After a record December, I was looking to start 2018 off on an aggressive note. I play to push my limits in 2018 and hopefully provide a lot of fuel to my investment portfolio. Despite the fact that the market has also started off on a tear, a few opportunities have presented themselves. After watching the price of REITs such as Realty Income and HCP (Lanny’s latest purchase) continue to fall, I knew that a purchase was inevitable. Let’s see why I added to my position in Realty Income!
Wow… I can’t believe I still remember how to buy stock! It has been almost 2 months since my last stock purchase, when I purchased shares in AT&T (T) and Hormel (HRL) back in October. Can I say that it feels good to be back? I couldn’t help but sit on the sidelines, as during that two month period, the S&P 500 index has increased well over 4%+ during that time period. My dividend stock portfolio has been bolstering record-highs and finding opportunities out there has been difficult, to say the least. The stock I purchased has not moved in that two month span, and when dating back to three months ago, is actually down 10%. On December 21st, I purchased 58 shares into HCP, Inc. (HCP) and let’s dive in to see why!
I cannot believe I am about to say this, but here it goes. For the FINAL time in 2017, I am going to take a deep dive and prepare a watch list full of dividend stocks that are on my radar because they are potentially undervalued. This market is as expensive as ever and the S&P 500 continues to soar to new highs. So finding great dividend stocks that are currently trading at a discount was definitely a challenge. However, I was able to find three stocks that have caught my attention. Let’s dive in and take a look at the final 2017 edition of my dividend stock watch list!
We weren’t kidding with our dividend stock watch lists posted earlier this month, expected dividend increases and even tweeting about how the market is opening up opportunities. It is always exciting when dividend aristocrats go on sale and one has capital to deploy. Due to the frugal lifestyle that Bert & I live, we were able to strike when the stock market took a few steps back. The end of October & early November has opened up quite a few opportunities in the dividend investing arena and what do Dividend Diplomats do best? You called it, brother, dividend investing of course! Let’s dive in to see our recent purchase that we both ended up buying for our respective dividend stock portfolios!
The consumers staple industry is always highly sought after by dividend investors. They typically are companies that have been around for many, many years that date back even before our time. As dividend investors, we love companies that make products that are widely consumed by majority of the populations, at least in developed countries, but also those that have plans to expand to those countries not as developed. Growing up, I loved pepperoni, chili and other types of food. A brand sticks out to me that serves both up, as well as is expanding into the food conscience society we live in now and that major player is Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL). On October 19th, I purchased shares into this perfectly tasteful pepperoni making company!
Three years and three or so months ago, my portfolio crossed the first six digit mark in it’s existence. Back in June of 2014, the dividend investment portfolio crossed $100,000 in market value. Now I never posted about the portfolio crossing $200,000, but something about $300,000 had a nice ring to it. It took me over 5 years to get to $100,000 and only 3.25 short years to triple that amount. I hope we all can take a pause to think about that for a second, as my article will be focused on HOW I was able to garner a $300,000 portfolio and how YOU can too. Check out how I was able to cross and crush through the $300,000 dividend stock portfolio mark!
Well I don’t think that this article should come as a surprise to too many of you. If you couldn’t tell by my recent watch list, I was itching to buy a stock! Time to move some cash from the sidelines and into an income producing an asset. This week I ultimately purchased one of the four stocks on my watch list. Here is why I decided to add to my stake in Canadian Imperial (CM).