Stocks to Look Forward to in 2017

Now that 2016 is coming to an end, I am very excited to ring in the New Year, that’s for sure.  Putting back up the Christmas Tree, cleaning out any items that are needing to be thrown away and creating more simpleness in my house had me thinking about the big stocks I’m looking forward to in 2017.  There are many reasons why I am trying to look at things more from a “bigger picture” and refining/tightening/sharpening a focused strategy in 2017, as it relates to investing.  The S&P 500 is up over 10% through Christmas and due diligence is going to be that much more “fun”.

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Lanny’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

Well, I just finished plowing my driveway, and I definitely had to, in order to even be able to pull into my driveway.  We didn’t have really any snow until last night, let’s just say winter has come by with a roaring hello!  As the coffee is brewing and I am setting up my organized area to focus on writing, the stock watch list has come to mind.  I have been monitoring high quality dividend stocks since the election and I am currently making my list and checking it twice, trying to find out which stocks on my watch list are naughty or nice.  Come on in and check them out!

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Bert’s June Dividend Income Summary

Lanny beat me to the punch for releasing our monthly dividend income summary and lets just say I have a tough act to follow.  $1,100 in total dividend income and a 30.31% dividend growth rate…impressive numbers Lanny!  You are crushing it.  However, the show must go on here and luckily for me, I had some nice year over year growth as well.   Time to peel back the layers and take a dive into my June dividend income summary!

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Lanny’s April Dividend Income Summary

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!

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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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Notable Dividend Increases – April 2016

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

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Bert’s March Dividend Income Summary

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.

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