Hop back on the roller coaster ride baby! Let me tell you, this one is a screamer! What goes up, must go down and what goes down, must go up! That is exactly what the market has been doing. Even though the market does it’s thing, we know we can’t predict or time the market, but we can do is analyze stocks to find the diamond out there. There is always an undervalued dividend stock to be found and that is exactly what I do, each and every month – try to find the diamond in the rough. Tune in for Lanny’s Dividend Stock Watch List – October Edition.
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.
On most occasions, us Diplomats are on the same page with stock purchases. Since we are always sharing our thoughts, ideas, and analyses, chances are that if one Diplomat purchases a stock, there is a good chance the other one did as well. This happened when the two of us initiated a position in ABBV in the fourth quarter and it happened once again in January when ABBV’s price fell through the floor. Lanny wrote out his purchase of ABBV and WRK this week, and now it is my turn. Here is why I added to ABBV!
I am happy to see the Polar Vortex didn’t take anyone down, I hope. We are a full month down and it was nice opening February up on a Friday, as I was able to squeak a purchase in on that day. What’s wild, though, is we have gone from devastating cold temperatures, to running outside in shorts a few days later. Thank you OHIO! Well, enough about the weather, it’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the last two weeks of January and first day in February!
Wow, has December been a crazy month in the stock market to say the least. Lanny has taken advantage of some of the craziness and put some capital to work and so have I. There have been some frustrating moments for me (I’ll describe those later in the article). But overall, I was excited to grab some stocks at a discount and continue to build my forward dividend income. Luckily, my account was still eligible for free trades and I was able to engage in a lot of small trades. With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I’m ready to summarize the stock purchases. Let’s dive right in!
The holiday spirit is in the air and we are closing in on the end of 2018. With Lanny serving a healthy dose of inspiration by sharing with all of us that he crushed a major dividend investing milestone ($12,000 in annual dividend income, aka $1,000/month), I’m as motivated as ever to continue investing as much capital as possible into income producing assets. So today, I sat down and put together my initial December dividend stock watch list. There are a handful of companies on this listing, so lets dive right in!