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It is such an amazing time to be a dividend stock investor! Today, I want to share three recent pieces of news that make me smile. I'm talking about news that directly affects my personal dividend stock portfolio, news that will only increase my dividends (cash flow) over time!

I want to start with the massive dividend increase that McDonalds (MCD) just announced! Raising their dividend from 1.01 to 1.16 per quarter, they increased their dividend by a staggering 15%! I get a 15% raise for doing nothing (other than being a loyal shareholder).

McDonalds is my #3 favorite dividend stock of all time. While it's at $166.41 now, I first purchased at $73.53 (I'm up 126% in capital appreciation alone on my first tranche, not counting dividends!). While I invest for dividends, capital appreciation sure is nice (it's the sign of a well-managed company).

With my yield on cost at 6.31% (on my first tranche), I expect to be over 7% after the next one or two dividend increases. Thanks, McDonalds!

I also dive into some other updates on McDonalds, such as the current PE ratio and payout ratio (important metrics for value investors).

McDonalds, in my opinion, is a prime example of patience and persistence paying off.

Next, I transition into the second piece of incredible news - Coca-Cola (KO) is back! I am so thrilled that they are planning to acquire Costa Coffee from Whitbred PLC for $5.1 billion. The biggest coffee shop in the UK, I love Costa! If you've been following PPC Ian for a while, you know that global exposure is important to me. (And, you also know that I love investing in coffee.)

With 4,000 retail locations and an amazing brand, this Costa Coffee deal has renewed my faith in Coca-Cola. Perhaps I'll start buying more shares!

Worth nothing, my yield on cost for KO is only 5%. On my first tranche, I'm only up 46%. KO has not matched my expectations. Perhaps they are finally getting their house in order for some growth here!

Big news number three also involves (you guessed it) Coca-Cola! I'm excited to see that they are considering Cannabis-infused beverages. I get a lot of questions here about Cannabis. I want to invest in Cannabis, but don't want the risk of the pure-plays that often involve no dividends (and small market caps). If KO gets into this arena, I will be so pleased.

In my opinion, it's always good news to be a dividend investor. Please share in the comments recent news that you have been seeing with your dividend holdings.

And, please don't forget to reach out on Instagram (I'm @ianlopuch):

McDonald's is my #3 favorite stock of all time:

Of course of I own Coca-Cola (KO):

Here's my experience losing weight:

PepsiCo (PEP) is my #2 favorite dividend stock of all time:

Here are the stocks I'm buying in 2018:

I love investing in Starbucks (SBUX):

Disclosure: I am long McDonalds (MCD), Coca-Cola (KO), Starbucks (SBUX), and PepsiCo (PEP). I own these stocks in my stock portfolio.

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