Consumer giants keep rewarding investors

These U.S. consumer giants have raised their annual dividends for decades now. Even so, we feel McDonald’s “asset light” model makes it the better pick for new buying.
MCDONALD’S CORP. $257 is a buy. This company (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding:… Read More

Cut your volatility with these ETFs

Some investors look to reduce volatility in their portfolios for a number of reasons. One is that they can’t sleep at night because they’re nervous about the market outlook. In that case, low-volatilty funds may cut your your losses or even leave you with gains… Read More

Half-century of rising dividends

PEPSICO INC. $169 is a hold. The soft drink and snack foods maker (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $236.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.pepsico.com) is raising your quarterly dividend by 7.0%. Starting with the… Read More