • 5 Stocks With Strong Dividend Growth Metrics

    When evaluating a company as a potential income investment I look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative "safe" investments. In addition, I look at four other metrics that individually may not be as important as the above, but collectively provide great insight into the potential success of a stock as a dividend investment. Here are the four other key metrics that I look at when evaluating a dividend stock...

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    Tags: CHD, TGT, WAG, IBM, HP
    Oct 07 7:41 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Dividend Income Progress Update - September 2014

    Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in September, extending the streak to 51 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 80 of the last 82 months.

    My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2014 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

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    Tags: COP
    Oct 04 9:40 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 3M (MMM): An Outstanding Company With An Excellent Future

    Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

    Company Description: 3M Co. is a diversified global company that provides enhanced product functionality in electronics, health care, industrial, consumer, office, telecommunications, safety & security and other markets via coatings, sealants, adhesives, and other chemical additives.

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    Tags: MMM, GE, RAVN, CSL
    Oct 02 7:38 AM | Link | Comment!
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