Now that 2016 is coming to an end, I am very excited to ring in the New Year, that’s for sure. Putting back up the Christmas Tree, cleaning out any items that are needing to be thrown away and creating more simpleness in my house had me thinking about the big stocks I’m looking forward to in 2017. There are many reasons why I am trying to look at things more from a “bigger picture” and refining/tightening/sharpening a focused strategy in 2017, as it relates to investing. The S&P 500 is up over 10% through Christmas and due diligence is going to be that much more “fun”.
For the last few years, I have reported religiously the happenings of my portfolio and every cent in dividend income I have received. Looking back, it is insane to see how fast my portfolio has grown in such a short period time and I love seeing similar growth rates in so many other people in the dividend investing community. Man is it a lot of fun! But there has been one key piece of the equation I have kept under wraps from all of you…the happening of my wife’s portfolio and the impact it is having on our “Family Dividend Income” and not just mine. So for the first time on this blog, I would like to discuss my wife’s investment portfolio and briefly discuss how I will begin reporting things differently here on our blog!
Well, I just finished plowing my driveway, and I definitely had to, in order to even be able to pull into my driveway. We didn’t have really any snow until last night, let’s just say winter has come by with a roaring hello! As the coffee is brewing and I am setting up my organized area to focus on writing, the stock watch list has come to mind. I have been monitoring high quality dividend stocks since the election and I am currently making my list and checking it twice, trying to find out which stocks on my watch list are naughty or nice. Come on in and check them out!
Now that we are entering December, it has been four full months at least since I have begun my maximization for tax-efficient investment vehicles. I have now been able to experience what it feels like to see my earned-cash be invested in the stock market on a bi-monthly basis, knowing where my end goal is. This article dawned on me when I updated my portfolio’s cost basis, share ownership and forward dividend income as I push through the last month. So what does it feel like and what have I learned from maximizing these investment accounts? Let’s find out!
Okay, so if Bert wants to roll out an article on his stocks that he’s watching, then I am going to have to waive my hands in there and say, “Hey – I am looking at stocks too”! Therefore, I will present my stocks that have been under my keen eye for the last few weeks, especially post-the-election. Come and check out the dividend stocks on my watch list!
Lanny said it best, the post election stock market has been crazy. A lot of industries that have been trading at a discount, financials and REITs for example, have soared while other stocks that have traded at highs over the years are approaching buy-able levels again. Recently, I was able to knock out one of my 2016 investing goals by crossing $3,250 in projected dividend income; now, I have another goal in sight….investing at least $20,000 in “New Capital” into the market. I’m ready to keep the pedal to the metal and take advantage of some more opportunities that Mr. Market has presented us. Time to check out my November Dividend Stock Watch List!
Are you holding on as tight as I am seeing the fluctuation in the stock market? The rollercoaster has been hot and heavy since Tuesday and slightly reminds me of a few instances we had last year. I am never one to predict where the market is going nor what I think is the best stock right now, therefore, this article will service one primary purpose. That is – to hold on to the handle bars on the rollercoaster ride and understand why you are sitting in the seat, is what matters the most. Continue reading