Reynolds American Stock Analysis

Reynolds American (RAI) is the second largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States.  They sell popular cigarette brands such as Camel, Winston, Doral, Pall Mall, Kool and more. There has been recent rumors about talks between Reynolds American and Lorillard (LO) (3rd largest cigarette producer in the U.S.) about a possible merger in which […]


Quick Review of 4 Dividend Growing Companies

As I looked over the companies increasing dividends in January 2014, there were 4 companies that caught my attention.  I haven’t reviewed these companies before but I have heard of them and wanted to do a quick review to see if I may potentially want to add them to my watch list for further review[…..]

Tobacco Stocks

Tobacco Stocks: The Moral Dilemma

If you read around some different investing message boards (see the Dividend Growth Forum) you will come across varying opinions on whether investors should be investing in stocks of tobacco companies.  While sometimes these opinions may be based on sound financial analysis (such as a concern decreasing sales for tobacco companies due to decreasing tobacco product[…..]


Create a Steady Monthly Income from Dividend Growth Stocks

Dividend growth stocks are a great way to put together a passive income stream in order to cover all of your living expenses.  In fact, my main goal is to put together a dividend growth portfolio where eventually the passive income stream from dividends will cover all of my financial needs.  I’ll be able to[…..]


How To Screen for Market Beating Stocks


Buying stocks

Buying stocks — But First, Before We Start

Buying stocksWith an online brokerage account opened, buying stocks and selling stocks online is a simple process involving a number of pertinent entries to the online order form that your new broker can explain when setting up an account. It’s a “mechanical” entry process that becomes more familiar with use when buying or selling stocks[…..]

Jim Cramer

Does Jim Cramer Pick Good Stocks?

It’s one of the most often asked questions in the financial word; does Jim Cramer pick winners? Well, I don’t have his stats in front of me and it’s hard to gauge but he wouldn’t have achieved the success he has if it weren’t for his stock picking prowess. So if I were to answer[…..]