January Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

The first dividend income from the blogging community article is here!  What a wild and weird first month of earnings, I may add.  The market was it’s typical-self, riding up, down and up again.  Further, dividend increase announcements have been rolling in, but as anticipated, they are not as strong as they were in 2018.  An increase, however, is an increase.  Here is the January version of the dividend income from YOU the bloggers!

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Bert’s Recent Purchase – AbbVie (ABBV)

On most occasions, us Diplomats are on the same page with stock purchases.  Since we are always sharing our thoughts, ideas, and analyses, chances are that if one Diplomat purchases a stock, there is a good chance the other one did as well.   This happened when the two of us initiated a position in ABBV in the fourth quarter and it happened once again in January when ABBV’s price fell through the floor.  Lanny wrote out his purchase of ABBV and WRK this week, and now it is my turn.  Here is why I added to ABBV!

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Expected Dividend Increases in February 2019

Winter is here.  I’ll tell you what, we are tired of shoveling snow and the frigid cold temperatures here in Cleveland.  But even while it is cold, the dividends and dividend increases continue to heat up!  Sorry for the bad play on words, couldn’t resist it right there.  With a new month looming, it is time for the next installment of our monthly series projecting all the Dividend Aristocrats and dividend growth stocks that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month.  Here is the February 2019 edition of the Expected Dividend Increases series!

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Bert’s Stock Purchases – December 2018

Wow, has December been a crazy month in the stock market to say the least.  Lanny has taken advantage of some of the craziness and put some capital to work and so have I.  There have been some frustrating moments for me (I’ll describe those later in the article).  But overall, I was excited to grab some stocks at a discount and continue to build my forward dividend income.  Luckily, my account was still eligible for free trades and I was able to engage in a lot of small trades.  With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I’m ready to summarize the stock purchases.  Let’s dive right in!

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Dividend Investing Made Easy Using an Automated Service

The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends and he offers a unique-alternative to the traditional form of dividend investing.  We don’t traditionally have these, but we always enjoy reading a different perspective and other avenues to take to become a dividend investor!  Please see the post below and we thought it could be for something of consideration:

As some of you might know, investing has been made far more accessible to the public through the rise of robo-advisors. Each of these companies have their own investing philosophy and use technology to select a mix of ETFs depending on their clients needs. This option is ideal for people who don’t have the time or expertise to do it successfully themselves, or simply do not have enough wealth to have it professionally managed. Companies like Betterment and Wealthfront have been creating portfolios for clients as early as 2008, so this approach is nothing too new.

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Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

Labor Day is behind us and we are closing in on the final quarter of the year!  Fall is my favorite season.  The outdoors, changing leaves, football, playoff baseball, great food, bonfires….man I’m happy this season is here.    As with each month, we take a look at how we performed compare to last year to measure our growth, progress, and pursuit of good old financial freedom!  Here is my August dividend income summary folks.

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Bert’s September Dividend Stock Watch List

The calendar turns and I am ready to put some extra capital to work.   Over the last month, I have been busy initiating positions in Tyson, WestRock, and Illinois Tool Works.  The market has been interesting over the last few weeks.  There haven’t been too many buying opportunities out there, at least compared to the previous months.   Still, I run a stock screener each week (sometimes daily) to see what opportunities may be out there.  It has been a while since I have published my dividend stock watch list.  I figured this was a perfect month to do so.  Here is my September Dividend Stock Watch List!

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