Dividend stocks are my absolute favorite type of investment. I can’t gush about them enough for their wealth-building capabilities.
Why Dividend Stocks
To get us started, here are several articles where you can learn the many virtues of these investment dynamos sometimes referred to as dividend growth stocks.
- Living off dividend stocks in retirement
- Dividend investing success stories – Volume 1
- Simply Investing: screening for dividend stocks made easy
- Utility Forecaster investment newsletter review
- 3 stocks with more than 50 years of increasing dividends
- Dividends Still Don’t Lie – Book Review
- Why I like dividend stocks
- Why dividends are the perfect form of passive income
- Why I would invest in dividend stocks if I were you
- How to create your own passive income machine from dividends
- How to increase your dividend income – 4 ways to go about it
Dividend Stock Model Portfolio – The Dividends Deluxe
What is the dividends deluxe model portfolio?
It is a deep list of some of my favorite dividend growth stocks. Click on the stock of your choice and it will take you to the latest dividend stock review I have completed for the company.
Dividend Stock Review Process
Each stock analysis and review is based on what I call the dividend deep dive. The dividend deep dive is my process for analyzing a dividend stock. Check out the dividend deep dive process here:
And here are the stocks in the dividends deluxe model portfolio:
- Abbott Labs
- Becton Dickinson
- Dominion Energy
- Duke Energy
- Genuine Parts
- Hormel Foods
- Johnson & Johnson
- Kimberly Clark
- NextEra Energy
- Norfolk Southern
- Philip Morris
- Procter and Gamble
- Realty Income
- Southern Company
- Walgreens Boots Alliance
- Wisconsin Energy
Former Members Of The Dividends Deluxe
I like to buy and hold my dividend stocks forever. And, most of the time I am successful in doing so.
On the other hand, sometimes I make a mistake investing in the wrong company. Or, my initial assumptions regarding dividend growth or dividend safety do not meet my expectations as time passes. In the worst case, a company may reduce its dividend.
Whatever the case, sometimes I sell a dividend stock holding. Here are three examples of former members of the Dividends Deluxe model portfolio. Each is linked to the dividend deep-dive analysis that prompted me to sell out.
Dividend Stock Groups & Sectors
Dividend stocks are typically clustered in certain sectors of the stock market. Periodically I will pick a sector and analyze a few stocks within it to compare and contrast. Or highlight a specific issue the sector is encountering.
Here a few examples of these articles:
- Investing in the US utility sector
- Technology stocks where cash is king
- What’s up with big packaged food companies
Finally, here is a fun article where I engaged a panel of experts to share their best dividend stock picks.
Foundation Dividend Stocks
Everyone has to start somewhere. It would be nice if you had the money to invest in 25 or 30 dividend stocks, but that may not be the case.
If so, start with 1 and try to quickly build to at least 3 dividend stocks for diversification. Here are several different groups of dividend stocks to consider.
- 6 higher yield dividend stocks
- 5 high growth dividend stocks
- 3 top dividend stocks
- 3 great dividend stocks
Other Ways to Invest in Dividend Stocks
Finally, individual stocks are not the only way to invest in dividend stocks. There are plenty of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and even robo-advisors that can do the work for you.
Learn about some excellent options here:
- Vanguard dividend appreciation ETF (VIG) review
- Vanguard high dividend yield ETF (VYM) review
- Vanguard international high dividend ETF (VYMI) review
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