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Business Plan For A Dividend Growth Investor

Published Thu, 04 Apr 2019 15:22:55 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

First and foremost, I consider myself in the DGI camp, that is Dividend Growth Investing. I typically buy companies that have long histories of paying dividends and plan to hold those companies long-term.
This is my “All About Interest” business plan. My original version was posted on my blog, https://www.allaboutinterest.com, in 2013. Over the last 4 years I've changed my plan somewhat as I was reading and learning as much as I could. My dividend growth plan will focus on investing in sound companies that meet certain criteria listed below. These are companies that typically have a long track record of paying and increasing their dividend each year at rates higher than inflation.
This update is overdue but I’ve been practicing it for some time. Maybe my plan will help some others create their plan for financial independence (FI).
Main Goal: Produce a consistent income stream from dividends that will grow each year at a rate higher than inflation. The companies producing these dividends should be hand-picked and meet all of the criteria in my plan.
Stock Selection:
1.) At least 90% of all stocks chosen should be in the CCC lists, that is the Champions, Contenders and Challengers list maintained by David Fish. This list is now maintained by Justin Law on Seeking Alpha with the latest version being located here.
2.) Small-Cap or larger ( >250 million market cap).
3.) 10-year YOC should be 10% or higher (typically using 5-year CAGR).see a monthly... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 50.53   15.4 3.28 3.20 6.47
AT&T 32.79   12.2 2.68 2.04 6.13
VISA 180.53   37.3 4.84 1.00 0.56


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