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  • Life In Splitsville: Apple Will Probably Break Above $100 This Week
    Jun. 9, 2014 AAPL 32 Comments

    Summary

    • The long awaited 7-1 stock split for Apple Inc. (AAPL) took effect last Friday.
    • Fundamentally, the stock is probably a little ahead of itself as it is currently trading at almost 15.0x FY 2014 earnings.
    • That said, Apple will trade above $100 in the near-term because investors will make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Correction 2014: Take Cover
    Jun. 7, 2014 IWM, JNJ, MO 64 Comments

    Summary

    • The S&P 500 is now up over 185% since troughing in March 2009 and it has been almost 3 years since the market experienced a 10% correction.
    • Historically, market corrections happen approximately every 2 years on average.
    • We think that this rally is getting very long in the tooth and we wouldn't be surprised if we have a healthy pullback in the coming weeks or months.
    • Investors should consider a covered call strategy to help dampen portfolio volatility.
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: Dividend Stocks You Can Trust In An Uncertain Market (Part 4)
    Jun. 7, 2014 ADP, CB, FDO 13 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock market is priced for perfection and the probability of a major correction is increasing.
    • One of the best ways to generate stable income in any market environment is through dividend growth investing.
    • Ideally, you want to build a portfolio of dividend paying stocks that have a track record of increasing their dividends every year.
    • On average, the five Aristocrats highlighted below have 5-year and 10-year dividend CAGRs of 10.9% and 13.1%, respectively.
  • Correction 2014: Are You Prepared?
    Jun. 6, 2014 SPY 626 Comments

    Summary

    • The S&P 500 is now up over 180% since troughing in March 2009 and it has been almost 3 years since the market experienced a 10% correction.
    • Historically, market corrections happen approximately every 2 years on average.
    • We think that this rally is getting very long in the tooth and we wouldn't be surprised if we have a healthy pullback in the coming weeks or months.
    • The cost of protection is cheap and investors should consider hedging their portfolios.
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: Dividend Stocks You Can Trust In An Uncertain Market (Part 3)
    Jun. 5, 2014 CL, CLX, LOW 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Fears of a major correction are rising as stocks continue to hover around all-time highs.
    • One of the best ways to generate stable income in any market environment is through dividend growth investing.
    • Ideally, you want to build a portfolio of dividend paying stocks that have a track record of increasing their dividends every year.
    • On average, the five Aristocrats highlighted below have 5-year and 10-year dividend CAGRs of 10.6% and 16.0%, respectively.
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: Dividend Stocks You Can Trust In An Uncertain Market (Part 2)
    Jun. 4, 2014 AFL, KO, LEG 13 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock market is priced for perfection and the probability of a major correction is increasing.
    • One of the best ways to generate stable income in any market environment is through dividend growth investing.
    • Ideally, you want to build a portfolio of dividend paying stocks that have a track record of increasing their dividends every year.
    • On average, the five Aristocrats highlighted below have 5-year and 10-year dividend CAGRs of 7.4% and 10.2%, respectively.
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 1): Is It Possible To Build A Portfolio In This Market?
    Jun. 3, 2014 IBM, MAT, TGT 85 Comments

    Summary

    • This series of articles is going to focus on building and monitoring a long-term dividend portfolio from scratch using the collective knowledge and opinions of SA readers and contributors.
    • Building a dividend portfolio won't be easy in this market (as valuations are high), but we can do it together.
    • The more input we get from you, the better the series will be. So don't be shy about contributing.
    • First question: Is there anything worth buying today? Make sure to comment below!
  • The All-Aristocrat Team: Dividend Stocks You Can Trust In An Uncertain Market (Part 1)
    Jun. 2, 2014 APD, BMS, CVX 20 Comments

