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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.

Merck (MRK): A Slow and Steady Dividend Grower, but Do Better Alternatives Exist?
  • Merck (MRK): A Slow and Steady Dividend Grower, but Do Better Alternatives Exist?

Merck (MRK): A Slow and Steady Dividend Grower, but Do Better Alternatives Exist?

By |October 31st, 2017|

Blue chip drug makers such as Merck (MRK) have historically been very popular with income investors because of their defensive nature, meaning that drug demand isn’t really affected by economic downturns.

However, what many investors fail to realize is that, while the pharmaceutical industry as a whole may be recession resistant, successful long-term dividend growth […]

Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR): A High Quality But Often-Overlooked Dividend Growth Stock

By |October 24th, 2017|

Sometimes, the most boring, under-the-radar businesses prove to be the best long-term investments, and Broadridge Financial could be one of them.

In fact, Broadridge was called “the most important firm on Wall Street that you’ve never heard of” by Dick Grasso, the former CEO and chairman of the New York Stock Exchange.

Paying higher dividends every […]

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF): A Dividend Achiever Worth Reviewing
  • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF): A Dividend Achiever Worth Reviewing

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF): A Dividend Achiever Worth Reviewing

By |September 26th, 2017|

You probably use several products every day that are touched by International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a dividend achiever that has raised its payout every year since 2003.

The company has a presence in thousands of consumer products, yet it has largely flown under the radar operating in the chemicals industry.

Boring, durable businesses that can predictably pay […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA): A Dividend Aristocrat Held by Bill Gates
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA): A Dividend Aristocrat Held by Bill Gates

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA): A Dividend Aristocrat Held by Bill Gates

By |September 15th, 2017|

With 41 straight years of dividend increases, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is a favorite among many dividend growth investors and a member of the select group of 51 dividend aristocrats in the S&P 500.

The stock is even a holding in Bill Gates’ dividend portfolio here.

Let’s take a closer look at what has made Walgreens such a great business, […]

SJW Group (SJW): One of the Best Dividend Kings in the Utility Sector
  • SJW Group (SJW): One of the Best Dividend Kings in the Utility Sector

SJW Group (SJW): One of the Best Dividend Kings in the Utility Sector

By |September 13th, 2017|

Dividend kings, those rarest of companies with 50+ years of consecutive dividend growth, can be a great place to start looking for relatively safe income investments.

That’s because most companies that not only survive for 50 years but thrive enough to reward investors with rising dividends often have solid fundamental characteristics, including an advantaged business […]

Chubb (CB): A Conservative Dividend Grower in the Insurance Industry
  • Chubb (CB): A Conservative Dividend Grower in the Insurance Industry

Chubb (CB): A Conservative Dividend Grower in the Insurance Industry

By |September 5th, 2017|

Chubb (CB) is one of the best managed insurance companies in the world and has increased its dividend for more than 20 consecutive years.

Prior to the 2016 merger of Chubb and ACE (the largest merger ever in the history of the insurance industry), these companies had raised their dividends for 33 and 22 consecutive […]

Cincinnati Financial (CINF): A Dependable Dividend King With 56 Consecutive Years of Payout Growth
  • Cincinnati Financial (CINF): A Dependable Dividend King With 56 Consecutive Years of Payout Growth

Cincinnati Financial (CINF): A Dependable Dividend King With 56 Consecutive Years of Payout Growth

By |August 1st, 2017|

Cincinnati Financial (CINF) has increased its dividend for 56 consecutive years, an impressive streak that only seven other U.S. public companies can match.

Perhaps more impressively, a shareholder who purchased one share of this well-run insurer before 1957 would own more than 2,146 shares today, assuming all shares from stock dividends and splits were held.

Few companies have created this […]

Aflac (AFL): A Cheap Dividend Aristocrat or Value Trap?
  • Aflac (AFL): A Cheap Dividend Aristocrat or Value Trap?

Aflac (AFL): A Cheap Dividend Aristocrat or Value Trap?

By |July 20th, 2017|

Over the past decades boring old insurance specialist Aflac (AFL) has done a remarkable job of enriching long-term income growth investors thanks to its impressive 34-year dividend growth streak.

That’s courtesy of its strong, cash-rich business model, which has allowed it to grow its dividend by 14.6% annually over the past quarter century, resulting in annual total […]

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT): A Dividend Aristocrat and One of the Best REITs in the World
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT): A Dividend Aristocrat and One of the Best REITs in the World

Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT): A Dividend Aristocrat and One of the Best REITs in the World

By |July 5th, 2017|

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are the best and easiest way for income investors to profit from rental properties without any of the hassle, paperwork, or illiquidity that goes with personally owning real estate.

Of course, now that interest rates are rising for the first time in nearly a decade, many investors are concerned about […]

Sysco Corp (SYY): A Future Dividend King Worth Reviewing
  • Sysco Corp (SYY): A Future Dividend King Worth Reviewing

Sysco Corp (SYY): A Future Dividend King Worth Reviewing

By |June 16th, 2017|

Dividend investing has proven to the be an effective way for investors to compound their wealth and income over time.

And when it comes to dividend growth stocks, they don’t get much more consistent than the dividend aristocrats and dividend kings, groups of companies that have raised their dividends for at least 25 and 50 consecutive years, […]