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DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, December 11th, 2005
By Nich Sheldon

12/05/05-12/09/05 Closing Figures

Supplying Gains
Drip of the week | Sunday, December 11th, 2005
By Nich Sheldon

This week’s Drip of the Week (DOTW) looks financially stable, technically sound, and is estimated to gain anywhere from 11 to 20 points over the course of the next year. Crudely put, this week’s DOTW is Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL); HAL supplies engineering, construction, and maintenance services to big energy, industry, and government agencies across the globe.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, December 4th, 2005
By Nich Sheldon

11/28/05-12/02/05 Closing Figures

"Rigged" for Gains
Drip of the week | Sunday, December 4th, 2005
By Nich Sheldon

With assets of approximately $104 billion and operations in more than 40 countries, this integrated energy company is making waves in “deepwaters” across the globe. ConocoPhillips (COP) has been drilling deeper, developing quality partnerships, and investing in improving their access to worldwide exploration and production resources.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, December 5th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

11/29/04-12/03/04 Closing Figures

Flashback
Drip of the week | Sunday, December 5th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Just over six months ago, I featured an article entitled "A Cornucopia of Candidates." In that article, I wrote up Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) as a watch list candidate. Since this write up, BXP has gained 16.58, or 36%.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, November 28th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

11/24/04-11/26/04 Closing Figures

Dripping with Equity
Drip of the week | Sunday, November 28th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Turkey day is over and my stomach is as bloated as our hypothetical portfolio. On top of that, December is just around the corner and the markets are continuing their upward momentum.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

11/15/04-11/23/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, November 14th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

11/08/04-11/12/04 Closing Figures

Digital Dividends
Drip of the week | Sunday, November 14th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's DOTW is a retailer that has been on the rebound for a better part of three months. In fact, the stock has been outperforming most of its competition with vigor, rising through a tightly knit regression channel, and using its underlying moving average support as a stronghold for further gains.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, November 8th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

11/01/04-11/05/04 Closing Figures

Post-Election Push?
Drip of the week | Monday, November 8th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Now that the election has passed, its time to turn our focus back to making some money. Last week's hefty gains on the major markets has analysts forecasting a three to five month rally, which bodes well for us long-term investors.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 31st, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

10/25/04-10/29/04 Closing Figures

Drip-or-Treat
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 31st, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the Week, banked on one tremendous third quarter. In fact Q3 figures ($72.9 million) for this recreational DRIP nearly doubled their previous Q3 figures of $37.9 million.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 24th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

10/18/04-10/22/04 Closing Figures

Limitless
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 24th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Open up wide and say "awe." It looks like this Week's Drip of the Week is witnessing some inflammation in its 1st & 2nd quarter earnings.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 10th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

10/04/04-10/08/04 Closing Figures

No Short Circuits Here
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 10th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's DOTW has nearly outperformed every single one of its competitors since August of last year. To date, the stock has gained more than 15 points over the past 14 months.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

09/27/04-10/01/04 Closing Figures

Reading Between the Lines
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's DOTW is soaring over its competition. The company has been landing contracts left and right, and all the news surrounding the company is geared towards greatness.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, September 27th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

09/20/04-09/24/04 Closing Figures

Building Wealth in Any Market!
News and Views | Monday, September 27, 2004
Many investors alike would love to believe that the market as well as the economy is growing stronger with each passing week. It's easy to believe, especially since the cornucopia of economic data has been upbeat for the better part of the year. On the other hand, I feel that a new tide is on the horizon.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Saturday, September 18th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

09/13/04-09/17/04 Closing Figures

What Glass Ceiling?
Drip of the week | Saturday, September 18th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's DOTW is Glacier Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ: GBCI). Despite a relatively low paying dividend, I am forecasting a hypothetical rise in GBCI's stock of ten points over the next several months.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, September 10th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

