This is the fourth part in my series on dividend investing. Today, I would like to look at one of the oldest companies in the United States. The company is involved in just about every facet of the United States economy. The company generates revenue from industrial production, healthcare, financial services, and product sales. It’s one of the largest companies in the world with a market cap over $200 billion dollars and a good dividend play.
Every now and then I give an update on the financial blog and how things are progressing with the online site. Here is a look at my Buy Like Buffett stats for March of 2011. It’s a little insight into my blogging stats and blogging income. In 2008 when I started this blog, I would have been ecstatic with these numbers. Now, I think they are pretty good. Blogging has given me extra income to apply to my investment portfolio. Also, be sure to download my new Buy Like Buffett Android app. It’s 100% free!
The best assets to buy are typically those that are selling at the lowest prices. Stocks were a great buy when they were crashing from the fall of 2008 to the spring of 2009. Bonds were very attractive when interest rates were high in the 90’s and investors could lock in double digit rates for a decade or more. Now real estate appears to be hitting a similar cycle. Real estate is becoming a value investment in many markets.
One of the nation’s oldest company’s has been a good dividend stock candidate for years and is still one today. This company has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years. That’s a remarkable streak considering the number of recessions in the United States economy over that time period. If you think that’s impressive, consider the fact that the company has issued a distribution to shareholders for 120 years.
This is the second post in my dividend investing series. Today, I want to take a look at a large cap pharmaceutical stock with a juicy 4% yield. This company has undergone a lot of changes over the past few years. The company has turned from a major growth stock into a dividend stock. The former CEO quit 3 months and the company just hired a new one. The company made a major acquisition a few years ago that has added cash to the firm’s bottom line.
I have decided to start a new series on the best stocks for dividend investing. This series will take a look at the best yields that the market is currently serving up. I will look for the best dividend payers in every sector of the economy.
Lots of people are in the market to buy mutual funds on a daily basis. They are constantly searching for funds that meet all of their investment needs. While I have gone over the things to look for when picking a mutual fund; I have never addressed exactly how to go about buying a mutual fund. So, where is the best place to purchase a mutual fund?