Aggressive · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Allocation Update – Aggressive Portfolio

In view of mounting turmoil with a number of emerging market economies, my over-weight allocation for the iShares MSCI Emerging Market ETF has not panned out. While Turkey is making most of the headlines, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and a handful of other countries are in trouble with maintaining a stable currency and growing… Continue reading Allocation Update – Aggressive Portfolio

Conservative · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Verizon Boosts Dividend

Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ - $54.21) said its Board of Directors raised the quarterly dividend by 2.1% to $0.6025, marking the 12th consecutive year of dividend increases. The new payout, up $0.0125 from a previous level of $0.59, is payable Nov. 1 to shareholders of record on Oct. 10. The new annual dividend at the current rate is $2.41 per… Continue reading Verizon Boosts Dividend

Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Stock to Consider: Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO - $47.69) is a worldwide leader in communications equipment. The San Jose, California-based company provides protocol-based networking and other products for transporting data, voice and video across geographically dispersed local-area networks, metropolitan-area networks and wide-area networks. Devices are primarily integrated by Cisco IOS Software and include a broad range of… Continue reading Stock to Consider: Cisco

Income · Portfolio Changes

Stock to Consider: Cisco Systems

Today I am introducing Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:  CSCO - $46.99)  as a candidate for the income portfolio, replacing Kimberly-Clark which was removed last month. A leading provider of Internet Protocol-based networking and other products for transporting and securing data, Cisco Systems – a Dow Jones Industrial component – offers a healthy and growing dividend in… Continue reading Stock to Consider: Cisco Systems

Aggressive · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Harris Boosts Dividend

Communications and advanced technology company Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS - $163.92) said it increased the quarterly cash dividend by 20% from $0.57 per share to $0.685. The new dividend is payable September 21, 2018, to shareholders of record on September 7 and the annualized cash dividend correspondingly increases from $2.28 to $2.74 per share, yielding 1.67% at current levels. The action represents the company’s… Continue reading Harris Boosts Dividend