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10 Dividend Failures Over 8 Years

Published Sun, 31 Mar 2019 20:43:54 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Thinking as an income investor, would you be happy if ninety percent of your stocks increased their dividend since you bought them?
I have the luxury of being able to go through the stock picks I published over the past 8 years and report on their dividend growth.
Dividend Growth is critical to income investors who no longer work We expect 90% of our stock picks to deliver safe dividends and dividends that grow Overall portfolio performance is positive when using dividend machine criteria to select dividend stocks The rule of 90 and 10 is similar to my rule of threes.
*Rule of threes: When two similar, unexpected events happen, look out for the third. I just went through this scenario with the sprinkler system in my condo building. Rule of 90/10: I always believed in picking stocks that meet my dividend machine criteria and overall, 90 to 10, I will be able to count on a safe and increasing income. You can find the criteria I used to pick stocks by clicking here.
Buy and Hold I started publishing my annual portfolios after I retired from managing other people's money. These portfolios are buy-and-hold-only portfolios. If a stock is bought out, we took the money. If there was a merger, that is reflected as spin-offs.
Cash from buyouts is held in the portfolio as cash. One could think of it as an emergency fund. Retirees who bought these stocks in a qualified retirement plan could use this cash as a cushion or to fund part of the required minimum distribution. The... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 15.86   4.5 3.49 2.16 12.95
MAIDEN 0.55   0.0 -7.60 0.05 9.64
WILLIAMS 24.29   303.6 0.08 1.52 6.12
PITNEY BOWES 4.49   5.8 0.77 0.20 4.51
SHAW COMMUNICATIONS 20.06   17.6 1.14 0.89 4.44
PHILLIPS 66 102.19   8.8 11.56 3.60 3.50
CONOCOPHILLIPS 56.35   9.1 6.20 1.22 2.17
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS 5.09   0.0 0.00 0.08 1.62

ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. - ARLP
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. - ARLP  


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