The market continued to slide the first few weeks of February. Dividend Aristocrats and other great dividend stocks continued to fall to levels I haven’t seen in a while. Lanny and I were having multiple discussions each day about which stocks are looking great and where to potentially focus our attention. Look how strong some of the names are that were on his January dividend stock watch list. Well, there is one stock that has continued to catch my eye as the price continues to decline. I’ve purchased the stock twice already in 2018 and I could not resist when their price fell below the half-century mark. Here is why I bought Realty Income (O) for the third time in 2018!
Wow. Here we are again everyone. The first month of the year has come to a close. 31 days have flown by and another month of dividend income has been received. As a CPA, this month has worn me down, to say the least. Thank the Lord that dividend income continues to fuel the portfolio to new heights and continues to march on when I am struggling for time, research and spending time with loved ones. January was a great start for dividend income and I am proud to present the results to the community.
The Tax Reform has been etched in stone and the dust has, for the most part, settled. I wanted to teach/describe to the reader/ to readers that there are still advantages to the tax-advantaged accounts in 2018, even if we are in slightly lower rates, with a few other minor things to think about. Therefore, this article will go into detail on the pre-tax 401(k), Traditional IRA and the Health Savings Account, in relation to the Tax Reform and how it can still open up more cash to invest. I will have a few tid bits at the end, to think about, as well.
The calendar has turned and we are off to the races in 2018. It has busy month and our busy season has been intense. But that hasn’t stopped us from closely monitoring our portfolios and the excitement that is happening in the stock market. We all finished December strong and as a community 39 of us were able to receive of $30,000 of dividend income. It was a record-setting month for a lot of us, including myself. And now that 2018 has started, it is time to keep the momentum going. With one month down, I thought it would be as good as a time as ever to publish my first dividend income summary of 2018. Time to check out my January dividend income summary!
The stock market really has slid, as of late, which is beautiful to a dividend investor. Not only are companies announcing larger dividend increases, due to the savings from the “Tax Act”, but they are also starting to go “on-sale”. Due to these events, I wanted to write my dividend stock watch list for the month of February. I am entering the grocery store here with an empty cart, seeing what stocks are ripe enough to go through the check-out line with me. Time to get to the stocks, so grab a cup of coffee and come read.
What a month it has been for dividend increases! Each month, I highlight the companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. For the first time, I am speechless. In January, I highlighted three companies that were expected to increase their dividend in the coming month. But man was I blown out of the water with all of the dividend increases that were announced. February will have some tough shoes to follow! Enough talk, let’s dive right in and summarize the companies that increased their dividend in January and which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in February.
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.