What is a dividend? Someone new to investing and hearing about the word, “dividend”, may ask. Therefore, I thought I would take time, to break down what a dividend actually is, what the benefits are and what it can do for you, as an investor and individual looking to invest.
The stock market really has slid, as of late, which is beautiful to a dividend investor. Not only are companies announcing larger dividend increases, due to the savings from the “Tax Act”, but they are also starting to go “on-sale”. Due to these events, I wanted to write my dividend stock watch list for the month of February. I am entering the grocery store here with an empty cart, seeing what stocks are ripe enough to go through the check-out line with me. Time to get to the stocks, so grab a cup of coffee and come read.
It has been a few months since I have purchased my last stock and man oh man am I starting to get an itch. Times have been interesting for me recently. I am arms deep in working through project after project in our new house and have been hoarding my cash lately in the event we stumble on an unexpected “surprise.” But I am extremely motivated to purchase some stock after seeing my cash balance increase, Lanny make some moves by purchasing Cisco, and reading through so many great dividend income summaries in our monthly dividend income summary from the blogging community. It is getting harder and harder to resist. So now, I thought I would put together a watch list to prepare for when the right moment strikes.
Today, we decided to release an in-depth look at Apple’s metrics from a Dividned Investor’s standpoint, as they’ve recently increased their dividend and with our dependability on technology, thought it to be fitting. And actually – my girlfriend’s family is looking to buy new phones and I’m curious what they’ll do, as they all have historically been Apple device owners – phones, computers and all. With their recent dividend increases, share buy backs and insane customer loyalty, I wanted to take time and dive into their stock with a few competitors along the way…
Each month, the dividend blogging community continues to impress the two of us. Some people are breaking records, some people are posting triple digit growth rates, and some bloggers are beginning their journey towards financial freedom. Each blogger has their own journey, story, and method for accumulating a dividend income stream and it is a blast to watch and read about. March’s summary was filled with great stories, and we are even more excited to see how the community built off of their successes in the first month of the second quarter. Time to check out our April dividend income summary from YOU, the bloggers!
Third purchase in 31 days? Now that’s what I’m talking about. I’m starting to feel like the Lanny of old again, if only the grey hair can revert back to black, I’d appreciate it. January finished off with some tail winds, as big final year earning releases are coming out, Trumps making his speeches and movements, as well as your everyday volatility that January typically brings. As dividend investors, we need to sit tight and buy when we find the right value at hopefully the right times if you can. This purchase signifies that, based on my analysis. Let’s find out why I purchase Pfizer (PFE)!
This week, I officially jumped back into the marketplace. It feels like it has been a while and finding great stocks at a value has been difficult (which is part of the reason why Lanny’s portfolio has sky-rocketed over the last few months). If you have been following the blog over the last few weeks or if you read the title to the article before clicking, the stock I purchased this week shouldn’t be a surprise. Time to see where I allocated my capital this week.