Dividend Investing

One of the topics of this blog is dividend investing.

My motto is: If a stock does not pay, then I do not play.

Here are some dividend investing blogs that I look at:

 

Defunct sites:

  • Agent Dividend – defunct as of 2018-12-09_09.17.29. As of 2021-12-31, this link redirects to a page talking about UK dividend stocks, but the site does not seem to be specifically about dividend investing.
  • Buy Hold Long – Dividend Investor in Australia. As of 2021-12-31, the last post was on 2020-05-05.
  • Captain Dividend – defunct as of 2018-11-03_13.56.03
  • Dividend Engineering – defunct as of 2018-12-09_09.21.46
  • Dividend Family Guy – As of 2021-12-31, this link goes nowhere. At one point, it led to a landing site for porn, which is ironic for a site with “Family Guy” in the name.
  • Dividend Tactics – Now going to a Chinese landing page as of 2018-12-09_09.31.56

 

Other dividend websites:

 

I have a few posts looking at some dividend indices:

 

Following the style of David Fish (creator of the Dividend Champions spreadsheet), I refer to the first month of a quarter (January, April, July and October) as the “A” months, the second month of a quarter (February, May, August and November) as the “B” months, and the third month of a quarter (March, June, September and December) as the “C” months.

The Dividend Champion list divides companies into three categories depending on how long they have been raising their dividends: Champions (25 or more years), Contenders (10 to 24 years), and Challengers (5 to 9 years). Even if you using just ETFs (as I am), it is still a good idea to look at this list once in a while because it will tell you how many companies are raising dividends, and in my opinion give you a tool to gauge the health of the economy. Here is a table for the breakdown of CCC companies for January of each year (since that just seems to make more sense):

Year Total Champions Contenders Challengers
2022 708 127 302 280
2021 729 139 308 282
2020 866 138 265 463
2019 864 131 205 528
2018 822 115 220 487
2017 768 108 227 433
2016 753 107 250 396
2015 611 106 246 259
2014 476 105 210 161
2013 458 105 183 170
2012 448 102 146 200
2011 447 99 141 20

 

Sometime in 2021, the person who was updating the Dividend Champions spreadsheet after the death of David Fish stopped doing so. The site had a link to the Dividend Radar at Portfolio Insight. I don’t know if the drop from 2021 to 2022 is an indicator of the strength of companies, due to a change in methodology, or both. Perhaps I should also start tracking how many companies are in some of the indexes.

“Angel In Chains” by Odilon Redon (April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916), at what is presumably the official Odilon Redon website; assumed allowed under Fair Use.

 

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