Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dividends & Income RDS.A another dividend machine confirms payout.

Royal Dutch Shell declares $0.94 dividend $RDS.A

Dividends & Income CVX

Why Chevron Remains A Strong Buy Ahead Of Earnings $CVX

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dividends & Income TGT - Target should you buy it?

Sunday evening is a good time to look for stocks for income.   Once I find a stock that meets all four of my Dividend Machine criteria, I profile it here on my blog and I quite often invest in the stock myself.

Often times I can go through 20 stocks and find nothing.  But today it took only three. 

Stocks that did not make the grade.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Intel - Decent Covered Call for Income Investors

Hard to make a buck in this market.   The stocks we love for income are pricey.  Covered calls are hard to come by.    All my INTC calls have expired.   As as a matter of fact, I have few calls working as so many expired last weekend.

Found a nice INTC call to fill the income void.   Take a peek at the call potential presented in the table below.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Income for Retirees - Should we buy Apple AAPL

My husband is a growth investor and challenges me all the time to find a dividend stock that could come close to meeting his growth goals.    These are not easy stocks to find.  But finally, I will relent and buy Apple stock, AAPL.

AAPL is not a Dividend Machine

In 2014 I use four criteria to pick stocks that I count on to pay my monthly expenses.   These stocks

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Should the increasing cost of food like ground beef, cereal,  snacks & milk affect the income investors' strategy?


PepsiCo declares $0.655 dividend $PEP

Friday, July 11, 2014

Young investors and Dividend Machines - What happens in the next crash - Will it be different this time?

This blog is not just for retirees.   Young people should take notice.  As I continue to employ this strategy with strict discipline; as I continue to measure performance, I know that young investors should allocate at least fifty percent of their portfolios to this type of strategy. 

TheMoneyMadam's Dividend Machine Strategy is simple, reproducible and scalable.

Sure the market will crash again.  The market is like earthquakes (you can tell I am from San Francisco) the big one is just around the corner but it will never be the last one. You can never predict when.  You are on a fool's errand if you try to time either the market or earthquakes.

Dividend stocks are the best way to endure a market crash.  The table below shows how well the 2011 Dividend Machine model portfolio has performed but we have had an up market since I started this blog.

I, however, have been investing in Dividend Stocks and advising my clients to invest in Dividend stocks through the following bears: 1987, 1992, 1994, 2001, 2008-2009, I know of what I speak and Dividend Machines are not fool proof but they provide steady and even increasing income during times of major market disruptions.  

My annual Dividend Machine Portfolios are on line so you can monitor them when the next market crash occurs.

We will find out if it is different this time.