Lanny’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

Well, I just finished plowing my driveway, and I definitely had to, in order to even be able to pull into my driveway.  We didn’t have really any snow until last night, let’s just say winter has come by with a roaring hello!  As the coffee is brewing and I am setting up my organized area to focus on writing, the stock watch list has come to mind.  I have been monitoring high quality dividend stocks since the election and I am currently making my list and checking it twice, trying to find out which stocks on my watch list are naughty or nice.  Come on in and check them out!

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Rollercoaster Post-Election

Are you holding on as tight as I am seeing the fluctuation in the stock market?  The rollercoaster has been hot and heavy since Tuesday and slightly reminds me of a few instances we had last year.  I am never one to predict where the market is going nor what I think is the best stock right now, therefore, this article will service one primary purpose.  That is – to hold on to the handle bars on the rollercoaster ride and understand why you are sitting in the seat, is what matters the most.  Continue reading

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The Most Important Dividend Metric in Difficult Times

I was laying in bed thinking of this day and age, the performance of companies and how critical attributes are in determining what is the absolute most important metric for a dividend stock you own.  I began reviewing the list of stocks that I currently own, you name it – Procter & Gamble (PG), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T) and other big dividend aristocrats and I finally saw the trend of what made my stomach feel uneasy and what made it feel comfortable.  That metric was the payout ratio. Continue reading

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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Stock Analysis

Banks.  BIG Banks.  This is one industry in 2016 that has not taken off/sky rocketed or have said – even with negative evidence troubling the world we are going to appreciate.  This is one of the industries that has looked in the mirror and said – oil, world crises, earnings, and other economic factors do play a toll on my business and our price will reflect that.  As the S&P is slightly up for the year, one company is down 13.39% year to date.  Let’s find out the Dividend Diplomat Stock Metrics over… Wells Fargo & Company (WFC).

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Lanny’s March Stock Watch List

Well, the market hasn’t laid on too many opportunities for us, but we still have stocks on our watch list.  Nothing too crazy has happened, so this was very tough and easy at the same.  Slow and study or keep it simple stupid or uhm… you get the drill.  This isn’t anything wild but here is the March of 2016 stock watch list!

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Lanny’s February Stock Watch List

Needless to say, the stock market has been a “mean green” this past week and man, the buying opportunities are drying up and fast!  It feels like it was just yesterday that we were battling low oil prices and other commodity fluctuations, that was ultimately causing the entire market to head south for the winter.  Then, the curveball of the green machine of the stock market kept roaring this week and was breaking some ground – even with some of the major macro economic factors still in play.  I can’t make much of it, but I do have a watch list of stocks that I have my eyes on.  Come check them out!

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Dividend Diplomats Recent Buy – T. Rowe (TROW)

The Diplomats were back and at it again!  Loving the end of February, the turmoil and the continuous short-term declines in the market that unlocks opportunity in just a blink of an eye.  We were on the hot seat this week, and boy did we take some advantage of market fluctuations.  Wednesday was a well placed trade on a wonderful asset management company – T. Rowe Price (TROW).  Let’s see how, when and what led the purchase by both of us!

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