Wow. I had to take a second to stop when I typed the title of this article out. I cannot believe it is already 2019. Time continues to fly by and before I know it, I’ll be turning 30 in July. 2018 was such an incredible year for dividend investing and it was unique to watch from a investor’s perspective. We started with the incredible surprise dividend increases at the beginning of the year and ended with a turbulent market (to say the least). Lanny and I were talking about it, but I can’t remember the last time there were so many wild swings on daily basis. But as always, we are prepared and ready to take a methodological approach to investing. I’m starting to ramble, so let’s get back to the task at hand. Each month, we do our best to highlight as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase that month. Since we love dividend increases and follow them so closely, we love trying to share the news with you! Here is our listing of expected dividend increases in January 2019!
After a strong end to 2017 it is time to usher in a new calendar year and a new set of goals. Whether you are racing to update our investment portfolios one final time in 2017 or too busy smiling as you update your dividend income summary for the amazing December dividend and capital gains distribution you received from your mutual fund holdings, there are a lot of great things to be excited about. One topic that always brings joy to the two of us…dividend increases. So each month, we try to summarize the companies that are expected to increase their dividend in the coming month. We are tracking this statistic like hawks, so we thought we would share our research with all of you. This isn’t an all-inclusive list, so please share any dividend increases you received last month or are expected to receive in the coming month with us in the comment section. Now, it is time to dive into the next edition of our monthly series. Here are the companies that we are expecting dividend increase from in January!
We are coming off of a pretty active month in February. I have been tracking Dividend Aristocrats that are expected to announce a dividend increase each month since May 2014, and February set a record as 8 companies were expected to announce an increase. While March won’t pack the same punch with announced increases, it is the most active month in the quarter for receiving dividends! Time to dive into the details, which Aristocrats are expected to announce dividend increases in March?