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Top 10 Financial Ratios for Successful Dividend Investing

Dividend investing is part art, part science. Financial ratios make up most of the science behind investing.   What exactly are financial ratios? For the purposes of this article, we define financial ratios as any number or calculation used by dividend investors to better understand an investment opportunity.   Financial ratios are found throughout a [...]

April 27th, 2016|Dividend Investing|

Deere (DE): Warren Buffett is Buying More of this High Quality Dividend Stock

Deere (DE) is one of Warren Buffett’s top dividend stocks and has increased its dividend 12 times since 2004.   Falling crop prices have caused demand to drop sharply for Deere’s tractors and combines, but the best time to buy high quality dividend stocks is usually during periods of distress. Warren Buffett seems to think [...]

April 22nd, 2016|High Yield, Warren Buffett|

National Oilwell Varco (NOV): A Lesson on Dividend Safety

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) surprised many dividend investors with its decision to slash its dividend by 90% on April 11. Income investors could have avoided the cut by paying closer attention to the company’s main risk factors.   The dividend cut announcement came shortly after the company’s CEO gave an investor presentation on March 22. [...]

April 21st, 2016|Dividend Investing|

Omega Healthcare (OHI): A High-Yield Healthcare REIT

Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a high dividend yield over 6%.   The company operates in the healthcare sector, which is generally one of the best stock sectors for dividend income because of its essential products and services.   However, a high dividend yield can be a signal [...]

April 14th, 2016|High Yield|

Intel (INTC): A Technology Monopoly Paying Safe, Growing Dividends

Intel (INTC) is one of the most dominant and pervasive technology companies in the world.   The business essentially operates as a monopoly in its core computer and data center markets and has numerous competitive advantages that are virtually impossible to replicate by most companies.   Intel also offers a healthy dividend payment that scores [...]

April 11th, 2016|High Safety|

Cisco (CSCO): Safe, Strong Dividend Growth and a 3.7% Yield

Cisco (CSCO) has been nothing short of an impressive dividend growth stock since it began paying dividends in 2011.   The company’s quarterly dividend payment has increased from 6 cents per share in 2011 to 26 cents most recently, including management’s 24% boost to the dividend in February 2016.   With a low price-to-earnings multiple, [...]

April 7th, 2016|High Safety|

Monthly Dividend Stocks: How to Get Paid Each Month

Monthly dividend stocks appeal to income investors for several reasons. Stocks that pay dividends monthly provide more predictable income and make it easier to budget, especially for those living off dividends in retirement.   Most companies pay dividends on a quarterly schedule, which can result in a lumpier income stream. Monthly dividend stocks better match [...]

April 5th, 2016|Dividend Investing|