Bert’s May Dividend Income Summary

What a month it has been.  The Cavs began their postseason push, the weather was beautiful, I had a nice vacation to New England, and I received some nice dividend checks this month!  What could be better.  Over the weekend, Lanny put together a rock solid list highlighting the dividend income received by some of you in the dividend investing community.  And I must say, that was one impressive list and it was fun to see how well everyone else performed.  It helps me focus and continue to push myself to build income streams as large as all of yours.  Some great motivation!  Anyways, Lanny left one person off of the list…me.  What the heck Lanny?  So let’s fix that and see how well I stacked up against myself and others during the month of May.

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Bert’s Recent Purchases – PM and CVX

Lanny isn’t the only one to purchase stock recently, as I re-upped a stake in one position and initiated a new position in another.   Both transactions have occurred over the last couple of weeks and added a nice sum of dividend income to my portfolio.   This month has been crazy for me and has been one of my highest frequency trading months since I started investing a few years ago.  Let’s see which companies I added!

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Dividend Diplomats December Watch List

Another month is entering the mid-point, which means another Watch List for the Dividend Diplomats!  The market has shown us signs of great opportunities with the Oil discussions, amongst other things.  This has put pressure downward on stock prices, which as dividend investors, we love.  The watch list may have old names, but also some new names to the listing.  We may be looking at re-upping our positions or embracing new family members to the dividend portfolio.  Enough of the chit chatter, let’s get into the December watch list below!

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Recent Buy – IBM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  This is my favorite holiday of the year.  We relax, spend time with our loved ones, share stories of the last year, eat a ton of food, and watch football.  What’s not to love??  Anyways, I started Black Friday a little early this week.  To make Lanny proud, I was shopping frugally as I added a new position in a new industry  to my portfolio using a free trade from Sharebuilder!  I may have joined a bandwagon, but I purchased several shares of IBM this week! Why? Let’s find out!

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Dividend Diplomats November Watch List

Wow! We are halfway through November already.  I can’t believe it; 2015 is quickly approaching.  Each month we have been putting a watch list together to help us and the readers find that next investment.  Sometimes the list leads to a purchase and sometimes the stock appreciates so quickly it flies off of our watch list.   So which companies are we watching over the next few weeks?  Let’s find out!

November Watch List

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