Author: scott

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Recent Dividend Increases Q4 2013

Here’s a list of some recent dividend increases: Aflac (AFL) raised annual dividend per share from $1.40 to $1.48, increasing annual dividend from $82.19 to $86.89. Dividend CAGR: 5.71% BP raised annual dividend per share from $2.16 to $2.28, increasing annual dividend from $108 to $114. Dividend CAGR: 5.56% Kinder-Morgan...

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Comments on The Wise Investor Podcast

During drives in the car I usually listen to either talk radio, investing podcasts, or music. Lately it has been mostly talk radio during the morning commute and investing podcasts at other times. When I recently drove to Chicago and Pittsburgh for fellowship interviews I was able to listen to...

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Recent Purchase of IBM

On November 8th, 2013 I purchased 12 shares of IBM. I believe it is fairly valued at the moment with a PE 12.49. While it only pays a dividend of 2.11%, IBM has been raising their dividends quite a lot over the last few years. In fact, the 1-year, 3-year,...

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What If I Invested $1000 20-Years Ago?

On this post I’ll pretend that exactly 20 years ago I invested $1000 into each of 17 stocks that are currently in my portfolio. I did not sell and reinvested all the dividends. Data will be calculated from Longrundata.com’s Dividend Reinvestment Calculator. The start date is October 25, 1993 and...

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My Favorite Investing Websites

Update: Please also visit our Blogroll for even more investing sites. I love the research tools within Schwab and use those frequently, but the ones below are also excellent and free for anyone to use. Dividata.com – focused on dividend paying stocks. Free dividend analysis and detailed dividend history for...

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Recent Purchase of BMS and TGT

Today I sold shares of SCHA (Schwab’s Small Cap ETF). It was one of the first ones that I started buying since getting a paying job. And, it has performed incredibly. I sold my remaining 79.3063 shares for a capital gain of $1,192 on a cost basis of $2773. (I...

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Recent Purchase of BAX and BP

It’s been hard to find good value in stocks with markets near all time highs. While valuation does matter, I feel it is more a matter of the quality of a company than its current price. I’m not buying these companies for their performance over the next year or two,...

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Sale of Realty Income

I initially bought Realty Income back in July 2013 for $45 per share. I ended up selling all my shares today, taking a moderate capital loss. I will definitely be buying Realty Income again, hopefully, at similar depressed prices. Future purchases will end up in my Roth IRA account because...

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September 2013 Dividends

September 2013 Dividends Received Aflac, Inc. (AFL) – $20.43 Avista Corp (AVA) – $44.41 Chevron Corporation (CVX) – $25.20 Harris Corp (HRS) – $20.31 McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) – $23.10 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.22 Schwab US Small Cap ETF (SCHA) – $11.78 Visa Inc. (V) – $4.95 Wells Fargo...

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Sept 2013 MCD Dividend Increase

McDonalds (MCD) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.81 per share ($3.24 annualized) payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders on record as of December 2, 2013. While this is only a 5.2% increase compared with MCD’s 14.4% and 11.1% 5-year and (prior) 1-year dividend growth rates, respectively, it...