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16 Stocks Hiked Dividends In The Past Week

What a Week! Scotland vote no and belong further to the United Kingdom but more important to me were the dividend growth announcements of the week which I cover.

I love dividend growth stocks and made a significant amount of money with them as a long-term orientated investor. My strategy is somewhat between growth and value. I’m a fan of Warren Buffett but I have my own experience and strategy.

Within the past week, sixteen stocks hiked dividends. Big names like Microsoft and McDonalds are part of the list.

Below is a small overview of my favorites by biggest market capitalization. At the end of this article, you will also find a full list of all dividend grower and buyback announcements.

Dividend growth and share buybacks are two essential ways to give shareholders directly and indirect more money into their pocket.

It also show in most cases that the firm is doing well and like to share their success with the owner of the company.


6 Cheap Dividend Aristocrats With High Growth Predicted

When you think about making money, you have several ways to become a millionaire. Nowadays, people think they only need to start-up a company, build in 5 years a 50 million customer base and bang; sold for a million to a bigger company.

Sure, that's a very lucrative way but also unrealistic for normal people like us. Most of us don't have the skills to develop a company, find customers and train people to work for us. Not enough, you must have a high-margin idea.

Dividend investors have it easier. They only need to buy good dividend paying companies that grow their earnings over years and share profits with their owners fairly.

You will definitely not get quick rich but you can achieve an eight percent return or more.

I sit here in my room and watch the market day by day with hopes to find new investments that could lift my personal wealth. All of my stocks that I own pay dividends; not all developed well but they gave me a good return over the mid-term.

I believe in big companies because they have more money and employed hands to help other divisions if those struggle. The price you pay for that low risk strategy is that you won't become a billionaire but that's something I can live with.

Below are six Dividend Aristocrats with the highest expected 5-year forward earnings growth and a low forward P/E multiple. I think it's very informative to see which of them have the best potential for the future.

6 Cheap Dividend Aristocrats with highest expected earnings per share growth are...


6 Cheapest Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 2%

I always scout for stocks with cheap price ratios. Benjamin Graham was a great teacher about identifying fundamentally cheap stocks and one of his most popular students were billionaire Warren Buffett itself.

I love to buy stocks that are not far away from its fundamentally reasonable price. Three good indicators are Price-to-Book, Price-to-Sales and Price-to-Earnings.

Growth and a better than anticipated business environment are the main driver for wealth which let the stock price skyrocket.

Integrate both in your trading strategy and you will get a better investment return.

Yesterday, I wrote about stocks that have tenfold their sales over the past decade. It is very impressive so see how strong can companies grow but if you look at Facebook, you pay a high price for that growth.

I'm not sure if your investment in twitter and facebook will pay-off as long-term investor. You must be carefully look at the P-Ratios.

I've created a small sheet of cheap dividend stocks with a dividend yield hitting the 2% yield mark. These are my criteria in detail:

- Dividend Yield over 2%
- P/B under 2
- P/S below 2
- Forward P/E under 15
- Market Cap over 2 billion
- Dividend Payout ratio under 60%

Eighteen stocks fulfilled my criteria of which one yields over five percent. Below are my six favorites. Which do you like?


9 Dividend Stocks That Tenfold Sales

Growth makes addicted. A company that doubles each ten years sales and threefold earnings is a good return and cash cow for your portfolio if you have not overpaid your investment.

Google, Facebook and other techies are good growth stocks with deep values but they are definitely too expensive to make a good return. If not, I am wrong and they boost sales by a higher rate but that's speculation and not investing.

I've released an article about growth stocks with a smaller market capitalization that have doubled sales over the recent decade.

I wrote this article, inspired by a Chinese couple that bought some shares of Apple in the 90's and made a profit on its initial investment of $276,600. That’s really great. Long-term investing brings huge money into your pocket.

Today I like to introduce those dividend stocks that have outperformed the most of the listed stocks by fundamental growth ratios. They have tenfold their sales within the past decade. It is great? Sure it is!

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9 Dividend stocks with the highest sales growth over the past decade are...


Do We Have A Stock Market Bubble And Will It Burst?

Most people on the market say that the American stock market is overvalued and they use the Shiller-Cape-Ratio in order to justify their comments.

Well, I say it's hard to say whether we are in a stock market bubble but we see definitely low yields in terms of free cash flow and high premiums on book value. It it’s a real bubble; it is a question about how fast the future growth can develop.

For the time being, the economy is recovering at a slow pace and the inflation seems to be flat. This is a good environment for the FED to keep the interest rates low which give the market more fuel.

Below are two interesting info-graphics which I have found by stumbling the economic theme space of the internet.

The first picture shows that it doesn't matter if you buy in a bubble. If you buy and hold stocks for the long period, you will make money in the end. The only difference is that your return will be smaller or over a long period negative.

What do you think? Would you buy stocks for bigger amounts of money? I personally keep around 15 net cash but that's in my view not an optimum when the yields for fixed income are so low.

My thoughts go into foreign stock markets. China and Europe stocks seem to be more fairly valuated but if you look what's going on in Europe and China, you would think about your investment a second time.

How do you place your money? Please let me know if you still buy stocks. Best Tom.

The Next Bubble

Source: Demystifying the Tech Startup Bubble

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