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Applying online data visualisation for Dividend Aristocrats selection

December 2010.

Let's imagine that you have the IBKR (Interactive Brokers) account. And you want to get some cash flow for account maintenance fees. One option is to by dividend stocks. S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats can be a good choice to invest some of your money. These companies have increased the dividend paid for 25 consecutive years or more.

Initially it will be enough to take into account only three indicators: forward annual dividend yield, payout ratio and foreign currency long-term credit rating. Using those indicators, you can exclude some companies from your list of the best stocks to buy.

The following is an interactive chart. This chart provides information on indicators for dividend aristocrats stocks selection to buy. Here we make decisions based on indicators but not on company name. Each circle corresponds to some company. If you click on it you'll see a short company description including its credit rating. You can also select the company. Your choice will be highlighted with red color. The selected company marker is larger in size than others for convenience.

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S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. Example of visualization.

The list of Dividend Aristocrats is taken from Wikipedia as at 3 July 2020.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield and Payout Ratio values are read from Yahoo Finance and updated using library yfinance at the top of every hour. If values are missing, companies are ignored. If Payout Ratio is less than 0 or more than 5000, such companies are excluded from visualization.

In tool tips You can see Foreign Currency Long-Term Credit Ratings provided by Standard & Poor’s. Ratings are correct as at 5 December 2020.


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