Checklist for picking dividend stocks

Imagine that you won $50MM from the lottery last night. What would you do with your winnings? Wouldn’t it be nice to own companies that generate consistent profits and that distribute dividends regularly to their shareholders? Suppose you took the $50MM in winnings and bought shares in dividend paying companies like McDonalds, Chevron, Microsoft, Johnson […]

What is an S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat?

In a previous post I reviewed my quick checklist for buying dividend paying stocks. One of the parameters was they had to be a Dividend Aristocrat. I received e-mails asking me to define Dividend Aristocrat. Aristocracy comes from the Greek wordἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos “excellent,” and κράτος kratos “power”. It´s a form of government […]

Checklist for picking dividend stocks

Imagine that you won $50MM from the lottery last night. What would you do with your winnings? Wouldn’t it be nice to own companies that generate consistent profits and that distribute dividends regularly to their shareholders? Suppose you took the $50MM in winnings and bought shares in dividend paying companies like McDonalds, Chevron, Microsoft, Johnson […]