09/07/04-09/10/04 Closing Figures

Streaking Higher
Drip of the week | Friday, September 10th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This weeks DOTW has been trending higher for nearly two years now, pegging new highs almost on a monthly basis. What's even more enticing is the fact that the stock is still trading under $30/share.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

08/30/04-09/03/04 Closing Figures

I Think I Can, I Think I Can!
Drip of the week | Friday, September 3rd, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the Week is Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC). There are several reasons why this freight train company is worthy of the Drip Advisor limelight.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

08/23/04-08/27/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, August 20th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

08/16/04-08/20/04 Closing Figures

Rising Realty
Drip of the week | Friday, August 20th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Wow! What a difference a week makes. Last week the markets looked like they couldn't weather any more bad news.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, August 13th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

08/09/04-08/13/04 Closing Figures

Re-Energized
Drip of the week | Friday, August 13th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Wow! What a tough month August has been so far. Did you know that August is historically the worst trading month for DOW Industrials and the second worst trading month for the NASDAQ.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, August 6th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

08/02/04-08/06/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, July 30, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

07/26/04-07/30/04 Closing Figures

Real Estate Escape
Drip of the week | Friday, July 30, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This weeks Drip of the Week is Archstone-Smith Trust (NYSE:ASN). This service sector DRIP falls under the real estate operations industry and is due to report earnings on August 6th.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Saturday, July 24, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

07/19/04-07/23/04 Closing Figures

Hunting Down Profits
Drip of the week | Saturday, July 24, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Every week I seek out the perfect DRIP plan for you fellow investors in hopes that we can share in some sizable profitability. We have had some hypothetical huge winners, and with the exception of Merck, some minor loses, but I think it's time that we sink our teeth into another stock, of which has been setting new 52-week highs throughout the year.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, July 16, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

07/12/04-07/16/04 Closing Figures

Betting the Bank
Drip of the week | Friday, July 16, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the Week is People's Bank (NASDAQ:PBCT). I am encouraged by a number of factors surrounding PBCT.

Which Broker Should I Use?
News and Views | Friday, July 9, 2004
One of our faithful readers sent in a question this week that I believe all of you new to DRIP Investing may benefit from.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, July 9, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

07/05/04-07/09/04 Closing Figures

Oiling Up for Summer
Drip of the week | Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Suncor Energy Inc (NYSE:SU) has been trending higher for the past 2 years, setting new all time highs this past March, and gliding through an uptick regression channel with ease and grace.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Tuesday, July 6th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

06/28/04-07/02/04 Closing Figures

Quick Note
Drip of the week | Thursday, July 1st, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

I know that I had told you that I was anticipating posting another Drip of the Week today, however this is just not going to happen.

Revenues and Resources
Drip of the week | Tuesday, June 29th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Looking for a Drip with solid quarterly performance? Then I believe that I have the DRIP for you. Equitable Resources Inc (NYSE:EQT) cashed in the first quarter of 04 with revenues up 17 percent to $400.4 million. Their net income (before an accounting change grew by 9% to $70.1 million. Did I mention their stock just blew the top off of its proverbial glass ceiling (July 02 regression channel), and set a new all time high in today's trading session?

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, June 28th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

06/21/04-06/25/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Saturday, June 19th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

06/14/04-06/18/04 Closing Figures

Property Investment
Drip of the week | Saturday, June 19th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the Week fashions a 5.01 percent annual dividend yield, which calculates out to a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share. AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) not only provides a handsome dividend, but they also have been riding through a March 2003 regression channel with ease.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Thursday, June 10th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

06/07/04-06/10/04 Closing Figures

Forecasting A Return of Sixty Percent
Drip of the week | Thursday, June 10th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

John H Harland (NYSE:JH) is this week's Drip of the Week. Shares of JH had sunk 16 points from May of 2002 to November of 2002 before forming a bottom. Once that bottom was formed (approximately in the 18 range), the stock has never looked back.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, June 4th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

