The Reputation Institute recently released their top 100 list of reputable companies for 2015. The list is based on innovation, governance, products, workplace, citizenship, leadership and performance.
Read on to discover which dividend champion received the highest reputation…
This post is about how I create and publish the UK Dividends Champion List and I thought I’d add some details on how my new site works while I was at it.
Note to future self: Do not mess with your website DNS settings late at night when you are under the influence of medicine while suffering a bad cold!
I realized my little strand of the interweb aka dividendlife.com was down at lunchtime today as a result of my shenanigans last night – sorry about that! It should be working again now.
CINCINNATI — (COMPANY WIRE) — The Procter & Gamble Company [NYSE:PG] today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cut in the quarterly dividend from $0.6436 to $0.401 per share on its Common Stock, citing a lower outlook due to overseas currency rates, weak consumer demand and unexpected seasonal variability in the month of April. The dividend will be payable on or after May 15, 2015 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the start of business on April 1, 2015. This represents a 38% decrease compared to the prior quarterly dividend.
Recent sightings, uncovered documents and archaeological research all around the world has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that a new and improved branch of the human species is evolving. What’s even more amazing is that the species lives in plain sight in every city and every town among the largely unaware human population! Who are they and what do they want?
Some companies increase dividends yearly on their annual reports but actually pay you, the stockholder, less income each year. There are two answers to this question: one answer is simply when the dividend increase is less than the current rate of inflation. But what if the increases beat inflation – how can your dividend income be reduced in that case?
In explaining this apparent contradiction, let me present the curious tale of InterContinental Hotels (IHG) who operate a number of hotel brands around the world including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites and InterContinental.
This isn’t really related to dividends or FI, but it’s a really useful (and I think little known) feature in Excel 2013 that I’ve been using a lot when working with the UK Dividend List. The feature is called Flash Fill and if you don’t know about it already and use Excel frequently for work or personal use, then please take a look below.
I’ve been trying to write down my goals for 2015 on and off for the last couple of days. At first I thought it’d be easy but then I started thinking more about the subject and changed my approach.
November 21st marked my Work Freedom Day so I’m celebrating this week! This date is when my dividend income covers the rest of my expenses for the year! The fact that the day occurs at the end of the year means that I still have a lot of work to do to move the date forward to the first of January!
In reality, I’m not planning to retire any time soon and all dividend income I’ve earned has been re-invested back into my portfolio. However it’s a very tangible milestone and definitely a nice feeling to know when my dividend income is taking over my work income so that I don’t have to.
Continue reading “Work Freedom Day 2014 – somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean”
I’ve been reading more about Chowder’s Rule recently as I wanted to learn more about one of the columns in the US Dividend Champion list (it’s tucked away on the right hand side of the sheet in column BZ).
One of Chowder’s first rules in his stock screener is to find companies of “good quality”. But what does that mean?