When we started out building the Dividend Radar, it was important to us that we produce a free, user-friendly tool for dividend growth investors that had clear license terms.
From Jim Marino, Sr.
Here are the main benefits using Dividend Radar: Dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers:
Dividend Radar is updated weekly (instead of monthly) with the latest market data, including all calculations. Many of the CCC list calculations are only updated annually. We chose to develop a "clean-room" implementation which did not depend on the original CCC list.
Dividend Radar is fully automated and based on a defined set of rules. This automated, rules-based approach greatly reduces errors and inaccuracies that result from manually curated lists. Details on this approach and the rules used are described in this Seeking Alpha article co-produced by FerdiS and James Marino that provides the details.
Dividend Radar data is broker-grade and sourced from S&P Global. This data is a major upgrade from free sources used to populate the CCC list.
Dividend Radar has value added metrics including a fair value indicator, total trailing returns, the latest dividend CAGRs, as well as other actionable data items.
Our pledge to always make the publication free of charge, licensed for personal and commercial use without any registration requirement. We selected the Creative Common License, which allows for free, individual and commercial use.
To assist readers we have provided a CCC list mapping guide and data dictionary. The CCC list mapping guide explains the differences between the CC list and Dividend Radar. The data dictionary provides definitions for all data items in Dividend Radar. These documents can be downloaded from Dividend Radar.