05/31/04-06/04/04 Closing Figures

Shelling Out Profits
Drip of the week | Friday, June 4th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Over the past 8-12 weeks oil prices have soared. I can't begin to express the amount of anger I feel when I go to fill up my tank at the gas station, only to find out that gas prices have gone up another five to ten cents.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, May 28th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

05/24/04-05/28/04 Closing Figures

A Cornucopia of Candidates
Drip of the week | Friday, May 21st, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

I have spent the greater part of the past two days looking for solid technical signs of bullish candidates to add to our drip portfolio, but have yet to find anything that is convicting enough to jump on. However, I have found four candidates that are worthy of watching based upon their point and figure price objectives, dividend payouts, and the fact that their charts have not completely fallen apart over the past month or two.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, May 17th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

05/10/04-05/14/04 Closing Figures

Recap! (As of Friday, May 14th, 2004)
Drip of the week | Monday, May 17th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

The last few months have seen profit taking in the most extreme form. As the markets continue to weaken, the next few months are going to become increasingly more difficult to find quality investments.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Saturday, May 8th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

05/03/04-05/07/04 Closing Figures

Blazing Biotech
Drip of the week | Saturday, May 8th, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's DOTW (Drip of the Week) is making waves right through the middle of its regression channel. In fact, this stock has gained close to 15 points in the last six months of trading, while offering a decent dividend of $0.15 per quarter.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, May 3, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

04/26/04-04/30/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, April 23, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

04/19/04-04/23/04 Closing Figures

Double Feature
Drip of the week | Friday, April 23, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Since last weeks edition of the Drip of the Week was never posted, I decided I would supply you with a double feature this week.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, April 19, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

04/12/04-04/16/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Thursday, April 8, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

04/05/04-04/08/04 Closing Figures

Red Hot Conglomerate
Drip of the week | Thursday, April 8, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week I wanted to fine-tune my Drip of the Week search based upon dividend yields, price action and technical analysis. With that said, I am putting a huge emphasis on the actual dividend yield percentage.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Sunday, April 4, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

03/29/04-04/02/04 Closing Figures

Time is Wasting
Drip of the week | Sunday, April 4, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

I have been watching this week's Drip candidate for quite some time now, but I can wait no longer. Time is wasting away, and entry points are hard to come by in this market of uncertainty. Waste Management Inc (WMI) has finally broken over the top of its five-month resistance of $30.00. On top of that they have 12 major brokers covering their stock, and all of them have a "neutral" to "strong buy" rating. Not to mention a hefty dividend yield of 2.46%.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, March 26, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

03/29/04-04/02/04 Closing Figures

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Monday, March 22, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

03/15/04-03/19/04 Closing Figures

Building Blocks
Drip of the week | Monday, March 22, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the week knows the ins and outs of home improvement, as the company manufactures and sales home improvement and building products.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, March 12, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

03/08/04-03/12/04 Closing Figures

Are you Seeking a Fortune?
Drip of the week | Friday, March 12, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's bearish activity has bulls scratching their heads.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, March 05, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

03/01/04-03/05/04 Closing Figures

Portfolio Insurance
Drip of the week | Friday, March 05, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Technically speaking, this week's Drip of the Week is ready to move. Over the past month, Jefferson Pilot (NYSE:JP) has been using its 2002 highs as support for higher grounds.

DRIP Portfolio - A Weekly Progress Report
Drip of the week | Friday, February 27, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

As a new feature to the DripAdvisor.com website, I have decided to add our hypothetical portfolio based upon my DRIP suggestions since taking over as the editor of DA in June of 2003. Below you will see each candidate listed by: date picked, picked price, current price, and the hypothetical gain/loss on each recommendation. Each week, I will update these numbers so we can get a clear picture of our progress (if any).

Go With the FLO
Drip of the week | Wednesday, February 25, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the week is Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO). The stock has been trending in an upward regression channel since January of 2003 and is currently idling in the middle bar of this channel. News supporting the stock has been upbeat and their financials continue to improve.

