Another month in and another month down. The coronavirus pandemic has now lasted 7+ weeks here in Ohio and let’s just say – I want this to end, bad. However, the dividend checks continue to roll in, though on a much bumpier road. Let’s take a moment and take a look at the dividend income results for April.
Last week, I released my March dividend income summary. Typically, I’ll show my stock purchases in the summary article. However, in March, I made a lot of low dollar stock purchases, as the market showed its twists and turns. As a result, I decided to split the articles so I can discuss some of the purchases in greater detail. This article will summarize my March dividend stock purchases.
The last month has been unlike anything I have experienced as a dividend investor. I primarily started investing in 2011 and 2012, well after the the market calmed down after the financial crisis. There have been blips since then (Oil prices collapsing in 2016, for example), but nothing close to the magnitude of what we are experiencing now. It is most important that we all remain healthy. But after that, my family and I are trying to make the right financial and investment decisions. Because after all, as we are unfortunately seeing, you cannot predict what tomorrow will bring. So today, I spent some time researching dividend growth stocks and built my April dividend stock watch list.
My oh my. What a difference a month makes. In last month’s article, we discussed how dividend growth slowed and there may be an economic slowdown. This month, it is a completely different story. The coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic has spread and the economic impact has been unlike anything I have ever seen. The impact on individuals, small business and corporations is changing on a daily basis. For many companies, they are rethinking their 2020 strategic visions and changing their dividends & capital strategies on the fly. It will be tough to predict the expected dividend increases in 2020; however, we will highlight the companies that have historically announced dividend increases in April.
When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given the second quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 6 months. This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year. Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?
The dividend stock purchases machine keeps rolling! Yes, this is yet another round of dividend stock purchases, covering the last three weeks of activity in October. I am going to start doing this now, from an article standpoint, as my dividend stock purchases are becoming more frequent, due to certain life events and brokerage changes. The stock market has continued it’s roller-coaster ride, creating value on dividend stocks I currently or have wanted to own. Therefore, I made a few stock purchases over this time period and let’s dive in and find out what I bought!
Here we go! The final two months of stock market action for 2018 and it wouldn’t be the same without releasing what is currently on my radar, at the moment. A few easy one’s that most are looking at, right now, but hopefully a fresh new look at a company or two, in the mix. I know the stock market has been significantly all over the place, what an investor still can do is evaluate a company based on their financial statements and stock price and make a decision to buy or not to buy. Always remember, price is what you pay and value is what you get. I have been saying that to so many people lately, they think I’m crazy. Without further-ado here is my November dividend stock watch list!