Markets Are Down – But Dividends Keep On Increasing

Markets Are Down – But Dividends Keep On Increasingfacebook daily dividend investment income stream passive payments

Even with the much anticipated Facebook IPO today, the US stock markets all logged another day of declines with the Dow down 73 points, the Nasdaq down 34 points and the S&P down 9 points, closing another loosing week for US stocks.

southwest airlines dividend increase friday may 18 daily investor passive income stream for lifeBut all is not lost – 11 companies announced dividend increases today including a 50% plus dividend increase from DDI portfolio holding Southwest Airlines (ticker: LUV). Other notable names include Northrop Grumman (ticker: NOC), Primerica (ticker: PRI) and Xcel Energy (ticker: XEL).

 

Today’s Dividend Increases

Here’s a quick list of today’s winners with dividend increases:

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Holly Frasier HFC 2.1% .15 .10 Quarterly
Insperity NSP 2.7% .17 .15 Quarterly
Northrup Grumman NOC 3.8% .55 .50 Quarterly
Pacific Continental PCBK 2.6% .06 .05 Quarterly
Pennsylvania REIT PEI 5.0% .16 .15 Quarterly
Primerica PRI 0.8% .05 .03 Quarterly
Republic Bancorp Cl A RBCAA 3.1% .165 .154 Quarterly
Southwest Airlines LUV 0.5% .01 .0045 Quarterly
Spartan Stores SPTN 1.8% .08 .065 Quarterly
Wabtec WAB 0.3% .05 .03 Quarterly
Xcel Energy XEL 4.0% .27 .26 Quarterly

Trusting Financial Service Experts Might Cost You Thousands

Trusting Financial Service Experts Might Cost You Thousands

dont trust experts do yourself investing daily dividend cashflow resultsMany people feel like they need to rely on an *expert* to help them manage their money – but do you really? I hope that after reading the Daily Dividend Investor you will start to see that you have the power to build and manage your own portfolio and you don´t have to be a financial genius to do it.

Take a look at this quick video I prepared that shows just how well the so called experts are doing managing the money of thousands of investors, just like me and you.

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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 9, 2012 – A Slow Start…

slow start year dividend investing low yieldWeekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 9, 2012 – A Slow Start…

January is definitely off to a slow start as far as dividend increases go. This week only two companies reported dividend increases including an industrial machinery & goods company, Robbins & Myers (ticker: RBN) as well as Plains All American Pipeline, LP (ticker: PAA) an oil and natural gas pipeline management firm.

The weekly wrap

As I do each week, I´ve provided a Google Doc spreadsheet at the bottom of this post with all the specifics, that you can refer back to at any time.

Each week as I go through the list of companies that have reported dividend increases, I´m often surprised to learn about new companies I´ve never heard of, even though many of them have been in business for 50 to 100 year or longer!

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2012 – The Year Of The Dividend

2012 – The Year Of The Dividend

That’s right, 2012 is on track to see the largest dividend payouts of all time and it’s not too late for you to join in on the action!

cnbc daily dividends smart investing income blog year of the dividend 2012 .jpgThe New York Times published a piece today, titled, “Dividends Rise In Sign of Recovery” written by columnist Christine Hauser, that has since been syndicated by CNBC.

The article highlights the fact that many DOW favorites such as McDonald’s, Bristol Myers Squibb and Home Depot are continuing their long term trend of rewarding share holders with consistent dividend increases.

In the case of McDonald’s, shareholders saw a 15% increase in the dividend in 2011, keeping alive it’s streak of dividend increases every year since 1976. Bristol Myers Squibb which just announced it’s most recent dividend increase, payable on February 1, 2012,  has been paying it’s shareholders every year since 1933 – a 79 year tradition!

If you’ve been following along here at the Daily Dividend Investor for any amount of time you know that almost every day we continue to see company after company increase their dividend payout as the economy slowly, but surely, gains momentum.

The Numbers Look Good

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The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

email image daily dividend investor smart income guide passive cash flow streamAfter receiving quite a few emails from readers asking questions about the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio I thought it might be helpful to create a few videos answering some of the most common questions.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a number of videos that tell what exactly the DDI portfolio is, why I started the portfolio, how I choose the stocks I add, and most importantly, I show you how to build your own passive income portfolio starting with very little money!

In the mean time, take a look at my first video in the series, “What is the DDI Portfolio?” I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post any questions you might have in the comments below. Thanks!