Dividend Champs 2nd Quarter 2012
Gold lost its luster this year, the market has turned downward and Greece cannot seem to get its act together.With all that’s not right in the world we have still been able to find some companies that not only make money, but give back in a big way.We applaud these Dividend Champs for their strong balance sheets and ability to generate profits in a difficult economic environment. There’s no better way to thank a shareholder than to give back cash.Warm regards,Catherine Maniscalco AveryThe backbone of CAIM is to employ a classic long term investment strategy including dividend paying stocks. CAIM is an independent, women owned investment management firm specializing in managing investment portfolios for women and baby boomers.
May 17, 2012| Issue No. 34
In This Issue Dividend Champs 2/4 2012 Market Update 1/4 2012 All That Glitters is not Gold..
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Dividend Champs 2nd Quarter 2012
In a difficult investment environment, it is comforting to know that there are ways to get paid while you wait. While most investors would still rather be in bonds, their purchasing power is being eroded. The US government is paying investors little to nothing for taking on that risk.In contrast the following three companies offer attractive yields compared to the 5-year Treasury, which currently yields .73% and in most cases the 10-year Treasury yielding 1.77%.Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, $63.61) engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 7% to 61 cents per share. This marked the 50th consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend king. Yield: 3.80%Chevron (CVX, $100.90), through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. It operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 11.10% to 90 cents per share. This marked the 25th consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend champion. Yield: 3.40%International Business Machines (IBM, $199.04) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 13.30% to 85 cent per share. This marked the 17th consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend achiever. Yield: 1.70%
Market Update 1st Quarter 2012
The S&P 500’s 12% return in the first quarter of 2012 is its best performance since 1998. We attribute this to a series of positive economic news from the manufacturing and unemployment sectors. Read more >>
All That Glitters is Not Gold – Why Gold is Not the Asset You Might Think
It’s tough economic times like the present that too often drive people to purchase a commodity like gold, in the hopes it will give them some type of security in their portfolios.
We want to dispel that myth by putting some facts on the table. Read more >>
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