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  • Warren Buffett And Ordinary Stocks
    Tue, Oct. 28 CL, CWT, D 116 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett has what seems like an endless supply of investing wisdom, including his comments on strong investment returns.
    • Figure out what products you use every day and invest in them.
    • Investing in ordinary products can lead to extraordinary results.
  • Is There A Relationship Between The Dividend Growth Rate And A Stock's Return?
    Tue, Oct. 14 CL, KMB, PH 59 Comments

    Summary

    • I have read that you can expect the return of a stock to mirror its dividend growth rate over time.
    • If true, a study of the Dividend Champions should show the correlation.
    • My study shows only a small correlation between the two.
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 3rd Quarter 2014 Update
    Tue, Oct. 7 AFL, APD, ARLP 188 Comments

    Summary

    • By using simple, easy-to-follow criteria, you can create a successful DGI portfolio.
    • Even though my portfolio was down slightly this quarter, my dividend growth has been excellent.
    • By focusing on dividend growth, I believe my portfolio will outperform on both a total return and a dividend income basis.
  • The Effect Of Rising Interest Rates On My Portfolio
    Tue, Sep. 30 KO, VIG, SDY 60 Comments

    Summary

    • There has been much talk about how dividend stocks will suffer when rates start to rise.
    • I looked at previous periods of rising rates to see what happened in the past.
    • Based on these results, I don't think rising interest rates will be much of an issue for DGI stocks.
  • My Dividend Growth Portfolio Business Plan
    Mon, Sep. 15 110 Comments

    Summary

    • Over the past two years, I have developed my KISS portfolio plan.
    • Putting the plan down in writing can help you develop it and carry it out.
    • I present in this article my KISS business plan.
  • Utility Investing For Dividend Growth Investors: A Prospective Study
    Mon, Sep. 15 AEE, ATO, BKH 88 Comments

    Summary

    • Utilities can be appealing investments due to their high yields.
    • But many investors avoid utilities due to their low dividend growth rates.
    • Taken as a whole a group of utilities can be an effective investment for DGIers.
  • The Best Way To Reinvest Your Dividends
    Sun, Sep. 7 SPY 156 Comments

    Summary

    • Some wait for a drop in the price of the market before reinvesting their dividends.
    • Some wait for the market to be undervalued before reinvesting their dividends.
    • Simple automatic dividend reinvestment plans work the best.
  • A Way To Reinvest Your Dividends Based On Yield
    Mon, Jul. 28 APD, BBL, DRI 99 Comments

    Summary

    • Dividend Reinvestment is an essential component to DGI.
    • You can reinvest by DRIPing, or by using a method based on valuation.
    • So far, PAAY (Percentage Above Average Yield) has worked for reinvesting in my portfolio.
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio: 2nd Quarter 2014 Update
    Thu, Jul. 10 NHI 88 Comments

    Summary

    • By using simple, easy to follow criteria you can create a successful DGI portfolio.
    • Even as I my total return has lagged the market this quarter my dividend growth has been excellent.
    • By focusing on dividend growth I believe my portfolio will outperform on both a total return and a dividend income basis.
  • REIT Investing For Dividend Growth Investors: A Prospective Study
    Mon, May. 26 CMM, CMO, EQC 146 Comments

    Summary

    • REITs are appealing due to their high yields.
    • Dividend Growth Investors stay away from many REITs due to the inconsistency of their dividends.
    • Taken as a whole a group of REITs can still be an appropriate investment for DGIers.
  • Dividend Growth Investing And The Benefits Of Being Patient
    Sun, May. 4 JNJ, APD 203 Comments

    Summary

    • You need patience to be a long-term investor.
    • Dividend Growth Investing makes it easy to be patient.
    • Focus on the dividend, and not on capital appreciation, and you will achieve good results.
  • My KISS Dividend Portfolio: 1st Quarter 2014 Update
    Tue, Apr. 15 AFL, AHGP, APD 463 Comments

    Summary

    • By using simple, easy to follow criteria you can create a successful DGI portfolio.
    • I have begun to trim positions which become overvalued.
    • During difficult market conditions my portfolio has been able to outperform both the S&P and SDY.
  • The Champions, Contenders And Challengers List: A 6-Year Review
    Mon, Mar. 3 112 Comments
  • Warren Buffett Is Wrong About Dividends
    Editors' Pick • Thu, Feb. 6 BRK.A, BRK.B 794 Comments
  • A Review Of The 2013 Dividend Champions, Contenders And Challengers
    Tue, Jan. 28 45 Comments
  • My KISS Portfolio: 4th Quarter Update And Year End Review
    Tue, Jan. 7 AFL, AHGP, APD 82 Comments
  • Value Can Still Be Found In This Market: 5 Examples
    Fri, Jan. 3 AFL, DE, LLL 101 Comments
  • My DGI Plan: How I Keep Investing Simple
    Dec. 31, 2013 VIG, SDY, DGRW 173 Comments
  • Dividend Growth Investing: A Better Way To Carry Out The 4% Rule
    Dec. 3, 2013 VIG, SDY, DGRW 169 Comments
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Portfolio 3rd Quarter Update
    Oct. 12, 2013 AFL, APD, APU 200 Comments
  • A New Retirement Portfolio
    Oct. 7, 2013 AFL, ARLP, AVA 294 Comments
  • 3 Under-Priced And 3 Over-Priced DGI Stocks
    Sep. 30, 2013 MSFT, NKE, PAYX 41 Comments
  • Dividend Growth Investing: A Prospective Study
    Sep. 16, 2013 ABBV, ABT, BEN 157 Comments
  • 6 MLPs I'm Considering For My Dividend Portfolio
    Sep. 9, 2013 AHGP, ARLP, ETE 112 Comments
  • How To Plan For Your Retirement Income
    Aug. 29, 2013 50 Comments
  • July Dividend Portfolio Update
    Jul. 8, 2013 CBRL, TGT, O 88 Comments
  • How To Get Excellent Returns With Utility Stocks
    Jul. 1, 2013 ATO, AWR, BKH 41 Comments
  • Dividend Growth Investing And DRIPs Work Under All Conditions
    Jun. 11, 2013 60 Comments
  • It's Okay To Wait For A Dividend Cut Before Selling
    May. 23, 2013 66 Comments
  • My K.I.S.S. Portfolio May 2013 Update
    May. 13, 2013 PEP, JNJ, WFC 60 Comments
  • My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio 2nd Quarter Update
    Apr. 4, 2013 AFL, APD, BA 70 Comments
  • Using Percent Above Average Yield For Reinvesting Dividends
    Apr. 2, 2013 CSX 48 Comments