Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of 9/24/2012 Watsco (WSO)

Air handling unit (AHU)
Air handling unit (AHU) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watsco dividend machine for week of 9/24/2012

          One might think that a company in the HVAC business is no place to invest your money with our housing market in the dumps.   Since I do not use current trends or even long term trends as selection criteria for dividend machines, I did not let that influence my dividend machine choice for this week. I leave that kind of input for you to use to decide if you want to a particular dividend machine or not.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reinvest dividends, a strategy that could be wise or dumb?


The concept of dividend reinvestment sounds good.  Reinvest your dividends and reduce your cost basis.  It costs you nothing. Think about how cheap it is now that brokers let you do it.  No commissions, no dealing with the transfer agent at the company.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of September 17, 2012 is ABM


          Each week as I search for a company that is a dividend machine, I am impressed with the size of the universe of stocks from which to pick.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eat your way to income Darden (DRI) Dividend Machine for week of 9/10/2012

The company's former logo, used until 2009The company's former logo, used until 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My Dividend Machine for week of September 10, 2012 is Darden Restaurants (DRI)

            Each week I search for a company that meets all four of my criteria for inclusion into the Dividend Machines List.  I do not always like what I find.

            This week I found Darden Restaurants, symbol DRI.  Darden meets all four criteria for inclusion in my 2012 dividend machine list just as it did in 2011.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ameren AEE - Junk Bond - over 8% yield

English: Logo of the band "The Junk Bonds...English: Logo of the band "The Junk Bonds" Português: logotipo da banda "The Junk Bonds" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Any bond will do.


Alfred Ferol and I were talking about bonds over coffee the other day.   He drifted off subject to point out that; investors seem to have a penchant for buying yesterday’s best investment.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dividend Income increases with MDU Resources


Dividend Machine for week of 9/3/2012 MDU Resources



This week’s dividend machine is MDU Resources.  MDU made the 2011 dividend machine list as well.  MDU Resources, symbol (MDU) is in the business of natural resource products and related services needed for energy and transportation infrastructure.   MDU is an industrial company; the kind of company that America is built upon.