DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2/21/2014

Posted on February 21, 2014 | Dividend Investing

What a difference a couple of weeks makes. As of last night, the Dow Jones U.S. Index (IYY) and the S&P 500 were both back to about breakeven for the year. This comes after the U.S. markets reached pullback territory (a decline of at least 5%) earlier this month.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2/14/2014

Posted on February 14, 2014 | Dividend Investing

A subscriber called us this week asking about when we purchase stocks for the DI tracking portfolio and when he should buy them as well. In the DI User’s Guide, we suggest acting on portfolio addition and deletion alerts reasonably quickly, within a week of when an addition or a deletion is announced.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2/7/2014

Posted on February 7, 2014 | Dividend Investing

Betting the farm with our new stock.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/31/2014

Posted on January 31, 2014 | Dividend Investing

We’ve been noticing a disconnect between how commentators are describing the market’s performance and the how the U.S. market is actually doing.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/24/2014

Posted on January 24, 2014 | Dividend Investing

If we were forced to use one word to sum up our opinion of how fourth-quarter earnings have looked so far, the word would be: “eh.”.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/17/2014

Posted on January 17, 2014 | Dividend Investing

One strategy of investing calls for identifying key catalysts of future growth and selecting the stocks best poised to benefit. It sounds appealing, especially when you consider the gains in companies that were able to take advantage of new industries or significant shifts in existing industries. Plus, hindsight often makes it seems like you should have been able to identify the change if you only been paying closer attention.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/10/2014

Posted on January 10, 2014 | Dividend Investing

The January Monthly Report is now available on the DI website. No changes were made to the portfolio this month because prevailing valuations continue to keep many stocks from being suitable replacements. As we discuss in the newsletter, we’re feeling paradoxical about the market’s rise. It’s great for returns, but it makes it hard to find new bargains.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/3/2014

Posted on January 3, 2014 | Dividend Investing

What a great year to be holding stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average set 52 record high closes, the most since 1995. The S&P 500 index gained 31.5% on a total return basis. The DI portfolio fared even better, rising 36.5%.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/20/2013

Posted on December 20, 2013 | Dividend Investing

The big financial news this week was obviously the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) decision to taper its bond purchases. Monthly purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities and longer-term Treasury securities will each be reduced by $5 billion, to $35 billion and $40 billion, respectively. Future reductions in purchases by the Fed are likely, though current forecasts suggest more than $400 billion in bonds could still be purchased in 2014.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/13/2013

Posted on December 13, 2013 | Dividend Investing

In the December Monthly Report, we show a chart of Robert Shiller’s cyclically adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio. At a CAPE ratio of 26.1, the stock market is no longer cheap.

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