Published Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:39:07 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
During the roughly six months that I've been reading about and researching investment ideas here on Seeking Alpha, one of the most commonly mentioned and discussed tenets of dividend growth investing has been the "Chowder Rule". As described by Chowder himself, here is an explanation the famous rule:
I decided that as a dividend growth investor, I wanted the dividend and the dividend growth to take pressure off of the share price in the total return equation. I can control the dividend I take on, and I can control the companies I add via dividend growth. I have no control over share price. So, it made sense to me to focus on what I could control.
Since 8% is my total return number, I wanted to buy companies that when you combined the current yield with the 5 year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), I wanted it to equal... Read more