Recent Buy – Realty Income (O)

After a record December, I was looking to start 2018 off on an aggressive note.  I play to push my limits in 2018 and hopefully provide a lot of fuel to my investment portfolio.   Despite the fact that the market has also started off on a tear, a few opportunities have presented themselves.  After watching the price of REITs such as Realty Income and HCP (Lanny’s latest purchase) continue to fall, I knew that a purchase was inevitable.   Let’s see why I added to my position in Realty Income!

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Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – HCP, Inc. (HCP)

Wow… I can’t believe I still remember how to buy stock!  It has been almost 2 months since my last stock purchase, when I purchased shares in AT&T (T) and Hormel (HRL) back in October.  Can I say that it feels good to be back?  I couldn’t help but sit on the sidelines, as during that two month period, the S&P 500 index has increased well over 4%+ during that time period.  My dividend stock portfolio has been bolstering record-highs and finding opportunities out there has been difficult, to say the least.  The stock I purchased has not moved in that two month span, and when dating back to three months ago, is actually down 10%.  On December 21st, I purchased 58 shares into HCP, Inc. (HCP) and let’s dive in to see why!

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Bert’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

I cannot believe I am about to say this, but here it goes.  For the FINAL time in 2017, I am going to take a deep dive and prepare a watch list full of dividend stocks that are on my radar because they are potentially undervalued.  This market is as expensive as ever and the S&P 500 continues to soar to new highs.  So finding great dividend stocks that are currently trading at a discount was definitely a challenge.   However, I was able to find three stocks that have caught my attention.  Let’s dive in and take a look at the final 2017 edition of my dividend stock watch list!

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Lanny’s February Dividend Income Summary

Busy season is two months down and thank God it’s a short month, as these are the dog days of them all.  However, what makes this month fun is that we close out a month of dividend income earlier and start to step into the iconic March dividend income.  Cleveland has been a bit of a whirlwind as of late – it was 75 degrees and now it’s back into the 20’s.  Talk about getting sick with the climate change!  On a stock note – the market, this month, has been up almost 3% in the last 30 days, ending February 24th.  This has definitely sidelined me from making dividend stock purchases, killing me!  Let’s see what February has brought me in regards to dividend income.

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Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

We’ve closed the chapter on yet another month of 2016.  Time moves so fast…it is unreal.   It seems like just yesterday I was typing up my July dividend income summary and feeling excited for what was in store for me in August (probably because we went on our honeymoon!).   I received my last dividend of the month a few days ago, so it is finally time to once again share my results and track my progress as I race towards completing my 2016 goals.  With that being said, here it is, my August Dividend Income Summary!

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Bert’s February Dividend Income Summary

Well, well, well.  Looks like another month has finally come to a close.  We are in the first couple of weeks of a new month, so you know what that means… it is time to post my monthly dividend income update.  What seems to be a recurring theme, Lanny beat me to the punch and published his February income summary last week.  I want to echo everything the commenters said about his month.  He crushed it and increased his February dividend income 43% compared to 2015.  That was with KMI’s dividend cut.  Congrats on the awesome month Lanny!    Internally, I created this competition to defeat Lanny in terms of a dividend growth rate each month.  43% is a high bar to surpass, so let’s see if my dividend income in February grew more than his.   Time to check out the results.

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Bert’s November Dividend Income Summary

So Lanny jumped the gun a little bit when he posted his November dividend income summary last week.  Hey Lanny…news flash….November ended yesterday, not last week.  Who knows, maybe he had too much turkey on Thanksgiving and forgot that the month wasn’t actually over.  Now that November has officially come to a close and we enter the FINAL month of 2015, it is time to take a look at the dividends received in November and check my progress compared to the previous quarter and year.  As a community, we have made amazing strides as evidence through our monthly summary of dividend income from around the community.  So let’s see if we could keep the momentum rolling in November!

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