I’ll say it. I am ready for winter to be over. However, I’ll have to say something else. Collecting dividends NEVER gets old! This is what is keeping the warmth during January going, as we know how hard it is to step foot outside. Cannot wait for the sun to shine a little brighter, as we reflect on our dividend income from the FIRST month of 2019! Did we all start the year off with a bang? Let’s see how I did and check out my January 2019 dividend income.
Summer is here BABY! Memorial weekend just came to a close and man, the sun is shining fricken bright! Cavs are in the finals and road-tripping is real. On top of that – the Cleveland Indians are starting to roll wins and Encarnacion is using his bat finally! Enough of sports and summer weather – dividends have fully come in for May, so let’s check out the dividend income summary!
Wow… October is over, isn’t it? World Series baseball has SPIKED and our beloved Cleveland Indians are making some history vs. the Cubs. What a great way to end October and intro to November! The cold and warm weather also keep battling on who is getting the last laugh, as it has swung from 75 to 50 back to 75 a few times over the last week. However, we all know that the cold always wins towards the end of the year here in Ohio! Enough about baseball and weather, you are here for dividends, so let’s see what I was able to rake in for the month in the dividend income investing world!
It’s been essentially a whopping 24 months since we have monetized portions of our brand and website. On top of that, our blog has been growing and we have started to earn revenue via Google Adsense and media.net advertisements. We have built a small nest egg of cash and what would we, the Dividend Diplomats, do with a nest egg? Invest in dividend paying stocks, of course! We have a solid cash position and determined it to be the right time to research, investigate and decide on the factors for the right investment account for our Limited Liability Company (LLC).
Now that Q1 is long and in the books and we are already more than 3 weeks into April – I thought it would be a great time to reflect on the last 3 months and see where I am in line with my goals. There are 9 months to go and I’m curious if I am seeing any sort of light at the end of this tunnel. Of course, doing a Q1 goals update, also means that another busy season (#5 for me) is in the books and the air becomes more apparent for me to breathe in – all of you accountants – you know what I’m talking about! I set lofty goals back in December of 2015 for my 2016 year and this first quarter has been a blur. With the blur – let’s see if I was able to make out anywhere to make progress.
This post will be an investing lesson regarding a certain investing topic that dividend investors will occasionally use when they discuss performance and metrics. It is similar to your yield and is a huge proponent for how long you hold onto an investment, the activities that happen within that investment, as well as the pros and cons of measuring such a metric. The topic that I’d like to discuss today is the Yield on Cost or, as I like to call it – The YOC! And no… this is not the same thing as in the NFL or YAC (Yards after catch), close though! Let’s talk about The YOC! Continue reading
What another crazy week in the stock market. The price of crude oil continues to slide, causing the price of many great dividend growth stocks to continue to slide. Both Diplomats had extra capital to spend (one much more than the other) to take advantage of the discounts the market has provided us. Which stocks did we buy this week? A few markets, outside of the market as a whole, took a little more of a “goodfellas” beating than others – Canadian Banks, Oil, Mineral/Resource realm.