We know what time it is. This is one of the best months to be a dividend investor, as we wrap up a quarter-end. The market finished off an impressive note, closing up 13% for the year, thus far. The weather is finally warming up, as I believe we even received a 60 degree day or two in the month. This was a fantastic month of investing and earning dividends, which truly shows the power of time and consistency pushes you forward.
I believe it is rally time for the dividend portfolio! The weather is warming up and the appetite is getting anxious to scoop up dividend stocks for the cupboard, that is my portfolio. The goals are high and the dividend income forward projection is begging to be pushed, just a little bit further. I say bring on April and let’s see what’s currently on the radar!
Growing up, my favorite fast food restaurant was Burger King. Despite the fact that there was a Wendy’s at the end of my street, I always preferred visiting “The King” and enjoying a flame-broiled burger. While I’ve cut back on fast food over the years from my youth levels, I’ll still visit fast food places several times a month. But as a McDonalds shareholder and the fact I have selected them as my restaurant category in the Bumped App, my incentive is to visit the Golden Arches. But Burger King made one heck of an announcement over the weekend. Burger King will now offer a $5 per month coffee subscription! As a coffee fanatic, I loved reading the headline and article. This announcement had me thinking…is it worth it? So I analyzed the subscription plan from the perspective of four different coffee drinkers to see: The Coffee Snob, the Daily Coffee Buyer, the Keurig Lover, and the Home Brewer.
Despite the fact that February is the coldest for many of us Midwesterners and Canadians, the dividends came in HOT! In February, the stock market continued its impressive hot streak, leaving us with many stocks with high valuations and shorter, and shorter, dividend stock watch lists. With the month well behind us and the articles released by the community, it is time for our favorite monthly post! We try to summarize the growth and progress towards FIRE for as many individuals as possible. Here is the February installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!
The final month of the quarter is flying by. Where has time gone? With just under half of the month left, I wanted to follow Lanny’s lead and prepare a March Dividend Stock watch list myself. Fresh off of my recent portfolio review, I am ready to continue pushing forward and grow our portfolio. This listing will have three stocks on it. Let’s dive into my March dividend stock watch list.
This article should be interesting. The stock market is just crushing it and there is just not much room for opportunity. You can reach for value, but are you reaching for true value or are you reaching at a poor company that has, what appears to be, strong dividend metrics? I thought to rewind the tape back and really take a hard look at the Dividend Aristocrats. You know, those companies that increase their dividend EVERY YEAR for at least 25 years+? Yes, that is who I am talking about. Therefore, I peeled back the curtain on the top 10 yielding dividend aristocrats out there, seeing their performance and hey – maybe even find some value.
Stock buybacks have been in the news a lot recently. In 2018, companies repurchased insane amounts of their stock. But this is hardly a new practice. Stock buybacks have occurred for decades and are a common tool to provide value to shareholders. In today’s installment of our Financial Education series, we will examine stock buybacks, some pros and cons, and discuss how this impacts dividend investors!