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May
30
Ida Hansen
Falling Economic Growth Shows Value of Dividend Aristocrats
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US economic growth was down 1 percent for the last quarter.  That is obviously bearish news for the American economy.  For investors, the role of the dividend becomes even more important.  As detailed in previous articles on this site, “Dividend Aristocrats” such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) become even […]

Mar
19
John Murphy
Dividend Growth from Utilities is for those Concerned about the Bull Market Ending
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While a bull market in stocks can go on longer than the 5 years for the current one, it is understandable that many are concerned that there is due a pullback. That has certainly not impeded the recent performance of stocks, though, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) is up more than four […]

Mar
10
John Murphy
Should Dividends Alone Keep You Invested?
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The bull market is now five years old.  As a result, many are calling for investors to take profits and pull back.  But there is much to be said for staying invested through “Dividend Aristocrat” stocks such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) for the long term, no matter what […]

Jan
24
Tim Lambert
Don’t Forget the Role of Dividends
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When asked when was the best time to buy stocks, legendary investor Shelby Davis would always reply,”Whenever you have the money.” With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) down 2.2 percent for 2014 after last year’s bull market, some investors are probably thinking about cashing in and taking profits.  While the allure of that […]