Brian Bollinger, Simply Safe Dividends

My name is Brian Bollinger, and I am the President of Simply Safe Dividends. Prior to starting the company, I was an equity research analyst for a multi-billion dollar investment fund. I really enjoyed my work and have spent over 10,000 hours researching, analyzing, and recommending stock ideas. From calling up management teams to digging through annual reports, my research experiences have exposed me to many different types of industries, companies, and investment situations. I am also a registered Certified Public Accountant, which has helped me better analyze financial statements and get to the bottom of some of the more dreadful accounting issues, such as deferred taxes. Prior to joining the investment management industry, I attended school at Indiana University, where I triple majored in finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship and was fortunate to graduate in the top 1% of my class. At graduation, I also received the William A. Rawles Key Award, which is presented annually to the single senior in the school of business having the most distinguished record in the undergraduate program. Work experience and education aside, I am a straight shooter. I believe in only providing stock analysis that is rooted in the facts and offers a balanced look at the pros and cons of a particular investment opportunity. You will never find gimmicky analysis, sensational headlines, or careless recommendations at Simply Safe Dividends. Everything we do is done with integrity.

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This Stock’s Dividend Payment is About as Safe As They Come

November 9, 2016

The company is generating far more earnings and cash flow than it needs to keep the current dividend safe, even in the event of another great recession like economic downturn...
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How to Invest in Business Development Companies (BDCs)

November 5, 2016

Read on to find out why these specialty finance stocks offer such juicy yields, who should invest in BDCs, what metrics matter the most to protect your capital, and what risks dividend lovers need to be aware of…
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This Stock is One of the Best Long-Term Wealth Builders in the US Stock Market

November 3, 2016

With seemingly plenty of growth runway still ahead of it, a strong brand, and a solid plan from management to further boost sales, margins, and the dividend in the coming years, it looks like an interesting candidate for long-term dividend growth investors to consider...
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This Stock Remains the Most Undervalued But Most Speculative Megabank You Can Own

October 30, 2016
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Overall, it’s a speculative dividend growth stock that will likely never find a home in my Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio. There are just too many risks and trust issues that I can’t get comfortable with…
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What Dividend Investors Need to Know About AT&T’s Time Warner Acquisition

October 29, 2016

The deal has a number of implications…
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This is One of the Best Dividend Growth Stocks in the Market

October 27, 2016

It seems like a solid long-term core holding for any diversified dividend growth portfolio…
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Warning: This is One of the Riskier Big Oil Dividend Stocks You Can Own Today

October 21, 2016

Due to the unsafe nature of the company’s payout, current shareholders will be lucky to avoid a dividend cut over the next year or two unless oil prices drastically improve in the coming quarters...
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This High-Yield Investment Could Be a Core Holding in Every Diversified Dividend Portfolio

October 19, 2016

It offers a nearly 50-year track record of creating value for shareholders, conservative management, steadily rising dividends, and a highly recession-resistant business model...
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This Stock Seems Like a Good Consideration for Investors Living Off Dividends in Retirement

October 17, 2016

The company has a good balance sheet, enjoys a business model that performs well in all economic environments, generates plenty of free cash flow to cover the dividend, and offers a 3.6% dividend yield (which is nearly twice as high as the overall market’s yield)...
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A Guide to Conservative Income Producing Option Strategies for Dividend Stocks

October 15, 2016

Let’s take a look at two low-risk, leverage-free, strategies to see how they can be used in concert with high-quality, dividend growth blue chips to help you reach your financial goals in this time of extreme market and interest rate uncertainty…
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