November 2015 Stock Considerations

With almost all of October in the rear view mirror it’s time, once again, to look forward towards the next month of potential stock buys. October has seen the market rebound quite nicely on almost all fronts as beaten down industrial names, energy and even many consumer staples gained significant ground in just a matter … Read more

More Dividend Aristocrats You Never Heard Of

A while back I wrote a blog post titled, “Dividend Aristocrats You Never Heard Of.” The point of the article was to introduce new and seasoned dividend investors to potential new picks for their dividend growth portfolios that get little to no attention among the financial blogging community. Sure, we already know everything there is … Read more

Dividends To Lift Your Spirits

Investing In The Wine And Spirits Sector   Of all the consumable beverages it seems that alcoholic drinks are particularly recession resistant. In fact, one full year into the last recession in 2008, alcohol sales actually grew by 9%. It seems that people might be quick to cut spending on luxury items, however, imbibing seems … Read more

Dumpster Diving For Dividends

Investing In The Waste Disposal Business   Sometimes the least exciting businesses are the ones that can offer the most steady and reliable cash flows and profits which often translates into dependable dividend payments. We all know the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and that may be the case when examining the … Read more

Dividends Delivered In Thirty Minutes Or Less

Investing In Pizza Industry Dividend Stocks   The U.S. pizza industry is large by most measures accounting for over $36 billion in annual sales. Surprisingly, it is the independent pizza restaurants that collectively account for the largest slice of the sales pie controlling about 40% of the market. The big three pizza chains Pizza Hut, … Read more

Can REITs Predict Interest Rate Moves

With all the recent chatter about the Federal Reserve tapering its bond buying program, coupled with the talk about interest-rate increases, I found that several of the large REIT ETFs have been under performing the market in recent times. Of course, REITs in general are all sensitive interest rate moves as higher rates translate to … Read more

Dividend Investing In The Retail Sector

Retail sales have been exploding online increasing in market share seemingly every year since the Internet has become mainstream. Yet, despite this stunning growth online, brick and mortar retail locations still account for more than 85% of the $2.57 trillion retail market. By any measure traditional retail locations are not dead and these brick and … Read more