2018 is off to a roaring start. The stock market continues to rise and companies are announcing dividend increases and share buyback programs left and right. Dividend investors everywhere are feeling a nice jolt, that’s for sure. Outside of dividend increases, January has been a busy month for me. It has been a long, long time since I have done this. But last week, I purchased Realty Income (O) for the second time in January.
The final month of the 2017 year for the Dividend Diplomat Side Hustle Report! This marks our 7th post on the topic and all have been very consistent with what we write about. The two of us haven’t had a nice “Board” meeting, where we strategize upcoming themes and articles for the new year, quite yet. Yes, these board meetings incorporate lots of coffee and pizza, with endless dividend stock discussion. Our meetup hasn’t occurred due to both of us going through a heft busy season, where the limited “free” time is usually transferred to sleeping. However, not to go down a never ending hole about the struggles of busy season, let’s crab a fresh cup of coffee and read our FINAL 2017 Dividend Diplomat side hustle report!
Fresh off of a record-setting December in terms of dividend income, I’m ready to hit the ground running in 2018 and make some serious moves. Now that we are comfortably moved into our house and our cash outflows to make repairs and upgrades are shrinking drastically, we should have a lot of additional cash flow available for use in 2018. After brainstorming what the most efficient use of the capital would be, I realized there is an easy change that I need to make with my finances. Like Lanny over the past few years, my wife and I are finally taking the steps necessary to maximize our 401k contributions during the year!
Happy New Year’s Dividend Investing Community! Wow, what a year it was. November’s dividend income from the bloggers totaled 50 bloggers with over $17,000 divvies coming in. The results were very impressive and the community has shown no signs of slowing down. However, with one month left and big dividend payers coming in the last month of the year – can we set new records? Did Santa bring gifts this year for the community? Time to grab the hot cup of coffee, get comfortable and read about the December dividend income results from YOU the bloggers!
Who is ready to buy some stock this year? Now that the tax-reform dust is settling in, the market has had two weeks to react in 2018, things are looking interesting. The REIT and utility industries have taken a little bit of a back seat thus far, this year, and it’s time to wipe the sleep from your eyes to see if there are buying opportunities. This month, there are three stocks on my dividend stock watch list and I hope you enjoy, gain useful information and leave feedback. Sip on the coffee and check out the list!
After a record December, I was looking to start 2018 off on an aggressive note. I play to push my limits in 2018 and hopefully provide a lot of fuel to my investment portfolio. Despite the fact that the market has also started off on a tear, a few opportunities have presented themselves. After watching the price of REITs such as Realty Income and HCP (Lanny’s latest purchase) continue to fall, I knew that a purchase was inevitable. Let’s see why I added to my position in Realty Income!
Wow… another year, down. I know it’s cliche and that every day is just that, a day. Whether it’s 365 of them or 450, but at least the calendar is there to check progress towards your goals. I set goals last year in January, to blaze trails and do more what I’m passionate about. 12 months, 365 days, 8,760 hours (and you get the drift) have passed and it is that peaceful time to check in on the full check on my 2017 goals. Time to dive right in.