Tough month for Clevelandars with our Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors in June. It’s okay, another year to plan and strive for the trophy. Our Cleveland Indians are playing some pretty damn good baseball and the perfect summer weather of low 70s and sun has started to peek through, as we recently had muggy/humid 80 degree weather. Amazon (AMZ) has purchased Whole Foods Market (WFM) and stocks are showing a few signs or better signs of opportunities based on valuation metrics. I wanted to share my July dividend stock watch list and to see if they happen to be on yours as well. Now, onto the stocks!
After taking a month off from the series in June (unintentionally of course)…I’m back! Each month, I like to summarize which Dividend Aristocrats are expected to increase their dividend in the coming month. As die-hard dividend growth investors, the two of us take great joy in closely monitoring and tracking the changes in our dividend income and dividend payments of the companies we own and companies that we are watching closely. Typically, July is a slower month than June, but there are still some great companies that are expected to reward their shareholders.
You all know the drill by now, right? Every month, we try as hard as we can to aggregate dividend income summaries from as many of the other bloggers in the dividend growth investor community. There are so many great, inspiring stories out there that motivate the two of us each and every day. We do our best to include as many bloggers as we can; however, due to time constraints, we can’t include every blogger every month. It isn’t anything personal. Now, it is time to get inspired. Let’s check out our May dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers!
Quarter 1 of 2017 is now officially int he books! Here we go, the music starts, the sun is brighter and I am feeling better/more rested each day. What else does this mean for, more specifically, US dividend income investors? The biggest month worth of paydays has finished and I can only hope the community feels the same. Did we set records? Did we reach expectations or did we learn something that we can create growth from? Time will tell when we are able to review all of the articles being released, but I am very pleased with how March ended from a dividend income stand point. Let’s dive into the results!
This month, I was back at it again and had some extra capital to deploy with a free trade credit staring my account in the face. So of course I was going to use this as an opportunity to continue building my position in T.Rowe Price Group (TROW) that I started in 2016. What’s funny is I wrote my last T.Rowe Price purchase article on 2/28/16, so almost a year ago exactly! One year later, I was faced with similar facts and made a similar decision. Time to see why I added to my stake!
I’ve been getting excite to write this post ever since I published my November 2016 dividend income summary. Why? Because December is the BEST DIVIDEND INCOME MONTH OF THE YEAR! Not only do we receive dividends from the majority of companies in our portfolio, but we also receive distributions from our mutual funds. More often than not, the capital gains distributions cause you to fall out of your seat as the number never seems to disappoint, especially when you have been contributing to your 401k throughout the year. Now that it is officially 2017, time for me to perform my final dividend income summary of 2016! Let’s see my December dividend income figures!
I’m starting with a disclaimer here. We could debate for hours the pros and cons of a Roth IRA; Heck, Lanny has written about both sides of the Roth vs. Traditional argument already…first about maximizing your Roth IRA contributions for 10 years and then writing about his plan to use a Traditional IRA going forward during the summer. What am I proving here? There is not a one size fits all approach and using a Roth or a Traditional account may (and should) change as your financial situation changes. This last week I experienced one of the downsides of a Roth IRA and I wanted to share it with all of you.