Updated on March 24th, 2021 by Nikolaos Sismanis Viking Global Investors is a Connecticut-based hedge fund, specializing both in early-stage companies and mature equities, with around $36.3 billion of Assets under Management (AUMs). The company was founded by Norwegian-born Andreas Halverson who became a billionaire growing the fund since its inception in 1999. Andreas still…

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Updated on March 24th, 2021 by Bob Ciura In order to become a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must have a strong brand and a dominant industry position. The Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 65 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. You can download an Excel spreadsheet with…

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Updated on March 23rd, 2021 by Nikolaos Sismanis Lone Pine Capital is an American-based hedge fund headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. It was established in 1997 by its president and managing director Stephen Mandel. Lone Pine Capital is well-known for its exceptional returns thanks to the expertise of Stephen Mandel. The fund has around $27 billion…

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Updated on March 23rd, 2021 by Nikolaos Sismanis Athanaor Capital is a macro-focused hedge fund founded in 2017 by Parvinder Thiara. The firm is growing quickly – more than doubling its assets under management in 2019.  Athanor Capital currently manages more than $4 billion in discretionary funds according to its most recent form ADV. Investors…

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This is a guest contribution by Tom Hutchinson, Chief Analyst, Cabot Dividend Investor For years, Wall Street seemingly treated the alternative energy movement with collective disinterest. Now, the trend has become undeniable. And alternative energy stocks have suddenly become a hot commodity. The iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN), which tracks 30 stocks in the Global Clean Energy…

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Updated on March 23rd, 2021 by Bob Ciura Put simply, investing in high-quality dividend growth stocks can lead to outstanding long-term returns. Investors looking for dividend income and sustainable growth should start with the Dividend Aristocrats, an exclusive group of companies that have raised their dividends for 25+ consecutive years. With this in mind, we…

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Updated on March 22nd, 2021 by Bob Ciura At Sure Dividend we are huge proponents of investing in high-quality dividend growth stocks. We believe companies with long histories of raising their dividends are most likely to reward their shareholders with superior long-term returns. This is why we focus so intently on the Dividend Aristocrats. Our…

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Updated on March 19th, 2021 by Bob Ciura The Dividend Aristocrats are a group of 65 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. Within the Dividend Aristocrats, there are varying types of stocks with differing yields. Some of the Dividend Aristocrats have higher yields, but these high-yielders tend to…

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Updated on March 19th, 2021 by Bob Ciura Business Development Companies, otherwise known as BDCs, are highly popular among income investors. BDCs widely have high dividend yields of 5% or higher. The strongest BDCs also have the ability to raise their dividends on occasion. This makes BDCs very appealing for income investors such as retirees,…

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