Another month is in the books. Fall is in the air. We are putting away our Halloween decorations and are getting ready for my favorite holiday…Thanksgiving! It is a lot of fun sharing so many “firsts” with my family and I can’t wait to continue to do so over the holiday season. It has truly been amazing. But as we continue to progress through the year at lightning pace, I must take a look back at my investing results. In particular, my October dividend income summary….
Wow, 2019 is almost 75% of the way done. Look at that, look at that! If there is one thing that the year has taught us, it is that time is the most valuable commodity. Maximize your time, that’s the name of the game. For us, dividend growth investing is one of the main tools to unlock more time. That is why focusing on dividend increases is part of our daily routine. Each month, we take a look at major dividend paying companies that are set to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. Here are the expected dividend increases in October 2019.
The year is flying by. For a good portion of the year, we have experienced some wild, and unpredictable swings, in the marketplace. I’m trying to be better about having a watch list handy to capitalize on sudden drops in the market. There are some names out there that caught my eye as I ran a stock screener during Labor Day weekend. So I put my thoughts down on paper. Please see my September Dividend Stock Watch List and let me know what you think! Hopefully there will be some opportunities to add to my portfolio.
The market continues to swing, as we kick off the second half of 2019. Declining interest rates stole the show during the month, as the Fed cut interest rates in July (as expected). The interest rates have led to a refinancing boom, that saw one of us refinance our mortgages (article to come). Seeing the market swing on a daily basis is a great reminder for why we are long-term dividend growth investors. With a long-term investing horizon, we are able to relax during short-term turbulence and focus on the end prize…financial freedom. It is part of this crazy journey that we, as a community, have embarked on! Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. Here is the July 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
After complaining in my last two monthly dividend income summaries about not making a stock purchase that month, my purchase moment finally arrived. Man did it feel good coming off the sidelines. The market is presenting us with some opportunities, so I’m sure there were plenty of other stocks to consider as well. But for now, I was perfectly content adding to two Dividend Aristocrats that I already own. Here is why I purchased 3M Company (MMM) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) recently.
The month has closed and how fast time flies. We are already more than a third into the 2019 calendar year. Time is precious and dividend investors know the power of compounding starts and ends with time. As time does pass, dividend checks don’t care what day it is, as the checks continue to flow in! Now, it is time for the April installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!