1/3 of the way finished with the year. Only 8 more months to go, NBA playoff basketball is going wild right now and I just returned from a vacation and am about to depart to be in one of my best friends wedding this afternoon. April was a wild month to push through, but something tells me – I haven’t seen anything yet. However, enough of hearing me talk about the past and what’s to come, let’s get into the real deal 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.
Dividend increases – one major reason why we are in the dividend investing community, right? The month of April is always a fun month for the Dividend Diplomat Portfolio, as there are a few DOW companies that increase their dividend through this wonderful month. We wanted to write an article to bring forth those notable dividend increases this month of April and to see the impact on my portfolio and then to see how you and other investors benefited. Don’t worry – I’ll keep it to 3 stocks! Now… let’s dive on in! Continue reading
No everyone, this is not an elaborate April Fools joke. I am actually posting my dividend income article before Lanny this month. Somehow, some way, he has always managed to publish his article first. Well not so fast my friend! I am ready to roll here and review my March dividend income. The final month of every quarter is always my favorite because a large percentage of companies pay their dividend in this month, so each day is action packed. It really makes each day exciting! Let’s take a look and see how much dividend income I received this year and how it compares to the same month last year.
Over the last few weeks, we all have spent many hours preparing tough/challenging goals for the year ahead of us. Why not? It is fun and exciting to think about the future and map out where you want to be a year from now. Before I fully shift modes and focus on knocking out my 2016 goals one by one, I figured I should take a cold hard look at my 2015 goals and see how well (or poorly) I performed during the year. Even though it was not articulated as well as it could have been in my article, the results of 2015 were a major influence in setting the table in 2016. So now, let’s have a look at my final 2015 goal review and see where/how I can improve in 2016.
In his last purchase article, Lanny alluded to the fact that I may have purchased the same stock as his. Well, Lanny was right and great minds think alike. We have been talking about this purchase for several weeks and we finally just decided to buy it! While my rationale may have been slightly different than Lanny’s, here is why I added to my stake in Norwood Financial (NWFL).
This week, I learned a valuable investing lesson that caused me to miss a great opportunity in the market. Luckily, this lesson did not result in a realized loss like lessons in the past, so I can’t complain too much. However, I did miss a golden opportunity to capitalize on Mr. Market taking a crazy turn (even more so than a few months ago). What lesson did I learn and how will I apply it going forward?