NEWS FLASH! : Valuable New Addition To The Research Center!!
Hot Charts & Alerts are put out by the top Chief Market Strategists at InTheMoneyStocks.com. This is a forum for the posting of charts and alerts on the markets, stocks, bonds, currency, oil, gold or anything else the Chief Market Strategists feel is essential for the Swing Trader and Long Term Investor. Premium subscribers will be privy to top analysis and guidance.
When it comes to selecting dividend stocks, one of the most important items to look for is consistency in raising dividends. Sure it is easy to increase dividends when the economy is booming and business is good, but to be consistent a company has to increase dividends during the tough times.
If the goal of dividend investing is to find and buy dividend stocks that will continue to raise their dividends, it is not enough to only look at a company’s free cash flow . Many companies generate significant free cash flow, but often that cash is already spoken for in the form of debt.
When a stock gaps higher by a solid amount, gap fill can be a great buying opportunity. Note the chart on Exxon Mobile below. See how when XOM gapped higher then sold off into the even price where it closed yesterday, that was a perfect buying opportunity. This play was good for $.30+ on the upside.