Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard & Poor′s Equity Research
"Chuck Carlson is one of those rare people in the investment advisory industry that can combine solid investment strategies with an approachable writing style. The ideas and suggestions presented in The Little Book of Big Dividends can serve as a road map for buy–and–hold as well as more tactically oriented investors large and small." John F. Tierney, Executive Director, Van Kampen Investments
"Every investor needs two things to be successful: a way to select the right stocks for a portfolio and a way to ensure that the portfolio continues to grow over time. Chuck Carlson′s new book gives you both. At a time when practical advice is at a premium, The Little Book of Big Dividends is invaluable." Robert Sheard, bestselling author of The Unemotional Investor and Money for Life
"If you are looking for an investment solution that has stood the test of time, then read about Chuck Carlson′s BSD (Big, Safe Dividend) formula and how you can set your portfolio up to thrive and survive in 2010 and beyond." Ben Fulton, Managing Director and Head of Global ETFs, Invesco PowerShares
Chapter One The Check Is in the Mail.
Chapter Two Super Size Me, without the Heartburn.
Chapter Three If Einstein Was a Dividend Investor.
Chapter Four The World Is Your Oyster.
Chapter Five It Pays to Be Direct.
Chapter Six Postcards from the Hedge.
Chapter Seven Lifeguard on Duty.
Chapter Eight Juice Your Portfolio without Striking Out.
Chapter Nine When DRIPs Become Floods.
Chapter Ten If You Build It, Dividends Will Come.
Appendix A Advanced BSD Formula.
Appendix B The Ultimate Big, Safe Dividend Portfolio.
"This is a book aimed at serious investors who want to shore up their portfolios with a time–tested stock asset. Carlso is a clear writer [and] makes his case very well for the power of dividends.".
Provides excellent analysis. . . should be an important component of a private wealth adviser s discussion with clients about sources of long–term investment return and the critical importance of reinvestment in building wealth. Carlson addresses portfolio diversification and risk management in an accessible way. Readers will appreciate the manner in which he names names to paint a clear picture of how excess returns can be achieved through a simple and time–tested investment formula. He also underscores the need to supplement selection formulas with fundamental research in order to make optimal investment decisions. (Financial Analysts Journal)