I attempt to screen and purchase undervalued dividend growth stocks. These companies have increased their dividend for at least 15 years and have a lower than average price to earnings (PE) ratio, a higher operating margin, a low price to book, a reasonable dividend yield and payout ratio. This is easily my favorite part of my financial empire.
Every month I screen and share for possibly undervalued dividend growth companies. The process is descibed in much deeper detail below, but basically this account is hopefully going to provide me with a future stream of income so I am building the base of it on companies that have paid an increasing divided for at least 20 years (with the hope that they'll continue to do so for decades to come since it is built into their DNA). Thoughts prior to the screen: October was TERRIBLE for the market. Specifically, The broader S&P 500 lost nearly 7% in October, its worst month [...]