Prices Updated 6/29/2018

When I started this blog, I decided to write about dividend and income investing.  I picked one stock every week between November 2010 and November 2011;  52 stocks.    Each stock had to meet all four of my criteria:  more earnings than dividends paid out,  minimal dividend yield of 3% or greater than the 10 year U.S. Treasury, dividend increases, and debt to equity ratio of 1 or less or within industry standard.

As with all my portfolios, when I buy a stock, I record the number of shares of VIG and SDY that investment would buy.  Then I track how the sum of my stocks performed as compared with the sum of the VIG and SDY shares purchased.  The stocks in my portfolio have performed very well as compared with the VIG and SDY benchmarks.  See the results below.

Dividend Machine Criteria

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Disclosure: Long  T,ABBV, COP, CVX,, ED, INTC, LEG, NHI, PG, SYY, T, WSO, calls