I often get asked for assistance in finding the best information on dividends out there. I have compiled a list of helpful links for your reference.
No matter if you are a new or a seasoned dividend investor, there are several lists containing high quality dividend stocks which could provide a good start in your research. Such lists include the Dividend Aristocrats and the Dividend Achievers. I have mentioned previously what I liked about the Dividend Aristocrats and the Dividend Achievers as well.
Here’s a list of current dividend aristocrats. Here’s a list of the current members of the dividend achievers index.
For more financial Information which could aid in researching particular stock issues check out the resources below:
Morningstar - It provides ten year trend information for balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements, which could be really useful for any fundamental investors.
Value Line- The best features of this service that I like are the historical Dow Jones charts along with dividends and earnings going back to 1920. Another extremely useful glimpse of Value Line’s services is the complementary list of free stock reports covering all 30 Dow Jones industrials companies.
SEC – The Securities and Exchange Commission website is where you could find a variety of filings, including but not limited to financial statements filed by public companies. Other filings include ownership changes by major investors such as Warren Buffett.
ADVFN – This site also provides useful historical financial information on US and foreign stocks. One thing that I like ADVFN better than Morningstar is that it offers free financial statement historical data for up to 15 years.
Google Finance – I enjoy checking recent quarterly or annual financial statements at Google Finance, as they seem to be updated more often than other sites offering similar services. This site is still in a Beta Version, so I would expect Google to add more functions to this service.
Yahoo Finance – I use Yahoo Finance for historical prices and dividends on the stocks I am researching. You could also create portfolios after you register, and track news related to the stocks that interest you. You should always try to check your information with other sites however, as I have found on several occasions missing data pertaining to stocks going ex-dividend. One another thing that I like about Yahoo Finance is the ability to check the holdings of various indexes, including the various Dividend Achievers Indexes.
If you are looking to learn more about dividend investing, then I would recommend starting out with The Div-Net, which has many members. The site is updated at least once a day with useful information pertaining to value and dividend investing.
- The Dividend Investing and Value Network (DIV-Net)...
- Why do I like Dividend Aristocrats?
- Dividend Conspiracies
- Why do I like Dividend Achievers
A common question I receive deals with the amount of money needed for retirement. This amount varies depending to personal situations. 1...
Last month, I discussed with you reasons to have your own unique investment strategy . I reached the following conclusion: If you follow ...
Every dollar that you have in your possession can be traced back to you exchanging your labor for money. The labor you provided was essentia...
I invest in dividend growth stocks in order to generate a rising stream of dependable dividend income. Dividend income is more stable , and ...
I recently read the following announcement from Vanguard : " Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (VDIGX) is closed to new investors as of J...
It is important to understand the simple math behind early retirement. Your savings rate, and asset returns will determine how long it takes...
This guest post was written by Joe Ferris, who is a long-time reader of the site. The author now manages money professionally and creates in...
The most common question or variation of a question I get concerns the amount of time to monitor my portfolio . This includes monitoring exi...
I invest in dividend growth stocks in order to generate a rising stream of dependable dividend income. Dividend income is more stable than c...
Last week I shared with you a list of nine dividend champions , which I believed were attractively valued. Today I am sharing with you a few...