Friday, January 30, 2015

Stock Analysis of General Mills (GIS)

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. This dividend achiever has managed to increase distributions to its shareholders for 11 years in a row.

The most recent dividend increase was in March 2014, when the Board of Directors approved an 8% increase in the quarterly dividend to 41 cents/share.

The company’s largest competitors include Nestle (NSRGY), Kellogg (K) and Danone (DANOY).

Over the past decade this dividend growth stock has delivered an annualized total return of 11.40% to its shareholders. Future returns will be dependent on growth in earnings and dividend yields obtained by shareholders.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Themes For My Portfolio For 2015 And Beyond

I’m currently invested in 51 different companies across every single economic sector. You’d think I’d just call it a day right there and continue to allocate fresh capital and reinvest dividends back into those same companies. And that probably wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Yet, I also see a number of high-quality companies obviously missing from the Freedom Fund.
There are a number of investors out there that like to maintain rather concentrated portfolios. Nothing wrong with that, but I do think there are a lot more than 20 or 30 really high-quality companies that one can invest in. Thus, I see no reason to limit myself.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

December 2014 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and dividends earned.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

9 Most Undervalued Dividend Stocks On The Market

Most investors look for undervalued stocks. They like to buy below the intrinsic value, wait and sell when the market carries the stock far above core price.

Dividend stocks often fall off the radars of investors looking for total returns but dividend paying stocks greatly outperformed non-dividend paying stocks from the period from 1972 through 2013. 

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