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I invest in stocks and options. I manage DivGro, a portfolio of dividend growth stocks created in January 2013. The primary goal of DivGro is to generate a reliable and growing dividend income stream. I use options to boost dividend income, ... more


Another Recent Sell
Selling shares for a loss is never fun, but I'm looking to reinvest the returns in companies with a less gloomy outlook and whose dividends are not frozen.
Expired Options (January 2020)
The markets continue to make all-time highs and a bear could be around the corner just waiting to pounce.
E High-Quality, High Yield Dividend Growth Stocks Trading Below Fair Value
Here are several high-quality, discounted dividend growth stocks yielding at least 4% that are good candidates for further research and possible investment.
Options Update: October 2019
After collecting $1,592 in options income in October, my year to date total is $21,541.
Recent Sell: Ford Motor
I've held my F position for a long time because I could boost my yield by selling covered calls. This helped keep my investment net positive, but only by about $386. That's a poor overall result.
E The Dividend Kings Ranked By Quality Score
Dividend Kings are companies that have increased their dividends for at least 50 consecutive years. I use a quality scoring system inspired by David Van Knapp to rank the Dividend Kings. The article includes key metrics and fair value estimates.


AAPL Apple Inc.
ABBV AbbVie Inc.
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co.
AFL AFLAC Incorporated
AMGN Amgen Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
AVGO Broadcom Ltd
BA The Boeing Company
BLK BlackRock Inc.
CB Chubb Corporation
CMCSA Comcast Corp. Class A Common Stock
CMI Cummins Inc.
CRM salesforce.com inc.
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
CVS CVS Health Corporation
CVX Chevron Corporation
D Dominion Resources Inc.
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DLR Digital Realty Trust Inc.
EPR Entertainment Properties Trust
ES EnergySolutions Inc.
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc.
F Ford Motor Company
FDX FedEx Corporation
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust
GD General Dynamics Corporation
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
HD Home Depot Inc.
HON Honeywell International Inc.
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
IP International Paper Co.
IRM Iron Mountain Inc.
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KO The Coca-Cola Company
LMT Lockheed Martin
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
MAIN Main Street Capital Corporation
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MMM 3M Company
MO Altria Group Inc.
MRK Merck & Co Inc.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NEE NextEra Energy Inc.
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NIE AGIC Equity & Convertible Income Fund
NNN National Retail Properties Inc.
O Realty Income Corporation
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
PSA Public Storage
ROST Ross Stores Inc.
RTN Raytheon Company
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SKT Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.
SPG Simon Property Group Inc.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
T AT&T Inc.
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc.
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
TXN Texas Instruments Inc.
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc.
UNP Union Pacific Corporation
UPS United Parcel Service Inc.
V Visa Inc.
VLO Valero Energy Corporation
VZ Verizon Communications
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WEC Wisconsin Energy Corporation
WPC W. P. Carey and Co. LLC
XEL Xcel Energy Inc
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
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Latest Posts
Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 2: The Top 7 By Sector In May 2019)
Recently, I presented the top 50 holdings of dividend ETFs. Because there are no Materials and Real Estate sector stocks in the top 50, I'm now presenting the top 7 stocks in all GICS sectors regardless of the overall ranking.
Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50 In May 2019)
I compile a virtual portfolio consisting of the top 50 holdings of dividend ETFs by analyzing the top 25 holdings in each ETF and assigning scores proportional to the size of each holding. Summing the scores of individual holdings allows me to rank them by popularity and so to find the top holdings.
10 Dividend Growth Stocks For May 2019
With my monthly <i>10 Dividend Growth Stocks</i> series, I rank dividend growth stocks and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for further research. My ranking system is sector-focused. This month I decided to rank stocks in the <i>Industrials</i> sector.
10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2019
In this article, I rank dividend growth stocks in the Information Technology sector and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for further research. My ranking system assigns letter grades to stocks relative to their performance among sector peers.
Ten High-Quality Dividend Growth Stocks Trading Well Above Fair Value
Recently I presented ten high-quality dividend growth stocks that are trading well below fair value. I presented 7-year yield channel charts for each stock to illustrate how the price line has moved lower to meet the undervalued yield line.

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