Trusting Financial Service Experts Might Cost You Thousands

Trusting Financial Service Experts Might Cost You Thousands

dont trust experts do yourself investing daily dividend cashflow resultsMany people feel like they need to rely on an *expert* to help them manage their money. I hope that after reading the Daily Dividend Investor you will start to see that you have the power to build and manage your own portfolio and you don´t have to be a financial genius to do it.

Take a look at this quick video I prepared that shows just how well the so called experts are doing managing the money of thousands of investors, just like me and you.


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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 9, 2012 – A Slow Start…

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To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

Thanks!

Neil

Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 9, 2012 – A Slow Start…

slow start year dividend investing low yieldJanuary is definitely off to a slow start as far as dividend increases go. This week only two companies reported dividend increases including an industrial machinery & goods company, Robbins & Myers (ticker: RBN) as well as Plains All American Pipeline, LP (ticker: PAA) an oil and natural gas pipeline management firm.

The weekly wrap

As I do each week, I´ve provided a Google Doc spreadsheet at the bottom of this post with all the specifics, that you can refer back to at any time.

Each week as I go through the list of companies that have reported dividend increases, I´m often surprised to learn about new companies I´ve never heard of, even though many of them have been in business for 50 to 100 year or longer!

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2012 – The Year Of The Dividend

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

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Neil

2012 – The Year Of The Dividend

That’s right, 2012 is on track to see the largest dividend payouts of all time and it’s not too late for you to join in on the action!

cnbc daily dividends smart investing income blog year of the dividend 2012 .jpgThe New York Times published a piece today, titled, “Dividends Rise In Sign of Recovery” written by columnist Christine Hauser, that has since been syndicated by CNBC.

The article highlights the fact that many DOW favorites such as McDonald’s, Bristol Myers Squibb and Home Depot are continuing their long term trend of rewarding share holders with consistent dividend increases.

In the case of McDonald’s, shareholders saw a 15% increase in the dividend in 2011, keeping alive it’s streak of dividend increases every year since 1976. Bristol Myers Squibb which just announced it’s most recent dividend increase, payable on February 1, 2012,  has been paying it’s shareholders every year since 1933 – a 79 year tradition!

If you’ve been following along here at the Daily Dividend Investor for any amount of time you know that almost every day we continue to see company after company increase their dividend payout as the economy slowly, but surely, gains momentum.

The Numbers Look Good

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The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

email image daily dividend investor smart income guide passive cash flow streamAfter receiving quite a few emails from readers asking questions about the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio I thought it might be helpful to create a few videos answering some of the most common questions.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a number of videos that tell what exactly the DDI portfolio is, why I started the portfolio, how I choose the stocks I add, and most importantly, I show you how to build your own passive income portfolio starting with very little money!

In the mean time, take a look at my first video in the series, “What is the DDI Portfolio?” I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post any questions you might have in the comments below. Thanks!

 

The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

Thanks!

Neil

The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

email image daily dividend investor smart income guide passive cash flow streamAfter receiving quite a few emails from readers asking questions about the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio I thought it might be helpful to create a few videos answering some of the most common questions.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a number of videos that tell what exactly the DDI portfolio is, why I started the portfolio, how I choose the stocks I add, and most importantly, I show you how to build your own passive income portfolio starting with very little money!

In the mean time, take a look at my first video in the series, “What is the DDI Portfolio?” I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post any questions you might have in the comments below. Thanks!

Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 2, 2012 – Back in the swing of things.

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

Thanks!

Neil

 

Dividend Increases for the week of  January 2, 2012

welcome back daily dividends weekly increase report smart guy dividend passive income blog richAs things return to normal this week, we saw six companies come to market with announcements of a dividend increase. The companies reporting increases were spread broadly across several sectors including retail, real estate, business development, banking as well as a heating & cooling equipment supply company.

The weekly wrap

After the announced dividend increases, the new yields ranged from a low of 1.45% up to 8.51%. This week’s winner for highest yield was Pennant Park Floating Rate Capital (ticker: PFLT) – yield 8.51%. It should come as little surprise to DDI readers that Pennant Park is a Business Development Company ( also known as a BDC). Like many of the BDC’s we’ve seen in the dividend update recently, Pennant Park has increased their payout three times since June, 2011.

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In a sign that the economy may finally be getting back on solid ground, we were pleasantly surprised with Macy’s (ticker: M)  dividend increase this week to $.80/annually. That is a 100% increase over their previous dividend payout. Will this be the beginning of more dividend increases to come from the likes of Gap, Target, Nordstrom and Walmart? While some retailers like Sears Holdings (ticker: SHLD) said their holiday season wasn’t so merry – the general consensus seems to be that more good news lies ahead for retailers.

Daily Dividend Portfolio Due Diligence

Each week when I put together the list of dividend increases, I’m on the lookout for new investment ideas that I may want to add to the DDI portfolio. Because I’ve added a few BDC’s (Solar Capital: ticker SUNS) to the portfolio recently, I would probably pass on adding Pennant Park to my review list presently even though it does pay monthly with an above average yield.

due diligence daily dividend investor smart passive income guy stream blog cashflowThe two ideas that seem most compelling at the moment are Watsco (ticker: WSO), the heating & cooling equipment supply company yielding 3.67% and Macy’s (ticker: M) the clothing and home-furnishing retailer yielding 2.31%. Even though I’m currently targeting new holdings with a dividend yield at or above 4% I would add these two companies to my consideration list because they would provide sector / industry diversification that I’m currently lacking.

There were no current DDI portfolio holdings that reported a dividend increase this week. A spreadsheet containing the weekly dividend increase round up for the week of January 2, 2012 can be found here – or by clicking on the spreadsheet image located at the bottom of today’s post.

Investment Considerations

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only daily dividend investor dividendguy smart portfolio personal investment considerations retiree passive cashflow income stream portfolio stocks bonds mutual funds the fundamentals of the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of December 26, 2011 – Yawn!….

Dividend Increases for the week of  December 26, 2011 – Yawn!

yawn dividend guy investor passive cash flow smart choice income streamWhat a boring week! I debated if it was even worth reporting the ONE, yep that’s right, one company that announced a dividend increase this week. Since many companies shut down or start to close out their accounts for the year, it’s not all that surprising that this week was a bit of a YAWN.

The weekly wrap

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