By Mark Bern, CPA CFA
For those of you who are new to this series it would probably be most beneficial for you to start by reading the first article in the series. From there you may skip around as much as you like since the details of the process are all held within that first article and with that all the others should make sense.
This series is an expose of all the companies that are on my master list of stocks I either own or would like to own should I have the funds available when the respective prices become attractive. The first article explains my process for selecting the companies on the list. It is really a process of elimination. There a few exceptions, but in some cases where I know enough about the company and its industry I become somewhat more lenient. PepsiCo and Coke are two examples that I felt deserved some leniency. I must stress that the articles in this blog do not represent recommendations to buy any stocks at current levels. This is a process, just as investing is a process, in that we start by creating a list of stocks representing companies that we would like to own because of long-term performance and prospects exhibited by each one. When to buy each stock is another matter and the next step in the investing process.
Most articles I write will either focus on one or more of the companies on this list. I occasionally stray from the list when a special situation arises, but otherwise I try to stick with what I know best. I hope you enjoy this series and that you gain something of some value from the articles it contains.
I will come back and update this and the other index blogs at least weekly to keep them current, so check back whenever it is convenient. I plan to write one or more articles for each series each week in the future.
Two other index blogs I have posted that are related include articles from my "My Long-Term Enhanced Investing for Income Strategy" and my "Rising Dividends Blog." Each of these blogs contain a listing of articles in chronological order for each series.
Here are the articles for "The Dividend Investors' Guide To Successful Investing: series listed in chronological order:
Original article beginning the series:
Part I http://seekingalpha.com/article/607241-the-dividend-investors-guide-to-successful-investing
Food Processing Industry:
Part II http://seekingalpha.com/article/621751-dividend-investors-guide-part-ii-food-processing-industry
Part III http://seekingalpha.com/article/621781-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-iii-food-for-thought
Part IV http://seekingalpha.com/article/621851-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-iv-food-process-laggards
Integrated Oil Industry:
Part V http://seekingalpha.com/article/627471-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-v-integrated-oil-for-the-long-haul
Part VI http://seekingalpha.com/article/630051-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-vi-integrated-oil-also-rans
Part VII http://seekingalpha.com/article/639801-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-vii-beverages-how-much-can-the-world-swallow
Household Products Industry:
Part VIII http://seekingalpha.com/article/663021-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-viii-how-much-growth-is-left-for-household-products
Toiletries and Cosmetics Industry:
Part IX http://seekingalpha.com/article/680941-dividend-investors-guide-part-ix-there-is-something-appealing-about-toiletries-and-cosmetics
Retail/Wholesale Food Industry:
Part X http://seekingalpha.com/article/685811-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-x-the-delicious-retail-wholesale-food-industry
Computers and Peripherals Industry:
Part XI http://seekingalpha.com/article/687931-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xi-computers-and-peripherals-growth-continues
Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industries:
Part XII http://seekingalpha.com/article/700751-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xii-semiconductors-and-equipment-industries
Cable TV Industry:
Part XIII http://seekingalpha.com/article/713131-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xiii-connecting-with-the-cable-industry
Diversified Metals and Mining Industry:
Part XIV http://seekingalpha.com/article/716121-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xiv-the-promising-future-of-metals-and-mining
Precious Metals Industry:
Part XV http://seekingalpha.com/article/731701-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xv-the-lure-of-precious-metals
Part XVI http://seekingalpha.com/article/737901-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xvi-near-monopoly-in-railroads
Telecommunications Equipment, Services and Utilities Industries:
Part XVII http://seekingalpha.com/article/748761-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xvii-talking-about-communications
Part XVIII http://seekingalpha.com/article/770861-the-dividend-investor-s-guide-part-xviii-the-fickle-apparel-industry
Retail Building Supply Industry:
Part XIX http://seekingalpha.com/article/782321-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xix-retail-building-supplies-near-bottom
General Retail Store Industry:
Part XX http://seekingalpha.com/article/787311-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xx-my-favorite-general-retailers
Petroleum Producing Industry:
Part XXI http://seekingalpha.com/article/800341-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xxi-petroleum-producers-poised-to-produce
Part XXII http://seekingalpha.com/article/801381-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xxii-tobacco-dividends-that-smoke-the-market
Oilfield Equipment & Services Industry:
Part XXIII http://seekingalpha.com/article/816491-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xxiii-oilfield-equipment-and-services-demand-rising
Part XXIV http://seekingalpha.com/article/823941-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xxiv-america-s-addiction-to-drug-companies
More to come!
Disclosure: I am long PG, PEP, INTC, MKC, OXY, CVX, AAPL, IBM, SYY, UNP, BBL, T, VOD, KSS, VFC, SLB, TEVA.