Showing posts from March, 2018

Micro Blog #25: Some Utilities are Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

In my previous post, I showed you how much these five (SO, D, DUK, ED, and PPL) utilities have paid in dividends over a 10 year period on a $10,000 initial investment.

In this post, I'm going to show you that not only you can earn more dividends over a long period of time, you can even beat the market in many cases by investing in blue chip dividend paying utilities.

Micro Blog #24: Which Utility has Paid the Most Dividends in the Past 10 Years?

Too often we get hung up on the dividend growth percentages and forget about the actual cash that gets paid as dividends over a period of time, which is what really matters at the end. Therefore, I wanted to see which ones of my five utility companies have paid the most dividends in the past 10 years in terms of real dollars and cents, given same amount of initial investment.

Micro Blog #23: What Morningstar has to Say About Utilities and Growing Dividends

Interest sensitive stocks such as the ones in the Utility sector have taken a stumble lately. Many of the blue chip utility stocks are now trading at a relatively lower valuation than what they have been for the past several years (the low interest rate environment).

The transition from low to high interest rate environment has provided an opportunity for dividend or income focused investors to scoop up some of the blue chip names in utilities, especially when they are yielding at historically high levels.
Here is what Morningstar has to say about the current state of Utility sector:

Micro Blog #22: I Missed Out on Potential Gains by Selling Too Soon

I hate selling stocks as I'm a long-term investor. However, I find myself selling stocks more often than I like. When I look at all my sales of stocks in the past three years, I find myself cataloging those sales into three main categories:

Micro Blog #21 My Tactics For Investing In Dividend Stocks

Alright, so today I'm going to share with you my tactics for investing in stocks, especially dividend paying stocks. Tactics are what I use to execute my investment strategy to meet my investment objectives (see the last two blog posts).

In my investment philosophy, tactics are simply methods for executing stock buy and sell transactions based on some triggers or technical metrics or a list or a combination of all.

Micro Blog #20: Have A Strategy For Your Investments

So, you read my last blog and now you have some objectives for your investments. You now know why you are investing, and what you are trying to achieve. That's great!!! I'm happy we got this far. So, what's next???

Well, the next thing you need to do is have a Strategy. How are you planning to achieve your objectives? Objectives don't just achieve by themselves. You got'a have a plan, a strategy that you can execute to make those objectives come true.