Bow DOWn
Drip of the week | Friday, February 13, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

The market has turned around this week, sparking a bullish rebound in a time of uncertainty. In all actuality the fluctuation in the market is just further proof of how unpredictable the market truly is. Friday's sell-off wasn't unjustifiable; after all, we saw new highs on the INDU and the SPX just two trading sessions ago.

Smucker Up!
Drip of the week | Friday, February 6, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Has your mother ever told you that it's not wise to go grocery shopping when you're hungry? Maybe that same theory holds true when you are looking for investment worthy candidates to add to your portfolio. Case and point being, this week's Drip of the Week is the J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM).

Eye Spy Profits
Drip of the week | Friday, January 30, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Is January already over? Man time flies in a bull market. With only a few days left until February, it can only mean one thing... its Super Bowl Weekend. Okay, so maybe I am not to excited for this year's Super Bowl match up, but one thing is certain... I am excited about this week's Drip of the Week!

No Holding Pattern Here
Drip of the week | Friday, January 16, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

My, oh my, what a wonderful week it has been. Bulls and bears are still confused as to which way the market is going. Momentum traders are at a loss because of the seesaw action in momentum swings. Option traders, who were expecting to see the normal January sell-off, are still forking out cash on their bearish entries.

Indispensable
Drip of the week | Friday, January 9, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

This up and coming fluid dispensing company is ready to keep its bullish trend flowing higher. From a technical standpoint, Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) has been trending through its March 2003 regression channel with no restraints.

Taxiing into 2004
Drip of the week | Friday, January 2, 2004
By Nich Sheldon

Well, well, 2004 is underway and we're aimed at starting the New Year off with profits. This week's DRIP of the Week is fundamentally sound as well as affordable.

A Little Pep Talk for 2004
Drip of the week | Friday, December 19, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Now that 2004 is drawing nearer, its time to zone on the stocks that have really taken off this year. Speaking of taking off, this week's Drip of the Week was one heck of a comeback story over the past year.

Remodeling Season
Drip of the week | Friday, December 12, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Remodeling season might be over for 2003, but 2004 is just around the corner. With so many shows like Trading Spaces, Design on a Dime, and House Rules, do-it-yourself home improvements have taken charge of this Drip of the Week.

Making Heads Turn
Drip of the week | Friday, December 5, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the week is worth a double take. Over the past year this stock has been making more than one head turn as it has been trending upwards, stopping occasionally so that traders could seek profits, and then continuing on it bullish leg higher.

Just Drip It!
Drip of the week | Friday, November 28, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Looking at the title alone, I wonder how many people knew that this week's Drip of the Week was Nike (NYSE:NKE)? I mean you have to admit it ties in nicely with their Just Do It! slogan. Now I confess, while the title is clever, there is far more to Nike than a catchy slogan.

A Little on the Defensive Side
Drip of the week | Friday, November 21, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Over the course of the past few years, American's have taken several steps to heighten security and once again make America a safe place to live. Heck, just over the past month we have seen terrorist alerts tanking foreign markets, thus leading to the further sell-off of US indices.

A Drip with No Cords Attached
Drip of the week | Friday, November 14, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the Week is a worldly renowned company of which has been publicly traded on the NYSE since 1970. They claim that their objective is to establish itself as the preeminent global manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology-based fastening systems. Care to venture any guess on which company this is?

ZION - No. Not the Last Human City!
Drip of the week | Friday, November 7, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

While this has no significance to Drip Investing whatsoever, I thought it might be an interesting beginning for this week's Drip of the Week, which is ZION. No silly, not Zion the last human city, but Zions Bancorporation traded on the NASDAQ - ZION (Big Grin).

Chemical Imbalance
Drip of the week | Friday, October 31, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

This Week's Drip of the Week is Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX). Praxair just announced and beat earning for the third quarter of 2003.

