Published on December 28th, 2014
2014 is drawing to a close, marking the end of the first fiscal year of Sure Dividend. It has been an exciting and busy year for Sure Dividend. Over 140 articles have been written on Sure Dividend this year.
Sure Dividend focuses on high quality dividend growth stocks, and related topics. This year, I have written extinsevly about Dividend Aristocrats. All Dividend Aristocrats have 25 or more consecutive years of dividend increases which makes them ideal investment candidates for dividend growth investors. Sure Dividend’s Top 10 articles of 2014 based on views are below:
10. Warren Buffett’s Dividend Growth Portfolio
Of Warren Buffett’s top 7 largest holdings, all are dividend growth stocks. In addition, 4 of his Top 7 holdings are Dividend Aristocrats. Based on his holdings, the Oracle of Omaha has evolved over the years from a value investor to a dividend growth investor.
Read The Article: Warren Buffett’s Dividend Growth Portfolio
9. 3,000+ Word How-To Dividend Growth Investing Guide
If you are just getting started on your dividend growth investing journey, this guide is for you. It explains what dividend growth investing is, and discusses the reasons for being a dividend growth investor. The article also explains how to invest in dividend growth stocks.
Read the Article: 3,000+ Word How-To Dividend Growth Investing Guide
8. How Low Dividend Yield Stocks can Fit Into a Dividend Growth Portfolio (guest post)
This article is a guest post written by Mike the Dividend Guy at Dividend Stocks Rock. The article discusses how low yielding stocks can fit into a dividend growth portfolio. The article gives several examples, including Disney (DIS) and Apple (AAPL).
Read the Article: How Low Dividend Yield Stocks can Fit Into a Dividend Growth Portfolio
7. Recession Proof Your Portfolio: Top 5 Bear Market Dividend Aristocrats
The stock market is currently historically overvalued due to artificially low interest rates. I have the prediction of the century: At some point in the future, the stock market will go through a bear market. All joking aside, investors should be prepared both psychologically and financially for the next recession. This article discusses 5 Dividend Aristocrats that have proven they perform well through recessions.
Read the Article: Recession Proof Your Portfolio: Top 5 Bear Market Dividend Aristocrats
6. Coca-Cola’s Growth Potential & Dividend Analysis
In this article, I rank Coca-Cola using the 5 buy rules from The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing. The article discusses Coca-Cola’s growth potential. Special emphasis is placed on the company’s international growth prospects and still beverage (juices, teas, and other non-carbonated drinks) brands.
Read the Article: Coca-Cola’s Growth Potential & Dividend Analysis
5. List of Dividend Aristocrats from 1989 to 2014
This short article takes a look at the Dividend Aristocrats Index constituents from 1989 to 2014. The data is displayed in an infographic so you can see how individual stocks have fallen off the Dividend Aristocrats Index over the last 25 years. Only 7 stocks have stayed in the Dividend Aristocrats Index from 1989 through 2014.
Read the Article: List of Dividend Aristocrats from 1989 to 2014
4. The Best of The Best: Top 7 Dividend Aristocrats
This article covers the Top 7 Dividend Aristocrats using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing. Most of them are high quality blue chip stocks that are also household names. In addition, the article has a concise table with links to analysis on each of the 54 Dividend Aristocrat stocks.
Read the Article: The Best of The Best: Top 7 Dividend Aristocrats
3. The Complete Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Series
I have analyzed all 54 Dividend Aristocrats over the last 3 months (or so). This article is the culmination of that work. It organizes all 54 Dividend Aristocrats by sector, and includes links to detailed analysis on each of the 54 Dividend Aristocrats. I recommend the Dividend Aristocrats in Focus series to anyone who want to see what has driven the results of many of the most successful publicly traded stocks.
Read the Article: The Complete Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Series
2. Dividend Aristocrats In Focus
This page discusses what makes a stock a Dividend Aristocrat. The article also covers why investors should look at Dividend Aristocrat stocks. Finally, the article discusses the 5 buy rules from The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing and how the Sure Dividend newsletter can benefit investors.
Read the Article: Dividend Aristocrats In Focus
1. The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing
The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing is (by far) the most popular article on Sure Dividend. The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing are at the foundation of what Sure Dividend is. They explain how to invest in high quality businesses. Each rule is backed up by historical evidence and common sense principles.
Read The Article: The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing
Where Else Can You Find Sure Dividend Analysis?
In addition to writing on Sure Dividend, I have also written extensively on Seeking Alpha, The Street, Guru Focus, and various other investing websites. Below are several links to popular articles I’ve written that weren’t on Sure Dividend.
- Altria’s Untapped $40 Billion Market: Marijuana in the US (MSN Money)
- 4 Businesses with 5%+ Yields & 25+ Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases (Seeking Alpha)
- The Future of Exxon (Seeking Alpha)
- The Smoking Truth About Altria (Seeking Alpha)
- 10 Dividend Stocks to Own In 10 Sectors In 2015 & Beyond (The Street)
- Exxon Vs. Chevron: Battle of the Oil Dividend Behemoths (The Street)
- The Evidence for Dividend Growth Investing (Passive Income Pursuit)
- A Look at 4 Great Dividend Stocks (Dividend Mantra)
- 5 Rules to Buy Quality Dividend Stocks Over Deep Value Butts (Old School Value)
Links to Various Profiles
Here are links to find me (either Ben Reynolds or Sure Dividend) on various social media or investing sites:
Sure Dividend would not exist without all the readers, followers, and newsletter subscribers that find Sure Dividend useful. Thanks to everyone who reads my work! The best is yet to come. If you have an idea for a future post or facet of dividend growth investing you think would be interesting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.