How to Allocate Assets Within Your Portfolio When You Retire

May 24, 2016

If you’re nearing retirement, you may need to consider asset allocation in a different way. Be aware that asset allocation cannot eliminate the risk of fluctuating prices and uncertain returns. When you were younger, you may have invested in stocks and mutual funds for the growth and perhaps the diversification offered. You had time on …

Chubb: Dividend Increase

May 19, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of Chubb (ticker: CB) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.69 per share from $0.67, a 3.0% increase.  This is the 23rd consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. CB is one …

IBM: Big Blue Dividend

April 29, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of IBM (ticker: IBM) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $1.40 per share from $1.30, a 7.7% increase.  This is the 16th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. IBM is one …

Exxon Mobil: Dividend Energy

April 28, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil (ticker: XOM) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.75 per share from $0.73, a 2.7% increase.  This is the 34th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. Exxon Mobil …

Procter & Gamble: 60th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

April 11, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble (ticker: PG) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.6695 per share from $0.6629, a 1% increase.  This is the 60th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend and …

The Home Depot: Dividend Improvement

February 23, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of The Home Depot (ticker: HD) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.69 per share from $0.59, a 16.9% increase.  This is the 7th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. The …

St. Jude Medical: Dividend Rhythm

February 22, 2016

Joseph Sroka, CFA, CMT Chief Investment Officer, NovaPoint Capital LLC jsroka@novapointcapital.com The Board of Directors of St. Jude Medical (ticker: STJ) announced an increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to $0.31 per share from $0.29, a 6.9% increase.  This is the 6th consecutive year the company has raised its dividend. St. …