Can You Hear Me Now? Good!
Drip of the week | Friday, October 24, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

On Wednesday, my wife and I set out to find a Halloween costume in a local mall. On our way out of the mall we passed a little girl who was talking on a cell phone.

Discounting the Discounter
Drip of the week | Friday, October 17, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Over the past few weeks, stocks have been hitting new 52-week highs (and even all time highs) on Wall Street. This, coupled with an improving economy, has made this week's selection for the Drip of the Week that much more difficult.

Running with the Big Dogs... or Cats
Drip of the week | Sunday, October 12, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Every week we do our best to highlight a company worthy of the DripAdvisor.com limelight. This week we are spotlighting a company that has been around for more than 75 years and has been a major market mover since being listed on the NYSE in 1970.

Cashing in on DRIP's
Drip of the week | Friday, October 3, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

No matter where you're from there is generally two days a month that most people look forward too. Nine times out of ten those two days are the first and the fifteenth of every month, otherwise known as payday. What's a better way to celebrate payday than to spotlight a company that divvies out the checks.

Supply and Demand
Drip of the week | Friday, September 26, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Let's face the facts here; gas and oil are always going to be in demand. Seriously, no matter the cost of a gallon of gasoline, people are still going to fill up their tanks. We need our cars to get from point A to point B.

A DRIP for the Big Blue Investor
Drip of the week | Wednesday, September 17, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

This week's Drip of the Week is one that we have had our eye on for quite some time now. In regards to Price performance, analyst coverage, dividend yield, and earnings estimates International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) - better known to most active traders as Big Blue - has the right ingredients for a solid dividend reinvestment plan.

The Free Newsletter Link is Now Active!
News and Views | Wednesday, September 17, 2003
"What is the DripAdvisor.com Newsletter? What can I learn from it? How do I sign up for the free newsletter?"

Have a DRIP and a Smile
Drip of the week | Friday, September 12, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

The market has been somewhat of a replica of a seesaw in these past weeks. One week it's up, the next week it's down, but any trader whether experienced or not should know this is the norm.

Up Above the Sky so High
Drip of the week | Friday, September 05, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Well, I started to think about constellations that were up in the sky and a different type of constellation came to mind. In fact, the constellation was up as well, only it was not amongst the sea of stars and planets in outer space. What came to mind was a stock that I had been following for quite some time now.

A Do-it-Yourself Drip
Drip of the week | Friday, August 29, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

With housing rates reaching an all time low this year, more and more people are looking into purchasing a home. Whether they are first-time buyers or have been homeowners for years, hidden costs (for home upkeep and home improvement) are more than likely going to appear.

Back to School Profits
Drip of the week | Friday, August 22, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Ahh the first few weeks of school are underway and Mommies and Daddies across America are all being asked this question, "When can I go back to school shopping." You see, most kids know that there is one time a year (besides holidays) that they can hit their parents up for clothes, and this one time is usually right when school starts. Back to school means back to profits for J. C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP).

Hitting their Target Range Means Extra Pocket Change
Drip of the week | Friday, August 8, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

You know that feeling you get when you find a few dollars folded up in a pair of jeans you haven't worn for a while? Well imagine the feeling you would get, a few months down the road, when you cam across that same pair of jeans and there was a $20 dollar bill in your pocket. It would feel great. Wouldn't it?

Always Retail Orientated. Always.
Drip of the week | Friday, August 1, 2003 | By Nich Sheldon
It would seem that DRIP investors are always on the prowl for a DRIP that is low in cost, meaning that the stock is at a low premium and that it has a high potential for gaining profits in the long run. One company that seems to always meet or beat its earnings estimate is Wal-Mart (WMT).

Chip and Dip
Drip of the week | Friday, July 25, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) just celebrated its 35th birthday and we are honoring them by throwing them into the DripAdvisor limelight.

