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:

Motley Fool articles on dividend stocks

S&P Dividend Aristocrats

Dividend Achievers

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 every December from 2010 to 2018.

Year Total Champions Contenders Challengers
2018 865 130 200 535
2017 815 113 222 480
2016 764 107 226 431
2015 753 106 253 394
2014 589 105 246 238
2013 471 105 211 155
2012 466 106 180 180
2011 449 102 145 202
2010 417 98 129 190

“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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