Is the Santa Claus Rally a Real Thing? Spoiler – It is!

I recently was having a conversation with a coworker where they said that the Santa Claus Rally was one of their favorite times of the year when it comes to investing. I have heard the term of Santa Claus Rally before but it’s typically on CNBC and truthfully, that’s the exact type of phrase that […]

What is a Good Net Profit Margin? 20 Years of Data from the S&P 500

Healthy margins are a telling signal of a healthy business. But what’s considered a good net profit margin can vary depending on the industry, and depending on the year. In my mind, it’s difficult to understand what constitutes a good net profit margin (also called “net margin”, or “net income margin”) when you have no […]

Reason #1 to Invest in the Stock Market? 100 Years of Makin’ Money!

Do you like makin’ money?  That’s what I thought!  Yes, we all do!  And guess what – the stock market has 100 years of history doing nothing but making money for people. At the end of it all, that’s why any of us invest in the stock market.  Sure, we might do it so that […]

Price to Sales is NOT Relevant When Margins Are High – 20Y [S&P 500 Data]

The price to sales ratio (or the P/S ratio) has long been a reliable metric for uncovering value because (1) sales tend to be more consistent, and (2) they give a way to value companies that aren’t profitable. But this is changing as high tech companies become more of the norm. And you can see […]

Examining Kroger’s (KR) Dividend History and the Growth of its Business

Kroger (KR) was thrust into the public spotlight when it was reported that billionaire Warren Buffett purchased almost 19 million shares. Buffett has built his fortune on stocks with dividends, and looking at the KR dividend history we might be able to see why he’s interested in this grocer. Kroger, or officially The Kroger Co […]

Realty Income (O) Dividend History: Monthly Income, Long Track Record

Realty Income Co (O) is a company that has a really strong focus on providing dividend value to their shareholders, and honestly, I see the stock mentioned all the time among dividend communities.  So, it really made me think – what does the O dividend history really look like? One of my biggest issues with […]

The History of the S&P 500 Yield Proves Investing Can Change Your Life

I always talk about the importance of benchmarking your performance vs the index and I really think that doing this with a dividend is no different.  In fact, it’s debatably even more important!  So, that begs to question – what is the S&P 500 yield? A quick google search will show you that the yield […]

A Look Through 3M (MMM) Dividend History

If you’ve been following my posts at all, you probably see that I cover a lot of different topics, so it should be of absolutely no surprise to you that I am now going in depth on a Dividend KING – let’s check out this 3M dividend history! Sometimes I talk about value investing and […]

A Look Through Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend History

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has been increasing their dividend for many, many years!  In fact, that have increased it for 57 consecutive years, and as they’re a member of the S&P 500, that also makes them one of the sacred Dividend Aristocrats that we talk about oh so often!  If you stay tuned, I’ll show […]

Investing is Fun!! – The Data Shows It’s Getting Very Popular Too

Is investing fun to you?  If not, you’re doing it wrong.  Honestly, the investing fun that I have is legitimately indescribable.  I know, I know – I sound super nerdy by saying that, but I am legitimately serious.  It’s fine if you don’t feel this way too – maybe I can convince you ? When […]

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