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Upgraded Watchlist

January 2, 20175 Comments

I made some major improvements and updates to the Dividend Geek Watchlist. I hope they benefit you as much as they have helped me! The most noticeable is that I combined the Champions & Contenders list and the Challengers list into one single list called (you guessed it) the ‘Champions, Contenders & Challengers’ watchlist. I […]

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What does Trump, OPEC and the Fed have in common?

December 8, 20161 Comment

They are all market drivers that are currently causing major sector rotation. The various market sectors of the economy rotate in and out of favor throughout the business cycle. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter, I’m not 100% sure this is accurate and most likely not the whole picture, but this is […]

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Updated fair value estimates and dividend raises!

December 6, 20160 Comments

The fair value estimates for the¬†Challengers Watchlist¬†has been updated. There were three increases and three decreases since they were last updated, as follows: Fair Value Increases BA from $141 to $151 IR from $70 to $71 UPS from $103 to $105 Fair Value Decreases PAYX from $48 to $45 PFE from $38 to $37 WHR […]

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18 Core Dividend Growth Stocks to Strengthen Your Portfolio

October 24, 20164 Comments

Dividend growth investing by its nature is a conservative long-term investing methodology. But, with all of the recent uncertainty in the world (maybe this election cycle is getting to me) I have felt the need to bolster my portfolio with additional strength. I decided to review the companies listed in my current prospective dividend growth […]

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Hershey buy out bid and other fair value estimates

July 2, 20162 Comments

This week Mondelez (MDLZ), the international company know for its Cadbury chocolate, made a $23 Million takeover bid for Hershey (HSY), which came to $107 per share of Hershey stock. Prior to the bid announcement, Hershey had been trading below Moringstar’s fair value estimate of $103 in the $90-$98 range for the past five months. […]

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Fair Value Increases and Retailers take a hit

June 7, 20161 Comment

Here’s a quick update on changes in fair values… The following four companies that we follow had their fair value increased recently by Morningstar. Medtronics in the healthcare sector having the best percentage jump of 9.2% from $76 to $83 per share. CLX from $114 to $115 COST from $140 to $143 LOW from $81 […]

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Latest Purchase Polaris Industries

May 4, 20166 Comments

In my last post on April 28 I mentioned that it looked like Polaris Industries (PII) had some near term support in the $96 range, which would help raise the dividend yield. At the time it was trading around $100 a share. Well yesterday (5/3/16) just 5 days later PII opened at $98.50 and pulled […]

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Fair Value Updates & Dividend Increases

April 28, 20160 Comments

The following nine companies that are followed on our watchlist had fair value increases this past week. Percentage wise CNI and MSFT were exceptional upgrades. You gotta love JNJ and KO they just keep plugging along. CNI from $50 to $58 HAS from $74 to $77 JNJ from $102 to $104 KO from $43 to […]

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10 New Dividend Growth Stocks Worth Watching

April 27, 20160 Comments

After recently looking over the the list of 50 Dividend Aristocrats. I decided to look over all companies that have raised their dividends for 17 or more years in search for companies that I’m not already watching that would make good dividend growth stocks. Companies that I would be willing to purchase at the right […]

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Dividend Aristocrats outperform S&P 500 by 8% annually over past 10 years

April 21, 20160 Comments

I recently read two articles about how the Dividend Aristocrats have outperformed the market. You may have heard of Dividend Champions which is a compilation that most dividend growth investor use, but not Divided Aristocrats. Both Dividend Champions and Dividend Aristocrats cover stocks with 25 or more consecutive years of dividend increases. So what’s the […]

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