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Simply Safe Dividends helps dividend investors generate more dividend income, take less risk, and preserve their wealth with a monthly newsletter and a broad assortment of online tools and data. Brian Bollinger writes all of the site's content and stock analysis, which you can view by clicking here. Brian was an equity research analyst at a multi-billion dollar investment fund, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has more than 10,000 hours of investment experience.
Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
  • Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Accenture (ACN) Dips 4% on Earnings: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

By |March 27th, 2017|

What Happened?

Accenture (ACN) reported second quarter results that caused its stock to drop 3-4% this morning.

Accenture’s organic sales grew 6%, and adjusted earnings per share were roughly flat compared to the prior-year period.

The company’s sales and earnings were roughly in line with analysts’ estimates heading into the quarter.

Management expects full-year revenue growth of 6-8%, which […]

Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
  • Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Higher Interest Rates Impact Utilities: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

By |March 21st, 2017|

Higher interest rates create a number of risks and opportunities for investors in the utility sector.

Utilities have long been a staple for low risk income investors, such as those that live off dividends during retirement.

That’s because most utilities have long track records of highly secure and slowly growing dividends, thanks to their stable cash […]

Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know
  • Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

Higher Interest Rates Impact REITs: What Dividend Investors Need to Know

By |March 16th, 2017|

Many dividend investors wonder how higher interest rates will impact REITs, and for good reason.

Over the past few years, interest rates have fallen to their lowest levels in recorded history.

This has created a challenging environment for income investors who previously enjoyed healthy, low-risk returns from money market funds, CDs, and Treasury bonds.

In fact, since […]

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A): Is a Dividend Cut on the Horizon?

By |March 8th, 2017|

With interest rates still at historic lows and the stock market soaring, income investors are hard pressed to find good places to put new capital to work.

As a result, high-yield stocks such as Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) often attract investors with the promise of mouthwatering yields.

But while there are excellent high-yield stocks out there, […]

Kinder Morgan (KMI): Steady Safe Dividend or Berkshire Hathaway Value Bet
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI): Steady Safe Dividend or Berkshire Hathaway Value Bet

Kinder Morgan (KMI): Steady Safe Dividend or Berkshire Hathaway Value Bet

By |September 23rd, 2016|

If you are sitting in North Dakota with a load of natural gas in need of getting to market, Kinder Morgan (KMI) has the pipeline to do the job.  In fact, anyone involved in transporting natural gas, oil or CO2 very likely have Kinder Morgan on their contact list.

KMI has it all, the pipelines, […]

HCP: A High-Yield Dividend Aristocrat Stock for Retirement?
  • HCP: A High-Yield Dividend Aristocrat Stock for Retirement?

HCP: A High-Yield Dividend Aristocrat Stock for Retirement?

By |April 4th, 2016|

HCP Inc. (HCP) offers a high-yield dividend near 7% and has historically been a reliable dividend payer as evidenced by its inclusion in the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index.

In fact, according to the company’s website, HCP has increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years and is the only real estate investment trust (REIT) member of the […]