Performance of the Top 10 Dividend Aristocrats 2019

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.

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What are Stock Buybacks?

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!

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Bert’s Portfolio Review – 2019

For the first time on this website, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a review of my investment portfolio!  Lanny has been doing so each quarter and we are discussing many of these metrics on a regular basis either when together or on the phone.  So I figured it would be a good time to sip on a cup of tea (notice no coffee today) and dive into some of the numbers.

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Bert’s February Dividend Income Summary

Wow.  February was a blur for so many different reasons.  With a blink of an eye, we find ourselves entering the third month of the year.   While personally, things many have been fuzzy, our dividend income continues to roll in, along with the dividend increases.  I swear, there was a new dividend increase announced every day in February!  Lanny has kicked off our blog’s dividend income summaries and it will be tough to follow his $628 act.  But I’ll give it a shot.  Here is my February dividend income summary!

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Lanny’s Stock Purchase February 2nd through March 1st

Talk about limited activity over here.  Doesn’t help that it was a short month, but the month of February saw gains in the S&P 500 of 2.88%.  Therefore, you had limited days to buy, a day off in the stock market and the overall market surged almost 3%!  Yes, my activity was very low this month.  So low, that I am beginning to even think the freezing temperatures we endured took an affect on my dividend stock purchasing!  Let’s see what I was up to from February 2nd through March 1st!

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5 Low-Risk Investments to Start Your Portfolio

The following is a guest post from one of our friends discussing low-risk investments for your portfolio.  While we typically discussing dividend growth investing, and have even wrote about 5 Foundation stocks for a dividend investors portfolio, there are other low risk, non-dividend stock investments for individuals.  This article will discuss five of those other options.  Please see the following article to learn more! Continue reading

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Lanny’s February Dividend Income Summary

February, coming in hot!  Or… still freaking cold.  Dividends still come through to keep things exciting for the short month.  The stock market has continued to be on a tear, making it hard for additional investment.  I know I am preaching to the choir.  Let’s see how I did and check out my February 2019 dividend income.

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