The Butterfly Effect And Dividend Investing

Bill McClellan is a long-time writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I’ve been reading his editorial work since I was twelve years old. He is a great storyteller with a knack for capturing the big picture and summing up a particular situation or the totality of someone’s life.

Today, he wrote an article titled “Flip Side of Success For Youth Football Star” that highlights the parallel tracks of two young football stars from Kirkwood, MO.

One of them—whom you might know—is named Jeremy Maclin. He was a superstar football player as a young kid, high schooler, college student at Mizzou, and is currently a professional athlete playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

McClellan compares Maclin’s life to that of his grade school peer, Jason Clark. Fifteen years ago, Jason Clark was a ferociously fast kid that was widely regarded as Maclin’s equal. Upon entering high school, Clark chose drug dealing over … Read the rest of this article!

Delayed Gratification Investing: A Nestle Stock Spotlight

If I had to choose the lowest-risk investment that is available in the publicly traded markets, I would choose Nestle. When I say lowest risk, I do not mean that owning Nestle stock will experience the lowest amount of fluctuations in its stock price over the long haul, but rather, the stock whose operating subsidiaries have the greatest chance of still existing fifty, sixty, even a hundred years from now.

“Nestle” is the answer to the question: “What stock should I purchase that I want to take care of me in retirement and provide for my children and grandchildren in the decades thereafter?”

I was thinking about Nestle yesterday when I saw that it paid out $2.4164 on every share of Nestle owned, for a 3.1% dividend yield at the current price that is hovering between the $76 and $77 range.

When I first started covering dividend stocks for Seeking … Read the rest of this article!