Ah, the best month for being a Dividend Investor. Most companies pay on a quarterly basis in the third month of the quarter and for those that have mutual fund/ETF investments, the dividends and capital gains pour in at the end of the year. Due to the insane amount of dividend increases and with the benefit of consistency from our community, we expect the report below to be mind-blowing and many records to be set. Here is the December version of the dividend income from YOU the bloggers!
January has been off to an interesting start. Lanny has crushed it with his stock purchases over the last 30 days, adding some serious dividend income to his total. Me, not so much. I’ve been on the sidelines for a while now and talked about how frustrated that was making me in my last dividend income summary. Now, that’s no longer the case and I’ve finally made my first stock purchase of 2019. As the title suggests, I purchased shares of Dominion Energy recently and here are some of the main reasons why.
2019 has been interesting to say the least. I know the market is up and down every single day and earnings releases are just around the corner, literally. I have been working through year-end reporting with regulatory filings, in addition to compliance filings, with external auditors/regulators barking on my door, therefore – work made the days pitch black in the morning and pitch black at night. The only light being shed are the dividend stock purchases, right? It’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the first two weeks of January!
There are always fun wrinkles when you change employers. You cross your fingers and hope they have the same 401k brokerage, the same Health Savings Account provider, and same health insurance provider to make things easy. Unfortunately for me, I struck out on all three. After receiving my second HSA card in the mail a few months ago, I quickly became annoyed with having two accounts. So I decided to look into this further and determine if I should keep two separate Health Savings Accounts or combine the two accounts.
When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last full-year. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year. Tax reform has been rewarding, as companies have been sending portions of the cost savings to their shareholders.
Well, 2019 is off to quite the start isn’t it? The market madness that ended the year continued into the beginning of 2019. Looks like we should expect a fun 2019 after all! For the last time this year, it is time to review my previous month’s dividend income and assess my performance. This one was exciting and I had a hunch that a record was looming. The results were tallied and my thoughts were confirmed. Time to dive into my December dividend income summary!
2018 is over and I know there are many of us that have been able to make intense investments, when the market had turned south in December. Though the temperature and the overall market are getting cold, the dividend portfolios are staying hot! It’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the last two weeks of December!