Dividend Tree Potpourri – June 21, 2009

During the week I participated in blog carnivals and continue to read articles from fellow bloggers. Once a week in my Potpourri Post, I highlight some of the articles that I enjoyed reading.

My Article in Blogosphere

Economy, Finance, Investing.…


These are some diverse set of articles from fellow bloggers and business magazines. I hope you enjoy reading all or some of these interesting posts.

INTC – Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Portfolio

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This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net on June 11, 2009

Intel Corporation (INTC) designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in desktops, workstations, servers, embedded products, communications products, notebooks, netbooks, mobile Internet devices, and consumer electronics. It also offers chipsets with embedded designs for industrial equipments, point-of-sale systems, panel PCs, automotive information/entertainment systems, and medical equipment.

INTC is not a dividend achiever. It has been paying growing dividends for last 5 years. I had shortlisted INTC for more analysis in my list of potential for dividend growth investments and opportunities for technology dividends. Keeping with that, my objective here is to analyze if INTC is a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends. continue reading rest of the article….

Apple – Great Products But Is It a Great Investment?

150px-apple-logoDividend investors keeping looking for free cash flow to figure out whether a company can pay dividends. Apple Inc, a technology or consumer company has loads of cash on its books. However, it does not pay dividends. What is more interesting is with USD 25+ billion cash and billions in cash flow every year; it does not show any inclination for sharing it with common shareholders. Not even a token amount. So why is that Apple is does not pay dividends? At this point, I am not even asking about growing dividends.

Apple has been in existence since the technology revolution began in late 70s and early 80s. Apple products had been termed as elitist with its high cost computer hardware and operating system. It remained closed to outside world and Apple did not team up with other companies. Since 2000 this aspect has changed. Apple now allows independent developers to use its platform for further application development. Opening up has allowed Apple to grow. continue reading rest of the article….

Dividend Tree Potpourri – June 14, 2009

During the week I participated in blog carnivals and continue to read articles from fellow bloggers. Once a week in my Potpourri Post, I highlight some of the articles that I enjoyed reading.

My Article in Blogosphere

Economy, Finance, Investing.…..

These are some diverse set of articles from fellow bloggers and business magazines. I hope you enjoy reading all or some of these interesting posts.

Reframing Dividend Investing

This article was originally published on The DIV-Net, on May 28, 2009.

Like many of us, I like reading wisdoms of well know individuals who have been there, done this, done that, and have shown success in their fields. In addition, to the literal meaning of those wisdoms or observation, I like understand the essence of it and put into my own perspective. A while back, I came across P&G CEO A. G. Lafley’s observations in his book “The Game Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation”. He talks about two schools of thoughts viz., business school thinking and design school approach. continue reading rest of the article….

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