Dividend Stocks

Investing In Stocks For The Sake Of Cash Flow

Dividend Portfolio Updates: CIM, WMT, MCD

A few updates on the dividend portfolio on this Friday, July 22nd, 2011. First up a major change on the dividend portfolio.  We’re removing Chimera (CIM) from the dividend potfolio. Chimera was always a unique position in the portfolio and geared more towards high yield in the short term. As my time is becoming strained, […]

Microsoft 2011 4Q Results

Microsoft (MSFT) reported an excellent fourth quarter, handily beating analyst estimates with a 30% increase in profit from a year ago. This isn’t that surprising considering all major corporations these days are slaughtering analysts (a typical event for this point in the bull market cycle). Net income rose 30% to $5.9 billion or $.69 per […]

Philip Morris Delivers Great Q2 Results

Profit grew 21% for Philip Morris International (PM) which just reported its 2nd quarter results. It was an excellent quarter and a great reminder of the value in this company. Despite declining volumes in many markets, Philip Morris is able to continuously deliver great results by finding efficiencies in its business, cutting costs and increasing […]

Walmart Opening 300 Stores To Serve “Food Deserts”

Food deserts are defined as areas in industrial nations where fresh, quality food is difficult to obtain for the local population. In the US, this usually refers to low income neighborhoods. Here is part of the announcement: Since 2007, the company has opened 218 stores serving food deserts. The projected new and existing locations, totaling […]

Investing In Tech Giants

The technology sector is the shining star of the American economy.  As manufacturing ships jobs overseas and iconic American brands like General Motors become reduced to government / union wastelands, the U.S. tech sector continues to lead the world in a myriad of ways. The technology of titans in America such as Microsoft (MSFT), Google […]

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