    Summary

    • Fears of a major correction are rising as stocks continue to hover around all-time highs.
    • One of the best ways to generate stable income in any market environment is through dividend growth investing.
    • Ideally, you want to build a portfolio of dividend paying stocks that have a track record of increasing their dividends every year.
    • On average, our All-Aristocrat Team has 5-year and 10-year dividend CAGRs of 9.0% and 11.8%, respectively.
  • A 3% Dividend Yield Could Make Apple The Perfect Stock
    May. 30, 2014 AAPL 57 Comments

    Summary

    • Apple is maturing as a company and it needs to embrace this new chapter in its life.
    • The company generates so much cash that it would make an ATM jealous, but it needs to start sharing more of that cash with investors.
    • A 3% yield is the magic number for dividend investors and it could make Apple the perfect stock.
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 5)
    May. 30, 2014 GIS, GPC, MCD 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Fears of a major correction are rising as stocks continue to hover around all-time highs.
    • Stocks with low relative betas tend to generate stable cash flow regardless of the state of the overall economy.
    • The 5 stocks highlighted below have an average beta of 0.40 and an average dividend yield of 3.0%.
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Help You Grow Your Income (Part 4)
    May. 29, 2014 GIS, GPC, RTN 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividend growth stocks help investors maintain their future purchasing power and offer the opportunity to grow income over time.
    • Stocks that consistently grow earnings have a higher probability of maintaining future dividend growth and offer higher potential for capital appreciation.
    • The 5 dividend growth stocks highlighted below have an average 5-year dividend CAGR of 15.3% and an average dividend yield of 2.9%.
  • Time To Take Profits? 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 4)
    May. 29, 2014 CMI, GD, ITW 5 Comments

    Summary

    • A critical part of managing a long-term dividend portfolio is establishing (and adhering to) an exit strategy.
    • A proper exit strategy should not only establish a plan to exit a losing trade, but it should also include rules about taking profits on a winner.
    • The 4 stocks highlighted below are currently trading at a 48.3% premium (on average) to their respective 3-year average P/E multiple.
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 4)
    May. 28, 2014 BMY, CNL, LMT 9 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock market is priced for perfection and the probability of a major correction is increasing.
    • Stocks with low relative betas tend to generate stable cash flow regardless of the state of the overall economy.
    • The 5 stocks highlighted below have an average beta of 0.55 and an average dividend yield of 3.3%.
  • Time To Take Profits? 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 3)
    May. 28, 2014 CAT, COP, LLY 22 Comments

    Summary

    • A critical part of managing a long-term dividend portfolio is establishing (and adhering to) an exit strategy.
    • "Buy and hold" is not a viable investment strategy, in our opinion.
    • The 4 stocks highlighted below are currently trading at a 33.1% premium (on average) to their respective 3-year average P/E multiple.
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Help You Grow Your Income (Part 3)
    May. 28, 2014 CBRL, ETN, KMB 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividend growth stocks help investors maintain their future purchasing power and offer the opportunity to grow income over time.
    • Our Dividend Growth All Stars list highlights stocks that have consistently grown their dividends and earnings over the past 10 years.
    • The 5 dividend growth stocks highlighted below have an average 5-year dividend CAGR of 17.6% and an average dividend yield of 3.4%.
  • Time To Take Profits? 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 2)
    May. 27, 2014 HRS, LMT, NOC 18 Comments

    Summary

    • One of the hardest things for a long term dividend investor to do is to sell a core holding.
    • While there is currently a dearth of quality reinvestment opportunities, we still believe that it is a prudent time for investors to consider taking some profits on overvalued stocks.
    • The 4 stocks highlighted below are currently trading at a 36.3% premium (on average) to their respective 3-year average P/E multiple.
  • Dividend Growth All Stars: 20 Dividend Stocks That Will Help You Grow Your Income (Part 2)
    May. 27, 2014 KMP, NJR, ES 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividend growth stocks help investors maintain their future purchasing power and offer the opportunity to grow income over time.
    • Stocks that consistently grow earnings have a higher probability of maintaining future dividend growth and offer higher potential for capital appreciation.
    • The 5 dividend growth stocks highlighted below have an average 5-year dividend CAGR of 10.8% and an average dividend yield of 4.0%.
  • Time To Take Profits?: 16 Dividend Stocks That Are Currently Overvalued (Part 1)
    May. 26, 2014 HCSG, MMM, MRK 51 Comments

