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The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns

ISBN: 978-0-470-62538-5
208 pages
January 2010
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Everyone needs to invest, but where do you invest during bear markets?

The massive stock declines over the past year have eroded savings, but this doesn't mean you should stuff your money under a mattress. It needs to be put to work getting some return so that it will grow.

Smart investors will turn to high dividend paying stocks to get a stable and growing stream of income. Dividend investing-that provides an income beyond any gain in the share price-may be the investor's best weapon. Dividends are safe, largely reliable, and maybe at the their cheapest levels in many years. While the best paying dividend stocks of recent years, such as financials, took a huge beating in 2008, opportunities will abound in 2010 and beyond-if you know where to look.

In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You'll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and will learn how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you're a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered, and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real estate investment trusts, and more.

  • Contains the simple tools, strategies, and recommendations for finding big, safe dividends
  • Helps you put a complete portfolio together that pays dividends every month
  • Show you the top dividend paying stocks with their dividend payment dates

It doesn't get any easier than this, and in these turbulent times, you can't afford to ignore the power of dividends. Read The Little Book of Big Dividends and gain a better perspective of how you can protect yourself for the future.

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Foreword.

Introduction.

Chapter One The Check Is in the Mail.

Chapter Two Super Size Me, without the Heartburn.

Chapter Three If Einstein Was a Dividend Investor.

Chapter Four The World Is Your Oyster.

Chapter Five It Pays to Be Direct.

Chapter Six Postcards from the Hedge.

Chapter Seven Lifeguard on Duty.

Chapter Eight Juice Your Portfolio without Striking Out.

Chapter Nine When DRIPs Become Floods.

Chapter Ten If You Build It, Dividends Will Come.

Appendix A Advanced BSD Formula.

Appendix B The Ultimate Big, Safe Dividend Portfolio.

Acknowledgments.

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CHARLES B. CARLSON, CFA,is CEO of Horizon Investment Services LLC, an investment advisory and money-management company. He is also CEO of Horizon Publishing, a publisher of investment newsletters. Horizon's flagship publication, Dow Theory Forecasts, has been published weekly since 1946 and is one of the oldest investment newsletters in the country. Carlson is a bestselling author and is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and Money magazine, and is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and radio, and CNN.
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‘…presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors…’  (The Star.my, September 2010).

"This is a book aimed at serious investors who want to shore up their portfolios with a time-tested stock asset. Carlso is a clear writer [and] makes his case very well for the power of dividends.".
(SmartMoney.com)

“Provides excellent analysis. . . should be an important component of a private wealth adviser’s discussion with clients about sources of long-term investment return and the critical importance of reinvestment in building wealth.  Carlson addresses portfolio diversification and risk management in an accessible way.  Readers will appreciate the manner in which he ‘names names’ to paint a clear picture of how excess returns can be achieved through a simple and time-tested investment formula. He also underscores the need to supplement selection formulas with fundamental research in order to make optimal investment decisions.” (Financial Analysts Journal)

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