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Computerized Investing > Third Quarter 2011

Screening With the Big, Safe Dividend Formula

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by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Many investors seek income to supplement their portfolio returns while at the same time insulating themselves from market declines. In “The Little Book of Big Dividends: A Safe Formula for Guaranteed Returns” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), Charles Carlson outlines a recipe for investment success:

“Find stocks with above-average appreciation potential and safe and growing dividends, and buy them at attractive prices.”

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