Foreword xi Introduction xv Chapter One The Check Is in the Mail 1 Chapter Two Super Size Me, without the Heartburn 21 Chapter Three If Einstein Was a Dividend Investor 33 Chapter Four The World Is Your Oyster 45 Chapter Five It Pays to Be Direct 61 Chapter Six Postcards from the Hedge 79 Chapter Seven Lifeguard on Duty 93 Chapter Eight Juice Your Portfolio without Striking Out 105 Chapter Nine When DRIPs Become Floods 127 Chapter Ten If You Build It, Dividends Will Come 147 Appendix A Advanced BSD Formula 161 Appendix B The Ultimate Big, Safe Dividend Portfolio 169 Acknowledgments 173
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.
??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)