An International Stock Fund with a 6.9% Yield

The five-year run-up in U.S. stocks has been great for long-term investors already in the game.  For new investors, the run-up is less great: Value and yield have been largely wrung out of the market.  New money must scrounge and claw to unearth quality income stocks. As an income investor, I can sympathize with the … Continue reading An International Stock Fund with a 6.9% Yield

Use Dividend Growers to Beat the Market in 2014

I’m prone to enthuse profusely on the wonders of dividend growth. Time after time, I see rising dividend payouts followed by rising share price.  As the dividend payout goes, so invariably goes the share price. With that in mind, does bigger necessarily mean better? That is, the larger the percentage dividend increase, the greater the … Continue reading Use Dividend Growers to Beat the Market in 2014

Cultivate This Invaluable Attribute to Ensure Investing Success

If I were to ask 100 investors what they think are indispensable attributes of great investors, I’d surmise that “intelligence,” “shrewdness,”  “ingenuity,” “foresight” would top the list. I’d also surmise that “patience” wouldn’t crack the top 10. Yet if there is another attribute more vital to ensuring investing gains over the long haul, I’d struggle … Continue reading Cultivate This Invaluable Attribute to Ensure Investing Success

A Secret Income Strategy to Generate Exceptional Investment Return

The percentages are huge, really huge: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) up 40,000%; Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) up 18,000%; even downtrodden Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is up 17,000%. The percentages refer to the price appreciation realized had an investor bought shares and held them to this day. A portfolio comprised of those three stocks alone, held since day one, … Continue reading A Secret Income Strategy to Generate Exceptional Investment Return