How to Pick Dividend Stocks When You’re First Starting Out

Though you really can do this forever. I do.

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Step One: I pull up the quote for the stock I am looking at or own on Seeking Alpha.

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Source: Seeking Alpha

Step Two: I pull up the dividend page from Seeking Alpha’s CVS quote.

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Source: Seeking Alpha
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Source: ycharts

Step Three: Verify your assumptions and conclusions in earnings conference calls and other events where company executives speak and provide color.

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Source: Seeking Alpha

A quick note on company executives.

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