    Summary

    • A critical part of managing a long-term dividend portfolio is establishing (and adhering to) an exit strategy.
    • A proper exit strategy should not only establish a plan to exit a losing trade, but it should also include rules about taking profits on a winner.
    • The 16 stocks on our "Overvalued" list are currently trading at a 36.3% premium (on average) to their respective 3-year average P/E multiple.
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 3)
    May. 26, 2014 JNJ, KMB, NJR 22 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividend investors should hope for the best, but prepare for the worst by adding some low beta stocks to their portfolio.
    • Stocks with low relative betas tend to generate stable cash flow regardless of the state of the economy.
    • The 5 stocks highlighted below have an average beta of 0.45 and an average dividend yield of 3.2%.
  • SDG All Stars: 20 Stable Dividend Growth Stocks Yielding Over 2.5% (Part 1)
    May. 26, 2014 AWR, INTC, K 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Stocks that consistently raise their dividend over the rate of inflation help investors maintain their future purchasing power and offers the opportunity to increase income over time.
    • Stocks that consistently grow earnings have a higher probability of maintaining future dividend growth and offer higher potential for capital appreciation.
    • Our 20 SDG All Stars have an average 5-year dividend CAGR of 12.3% and an average dividend yield of 3.3%.
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 2)
    May. 25, 2014 D, KMP, MRK 8 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock market is priced for perfection and the probability of a major correction is increasing.
    • Income investors should consider adding some low beta dividend stocks to their portfolio to help dampen near-term volatility.
    • The 5 stocks highlighted below have an average beta of 0.42 and an average dividend yield of 4.1%.
  • The All-Defensive Team: 25 Low Beta Dividend Stocks For An Uncertain Market (Part 1)
    May. 24, 2014 AWR, CLX, KO 24 Comments

    Summary

    • Fears of a major correction are rising as stocks continue to hover around all-time highs.
    • Investors should consider adding low beta dividend stocks to their holdings to help dampen portfolio volatility.
    • Stocks in "defensive" sectors typically have low relative betas since these companies tend to generate stable cash flow regardless of the state of the economy.
    • Our 25 All-Defensive Team stocks have an average beta of 0.46 and an average dividend yield of 3.4%.
  • The All Small-Cap Team (Part 5): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014
    Nov. 22, 2013 CBRL, FF, HCI 10 Comments
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9b): Which Technology Stocks Are In The Buy Zone?
    Nov. 20, 2013 AAPL, CSCO, IBM 11 Comments
  • The All Small-Cap Team (Part 4): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014
    Nov. 19, 2013 GEL, HCSG, MDP 4 Comments
  • The All-Small-Cap Team (Part 3): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014
    Nov. 16, 2013 CNL, OHI, TCAP 7 Comments
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 9): Vote For Your Favorite Technology Dividend Stock
    Nov. 15, 2013 AAPL, CA, MSFT 38 Comments
  • The All-Small-Cap Team (Part 2): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014
    Nov. 15, 2013 APU, AWR, FUN 3 Comments
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 8b): Which Financial Stocks Are In The Buy Zone?
    Nov. 13, 2013 AJG, CINF, DLR 8 Comments
  • The All-Small-Cap Team (Part 1): 25 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks To Keep Your Eye On In 2014
    Nov. 13, 2013 BGS, CLMT, LTC 9 Comments
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 8): Picking The Best Financial Stocks
    Nov. 11, 2013 AJG, CINF, O 34 Comments
  • Ringing The Register (Part 4): 12 Dividend Stocks To Consider Cashing In
    Nov. 10, 2013 NOC, WDR, WBA 19 Comments