Here are some excellent articles from the past week from fellow dividend growth investors.
Reasons for Investing in DRIP Programs
The Passive Income Earner has a guest post on why it's important to invest in a DRIP program. I personally collect the dividends in my brokerage and reinvest them selectively in whatever business I feel is best at that time. One of the best themes of this article are avoiding common pitfalls of investing, and save regularly to invest in blue chip companies that minimize risk.
Six Dividend Stocks to Hold Forever
Dividend Growth Investor discusses six dividend stocks to hold forever, until proven otherwise. The premise behind this article is to invest in companies that have strong brands, economic moats, economies of scale and have a proven track record behind them. Wise advice. I own five of the six and am always looking to increase the positions.
Monthly Progress Review: April
Dividend Partisan reviews April's dividends received and new purchases. He just broke a new record in terms of dividends received and some of his purchases are really great. He grabbed PG and WMT at great prices.
7 Exceptional Dividend Growth Stocks With Quality Financials
D4L lays forth seven great dividend growth stocks. All of these are quality companies and a few of them might be buys for me in May. Some have very low yields, including Aflac, but that doesn't mean they aren't a great buy right now. As always, a quality article and it shows just how well some of these companies are managed.
20 Quick Ways to Check a Company
Dividend Monk gives a list of 20 different ways to check a company. This list is phenomenal and should probably be printed out and referenced often. I'm not sure if I go as in-depth as he does when I'm looking at a company, but I probably should. I think it's especially important to go through this entire list if it's a company you are looking at for the first time. Really great article.
Exxon Mobil Analysis - Making Money Since Rockefeller
The Dividend Pig analyzes Exxon Mobil, a company I'm bullish on going forward. This is a high quality analysis. Exxon Mobil has indeed been making money since Rockefeller, as it was a major part of Standard Oil. I'm bullish about this company and other energy companies as our thirst for oil is not abating anytime soon. The key will be which of these companies implements alternative energy the best and fastest to overcome the natural loss in oil reserves as our planet only has so much of it to go around. Great stuff.
Why become a DIY Investor?
My Own Advisor has moved to his new site, and it looks great! Here, he asks why should one become a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) investor? Many reasons, which are laid out in the article. Nobody has more interest in your money than you do. That should be something you think about if you ever look to have your assets professionally managed.
Thanks for reading.