Our strategy is to invest in dividend growth stocks. So much of our emphasis on this website is finding companies that have demonstrated their ability to grow their dividend over time. If you don’t believe us, check out the three pillars of our infamous Dividend Stock Screener! But as I continue to monitor and review our portfolio, there is one stock that jumps off the page at me. That company is Schlumberger (SLB). No, it isn’t because the company hasn’t increased their dividend in several years. It is because I am asking myself a much more tragic question after reviewing the numbers closely. Is Schlumberger’s dividend safe?
Over the last few weeks, we all have spent many hours preparing tough/challenging goals for the year ahead of us. Why not? It is fun and exciting to think about the future and map out where you want to be a year from now. Before I fully shift modes and focus on knocking out my 2016 goals one by one, I figured I should take a cold hard look at my 2015 goals and see how well (or poorly) I performed during the year. Even though it was not articulated as well as it could have been in my article, the results of 2015 were a major influence in setting the table in 2016. So now, let’s have a look at my final 2015 goal review and see where/how I can improve in 2016.
I can’t write this without smiling. 2016 is going to be an amazing, life-changing year for me and I cannot wait until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve to make it official. I’ll be marrying the love of my life at the end of May, so I don’t think there is a bad thing that can happen to me. Well, now I left myself with an impossible task. How on earth to I segue from that to discussing my 2015 investing goals? Nothing I do this year will mean more to mean than that. So I guess I will technically knock out one goal at the end of May? Anyway…. now I’ll get down to business. This article will discuss my 2016 goals!