Would You Like Fries with That?
Drip of the week | Friday, July 18, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

When searching for a good DRIP to write up we can surly work up an appetite. What better is there to eat in this fast paced market than fast food?

Growing Healthier Over Time
Drip of the week | Friday, July 11, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

While searching through DRIP candidate, after DRIP candidate, after DRIP candidate we believe that we have found a company with sound management, stable financial performance and growing earnings. Merck & Co. (MRK) has been one of the best performers in the Pharmaceutical Index (DRG) over the past four weeks (ranked 84th out of 99 - 99 being the best price performer in the index).

Admirable Aerospace
Drip of the week | Thursday, July 3, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

When it comes to finding companies that offer dividend reinvest plans, one may come to find out that it is not that difficult. The fact is, numerous companies do offer drips and because of this narrowing down the search of which companies look like top prospects for profits - as opposed to say just randomly picking a ticker that sounds interesting - can be very time consuming and tedious.

Bank Shot - Corner Pocket
Drip of the week | Friday, June 27, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

The banking Index (BKX.X) has been on a rampage since last March, charging from as low as 657 (March 12th, 2003) to 897 points on June 16th. One of the stocks that have helped to urge this 240-point move is Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC).

Locked and Loaded
Drip of the week | Friday, June 20, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Here at DripAdvisor.com we try and focus our Drip Investments in sectors that are proving to scale the markets proverbial walls. One sector that we believe is continuously proving it can hold off the bears is the Defense Sector (DFX.X).

Another tool for your Utility Belt
Drip of the week | Friday, June 13, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Yet again another Utility Sector (UTY.X) stock worth noting here on DripAdvisor.com. TXU Corp (NYSE:TXU) is a holding company that focuses on generation, purchase and distribution of electricity.

Kinetic Energy
Drip of the week | Friday, June 06, 2003
By Nich Sheldon

Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas energy company with regulated operations in 12 Western and Midwestern states.

For the DRIP investor: A little Vocabulary builder or refresher?
News and Views | Tuesday, April 22, 2003
The sound of school bells ringing and children singing are again slowly entering that period of graduation, Final Exams and SATS.

FUN - Cedar Falls LP
Drip of the week | Monday, April 21, 2003
Cedar Fair, L.P. is a publicly traded partnership which owns and operates six amusement parks and five water parks, has announced a 5% increase in its regular quarterly cash distribution to $0.44 per limited partner unit.

DRIP investors - "Carpe Diem"- Seize the Day
News and Views | Friday, April 18, 2003
With the U.S.- Iraq war winding down to only periodic news segments on MSNBC and the other major networks.

The DRIP Investor and the Spin-off
News and Views | Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Now and then, a funny thing tends to happen to DRIP investors. They run into a small event called a Spin-off.

UST - UST Inc.
Drip of the week | Monday, April 14, 2003
UST is the world's leading producer of moist smokeless tobacco products. Its snuff and chewing tobacco are manufactured under brand names like Copenhagen, Skoal, Burton and Red Seal.

Do you own multiple DRIP accounts: Annual, if not quarterly rebalancing should be pondered for your consideration.
News and Views | Friday, April 11, 2003
I am sure many of you out there are sitting with multiple DRIP accounts or more amply put, multiple companies either being held at sharebuilder.com of a similar custodian that holds multiple DRIP accounts in your name.

Foreign DRIPS should also be considered for the long haul.
News and Views | Tuesday, April 08, 2003
We have spent a lot of time examining DRIP programs for the past several months.

GCI - Gannett Co., Inc
Drip of the week | Monday, April 07, 2003
Two Gannett newspapers were finalists in the third annual Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in Internet journalism.

What do you mean my stock has gone Ex-Dividend?
News and Views | Friday, April 04, 2003
It happens everyday, you make a stock purchase and somewhere,to your surprise, you don't receive your dividend, either as cash or in additional shares or fractional shares.

