The last week of July is upon us, if you want to collect some dividend checks before the month is over then you have a few good companies to look at this upcoming week. There are over 60 companies getting ready to payout dividends in the next 2 weeks, which few are the right stocks to look at? SKT, F, C, HCP, BHI, PHM to name a few and plenty more too. Who is going to be on the top of your list? Why are they going to be there? What is going to be your driving force to pick n choose one over the other?
As for me and my students, we like to look at past performance. How well did these companies do over the last few years when it came to dividends and paying out increased dividends every year. 25-50 years of continuous dividend increases is what is going to be the driving force for me when it comes to choosing a winner. There is a small handful of companies that have paid out increased dividend payments every year for 50. Yes 50 years, only 17 to be exact. The Dividend Kings is the name of this prestigious group. The Dividend Aristocrats is a small group of companies that have continuously increase payments for a minimum of 25 years. As for me... that is a good bet. I know for sure, if the stock price goes down... my dividend checks are going to increase., every year. But that is not my strategy, that is my constellation prize. I'm just after that small amount of increase that happens just before the Ex-date. That is another indication of which company to purchase. How often do they increase just before the ex-date, and how much. That my friends is what is keeping my investments in a good light, it's easy and almost foolproof.
Just out of high school I decided to be self employed, after running a successful manufacturing business I had a problem of making more money than I knew what to do with. I started investing, after 23 years of investing I now want to share my strategy with a select few that want an extra edge in their own investing.