Lanny’s May Dividend Income Summary

Whoo!  Here we go!  The Cavs just clinched the Eastern Conference and are going to The Finals – beginning June 2nd, two of my best friends were married this month and I’m excited to see what opportunities lie ahead going into the last 7 months of the year.  The market has been essentially slightly up since the end of May, but not by much – however, we still do have Tuesday, May 31st to make a statement (I’d be happy with a 5% stock shock downwards… haha).  With that – let’s check out what dividends were received in this month of May 2016!

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United Parcel Service (UPS) Stock Analysis

With the stock market still continuing it’s position at very high points – it has left us dividend value investors to find little-to no room to make a move.  There have been flashes of companies taking a few steps back, such as Target (TGT) and Apple (AAPL), but what other companies are out there that may have not been in the public news, but that still look attractive right now?  Well, I received a package in the mail the other day and had a conversation about what industries may be benefiting from low oil prices?  What about shipping companies?  Better yet… what about United Parcel service (UPS)?  Let’s find out!

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Why I Love Listening to Podcasts

Random topic, I know.  But over the last year, I discovered the wonderful world of podcasts.  I’ll be honest with you, it has been a game changer for me and I have learned some pretty cool stuff, listened to some awesome interviews, and discovered new interests that I never knew I had.   So naturally, I wanted to share my experience with all of you.  Best of all…it is free!microphone-639192_640

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The Most Important Dividend Metric in Difficult Times

I was laying in bed thinking of this day and age, the performance of companies and how critical attributes are in determining what is the absolute most important metric for a dividend stock you own.  I began reviewing the list of stocks that I currently own, you name it – Procter & Gamble (PG), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T) and other big dividend aristocrats and I finally saw the trend of what made my stomach feel uneasy and what made it feel comfortable.  That metric was the payout ratio. Continue reading

Dividend Diplomats Recent Buy – CZNC

The Dividend Diplomats were back at it again!  Yes, both of us purchased the same company approximately two weeks ago and we wanted to share the purchase article with you.  And yes, this is the second time we have both purchased a stock at the same time in 2016.   Due to both of being busy with work, traveling, vacations, festivity planning, etc.. we were taken away from writing this article closer to the date of the stock purchases we made.  Given that we are both Financial Institution auditors, we purchased a bank that is already friendly in our portfolio – Citizens & Northern (CZNC).  Time to cash in those checks for stock! Continue reading

April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Here we go, here we go.  All, you know what this is about.  At the end of each month, we round-up as many dividend income summaries as we can and compile the results in an article.  We love reviewing everyones’ progress.  It is truly inspiring and it helps motivate us to continue pushing ourselves.  Time to check out how well everyone performed in April.  Let’s dive into our April dividend income summary from all of you in the Dividend Investing community!dividend income

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Lanny’s April Dividend Income Summary

1/3 of the way finished with the year.  Only 8 more months to go, NBA playoff basketball is going wild right now and I just returned from a vacation and am about to depart to be in one of my best friends wedding this afternoon.  April was a wild month to push through, but something tells me – I haven’t seen anything yet.  However, enough of hearing me talk about the past and what’s to come, let’s get into the real deal April dividend income summary!

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