DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3/14/2014

Posted on March 14, 2014 | Dividend Investing

If you solely base your stock picks on what is discussed with regularity in the financial news media, you’d have a very small universe of stocks to work with.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3/7/2014

Posted on March 7, 2014 | Dividend Investing

When the opening bell rings Monday morning at 9:30 in New York, the bull market will celebrate its fifth birthday.

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DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 2/28/2014

Posted on March 1, 2014 | Dividend Investing

Earlier this week, Fortune Magazine published an excerpt from Warren Buffett’s forthcoming 2014 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Besides discussing the performance of his company, Buffett always offers insights, advice and opinions on the world of investing. This year’s letter appears to continue the trend of folksy advice.

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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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