The Rule of 72: and his lesser know sidekick, The Rule of 115.
News and Views | Tuesday, April 01, 2003
The Rule of 72. I lot of you may have heard of it and how it is utilized to help you figure out how much money you will have down that long winding road of investment return.

EK - Eastman Kodak
Drip of the week | Monday, March 31, 2003
Eastman Kodak Company primarily develops, manufactures and markets consumer, professional, health and other imaging products and services.

To Defer (Taxes) or not to defer? That is the question.
News and Views | Friday, March 28, 2003
I have been asked on so many occasions, is it better to pay taxes on your investments year after year until you retire or have your taxes in a tax deferred account where you pay your taxes at the end either on a lump sum distribution or on periodic withdrawals.

The Dynamic Duo: Compounding Returns and the Time Value of Money
News and Views | Tuesday, March 25, 2003
In the past few months, The Drip Advisor has emphasized various topics as basic as, "What is a DRIP", Record Keeping for DRIP transactions and a lot of topics in between.

REY - Reynolds and Reynolds
Drip of the week | Monday, March 24, 2003
Reynolds & Reynolds Company is a North American provider of integrated software solutions and services to automotive retailers.

The Envelope Please! The TOTAL RETURN winners are. (Part 2)
News and Views | Wednesday, March 21, 2003
In consideration of the current world events, one might consider it not the best of days for humanity, as once again we find nations in the world facing war with one another.

The Envelope Please! and the winners are. (Part 1 of 2 Parts)
News and Views | Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Today, I feel like a deer looking straight into the lights of an oncoming vehicle.

JCI - Johnson Controls Inc.- SYM:
Drip of the week | Monday, March 17, 2003
Johnson Controls, Inc., is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems, and batteries.

So what really have we done since then? Part 2
News and Views | Friday, March 14, 2003
In our last article we demonstrated how both the Dow Jones Industrials and the Standard and Poors 500, both were able to produce over 9% returns over a 10 year period.

So what really have we done since then?
News and Views | Wednesday, March 12, 2003
How many times have we as investors heard the phrase, "Past performance in no way guarantees future results", or some variation of that retort.

FRE - Freddie Mac SYM
Drip of the week | Monday, March 10, 2003
Freddie Mac is a stockholder-owned corporation chartered by Congress in 1970 to create a continuous flow of funds to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing.

The Clamor of Sabers - All is not quiet on the Western Front
News and Views | Friday, March 07, 2003
The hills are alive, but not with the sound of music. We are hearing phrases from the middle east like saber rattling, weapons of mass destruction, threat of terrorism, the need for changing of regime, escalation of American presence in the region.

MHP - McGraw-Hill companies SYM
Drip of the week | Tuesday, March 04, 2003
No one plays a greater role in making vital knowledge available around the world than McGraw-Hill Education.

You've heard of March Madness! Now its time to get Dividend Maddess! - The Dow's Best to it's Badest!
News and Views | Monday, March 03, 2003
Just about this time every year, the sports world hears the retort of March Madness, the NCAA basketball championship tournament.

DRIP investors should have a game plan.
News and Views | Thursday, February 27, 2003
We see it at all levels in sports and business or even on a pleasure outing or a family get-together.

More than just a few DRIPS in the bucket: Energy stocks are here to stay.
News and Views | Tuesday, February 25, 2003
How many times do we go through this?

PFE - Pfizer
Drip of the week | Monday, February 24, 2003
By every measure, 2002 was another outstanding year for Pfizer.

What about Real Estate Companies that offer DRIPS?
News and Views | Friday, February 21, 2003
I don't have to tell you, you can see it on just about every major business channel.

Selecting a Dividend Reinvestment Plan is the easy part, the question is how to determine which companies you select for your DRIP.
News and Views | Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Dividend Reinvestment programs are relatively the same in their enrollment and setup process.

