The 10 Best Sure Dividend Articles In 2015 by Ben Reynolds, Sure Dividend

2015 is drawing to a close. It has been a busy year at Sure Dividend! A total of 189 articles have appeared on Sure Dividend (so far) in 2015.

Of course, none of this would be possible without you (and other readers). I appreciate the time and energy you’ve spent on Sure Dividend.

Now on to the Top 10! The 10 articles below were the best, most engaging (as measured by time spent on the article) articles published o Sure Dividend in 2015:

Number 10: Southern Company: 4.8% Yield & Decades of Dividends

This article covers the stable (and high yielding) electrical utility Southern Company (SO). The article covers:

  • Southern Company’s stability
  • An overview of the company’s operations
  • Southern Company’s growth prospects
  • Current troubling issues surrounding Southern Company
  • The company’s balance sheet and recession performance

Read the article: Southern Company: 4.8% Yield & Decades of Dividends

Number 9: Why ExxonMobil May Be the Best Dividend Investment Today

This article discusses the investing merits of ExxonMobil. The article discusses:

  • The power of ExxonMobil
  • ExxonMobil’s profitability
  • Share repurchases & dividends
  • The investment case for ExxonMobil

Read the article: Why ExxonMobil May Be the Best Dividend Investment Today

Number 8: Always Coca-Cola: 3.4% Yield & 53 Years of Dividend Increases

This article discusses the investing merits of Coca-Cola, including:

  • Business overview (I loved writing the intro for this article!)
  • Warren Buffett & Coca-Cola
  • Dividend & growth analysis
  • Valuation

Read the article: Always Coca-Cola: 3.4% Yield & 53 Years of Dividend Increases

Number 7: The Chowder Rule Explained

This article examines the often discussed (on Seeking Alpha) Chowder Rule.

  • Ideology
  • Adjusting the Chowder Rule
  • Top Sure Dividend Stocks Using the Chowder Rule
  • Sources and Additional Information

Read the article: The Chowder Rule Explained

Number 6: 11 Reasons to Be a Dividend Growth Investor

This article gives 11 compelling reasons to be a dividend growth investor. A few of my favorite reasons are below:

  • Reason 1: Dividend growth stocks have historically beaten the market
  • Reason 2: Dividend growth investing is cost effective
  • Reason 5: Dividend growth investing is about the long-run

Read the article: 11 Reasons to Be a Dividend Growth Investor

Number 5: 10 Critical Tips for Dividend Growth Investors

This article gives 10 ‘tips’ on how to be a better dividend growth investor. A few of the most important tips are listed below:

  • Tip 1: Don’t chase high yields
  • Tip 4: Management needs to be shareholder friendly
  • Tip 7: Invest with a plan

Read the article: 10 Critical Tips for Dividend Growth Investors

Number 4: Dividend Aristocrats Part 16: Sysco Foods

Sysco Foods is the world’s largest food distributor. There are a lot of moving parts at Sysco right now, especially considering how simple the company’s underlying business is. This article examines the company, including:

  • Business overview
  • Sysco’s declining competitive advantage
  • The US Foods merger
  • The Nelson Peltz plan
  • Valuation
  • Recession performance

Read the article: Dividend Aristocrats Part 16: Sysco Foods

Number 3: Building Your Dividend Dream House

This article is an extended analogy that compares building your dream house with building a high quality dividend growth stock portfolio.

Read the article: Building Your Dividend Dream House

Number 2: Is The China Bubble Bursting Now? Here’s What to Do

China’s stock market is being propped up by government spending. But it’s not just China – much of the world is addicted to cheap money from artificially low interest rates. This article examines what to do about it.

Read the article: Is The China Bubble Bursting Now? Here’s What to Do

And finally…

Drumroll….

Number 1: Early Retirement through Dividend Stocks

The retirement age in the United States has trended upwards over the last decade. This is the opposite of what should occur in an efficient economy. This article examines how to achieve early retirement. Sections in this article include:

  • Money, Time, Life, and Freedom
  • Covering Your Expenses with Passive Income
  • Dividend Stocks for Passive Income
  • The Wealth Eating Cancer of Inflation
  • Compound Interest & Dividends
  • High Dividend Stocks
  • Early Retirement Calculator Spreadsheet
  • Additional Information: Forums & Blogs

Read the article: Early Retirement through Dividend Stocks

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