This morning, I was updating my portfolio sipping on a nice, warm cup of coffee updating my portfolio with all the madness/dividend income that has trickled in so far in March. There is a reason why the third quarter of the month is everyone’s favorite dividend month, right? After re-reading Lanny’s article about updating you portfolio’s P/E Ratio on a regular basis, I became inspired to review one of the stocks that I have considered selling for a while now. I’ve been debating if the stock still fits the characteristics I look for in a dividend growth stock, so I thought today would be a perfect day to re-run Schlumberger (SLB) through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and see if action is necessary.
The crazy, turbulent month of November 2016 has finally come to a close. But you know what November coming to a close means, right? The best darn dividend month of the year is set to begin and I am as intrigued as every what December will have in store for us. Before I begin looking too far forward, it is time to summarize the past month and the dividend income I earned. How did I perform compared to November 2015 and was I able to achieve a higher year over year dividend growth rate compared to Lanny? Time to find out!
July dividend income figures may not pack the same punch and dollar amounts that June has to offer, but that doesn’t mean that we all weren’t making moves and CRUSHING IT during July. Almost every dividend income report we read during the month saw some form of major progress, personal records, or discussed how movers were made to increase future dividend income! To echo the point we made last month, we are doing everything we can to get through as many dividend income articles as we can each month. If you aren’t included in our monthly summary, it doesn’t mean we didn’t read your article and your exclusion is definitely not personal. It is just a time thing! With that being said, it is time to check out our July Dividend Income summary from all of YOU in the dividend growth investing community.
At the end of 2015, we began conducting interviews with others in this wonderful community. One of the best part about it all is how willing everyone is to share their knowledge and encourage each other to become the best investor they can be and reach financial freedom as soon as possible. Our first two interviews were Dividend Hustler and Tawcan. Both their stories were fascinating and it was great learning about them! So now, here comes interview number three. Let’s all take some time and get to know Ben, the founder of SureDividend.com!
It has been a while since we performed our last stock analysis, when we reviewed Philip Morris International. This seemed to be beneficial for us, as Lanny purchased a large amount of shares last week; Recently I have been keeping a close eye over a stock that is down almost 9% YTD and would represent a new industry in my portfolio. While it appears to be undervalued, it is time to perform a detailed stock analysis over Archer-Daniels Midland to see how it stacks up in our dividend stock screener!