The All New High Income CEF portfolio

    Recently, I introduced a all new High Income portfolio using Closed-End funds (CEFs). This portfolio compliments the Passive-DGI portfolio (but should never replace the DGI). This alternative portfolio has two simple goals: first to generate roughly 8% income on an annual basis, second to preserve the capital.  To see the complete Rules and Goals, List of CEFs/funds […]

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    A New Passive DGI portfolio

    A few days ago, I wrote an article on Seeking Alpha (followed by an update today) whereby I announced a new portfolio for the next 10 years that would incorporate the principles of Dividend Growth Investing, but at the same time it would be a “Passive” portfolio that anyone could follow. By passive portfolio, I […]

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    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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