Another cold month, but I am not talking about the weather. I am talking about the dividend stock purchases that were made during the month of March. I sat on the bench and my portfolio became stiff, with limited moves being made. However, my wife and I did sit down and go through our portfolio in early March and made investment decisions, which felt great. Therefore, she made a dividend stock purchase for her account and we also made one for my portfolio. It is time to dive in and see what move I made!
Talk about limited activity over here. Doesn’t help that it was a short month, but the month of February saw gains in the S&P 500 of 2.88%. Therefore, you had limited days to buy, a day off in the stock market and the overall market surged almost 3%! Yes, my activity was very low this month. So low, that I am beginning to even think the freezing temperatures we endured took an affect on my dividend stock purchasing! Let’s see what I was up to from February 2nd through March 1st!
DowDuPont’s revenue reached $86 billion in 2018, crushing 2017 totals by $79.5 billion (pro forma figures).
Earnings per share for DowDuPont up 40%, from $1.18 per share (pro forma) to $1.66, from 2017 to 2018.
In the last quarter of 2018, cash flow from operations showed almost a 25% growth from the last quarter of 2017, a preview of expectations for 2019.
I am happy to see the Polar Vortex didn’t take anyone down, I hope. We are a full month down and it was nice opening February up on a Friday, as I was able to squeak a purchase in on that day. What’s wild, though, is we have gone from devastating cold temperatures, to running outside in shorts a few days later. Thank you OHIO! Well, enough about the weather, it’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the last two weeks of January and first day in February!
2019 has been interesting to say the least. I know the market is up and down every single day and earnings releases are just around the corner, literally. I have been working through year-end reporting with regulatory filings, in addition to compliance filings, with external auditors/regulators barking on my door, therefore – work made the days pitch black in the morning and pitch black at night. The only light being shed are the dividend stock purchases, right? It’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the first two weeks of January!
2018 is over and I know there are many of us that have been able to make intense investments, when the market had turned south in December. Though the temperature and the overall market are getting cold, the dividend portfolios are staying hot! It’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the last two weeks of December!