Roche’s spin-off jewel Givaudan

Short term, stock markets are a popularity contest In 2000, in the midst of a huge tech-driven bull market, Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche announced that it would spin-off its fragrances and flavors division, creating a separate company to be publicly listed on the Swiss stock exchange under the name Givaudan. Roche, …

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Sometimes dividend cuts are good signs

The communicated and executed dividend policy of a publicly-traded company is an important factor to consider when it comes to investing in income-generating assets. An immanent dividend cut for instance is often a warning sign that the business is running into troubles, that it has been applying an unsustainable dividend …

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L’Oréal the European Dividend Aristocrat

Dividend Growth Investing in European Stocks Long term oriented dividend growth investors that have created resilient stock portfolios churning out a steadily increasing stream of cash flows in form of dividends, often are positioned in the so-called Dividend Aristocrats which commonly refers to a US company that is a member …

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Pernod Ricard the French spirits jewel

A glance at some outstanding European businesses If I had to make a list with thirty of the strongest European businesses that made excellent long term stock holdings, creating huge intergenerational wealth for investors, I would certainly choose the following three French company giants for that selection: the world largest …

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Brown-Forman and its rival Diageo

When constructing a diversified dividend stock portfolio that will churn out an ever-growing passive income stream over time, it’s vital to focus on well-established businesses with a durable and profitable economic moat, iconic brands, and a compelling track record of robust cash generation as well as a sound financial policy …

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Challenging Kellogg the breakfast giant

There are a couple of businesses that play a role in literally everyone’s life. For instance, each day I use Microsoft software at work, use my i-phone and i-pad from Apple to communicate with my friends, I “google” and write e-mails with Gmail, my family members shop via Amazon and …

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Just let your winning stocks run

Stop trying to avoid book losses Professional and retail investors alike often stress the importance of “cutting losers and underperformers fast”. In essence, the rationale behind selling out stock positions that have been laggards in a portfolio is twofold: The first percentage points in book losses have the largest impact …

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ARK ETF in a Dividend Portfolio

The leader in disruptive company stock holdings Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of investment firm ARK Investment Management LLC (Ark Invest) has built an amazingly interesting group of actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), focusing solely on disruptive innovations, giving “investors the opportunity to participate in long-term growth in the public markets …

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Getting paid each month with Dividends

The beauty of passive income sources Investing in dividend-paying stocks is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to establish an ever-increasing and reliable passive income stream. In contrast to active income (from a job), passive income is not (directly) linked to time. As a shareholder of The Coca-Cola …

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The healthy part of Coca Cola

This is a guest post. The author runs the blog My Financial Shape, documenting his family’s journey to Financial Independence by 2024 by establishing various passive income sources such as dividend-paying stocks, etc. The sweet Dividend King The Coca-Cola Company is without any doubt one of the most popular stock …

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