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!
The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends and he offers an 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.
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.
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!
What a month it has been for dividend increases! Each month, I highlight the companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. For the first time, I am speechless. In January, I highlighted three companies that were expected to increase their dividend in the coming month. But man was I blown out of the water with all of the dividend increases that were announced. February will have some tough shoes to follow! Enough talk, let’s dive right in and summarize the companies that increased their dividend in January and which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in February.
Thanksgiving….done. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially passed and the damage was not too significant. I sit here today in disbelief thinking that November is already over and 2018 is rapidly approaching. Time flies and it seems to only go by faster and faster with age. Now that the calendar has turned and we have entered THE BEST dividend income month of the year. But before we start counting down the days until we received our mutual fund distributions, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look and see how I performed in November. Here is my November Dividend Income Report.
You all know the drill by now, right? Every month, we try as hard as we can to aggregate dividend income summaries from as many of the other bloggers in the dividend growth investor community. There are so many great, inspiring stories out there that motivate the two of us each and every day. We do our best to include as many bloggers as we can; however, due to time constraints, we can’t include every blogger every month. It isn’t anything personal. Now, it is time to get inspired. Let’s check out our May dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers!