A Coke Dividend Payment

Today we received a dividend payment from Coke (KO) in the amount of $37.03 (35 cents a share X 105.8 shares). We don’t have a DRIP setup for KO, so we just took the cash and used it for our regular monthly investments. It’s hard not to think about KO as a company that sells the • Read More »

Our Quantigence DGI Portfolio is Complete

If you’ve been following all of our industry analysis articles, you would know that after our analysis a few days ago of the REIT sector, we’ve now completed selecting our target of 30 stocks for the Quantigence DGI portfolio. As we were writing about before, we’ve been saving a great deal of money to buy • Read More »

Dividend Growth Investing – REITs

When we first started looking at real estate investment trusts (REITs), we saw them as an opportunity to get some exposure to real estate because we didn’t want to put all our eggs in one basket by having a mortgage. The interesting thing about REITs is that they behave differently than any of the 10 • Read More »

How Do We Save So Much Money?

As a beginner to investing, what you soon realize is that you have to have money to make money. Let’s say you have $10,000 to invest, which means you probably have more cash on hand than 90% of Americans. If you managed to pick the right stock and double your money, you’ll have just $20,000. • Read More »

Aflac’s Slowing Dividend Growth

We’ve been so busy doing industry analysis for our Quantigence DGI portfolio that we failed to notice that on the first of June, Aflac (AFL) paid us a dividend of $45.18 (94 cents per share X 48.06 shares) which we promptly bought more AFL shares with. This dividend payment was the 4th time in a row • Read More »

Dividend Growth Investing – Financials Stocks

We only have two sectors left to sort through before we’ve completed building our diversified “Quantigence DGI Portfolio” of 30 DGI stocks that will pay us growing income streams in the years to come. The 2 remaining sectors we have to analyze are “financials” and “REITs”. Now astute investors will challenge this statement because according to • Read More »

IBM Gives Us a 7.69% Raise

Today we received a dividend payment from IBM in the amount of $99.89 ($1.40 X 71.35 shares) which we used to purchase additional IBM shares, or in this case about 2/3 of an IBM share. What’s notable about this payment is that IBM gave us a raise of +7.69%. While that may sound pretty significant, • Read More »

Dividend Growth Investing – Materials Stocks

As we continue to churn our way through each GICS industry in order to objectively select the best stocks for our Quantigence DGI Portfolio, we are next going to look at the materials sector. The first thing we’ll do is pick all materials stocks that have raised dividends for 20 consecutive years or more which gives us • Read More »

Dividend Growth Investing – Information Technology Stocks

The entire nature of dividend growth investing does not lend itself well to technology stocks. Why? Because technology stocks are typically high-growth, and with high-growth stocks you want to reinvest your profits into growing the company instead of paying dividends. With that said, the stock with the highest Q-Score across our entire universe of stocks • Read More »

Dividend Growth Investing – Telecommunications Stocks

There are presently 10 GICS sectors with one more being added later this year, REITs, which brings the number of sectors we need to evaluate to 11. The sector with the least amount of choices for dividend growth investing (DGI) is telecommunications. At some point in time when landlines were common place, there may have • Read More »