Friday, April 27, 2012

Sonoco (SON) Dividend Machine for week of April 23, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of April 23, 2012 Sonoco Products (SON)
            This week has been so exciting for call income that I almost forgot about finding a dividend machine.  Do not forget that the dividend machine project is based on the random application of the four dividend machine criteria, (see the column on your left) every week (for 48 weeks followed by a month of analysis) to find ever increasing and safe dividend income.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I am stuck with 500 shares of QCOM. What should I do now?

You all know that I am not a journalist.  I do not make a living writing about investing.  In this blog; I record how I invest for income in an effort to help you invest for income. 

With this in mind, I am again tempted to consider Qualcomm (QCOM) for income.   During the existence of this web/blog, I have opined on Qualcomm no fewer than five times.   I took the time to look at those posts and my investments in Qualcomm (QCOM) to see if this is such a good idea.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Can a foreign company qualify as an income investment?

Dear Income Investors,

Making income in this market continues to be a challenge.  Our 2011 dividend machines are producing greater than 4% yield but our 2012 dividend machines are producing about 3.8%.   We need to look for other opportunities to boost our income.

Today I am looking at an international company that does not qualify as a dividend machine but is an almost dividend machine with call option potential.   That company is TEVA Pharmacueticals (TEVA.)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Genworth GNW bond. Can you make 8% on investment grade bonds?

Official Genworth Financial logo
Official Genworth Financial logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dear Income investors,

Today we have a very nice investment grade bond available.  You'll see it in the WSJ and you can look at today's trades on the  SIFMA site or if you are a Schwab customer you can research and buy the bond through their online bond desk.

Eight percent is a yield I can live with over time provided the underlying company is in good shape and provided I buy at par or discount to par.  Prices on this bond today range from $97 to $99.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Proctor & Gamble a core holding & dividend machine for this week, April 16, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of April 16, 2012 Proctor & Gamble (PG)
           Over the winter, I noticed an unexplained statistic on this blog.   Over those four months more folks read the posts on 2011 dividend machine Proctor & Gamble than any other.  The frequency was quite unusual, I think; to the tune of 6:1.  Click here to see the original post on Proctor & Gamble

Friday, April 13, 2012

One man's trash is another man's treasure

Waste Management Logo
Waste Management Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dividend Machine for week of April 8, 2012 Waste Management WM
            I love the old phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  This week that old phrase is so true.  Waste Management is my selection for the dividend machine for this week.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

INTEL This week's dividend machine

Dividend Machine for week of April 1, 2012
Intel is such a good company that I profiled INTC as a 2011 dividend machine and am profiling it again this week.  I suppose someone out there does not know about INTC.  In my former life, when I owned a company that performed executive physicals and fitness evaluations, Intel was one of our customers.