One argument against investing in mega-cap dividend stocks is that elephants don’t gallop, and it's true; they don’t. However, as a dividend-focused investor I’m not necessarily looking for companies that can grow at ten or twenty percent each … [Read more...] about Who is the heavyweight dividend champion?
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Last month I outlined six questions designed to help investors avoid potential yield traps. This month I’ll cover four more. These four questions, plus the six from last month, look for a variety of warning signs including: bad management … [Read more...] about Some more questions to help you avoid yield traps
As a dividend-focused investor I’m always on the lookout for high yield shares, whether that yield is high relative to the market average or high relative to the company’s peers. However, as most yield-seeking investors soon discover, high yield … [Read more...] about 6 Questions to help you avoid yield traps
As dividend-paying stocks go, Mark's & Spencer is not exactly a "hidden champion". On the contrary, it's a company that just about everyone in the UK (investor or not) is aware of. Because of its long history as the centrepiece of many UK high … [Read more...] about Marks & Spencer’s dividend yield: Is it big enough to offset the risks?
If you ask most people what the UK national grid is, they’ll probably say something about it being the electricity grid. What they'll have in mind is a network of pylons, cables, transformers and other such infrastructure which enables the … [Read more...] about National Grid PLC: The ultimate low-risk dividend stock?
Although I think of myself as investing in defensive value stocks, I could just as easily call them dividend growth stocks. That's because finding companies with a good combination of dividend yield and dividend growth is absolutely central to … [Read more...] about How I find long-term dividend growth stocks
Super-high yield investing involves buying shares where the dividend yield is close to or above twice the market yield. Of course this means taking on more risk, but the returns can be much greater as well. For example, when I bought UK Mail in … [Read more...] about 3 Super-high yield stocks for brave investors
Following the publication of my book last April I became very slightly famous for approximately five minutes. During that time I was asked to do several radio, podcast and video interviews with entities both large and small. Mostly I declined … [Read more...] about Interview with a UK value investor
Dividends tend to rise faster than inflation, and that could become their most attractive feature if the value of the pound and the interest rate on savings keep falling. With inflation in mind, I decided to focus my latest article for Master … [Read more...] about Five inflation-beating dividend stocks
For the last few months I've been writing a regular column for Master Investor magazine called The Dividend Hunter. I haven't mentioned it here because I wanted to see if the collaboration would last, i.e. whether or not my articles were good … [Read more...] about Why they call me the Dividend Hunter