My Best Ideas 22 January 2017 This is a list of companies that have a very nice estimated one year return on invested capital based on the sum of the delta of the one year estimated price target plus the calculated one year dividend yield. (Full List)
Dividend Increases 23 - 27 January 2017 This is a list of those companies that have recently increased their dividends. The list includes the amount and percentage of the increase, the forward dividend yield, and the ExDividend, Record and Payment dates. (Full List)
Trump's First Week Begins 22 January 2017 The DJIA's surprise move higher on Friday brought to an end the previous five day meltdown in the markets. The move higher was most likely the result of pent-up good will emanating from the inauguration that occurred earlier in the day. I don't expect this move higher to last very long as earnings announcements continue to come in this week and Congress starts to be a drag on President Trump's momentum. I believe this market is beginning to fall under its own weight. Soon the warning of more interest rate increases will begin and investors will begin to realize the new administration has a list of construction programs they want to occur causing increased spending. Sunday Night Futures: Down 27 points. Looks like a down opening tomorrow. Monday Close: The markets fell throughout the morning and then unsuccessfully tried to make a comeback in the afternoon. The DJIA ended down 27 points on average volume. The markets continue to ease lower with the ADX lines indicating further downside.
Prospect Capital 22 January 2017 I was reminded recently that I haven't looked at Prospect Capital Corporation recently and perhaps I should review in once again, which was a very good idea. In fact, I haven't looked at the numbers since 2013. I liked it then and I like it now, and all this time it's been distributing money to its shareholders on a monthly basis. (Full Article)
Nvidia Corp 20 January 2017 Nvidia designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming market, as well as system on a chip units (SOCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Since 2014, Nvidia has shifted to become a platform company focused on four markets — Gaming, Professional Visualization, Data Centers and Auto. (Full Article)
L3 Technologies 19 January 2017 L3 Technologies supplies C3ISR systems (command, control, and communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) ocean products, avionics, training devices and services, instrumentation, space and navigation products to different agencies of the US Government. Its customers include the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security,... (Full Article)
Gladstone Land 17 January 2017 No surprise to reader's of these articles that I like farmland, timberland, farm products and farm machinery. Gladstone Land is no exception. This company is still growing into its stated mission and is in the process of filling out its portfolio of owned farms so this company is still at the beginning of its wealth creation phase. (Full Article)
Gladstone Land continues to Grow.
Royal Gold Inc. 15 January 2017 There are basically three ways to add gold to your portfolio: (1) buy gold bullion or coins, (2) buy shares of a gold mining company, and (3) buy shares of a company that's a streaming and royalty company. They each will be tied to the price of gold which is affected by the economy and the value of the dollar, but streaming and royalty payments may be the best of the three investments. And that's what Royal Gold does. (Full Article)
BG Staffing 12 January 2017 With the incoming administration wanting to Make America Great Again, it can easily be assumed that businesses will be hiring. That's where the Staffing and Outsourcing Industry excels. While many industries will be adding full time employees, others will add part time employees and BG Staffing will be one of many companies ready to assist. (Full Article)
Raytheon Company 10 January 2017 If you're like me, you believe that the new federal administration will bring in a greater emphasis on national defense and therefore more business for the defense industries. So I'll be looking at the numbers of several defense companies over the next few days and weeks to see if any of these companies fit with my investing strategy. (Full Article)
Wyndham Worldwide Dividend History
Wyndham Worldwide 9 January 2017 Wyndham Worldwide Corp may not be one of the most exciting companies in the world but it is building a reputation for having a growing dividend. But despite its fundamentals, I believe I'm late in finding these shares. At $76 per share I'll have to wait for a pullback. I would rather pay something close to $66 per share... (Full Article)
Dogs of the Dow 5 January 2017 The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy in which an investor annually invests in the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price. Proponents of the this strategy believe that the dividend yield of the companies listed in the DJIA is a measure of the average worth of the company whereas the... (Full Article)
