Wow! The market has been busy and I have been trying to stay as active as I can, as there are quite a few things going on outside of blogging, working and family. I typically buy big, blue chip companies who have that 10, 20 or even 30+ years of consecutively increasing their dividend. This recently dividend stock purchase may be a little different. One thing the community may not know is, I am Italian. Needless to say, I love pesto, pasta, meatballs and cheese. Here is a smaller company that I purchased, that sells these products! I will go into the details on how I came across them, how much I purchased and why I ended up purchasing them! On June 8th, I purchased 500 shares of Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc. (AMNF)!
We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018. Man oh man, where has time gone? Lanny, like so many of you already, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it. He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase! Nice freaking job Lanny. That’s how you crush it right there. I’ve spent some time compiling my results here. Let’s see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny’s!
Another month up and another month down. As I’m writing this on June 1st, I could see new flurries of dividends hitting my account. The sun is definitely heating up here in Cleveland, the Cavs are in the finals and were just robbed a Game 1 road victory. I love writing these reports, as the comparison to prior year, really hits home when you see the hard work that has been put in place to improve. Did I continue to push the limits for May of 2018 dividend income? Let’s find out!
No, no it wasn’t a stock on my beloved June dividend stock watch list. It wasn’t a stock that should be unfamiliar, however. In fact, my recent purchase is a second purchase I’ve made in this iconic, legacy-brand fulfilled company this year! I couldn’t be happier to have made an additional purchase, at an even lower price that an earlier purchase of this dividend stock. On June 1, 2018, I purchased 20 more shares of Procter Gamble (PG)!
2018 has been a fun investing year, as the market has presented many great buying opportunities and I’ve been fortunate enough to have some extra capital on to capitalize. At the beginning of May, I initiated a large position in Pepsi. Selfishly, I was trying to sneak in one more stock purchase before the end of the month and was fortunate enough to have cash on hard, ready to delpoy. I have been hot on the trail of a Dividend Aristocrat for the last few weeks. Finally, after weeks of waiting, the company’s stock price fell and triggered my limit order. Here is why I initiated a position in Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) at the end of May!
Weather is heating up and it’s time to put on the spectacles for the dividend stock watch list. I feel like I have been on the side lines for such a long time, not having purchased a stock in weeks. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I was able to take time aside and really focus on the quality of stocks that are out there. As others know, I came to find out that there are many opportunities out there for us and it is such a hard decision when it comes to which one to add, to the dividend portfolio. Bert comes out with his expected dividend increase articles, others are buying stocks on the daily, it seems, and you know what, it’s time for me to see what sights I should be set on. Without further-ado, here are my dividend stocks I am watching for June!
Another month is in the books in 2018. It blows my mind that we are almost halfway through 2018. Each month, I do my best to compile a list of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. While I can’t include every company in the article, I do my best to capture as many Dividend Aristocrats and other companies as possible. Here is the next installment in our monthly series. It is time to see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in June!