Monday, December 11, 2017

What's More Powerful Than Compound Interest?

Simple interest is where interest is calculated on the original principal amount and unpaid interest is not added to the principal for future calculations. Compound interest is what occurs when interest previously earned and is unpaid is added to the principle and is considered when calculating future interest - i.e. earning interest on interest. This is an extraordinarily powerful wealth building tool.


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weekend Reading Links - December 3, 2017

For your weekend reading pleasure, the articles listed below contain some of the best dividend and value investing insights found on the web. They were written by various members of the Dividend Investing and Value Network over the past week:


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mondelez: 5 Years After Spinning-Off Kraft

What Makes Mondelez (MDLZ) a Good Business?

When I think of Mondelez, I think… yummy! I must admit I’m a bit biased; Oreo Cookie & Cream are my favorite cookies. Besides making delicious cookies, Mondelez is one of the world’s largest snack manufacturer. The company is mostly known for its cookies and chocolate brands representing 71% of its revenue.
Source: MDLZ fact sheet
The company is driving 70% of what they call their “power brand” as follows:
Source: MDLZ fact sheet

Revenue


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

21 Safe Healthcare Dividend Stocks

You see grouped below the green tinted list of 21 that passed the Healthcare dog "safer" check with positive past-year returns and cash flow yield sufficient to cover their anticipated annual dividend yield. The margin of cash excess is shown in the bold face "Safety Margin"column.


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