Broadridge Financial 3 January 2017 Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a financial industry servicing company founded in 2007 as a spin-off from the company Automatic Data Processing or ADP. The company's main function is in securities processing, clearing and investor communications, while the main business of Broadridge is electronic proxy voting. (Full Article)
Accenture 29 December 2016 Accenture PLC is a global professional services company and provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services to 94 of the Fortune Global 100 companies and more than 75% of the Fortune Global 500. As of 2016, the company reported net revenues of $32.9 billion, with more than 384,000 employees serving clients... (Full Article)
Activision Blizzard 27 December 2016 Activision Blizzard is increasing its user base and as well as it's overall video game engagement stats while at the same time its growth opportunities continue to increase. They've been expanding their user base and deepening their engagements and recently announced 544 million monthly active users (MAU) across Activision, Blizzard, and King. (Full Article)
Invitae: A First Look 21 December 2016 Invitae is not a company I would normally look at for a number of reasons - its stock price is falling, it's loosing money, and there's no dividend. But it's a genetic testing company pushing the envelope on the number of genes it's testing while dropping the price incredibly fast. Drop that kind of intensity right in the middle of an exploding science like genomics and the financial and health benefits are astronomical. (Full Article)
Fortune Brands Home and Security 20 December 2016 Fortune Brands was originally part of a holding company founded in 1969 and known as American Brands. The American Brands company had a significant diversity of products but in December 2010 it announced that the company planned to focus solely on its liquor business and spin off or sell the other parts of the company... (Full Article)
The Rising SPX PE Ratio 15 December 2016 The P/E ratio for the S&P500 ratio doesn't get over 25 very often and when it has in the past, it wasn't long before things went south. A quick look at the history of the SPX PE ratio shows the ratio going to extreme levels during the bank meltdown recession of 2009 and the tech sector disaster at the turn of the century. (Full Article)
Pfizer 14 December 2016 Pfizer is an American pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, with additional research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. The company develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines, including immunology, oncology, cardiology, diabetology, endocrinology, and neurology. (Full Article)
Credit Cards Visa and MasterCard 12 December 2016 The Holiday Season always means increased Holiday Spending. For most people that means dusting off the credit cards, and the two most popular cards are Visa and MasterCard. So I thought I'd take a look at these two companies fundamentals and technicals to see if either of these two companies would fit into my type of investing.... (Full Article)
Hanesbrands Inc 6 December 2016 Hanesbrands may not be the most exciting company in the world but it makes apparel that eveyone buys and it makes a lot of money doing it. Now I don't know about anyone else, but I like these kinds of companies that steadily make products that everyone needs and most people just routinely buy without a lot of thought about it. (Full Article)
Five Dividend Growers A quick screen for companies with growing dividends turned up 5 well known companies known to most dividend growth investors -- Automatic Data Processing, Becton Dickinson and Company, Johnson and Johnson, Lear Corp and Occidental Petroleum. Owning any of these over the last few years would have been very lucrative. (Full Article)
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My Investing Strategy I like to keep things simple when I invest because I'm a pretty simple guy. And I don't think there's a simpler or an easier way to invest than "Buy, Write, Collect". Here's the three steps in their entirety. 1. Buy the Stock, 2. Write the Option, and 3. Collect the Dividend. (Full Article)
A Basic Options Strategy If you’ve ever considered an options strategy as part of your overall investment strategy, here’s a relatively simple trade that I often execute to supplement my dividend income. (Full Article)
Reviewing Those Dividend Increases I've listed companies increasing their dividend in the Dividend Increases part of this site because I've found this to be a fertile area for finding candidates for consideration. Companies that pay an annual dividend of at least 2% and increase that dividend at a rate greater than inflation for a number of years are the kind of companies that every DGI is attracted to. And if that company has a one year estimated capital gain of 10% or more, I start to buy shares in that company.
Buying Great Companies I've posted a lot of great companies that have raised their dividend pretty consistently over the years and that's the key to becoming a successful investor. It's really not as hard as most people think. Study those companies that raise their revenues, earnings and dividends over an extended period of time. Read their history. And learn what makes a great investment.
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