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Why MetLife is a Great Dividend Stock with Substantial Yield

by Alan Wagner

Tags: Stock Analysis

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016

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MetLife is a stock with great Dividend metrics which warrant further review. The stock is currently part of the Dividend Power watchlist and is yielding a substantial 3.70% with a payout ratio of almost 35%. Both the Dividend Yield and the Payout ratio fit our requirements. The low payout ratio indicates that MetLife has enough cashflow to continue future growth related to dividends.

Additionally, MetLife has a long-term track record at 16 years of consistently growing its D...

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Target In Focus: Dividend Stock Analysis

by Ben Reynolds

Tags: Stock Analysis, Guest Writeup

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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This is a guest contribution from Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend.  Sure Dividend helps individual investors build high quality dividend growth portfolios using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing.

It’s hard not to be familiar with Target (TGT) if you live in the United States.  The company has 1,797 stores in the United States along with 38 distribution centers.  Target is the third largest discount retailer in the United States by market cap:

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How to further Evaluate Dividend Growth Stocks

by Alan Wagner

Tags: Getting Started, Blog

Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

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If you’ve followed along with our previous blog article Screening the Market for Great Dividend Growth Stocks you’ve probably selected some great stocks. The next step in the process is to further investigate these companies to see if they are a good fit for our portfolio.

When it comes to stock analysis a lot of focus is put on valuation. Rightly so, we want to ensure that we are getting a good value when entering a new position. If we...

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8 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Dividend Investing

by Alan Wagner

Tags: Blog

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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While dividend investing it is easy to fall into many of these common pitfalls we'll discuss below.  Dividend investing is a balancing act when choosing to invest in great companies. It's easy to get caught up with the short-term view (weeks, months, quarters) when analyzing stocks. Our approach needs to focused on the long-term view where we believe in the core business and the sustainability of future dividends.

#1 Chasing the High Dividend Yield

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Screening the Market for Great Dividend Growth Stocks

by Alan Wagner

Tags: Getting Started, Stock Screening

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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There are thousands of stocks on the market today.  At the time of writing there are approximately 8,386 stocks actively trading.  If you're just getting started to investing you might be feeling overwhelmed with the task of finding great stocks.

TL;DR; Dividend Power has streamlined the qualitative analysis for finding great Dividend growth stocks. You can find an updated list of stocks here.

Have no fear, Dividend Power has created the resources to assist in finding great...

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Learning how to Build a Compounding Machine with Dividend Stocks

by Alan Wagner

Tags: Getting Started

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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The dividend growth strategy is not about “playing the market” and trying to make gains quickly. Itʼs about being a long-term shareholder of great companies, and creating a compounding system that will continue working for you while you go about your business. Itʼs about harnessing the true power of time and growth when it comes to long-term dividends.

Starting the Compounding Machine

Dividend growth stocks are a perfect example of the “snowball effect” at work. By receiving quarterly dividends from your portfolio it’s a great way to start the compounding with no addi...

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