The market continues to swing, as we kick off the second half of 2019. Declining interest rates stole the show during the month, as the Fed cut interest rates in July (as expected). The interest rates have led to a refinancing boom, that saw one of us refinance our mortgages (article to come). Seeing the market swing on a daily basis is a great reminder for why we are long-term dividend growth investors. With a long-term investing horizon, we are able to relax during short-term turbulence and focus on the end prize…financial freedom. It is part of this crazy journey that we, as a community, have embarked on! Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. Here is the July 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
We are in the thick of summer everyone! Are the dividends coming in hot and heavy? We will have to see my article below. The market has been volatile lately, as well as dividend increases. Let’s see my July Dividend Income results below.
July was an interesting month, right? June soared, but what happened in July? Pretty much the same, as you will see within the article. I will be honest and say this. Finding dividend stocks that are undervalued continues to be a challenge in the summer of 2019. Though the stock market ride is not controllable, dividends and dividend stock opportunities are there. It’s time to check out my dividend stock watch list.
Another month is in the books here. July was a fun month for us. We celebrated some birthdays and some All Star festivities in Cleveland. As the summer heats up, so are the dividend increases. While overall dividend growth continues to slow in 2019 compared to 2018, Lanny and I continue to receive dividend increases from our holdings frequently. We freaking love dividend increases. That’s why each month, we summarize the dividend increases from the month and look ahead to see which companies may increase the next month. Here are the expected dividend increases in August 2019:
We are halfway through 2019 on our Dividend Income and Dividend Investing 2019 journey. We have six massive months to go. It’s time to make each day, each dollar and each investment count. The market has still been on an up-swing, as of late, and opportunities are still hard to come by. Remember, dividends allow us to take back our time, slow things down, and enjoy every step along the way, while reducing stress. We are all on this journey together! Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. Here is the June 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
June was an odd month for many reasons. One will become apparent later in the article. The other reason…it flew by. In the blink of an eye, it’s July. Lanny continues to do amazing things on his financial front and I’m doing my best to follow suit. June had some nice progress. Let’s review my June Dividend Income Summary.
Ah, dividend increases. The name of the game for dividend growth investors. The statistic that we all watch and monitor SO closely. In fact, the two of us obsess over it. So each month, I put together a listing of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase. Dividend growth has slowed this year and it is a little frustrating. But that doesn’t mean we are going to stop watching closely. Here is out listing of expected dividend increases in July!