Walgreen Vs. CVS Caremark: Comparison Of 2 Pharmacy Retail Giants

    Walgreen Co (WAG) and CVS Caremark Corp (CVS) are the two largest retail pharmacy companies in the US. Both companies have a long history of paying dividends, but due to recent growth in share price, their current yields have dropped to 1.70% and 1.43% respectively. However, they both grew dividends at a very impressive rate […]

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    General Electric and Siemens: Comparison of two industrial conglomerates

    Recently, General Electric Company (GE) and Siemens AG (OTCPK: SIEGY) have been in the news as they are engaged in a bidding war for the past two months to acquire and control the Energy business of the France based Alstom (OTCPK: ALSMY). A decision is expected soon, but regardless of the outcome, both companies will […]

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    Abbott or AbbVie – Which One Is Right For Your Dividend Income Dollars

    Comparing Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) is akin to an “apples to oranges” comparison. However, it does make sense since AbbVie was a spin-off of Abbott in January 2013, and if someone had Abbott prior to 2013, they would automatically have AbbVie shares. Many investors ponder over whether or not they prefer one […]

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    Rating System for Dividend Stocks

    To help me evaluate and compare different dividend-stocks, I use a “Rating System” (self created using excel spreadsheet). Like any other mechanical rating system, this system is not perfect by any means and would not substitute other means of research and due diligence, but it is simple, easy to understand and it can provide an […]

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    Why I am invested in Unilever Plc

    I strongly believe in investing in “dividend paying and dividend growing” companies, re-investing all dividends for the first ten years or so. I have been investing in Unilever since 2007 in my “dividend growth investing (DGI)” portfolio. Here is why I believe Unilever fits the bill.Unilever Plc (UL) is a well-known consumer products company based […]

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    Stock Options Portfolio

    I firmly believe in “Dividend Growth Investing” model and that’s where most of my retirement funds belong. But even when you have a rock-solid portfolio, it still carries the market risks. There are times when the whole market goes down just like it did in 2008-2009, and good quality stocks can significantly go down as […]

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