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We are Lanny & Bert, the Dividend Diplomats. Two guys in their mid-20's in a race to gain more time now before we hit 59.5 years of age for the “normal” retirement age. You can see our goals at the linked page. The Dividend Diplomat journey began in a 1997 Toyota Celica that ... more

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June Dividend Stock Watch List
Let’s take a look at the stocks that are on my watch list!
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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Dividend Stock Analysis
I am loving what DAL has in store, just superb dividend remarks across the board, with the slight scoff at the lower than market yield.
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May Dividend Income Summary
A pretty clean and quick dividend summary this month. There wasn’t a lot of activity going on, and I didn’t add any individual stocks to my portfolio.
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April Dividend Income Summary
It is always nice to see what changes your portfolio had over the last twelve months, which seems like a long period of time but somehow flies by.
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Expected Dividend Increases In May 2017
A dividend increase is one of the best benefits of a dividend growth investor and can come in all shapes and sizes.
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Recent Buy – CVS Health Corp (CVS)
Among other things, I love the fact that their current dividend yield is over 100 basis points greater than their 5 year average dividend yield.
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Dividend Aristocrat Correlation Pairs
10 months ago

As always, interesting stuff here Ben. I'm digging the correlation analysis. One I definitely haven't seen before and has produced some interesting results!

Bert

In this article: BEN, ED, MCD, MDT, NUE, PNR, TROW, ABBV, CAH, DOV, HRL, VFC, SPGI
Don’t Invest Like Captain Hindsight
11 months ago

Agree completely. To be successful, you need to have a short term memory. If you did miss an opportunity, oh well. Figure out why you missed the opportunity, learn from it, and apply that lesson the next time the situation arises. However, dwelling on the misses and having a knee jerk reaction is a recipe for failure.

Great topic!

Bert

Industry Analysis: Grocery Store Stocks
11 months ago

As I mentioned in this article, I gave a pretty high level review using the metrics in our stock screener (Yield, Payout, Dividend Growth Rate). If the company passes that and I decide that I want to consider it further, I will take the time to do a deeper dive and probably provide the analysis you were looking for. However, based on my screener, I determined I was not interested in pursuing further so I left the analysis where it was at. However, I don't think commenting on their concept of 365 stores opening to provided a cheaper option for customers is too positive. It could work out well for them or it could not. But as a consumer, I'm excited about the idea. Hopefully that gives a little more insight as to why I conducted my analysis the way I did. Thanks for the comment!

Bert

In this article: DEG, KR, TGT, WMT, WFM
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co.
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CVX Chevron Corporation
CZNC Citizens & Northern Corp
GSK GlaxoSmithKline
HCP HCP Inc.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
KHC Kraft Heinz Company, The
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc.
MMM 3M Company
NWFL Norwood Financial Corp.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
T AT&T Inc.
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
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