In a recent article, I looked at how an investor's income would have suffered during the financial crisis, after many dividend aristocrats cut their dividends. In this article, I'll show how a safer income focused portfolio, consisting of dividend aristocrats, could have been built.
The list of dividend aristocrats in 2007 looked like this: Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT) Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM) Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) Bank of America... Read more
Many retirees and other investors that rely on income from their investments put a big portion of their wealth into dividend growth stocks, especially those characterized as the so called dividend aristocrats. Due to the fact that the current list only includes those stocks that did not cut their dividends in the last 25 years, it looks like dividend cuts do happen very rarely, if at all. When we look at what companies made up that list before the financial crisis, we see that dividend cuts, at... Read more
Background Since retiring from a 31 year career in banking at the end of 2011, I have spent my time researching, writing, and speaking about US banks. One of my keenest interests is understanding why some banks do consistently well and others fail. My first book covered bank failures while my second focused on the nation's highest performing banks. In my book about great banks I discovered a few critical factors influence long-term success in banking: hands-on expert management,... Read more
The following is a list of companies trading ex-dividend on Wednesday, November 30th:Navient (NASDAQ: NAVI) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share, or $0.64 annualized. The dividend will be payable on December 16, 2016, to stockholders of record on December 2, 2016, with an ex-dividend date of November 30, 2016. The annual yield on the dividend is 4.4 percent.Get daily under-the-radar research with StreetInsider.com's Stealth Growth Insider Get your 2-Wk Free Trial here.... Read more
Dividend growth investing is a popular model followed by the investing community to build assets. Companies which not only pay dividends, but raise them year after year have been shown to perform better overall for investor returns. A big part of this involves capturing the details. As part of my due diligence, I closely monitor all companies that raise dividends (or cut them) and this article shares the dividend amount changes announced by companies. Note that only companies with a... Read more