PAYX - Paychex Payroll Services inc.
Drip of the week | Tuesday, February 18, 2003
2003 began with another national recognition for Paychex as the company was named to FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America for the second consecutive year.

DRIPS and the Uniform Gift/Transfer to Minor Account
News and Views | Friday, February 14, 2003
To each and every one of you readers out there, I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's day.

Utility Stocks: With or without the dividend exclusion will offer an excellent opportunity for high yields in your DRIP plan.
News and Views | Tuesday, February 11, 2003
During the last few months, we have heard nothing but the talk of a "Dividend exclusion" if the Bush Tax relief plan passes both houses and becomes law.

FBF - Fleet Boston Financial
Drip of the week | Monday, February 10, 2003
Fleet Boston Financial is the seventh-largest financial holding company in the United States, with assets of $190 billion.

How do I best optimize my Dividend Reinvestment Account?
News and Views | Friday, February 07, 2003
Now that you have a relatively good idea as to what a Dividend Reinvestment Plan is and how it works, an understanding as to where the best place to utilize it should be briefly discussed.

Mutual Funds vs. Dividend Reinvestment Programs (DRIPS) (Apples versus Oranges - You make the choice) - February 3, 2003 (Part 2 of 2 Parts)
News and Views | Tuesday, February 04, 2003
In our last article we had just examined the true bottom line and hidden costs of a mutual fund purchase.

HD - Home Depot
Drip of the week | Monday, February 03, 2003
This year they will open 200 new stores and add 40,000 associates.

Mutual Funds vs. Dividend Reinvestment Programs (DRIPS) (Apples versus Oranges - You make the choice) - January 31, 2003 (Part 1 of 2 Parts)
News and Views | Friday, January 31, 2003
On several occasions I have been asked," Which is better to start, a mutual fund investment account or a Dividend Investment Plan?"

Dollar-Cost-Averaging: Perfect for the World of DRIPS?
Drip of the week | Tuesday, January 28, 2003
"Yea who of little cash", just remember that if you make timely, And consistent investments, with the intention of continually making those investments for the long haul, at the very least, you gain the discipline of being able to get involved in the stock market and not get overrun by the volatility of violent swings inherent in that market.

DIS - DISNEY
Drip of the week | Monday, January 27, 2003
In order to manage successfully through the challenges that 2002 presented, Disney remained focused on growing the strength of its brands and share of market and on delivering outstanding creative content within an appropriate financial framework.

If George W. gets his way with the dividend exclusion who REALLY wins!
News and Views | Friday, January 24, 2003
The reality is that the President's plan would eliminate the "double" taxation of dividends for millions of stockholders and allow taxpayers to exclude dividend payments from their taxable income, which is currently taxed as "ordinary" income

Accurate Record keeping is a necessity for Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPS)
News and Views | Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Getting a Dividend Investment plan started, often requires very little to get initiated.

IBM - International Business Machines
Drip of the week | Monday, January 20, 2003
IBM experts it will meet Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue in the first quarter and, provided there is "modest , like most...

DRIP....DRIP....DRIP....DRIP
News and Views | Friday, January 17, 2003
DRIP... DRIP... DRIP... - No, its not a type of coffee grind, nor the sound of water, but its a sure fire way to get you to appreciate the "long-term" philosophy of investing in common stock with very little capital.

DAL - Delta
Drip of the week | Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Delta recently reported a huge loss for its most recent quarter.

BDX - Becton Dickinson & Co.
Drip of the week | Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Shares of Becton Dickinson are garnering a premium in this market.

AEP - American Electric Power
Drip of the week | Wednesday, April 03, 2002
The focus of AEP's growth has become its wholesale energy business.

LTC - LTC Properties
Drip of the week | Wednesday, March 27, 2002
The reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates several years ago adversely impacted many service providers in the health care industry.

BAX - Baxter
Drip of the week | Wednesday, March 20, 2002
For its most recent quarter, Baxter reported strong fourth quarter revenues from its hemophilia treatment.

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