Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Raytheon RTN Increase your income by sixteen percent!

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Dividend Machine for week of May 28, 2012 – Raytheon (RTN)

                Hopefully your had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend.  Consistent with the ideas we explore during events like Memorial Day, I thought it appropriate to look at Aerospace and Defense stocks.  In 2011, I mentioned several of these companies.  2012 ‘s dividend ideas are similar to 2011 and Raytheon is one of the best dividend machines for ordinary investors.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of May 21, 2012 GPC

Dividend Machine for week of May 21, 2012 Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
           I just love to visit a company’s website, click on the investor section, and find “Dividends” as my first option.  Research drives all investor decisions.   Four very important company fundamental measurements guide my research.  Since we are income investors, the dividend information is very important.   I verify the information I get from public websites by going to the company’s official website.   Dividends, being our source of income, are important to verify and I was very impressed with GPC’s dividend history.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of May 14, 2012 Meredith Corporation, MDP

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Dividend Machine for week of May 14, 2012 Meredith Corporation
             Most good income dividend stocks were down today.

            Are you nervous yet?  If so, you are not alone.  Dividend investors were killed on Thursday, 5/17.   Why did income investors suffer so grievously yesterday?  We suffered because the industrial companies are expected to suffer when the world’s economy slows.   We buy earnings and industrials create earnings so if earnings are down so goes their stock price.

Monday, May 14, 2012



I rarely write articles on this blog that are not related to my major focus of investing for income.  But I decided to post my view of the investment bank issues brought up, again, by the trading mistakes of JP Morgan.

The “Banking Act of 1933” is important to understand if you think our banks are too big to manage.  If you would like to read the act in detail a link is provided.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of May 7, 2012 Cullen & Frost Bankers (CFR)

Even veterans like me can be surprised to find a banking company that qualifies as a dividend machine.

            With the entire world in financial turmoil, I find it hard to believe that a company whose business is described as being “bankers” would qualify as a dividend machine.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What is an opportunity?

When the market is down, investors tend to want to take action.  Committed income investors look for opportunities.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Make money in a down market; is it possible?

Dear Income Investors:

Stick to your guns and employ your strategy even in a down market.  Look at this August Intel call.

Strike Price $30.00
Cost Basis $27.12
Call Premium $0.37
Dividend $0.00
Gain in $ if assigned $3.25
Call Yield 1.23%
Gain Yield 10.83%
Total Gain Yield 10.83%
Very Truly Yours,

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Can you believe little companies can be dividend machines?

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Dividend Machine for week of April 30, 2012 Communications Systems Inc. (JCS)
            I am not afraid to profile a very small company in view of our experience with the 2011 dividend machines.  The smaller cap companies are outperforming the big caps.  Just take a look at my Dividend Machines page and you can see this for yourself.

            Communications Systems, Inc. which trades under the symbol JCS is an excellent dividend producer.  I particularly like the 4.7% yield at today’s price of about $12.91.  Moreover, at this price even the investor with limited funds can join in on the advantages of investing in dividends.