After taking a month off, it is time to for the next installment of our monthly article summarizing every dividend growth investor’s favorite topic…DIVIDEND INCREASES! For those of you that are new followers, each month we try to summarize as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month as we can. Why? Because it gives us something to look forward to and there is a chance it may impact someone’s investment decision! This is going to be an exciting month because there are some big names in the investing community that are set to announce an increases. Now, it is time to roll up our sleeves and see which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in April 2018.
After seeing such incredible numbers posted in our latest edition of our monthly dividend income summary from other bloggers in the dividend growth investing community, I am extremely motivated to invest some extra capital and help push my dividend income forward. Even though I am working hard to earn extra cash via side hustles to try to pay down our debt as fast as possible, I decided that there was a little room to still invest on the side. How could I resist buying a potentially undervalued dividend growth stock after all? This month, I’ve targeted four companies for my September stock watch list. Let’s see who I am keeping my eye on!
It has been a long, long time since we have published one of these articles on our website. For those of you who are not familiar, for the first year and a half of our website, every month we published a listing of Dividend Aristocrats that we are expecting to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. Why did we bring back the article this month? Well, because there are some epic names (both Aristocrats and non-Aristocrats) on April’s listing. Let’s dive in!
Whoa! Shaking off the cobwebs on my full-on dividend stock analysis skills here. It’s been quite some time since I’ve independently wrote an article on one dividend stock out there. Given that my busy season has wound down, I though tit would be a great time to shake the rust and really dive into a company that I not only own, but is a highly visible company in the market place. With the tides in the market thus far this year, the increase of rates, the election, etc.. the stock market has never been so unpredictable. With that, we need to have a sense of security to the cash we have saved in order to deploy the appropriate capital to a company. In terms of security – here is dividend stock that is of high quality as it relates to network and data security… Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO).
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