Well, I’ll start by addressing the elephant in the room for dividend investors. There isn’t much value out there. Especially as interest rates continue to fall (thanks for the detailed analysis on the impact of interest rates Lanny) . Still, after talking to Lanny on the phone Saturday night about our portfolios, I realized there still are a few companies trading at a discount. So I decided to dust off the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and put a watch list together. Here are the three companies on my Dividend Stock Watch List for June and July.
My crazy month has finally come to an end. We entered the month in the middle of an intense housing search and left with an accepted offer. Still can’t believe we are going to be first time homeowners! My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary Memorial Day Weekend as well. The beauty of it all is that while all the noise of my personal life is rolling along, my dividend stocks are quietly doing their work in the background. This is one of my favorite articles to write each month, where I review my monthly dividend income total, compare the results to the earlier period, and check my progress as I embark on this journey of financial freedom. Now it is time to dive into detail. Check out my May dividend income summary!
This week, I officially jumped back into the marketplace. It feels like it has been a while and finding great stocks at a value has been difficult (which is part of the reason why Lanny’s portfolio has sky-rocketed over the last few months). If you have been following the blog over the last few weeks or if you read the title to the article before clicking, the stock I purchased this week shouldn’t be a surprise. Time to see where I allocated my capital this week.
As a dividend investor, I carry a buy and hold mentality with each stock purchase. Once a stock enters my portfolio, it rarely leaves. At least, that is the plan. However, as we all know, whether it is investing or life, circumstances change over time and we have to adapt to the constantly changing environment. For our investments, not all changes are positive and the changes may force us into a corner. Do we continue to hold the stock? Or do we sell? Man does it suck typing that word out. In this article, I am going to discuss 3 scenarios that would cause me to consider selling an investment and review my portfolio to see if any of my holdings fit 1 of the 3 descriptions.