Bert’s April Dividend Income Summary

Another month bites the dust!  2016 is officially 33% over everyone!   The market began showing signs of weakness  towards the tail end of the month and it seems like every dividend investor had a collective sigh of relief.  There were two stocks that I have been big fans of for a while that finally had a nice pullback, so they earned a spot on my Watch List.  The don’t have the highest yield, but they are all star companies in their industry.  Let’s hope the slide continues for Visa and Starbucks.   Back to business, now that I have received my final April dividend income summary.

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3 Reasons I Would Sell a Stock

As a dividend investor, I carry a buy and hold mentality with each stock purchase.  Once a stock enters my portfolio, it rarely leaves.  At least, that is the plan.  However, as we all know, whether it is investing or life, circumstances change over time and we have to adapt to the constantly changing environment.  For our investments, not all changes are positive and the changes may force us into a corner.  Do we continue to hold the stock?  Or do we sell?  Man does it suck typing that word out.   In this article, I am going to discuss 3 scenarios that would cause me to consider selling an investment and review my portfolio to see if any of my holdings fit 1 of the 3 descriptions.

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Bert’s April Dividend Income

As a great band once said….”Another one bites the dust.” Another month bites the dust and we are now entering May.   April was a crazy month that consisted of more transactions than I can remember for a while, the capstone of which was my investment in one of the largest railroad companies Norfolk Southern.   Unfortunately though, I will not be reaping the dividend benefits from these transactions until next quarter.   After seeing a minimal YOY increase of 8% in my dividend income in March, I am hoping that my investing throughout the first four months of the year will begin to show in April.  Looks like it is time to dive in and review my April dividend income summary.

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Dividend Diplomats November Watch List

Wow! We are halfway through November already.  I can’t believe it; 2015 is quickly approaching.  Each month we have been putting a watch list together to help us and the readers find that next investment.  Sometimes the list leads to a purchase and sometimes the stock appreciates so quickly it flies off of our watch list.   So which companies are we watching over the next few weeks?  Let’s find out!

November Watch List

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Locked, Cocked & Ready to Unload! Stock Purchases October

Wow… as my title suggests, I have had my portfolio ammunition – locked, cocked and ready to UNLOAD!  There has been a lot of activity this month and thought – well, by Monday we are halfway through the month essentially and there’s been a lot of activity worthy of a post.  My locked, cocked & ready to unload began the very first day of October and has came to another chapter Friday October 10th.  This could go down as the biggest investments I have made in a single 10 day span.  Ready?  Let’s check it out.locked, cocked & ready to unload Continue reading

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Dividend Diplomat August Watch List

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  It has been 45 days since Bert posted his 10 stocks on his watch list and it is now time to update this list, as well as incorporating the full Diplomat team (Lanny!) into the mix, as we all have stocks on the watch list.  It’s been a wild 45 days and based on different purchases made over that stretch and allocation/weights in our portfolios, it is time to adjust and discuss which stocks are on our August watch list, RIGHT NOW! Continue reading

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Bert’s July Investment Report

Wow, what a crazy end to the month!  I felt like the last week was filled with can’t miss stock market action.  It seemed like every minute I opened my eyes another chunk of my market value was missing.  But it is okay, the decline has two factors I love: it increases the power of dividend re-investing and it creates new buying opportunities.  Lanny recently wrote about on Friday 4 stocks that he is considering re-upping his position in because of this decline.  For me,  I may finally make my long-awaited move into the financial sector.  I know I will be purchasing something next week; I just don’t know what that stock is yet.  But it seems like Aflac is a very solid potential purchase and may be forcing my hand.  Anyways, before I continue to babble about future purposes, I figured I would review my month of July Investment Report.

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