July was an interesting month, right? June soared, but what happened in July? Pretty much the same, as you will see within the article. I will be honest and say this. Finding dividend stocks that are undervalued continues to be a challenge in the summer of 2019. Though the stock market ride is not controllable, dividends and dividend stock opportunities are there. It’s time to check out my dividend stock watch list.
Another month is in the books here. July was a fun month for us. We celebrated some birthdays and some All Star festivities in Cleveland. As the summer heats up, so are the dividend increases. While overall dividend growth continues to slow in 2019 compared to 2018, Lanny and I continue to receive dividend increases from our holdings frequently. We freaking love dividend increases. That’s why each month, we summarize the dividend increases from the month and look ahead to see which companies may increase the next month. Here are the expected dividend increases in August 2019:
This is a guest contribution by Nathan Parsh of Sure Dividend.
Bert and Lanny have amassed a portfolio of some of the best dividend paying stocks in the market. Many of the stocks that they own have increased their dividends for multiple decades.
Past dividend growth does not guarantee future growth. That being said, companies with long track records of dividend growth often enjoy very high levels of free cash flow. Companies that are able to grow free cash flow are much more likely to continue paying and raising their dividends going forward.
The following five stocks are those from Bert and Lanny’s portfolio that we believe investors can purchase right now.
We are halfway through 2019 on our Dividend Income and Dividend Investing 2019 journey. We have six massive months to go. It’s time to make each day, each dollar and each investment count. The market has still been on an up-swing, as of late, and opportunities are still hard to come by. Remember, dividends allow us to take back our time, slow things down, and enjoy every step along the way, while reducing stress. We are all on this journey together! Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. Here is the June 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given the second quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 6 months. This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year. Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?
My mailbox and online advertising banners always contain New Bank Account Promotions. With promises of hundreds of dollars for each new account, it is easy to see why many people use this as a hack to earn extra cash. I have been reluctant to participate over the years. But recently, two offers came across my plate that I couldn’t pass up. Here is how I earned $1,000 with new bank account promotions over the last month.
Our strategy is to invest in dividend growth stocks. So much of our emphasis on this website is finding companies that have demonstrated their ability to grow their dividend over time. If you don’t believe us, check out the three pillars of our infamous Dividend Stock Screener! But as I continue to monitor and review our portfolio, there is one stock that jumps off the page at me. That company is Schlumberger (SLB). No, it isn’t because the company hasn’t increased their dividend in several years. It is because I am asking myself a much more tragic question after reviewing the numbers closely. Is Schlumberger’s dividend safe?