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Holiday Gift Giving 2013

This is CAIM's fourth year advocating the idea of stocks as gifts. Learn the criteria they follow to make the best choices. Read Full Article Here: Holiday Gift Giving 2013

December 16th, 2013|

Prestigious Industry Award for CAIM

CAIM recently received a prestigious industry award! You will find all the details in the following Press Release. Read Full Article: Prestigious Industry Award for CAIM

November 20th, 2013|

Market Update 3Q 2013

To taper (wind down the bond purchasing program which will cause interest rates to rise), or not. This was the question as regards the market in this 3rd quarter. Read Full Article: Market Update 3Q 2013

October 21st, 2013|

Only the Wealthy Never Retire

Like most of us you've probably pondered the question more than once: when am I going to be able to retire? Maybe you just can't wait and 'now' isn't early enough. Read Full Article: Only the Wealthy Never Retire

September 19th, 2013|

Market Update – 2nd Quarter

While economic growth has not been spectacular, we are making some progress. The S&P 500 continued to move higher in the second quarter of 2013, even though we experienced some volatility in the month of June. Read Full Article: Market Update - 2nd Quarter

July 30th, 2013|

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors

Be Proactive. Being proactive is the number one priority for successful investing. As an investor you need to take an interest in, and be aware of, your finances. Read Full Article: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors

June 17th, 2013|

Dividend Champs And Longevity

Several times a year we like to showcase a few of our stocks with compelling increases in their dividend.  Concurrently, while sharing three of these companies with you today, we want to remind you about the importance of focusing on dividend paying stocks.  Read Full [...]

May 15th, 2013|

Dividend Champs. March 2013

Dividend paying stocks were predictably steady and reliable in 2012. They performed well even though most lagged behind the performance of the S&P 500. All 30 stocks in CAIM's investment portfolios increased their dividend last year. Read Full Article: Dividend Champs. March 2013

March 13th, 2013|

Market Update – The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond

2013 is likely to be as difficult to predict as 2012. It will be hard to discern the magnitude the impact of these changes will have on the economy and the consumer. The economy has already been moving at a slow pace and is vulnerable [...]

January 15th, 2013|

Holiday Gifting 2012

T'is the season for giving! CAIM has always advocated gifts that keep on giving. In that regard high quality companies that consistently pay and increase their dividends are gifts that will be treasured for many years. Buying these types of stocks is a practical way [...]

December 7th, 2012|

More Uncertainty Equals Market Volatility

e results of last month's CAIM Newsletter survey are in!   The answers we received were extremely positive and we are taking notes of what our readers have to say! Read Full Article Here: More Uncertainty Equals Market Volatility

November 9th, 2012|

CAIM in the News

Earnings season is well under way and the majority of our companies have all ready reported. It has been a tough quarter for most of our companies with many of them just barely meeting the analyst's expectations. The majority, have not been able to meet [...]

August 8th, 2012|

CAIM Market Update – 2nd Quarter

From a peak in early April the S&P 500 fell almost 10% by early June but has rebounded in recent weeks. Stocks have moved modestly lower this quarter and U.S. equities are now attractively valued following their April/May declines. For the 2nd quarter, the Dow [...]

July 17th, 2012|

The Social Security Question

When it comes to the pros and cons of when to take your Social Security benefits there's an ongoing debate. Is it better to start withdrawing at 62, or wait until you reach 70? How much difference will it make monetarily? According to Jennie L. [...]

June 8th, 2012|

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 [...]

May 22nd, 2012|

Dividends Moving Higher

Despite the dismal market this week, two of our companies announced dividend increases. AFLAC (AFL) initiated a 7% hike increasing their dividend to $.30 a share. The stock now has a current yield of 2.4%. The company has also made a commitment to buy back [...]

August 12th, 2010|

Bond Holders Beware

Good news for International Business Machine (IBM), bad news for investors. On August 2nd, IBM sold $1.5 billion of 3 year debt at a 1% interest rate. This rate is a mere .3% higher than government debt with a 3 year maturity and 50% less [...]

August 6th, 2010|

International Business Machine 2Q 2010 Earnings

This is a company we want to own for the long term and are buyers on weakness in price. Stock is down based on disappointing revenue number. Overall earnings slightly beat consensus. We expect the revenue number to be mixed over this sluggish period of [...]

July 21st, 2010|