Bert’s Recent Purchases – AT&T (T) and Dominion Energy (D)

This was a busy week.  After a month or so, my wife’s Roth IRA finally transferred from Capital One Investing to Ally Investing.  With this transfer came a sign-up bonus and free trades for 3 months.   So if you haven’t noticed, Lanny and I have been busy putting these free trades to work.  We’ve had plenty of small purchases!  When my wife’s account transferred over, there was some cash available from previous transfers and liquidated partial shares.  So I decided to put the money to work and add to two positions that she currently owned!

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Bert’s December Dividend Income Summary

December is THE BEST month to be a dividend growth investor.  Not only is it the third month of the quarter the most popular month to pay a dividend, but December is also the month where mutual fund companies pay their capital gains distributions!  Whoo.  Lanny and I were refreshing Vanguard’s website hourly (okay, probably less frequent than that) since we were eagerly awaiting the results.  For Lanny, the results WERE INSANE as he crossed $2,000 in dividend income for the first time ever.  Lanny congratulations my man.  Just incredible!  While my portfolio is far behind his (one day I’ll catch you Lanny!), my December’s have historically been strong.  If I ever had a chance to record a record level of dividend income and beat him this month, it would be in December.  So now, let’s dive into the details and check out my December dividend income summary!

dividend income

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Expected Dividend Increases – December 2017

I cannot believe that I am writing this post for the final month in 2017.  So many great things have happened in 2017 and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for all of us.  As investors, we have received some great (and some poor) dividend increases during the year.   For the last time in 2017, I have compiled a list of dividend paying companies that are expected to announced dividend increases in December.  Lanny and I spend so much time monitoring dividend announcements for a ton of companies, so we like to share some our research with all of you.  This list isn’t all-inclusive, that would be impossible; but it includes the majority of the companies that we will be monitoring closely over the next 31 days.   Now the fun begins. Let’s dive in and see which companies are expected to increase their dividend in December.

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Bert’s November 2017 Dividend Income Report

Thanksgiving….done.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially passed and the damage was not too significant.  I sit here today in disbelief thinking that November is already over and 2018 is rapidly approaching.  Time flies and it seems to only go by faster and faster with age.   Now that the calendar has turned and we have entered THE BEST dividend income month of the year.  But before we start counting down the days until we received our mutual fund distributions, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look and see how I performed in November.  Here is my November Dividend Income Report.

dividend income

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Dividend Diplomats’ Recent Buy – AT&T (T)

We weren’t kidding with our dividend stock watch lists posted earlier this month, expected dividend increases and even tweeting about how the market is opening up opportunities.  It is always exciting  when dividend aristocrats go on sale and one has capital to deploy.  Due to the frugal lifestyle that Bert & I live, we were able to strike when the stock market took a few steps back.  The end of October & early November has opened up quite a few opportunities in the dividend investing arena and what do Dividend Diplomats do best?  You called it, brother, dividend investing of course!  Let’s dive in to see our recent purchase that we both ended up buying for our respective dividend stock portfolios!

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Lanny’s November 2017 Dividend Stock Watch List

It’s getting colder here in Cleveland, currently 38 degrees as I’m typing this.  As the weather has gotten colder, the stock market has chilled down a bit and has created a few opportunities for us dividend investors.  I have not been as active the last few months as I’d like to be (as it relates to dividend stock purchases), but patience is a virtue in this game, that’s for damn sure!  Sitting here on the cold Saturday morning, sipping my warm coffee, I wanted to write my thoughts on three dividend stocks that I am considering for a future purchase.  Let’s grab another cup and check out the stocks!

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Lanny’s September 2017 Dividend Stock Watch List

The stock market has had some fun pullback as of late, and I’m all for it.  There are quite a few things occurring from a macro level with the sudden tragedies of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, followed by other catastrophic storms occurring within the world.  Even outside of those events, Amazon also is continually changing the landscape among retail and we are starting to see those that will thrive and those that are being negatively impacted in the short-term.  Since I always have my ear to the floor to what companies are being impacted, I have decided to compile my quick, short list of dividend stocks that have caught my eye.

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail