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Three Dividend Hikes to Bank on in the First Quarter

Three Dividend Hikes to Bank on in the First Quarter

According to Science magazine, 93% of human behavior is completely predictable. The route we take to work… Where we shop for groceries… What time we go to bed… Heck, even if we prefer boxers or briefs. Considering the number of possibilities, 93% is pretty solid. When it comes to dividend investing, though, we’re dealing with...

The Most Powerful Stock Market Prediction We’ve Ever Seen

The Most Powerful Stock Market Prediction We’ve Ever Seen

Americans spent an incredible $68.1 billion on astrology, psychic readings and the occult in 2012. What’s more shocking is that astrology and fortune-telling revenue continues to grow at nearly 5% per year. That’s a better growth rate than some Fortune 500 companies! Now, if you think it’s just uneducated people who believe that somebody can...

D&I’s Top Headlines of 2013

D&I’s Top Headlines of 2013

As many of you are likely still digesting Christmas dinner, we’re ditching the in-depth analysis for today. Instead, I’ve scoured our archives to dig up the top D&I Daily articles of 2013. Since these are the stories that our readers read – and shared with their friends – the most, we thought they were worthy...

Priceless Investment Wisdom… From a 70s Song?

Priceless Investment Wisdom… From a 70s Song?

As we’re about to enter a new year, I’d like to take a moment to look back on another year that was particularly eventful – 1976. It’s the year the United States celebrated 200 years of independence from Great Britain… Gerald Ford was defeated by Jimmy Carter – the first president to introduce everyday Americans...

Dividend Class Warfare: Tiffany (TIF) vs. Signet (SIG)

Dividend Class Warfare: Tiffany (TIF) vs. Signet (SIG)

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the Street, not a creature was stirring, but the FOMC. That’s right! Yesterday, the FOMC announced the first step in tapering off its great monetary experiment. But tapering is not tightening. So a mere $10-billion cutback won’t send interest rates soaring, rendering many dividend investments unattractive. To...

Dividend Class Warfare: Burberry vs. Coach

Dividend Class Warfare: Burberry vs. Coach

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the next matchup in our special Dividend Class Warfare series. This go-round, we’re pitting two big name accessory retailers against each other – Burberry (BRBY.L) and Coach (COH). If you’ve been with us since the start, you know the drill. If you’re a newbie, or you just need...

How to Wage War Against Inflation - And Win!

How to Wage War Against Inflation – And Win!

All investors love a stable dividend stock. Especially if they rely on the income to survive. But if that’s our only focus as dividend investors, we’re doomed. We’ll win the battle, but lose the war. Against whom is this war being waged, you ask? Inflation! Like death and taxes, it’s insidious and ever present. Year...

Dividend Class Warfare: Wal-Mart vs. Target

Dividend Class Warfare: Wal-Mart vs. Target

Before Thanksgiving hit – and the crazy bargain hunters raided the malls – we decided to pit eight dividend payers in the retail sector against each other in a single elimination tournament. In round one, the pinstripes won out over the khakis, as Nordstrom (JWN) bested Kohl’s (KSS). For today’s matchup, we’re pitting Wal-Mart Stores...

Raises All Around for the Month of November

Raises All Around for the Month of November

As you know, we’re constantly on the lookout for companies announcing dividend increases. Why? Because one increase often foreshadows another. And consistent raises are at the heart of every worthwhile dividend investment we’ve ever made. Truth is, companies that boost their dividends, year in and year out, outperform every other type of stock on the...