Here we are, sitting a few months into the calendar year and investment opportunities are difficult to come by. However, we are all living and breathing, right? We are all drinking water, eating food and have items in our life to reduce risk of loss, correct? Have you considered that if all else fails and dividend stock opportunities are tough to come by, to invest into an industry that will be around, as long as we are simply, living? That’s the focus of my article today. I really want to get down to basics of what one could invest in if you are afraid of the next pop, the fizzle out of the latest start-up tech company or fall of a once-was retail giant?
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 does it mean when someone says, “Oh, I Vanguard” or “I use Vanguard”. There is even a line or two when people talk about investments in a conversation, and someone says, “I let Vanguard handle everything”. Well, my goal is to explain and put that to rest. This all came from an interesting conversation with one of my best friends. He felt that this information was necessary for the community to read. Especially those starting out to invest and wanting to know more terminology, where it comes from, what it means and the impact to them. Therefore, I will do my best to explain the “who” and the “what” in Vanguard.
Each and every month, Bert writes about the expected dividend increases, each and every month. I love those articles, as it completely HYPES me up for what’s to come. However, as a dividend investor, who reviews and watches the stock market it is extremely… difficult. Yes, difficult! I am in this mode, that I want to let everyone know what I go through during the month where I expected dividend increases, to see if you feel the same or to see what you do to help “ease” the anxiety!
I hope that your stomach has felt the ups and downs this year. The S&P 500 is pretty much flat year-to-date. However, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been amazing opportunities out there. Opportunities that we haven’t seen in so fricken long, as dividend investors. However, with all of the events occurring this year – tax reform, tariffs, earnings being released for quarter 1, interest rates rising and inflation starting to creep (gas, groceries, etc.), is this the right time to jump in on dividend stock opportunities? I plan on talking about dividend stocks, where they are at today and comparing them to 5 year dividend yield averages. When doing this, it may showcase opportunities out there.
A new month is upon us and I am eager to continue to buy stocks that make sense and add to my portfolio. 2018 has been off to a crazy start and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following the madness of the stock market and eagerly awaiting these crazy dividend increase announcements. The dividend growth engine has been strong post tax reform, that is for sure. Today, I found three companies that have caught my eye. I will be watching these three dividend stocks closely. Here is my March Dividend Stock watch list!