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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

Beverages Industry:

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

Railroad Industry:

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

Apparel Industry:

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

Tobacco Industry:

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

Pharmaceutical Industry:

Part XXIV http://seekingalpha.com/article/823941-the-dividend-investors-guide-part-xxiv-america-s-addiction-to-drug-companies

More to come!

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