Recent Sale 1/2/15 – ARCP

Deciding to sell a stock is a tough decision, especially when you realize your largest loss.  While we all perform our due diligence prior to investing to provide assurance we are investing in a strong, dividend growth stock, we assume a certain risk when we decide to purchase shares that conditions may change in the future that could cause the stock value to decline.  Myself, and many others investments, shared such an experience over the last couple of months as we decided to divest in one troubled stock.  Here is my story about selling my investment in ARCP.

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Bert & Lanny’s Dividend Income Summary November

Another month down in the dividend income books.  Monthly I will evaluate and show the results of which companies paid dividends, progress towards the year and comparison to the past.  This is a great way to track my dividends to see if I’m on pace for financial freedom.  We are changing it up going forward to have both Bert & Lanny’s dividend income summary into one post – to save on postings/focus for the month.  This hopefully allows readers to also track and compare Lanny vs. Bert and who is dominating who in the dividend income playing field, isn’t that right BERT?!  Now onto our November dividend income results!  Time to step up to the plate

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Lessons Learned From ARCP

ARCP always seems to find a way to be in the news.  Whether the company is acquiring a large amount of properties, selling assets, possibly spinning-off a segment of its business, etc., it always seemed the management team was pushing the flooring the pedal trying to improve the company.  Until recently (2nd quarter of 2014), this aggressive strategy kept the share price climbing and allowed ARCP to quickly ascend and compete with the large, established competition (O) in the industry.  And quite frankly, the success of the company, management’s aggressive nature, and the dividend were major factors in my decision to invest in the company.    However, as all ARCP shareholders know, the company has had a very difficult two-week stretch.  In this article, I will summarize what has transpired recently for ARCP and share what I have learned about dividend growth investing from this experience.

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Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

Well, another month in 2014 is behind us.  The 3rd quarter is nearly over…how crazy is that?  While I may be a week late in writing this article,  I figured it was as good of a time as any to review my August dividend income.

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Bert’s June Investment Report

We have now reached and crossed over the halfway mark of 2014.  I can’t believe it!  Time flies by and I feel like you seem to lose track of time as you go through the motions of adulthood.   With that in mind,  it is time once again to assess how my portfolio performed during the month of June and to revisit the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. Continue reading

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Crossing the $40k Mark

Lanny is not the only person to hit a milestone this year.  We are only 6 months into 2014 and I reached my ending market value goal of $40,000.  Through a healthy dose of appreciation, dividend payments, and a Roth 401(k) match from my employer, my portfolio has finally crossed this benchmark.

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Bert’s Monthly Dividend Summary

What a beautiful Memorial Day here in the Buckeye State. It is a perfect day to honor our veterans, spend time with family, grill, and most importantly, review the dividends you have received during the month! Earlier in the day Lanny wrote about his monthly dividend income, so now it is my turn to assess my portfolio’s performance for the month of May.

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