Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone was able to ring in the turn of the calendar with their loved ones and are having a healthy & happy new years thus far. This was the time period when everyone made their final pushes to achieve their goals for the year and ultimately & hopefully have ended up in a better position than they were a year ago. This is also one of my favorite month’s worth of dividend income, due to it being a quarter-end and the last month of the year. With the weather being sunny and melting the snow into the new year, let’s see if my portfolio was able to heat up and produce heft dividends for December!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Not only does that mean that the Holiday season has started up, but it also means that November has wound down, with one more month left to go in 2016. The dividends are officially in and I’d like to share, compare and go over the results! Let me put my rake away, from the last fall of leaves, and bring out my November dividend income for the month.
The Dividend Diplomats were back at it again! Yes, both of us purchased the same company approximately two weeks ago and we wanted to share the purchase article with you. And yes, this is the second time we have both purchased a stock at the same time in 2016. Due to both of being busy with work, traveling, vacations, festivity planning, etc.. we were taken away from writing this article closer to the date of the stock purchases we made. Given that we are both Financial Institution auditors, we purchased a bank that is already friendly in our portfolio – Citizens & Northern (CZNC). Time to cash in those checks for stock! Continue reading
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.
I’m getting an itch to invest. Even after purchasing Pfizer a few weeks ago I still have some capital that I am trying to deploy. This is eerily starting to remind me of when Lanny ran into the same problem (at the same time as a matter of fact!) of having capital to deploy but no where to put it. Despite the fact that the market wasn’t cooperating this week, I have my eyes on a few stocks that are getting very close to my “buy” zone. If the prices fall next week, I may not be able to resist buying. Time to check out my February Watch List!
Well…well…well….it looks like January ended the same way it started for me….with buying a stock! At the beginning of the month I was able to add to my stake in ADM, a darling of the dividend investors community of late due to drop in stock price over the last few months. And after the boom that occurred at the end of the month, I was happy I purchased shares in ADM when I did. After my ADM purchase, there was a little bit of a lull period when I sat on the sidelines as the madness unfolded. Until the end of the month, when I accidentally stumbled on a great opportunity. You guessed it, I purchased some additional shares of one of my Roth holdings Citizens and Northern Corporation (CZNC). See why I purchased more shares in this community bank.
So it is time for the Final Push in December to see if we can buy the best opportunity stock to hit our yearly goals we had set in the prior year. The market has been extremely choppy as of late, but it was time for me to make an investment. The investment was into my Roth-IRA account, and you’ll see why within the article. Whom did I make a purchase into? Let’s check this out.