July was another crazy month in the stock market. The market just continues to rise! Still, despite the rising market, I was able to find several undervalued dividend stocks to purchase during the month. While I didn’t invest the same amount of capital as Lanny in July (Nearly $4k), I was able to continue to add a decent amount of dividend income! Let’s jump right in and see what dividend stock purchases I made in July.
Dividend Increases are the foundation of our plan to achieve financial freedom. We are looking to build a growing, passive income stream using dividends! The key word in the previous sentence is growing. That is why the two of us are always monitoring our company’s to see if they announce a dividend increase. Each month, we share this passion with all of you and write an article summarizing the previous month’s dividend increases and projecting the announcements in the next month. Here is the August installment of the “Dividend Increases Expected” series.
June was an interesting month in the market. Dividend cuts continued to slow, despite a few surprise dividend cuts. Economies continue to reopen and the weather continued to get better. Still, the economic and political environments remained as tense as ever. The Federal Reserve announced major restrictions on bank dividends and share buybacks for the first time since the Great Recession. I know we have all felt impacts to our dividend income!
Despite all the madness and intensity, there is one constant that will never change: dividend income. The dividend checks continued to roll in. The third month of the quarter is always exciting since the majority of companies, and mutual fund families (such as Vanguard), pay their dividend. Many dividend bloggers produce their best passive income results during the quarter-end month!
The stock market continues to put on quite the show in 2020. Luckily, our dividend income is putting on a show as well. The power of dividend investing is real and hopefully our results will motivate you to continue investing in dividend growth stocks. This article contains our June dividend income summary, including the total dividend income and the dividend increases we received this month.
Nothing makes me happier than a fundamentally strong dividend growth stock (except for my daughter). Reviewing a company’s dividend payout ratio is critical to determining the strength of a company’s dividend. Over the years, we have figured out the percent range that we consider perfect for the metric. In this article, we will explain the dividend payout ratio, why it is such an important metric, discuss the perfect payout ratio, and create a list of companies that have a perfect payout ratio.
Dividend increases are the name of the game. We invest in dividend growth stocks to earn a GROWING dividend income stream. That is why the two of our are constantly monitoring our portfolios, and potential investments, to see which companies will increase their dividend. Every month, we share some dividend news and discuss the major dividend announcements that are expected to come. Read more to see the expected dividend increases in July.
“CASH IS DEAD! CASH IS DEAD! Read All About it.” In my head, I picture a newsboy from the beginning of the 20th century shouting as I read the article title. The sad reality is that it is true. Cash is dying. No, it isn’t at the hands of cryptocurrencies or apps (Venmo, Facebook, etc.). Cash is dying because the cash in your bank account is LOSING value rather than gaining value. In this article, I will explain this sad phenomenon and provide you with alternative ways to increase the value of your cash.