I have been a Financial Advisor for 30 years. I invest in companies with around a minimum of 15 years of uninterrupted annual dividend increases, in steady non cyclical industries. There are of course many variables to consider when deciding the entry price to buy a dividend growth stock. But of primary importance, I buy when the company's dividend yield is at the high end of its 5-10 year range, only after all aspects of the business have been thoroughly researched. I own one speculative stock, SCTY.
Top 12 holdings in order of size. Most have been held for a at least 2 years.
SCTY (my one non dividend paying company)
AAPL is a unique investment for the portfolio in 3 ways. First, when I purchased in 2011 at around $50 (split adjusted) I overweighted heavily at around 15%. Second, AAPL did not pay a dividend when I purchased it (I only hold 1 non-dividend paying stock at a time). Third, now because of the increase in AAPL price of around $130, my overweight level has become 25%. This level of overweight is a concern.