Man, I can’t believe that we are already one and a half months through 2020. Time continues to fly by at an amazing clip. Soon, my daughter will be one and I’ll be reminiscing about all of her amazing milestones from her first year. I will say this, she loves to babble and crawl. I’m in store for an exciting, action packed year at this rate! Each month, we take time to reflect on the previous month’s results and monitor our progress as we pursue financial freedom. This article will contain my January dividend income summary and discuss any major portfolio updates.
The market has continued to soar in December. The impressive rally has helped everyone’s portfolios continue to soar to record heights. I must admit, it is a lot of fun watching your portfolio’s market value continue to climb. Unfortunately, there is one con to a booming stock market. There are not a lot of stocks trading at a value! But even with record prices, a few companies have caught my attention and earned a place on my January dividend stock watch list.
Another month is in the books. Fall is in the air. We are putting away our Halloween decorations and are getting ready for my favorite holiday…Thanksgiving! It is a lot of fun sharing so many “firsts” with my family and I can’t wait to continue to do so over the holiday season. It has truly been amazing. But as we continue to progress through the year at lightning pace, I must take a look back at my investing results. In particular, my October dividend income summary….
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.
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!
We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018. Man oh man, where has time gone? Lanny, like so many of you already, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it. He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase! Nice freaking job Lanny. That’s how you crush it right there. I’ve spent some time compiling my results here. Let’s see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny’s!
I cannot believe I am about to say this, but here it goes. For the FINAL time in 2017, I am going to take a deep dive and prepare a watch list full of dividend stocks that are on my radar because they are potentially undervalued. This market is as expensive as ever and the S&P 500 continues to soar to new highs. So finding great dividend stocks that are currently trading at a discount was definitely a challenge. However, I was able to find three stocks that have caught my attention. Let’s dive in and take a look at the final 2017 edition of my dividend stock watch list!