The last month has been unlike anything I have experienced as a dividend investor. I primarily started investing in 2011 and 2012, well after the the market calmed down after the financial crisis. There have been blips since then (Oil prices collapsing in 2016, for example), but nothing close to the magnitude of what we are experiencing now. It is most important that we all remain healthy. But after that, my family and I are trying to make the right financial and investment decisions. Because after all, as we are unfortunately seeing, you cannot predict what tomorrow will bring. So today, I spent some time researching dividend growth stocks and built my April dividend stock watch list.
The Coronavirus has dominated everything lately. The news, the stock market, workplaces, families, life events, LIVES, you name it.
Let’s stay positive and think about all of the GOOD things we have and can control. We realize now, more than ever, how little we need to be happy and have a life w can thrive in. We remember those that we truly love. There are many positives we can take from this. I have also been very thankful that dividend income continues to roll in, day in and day out. Let’s take a moment and take a look at the dividend income results for March.
Hopefully your stomach has been able to endure the extreme volatility, as of late. We have literally seen 10%+/- swings on any given day recently. If there is time to stick to your sound dividend research and investment strategies, it is now. Let’s buckle up and read Lanny’s Dividend Stock Watch List – April Edition.
My oh my. What a difference a month makes. In last month’s article, we discussed how dividend growth slowed and there may be an economic slowdown. This month, it is a completely different story. The coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic has spread and the economic impact has been unlike anything I have ever seen. The impact on individuals, small business and corporations is changing on a daily basis. For many companies, they are rethinking their 2020 strategic visions and changing their dividends & capital strategies on the fly. It will be tough to predict the expected dividend increases in 2020; however, we will highlight the companies that have historically announced dividend increases in April.
Yes, you’ve read the title correctly. I am on the hunt for bullet-proof dividend stock investments that will stand strong during and after the pandemic, i.e. the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking over. OPEC and Russia cannot agree on oil supply and, in effect, the prices are tumbling on the price per barrel of oil. Over the last month, stocks are down over 20%+ and we are now entering a bear market.
However, what really hasn’t slowed down? First, dividends. Dividends continue to roll and pour in. Second, this community. The community continues to rally and support each other, as well as are still setting milestones, each and every month.
Here is the February 2020 installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series. Let’s stay positive and motivated!
Not only have the markets been see-sawing, but so has the weather here in Cleveland. From snowing one day to 50 degress the next day, it is wild! Luckily though, spring training has started and baseball season is right around the corner. Hopefully the Indians get off to a hot start. Speaking of hot starts, Lanny kicked off our dividend income summary by showing how he and his wife earned almost $900 in dividend income in February and notch a 17% annual growth rate. Now, it is my turn. Lets jump right in to my February dividend income summary.