Final dividend income totals have been tallied. Final purchases were made (or not made). Now that the ball dropped and the calendar turned, the book on 2016 is finally closed. A few weeks ago, I published my 2017 investing and life goals so I can hit the ground running in 2017. However, I can’t ignore the fact that I had 2016 goals to complete. I performed quarterly updates to monitor my progress; so for one final time, I will publish my 2016 goals review. Let’s see if I was able to meet my goals in 2016!
One month to go for 2016! In the midst of being snowed in, shoveling 2-3x per day, we have compiled the list of dividend income from the bloggers in the community. We’re sure you all know the drill, each month, we first publish our dividend income summaries (Bert’s here and Lanny’s here) and then aggregate as many as we can from ALL OF YOU in the dividend growth investing community. SO if we didn’t include you this month, please understand it is not personal and is more of a result of timing! Now, time to dive in and check out our November Dividend Income summary from all of you dividend bloggers in the community!
2016 is racing to an end. It has been a fascinating couple of weeks here. From a thrilling World Series that sadly didn’t fall in our favor to an election that has caused some noise in the markets. Have we mentioned yet that both of us were lucky enough to attend that historic Game 7?? We’re sure you all know the drill, each month, we first publish our dividend income summaries (Bert’s here and Lanny’s here) and then aggregate as many as we can from ALL OF YOU in the dividend growth investing community. SO if we didn’t include you this month, please understand it is not personal and is more of a result of timing! Now, time to dive in and check out our October Dividend Income summary from all of you in the dividend blogging community!
If you want to talk about how fast time flies, here is a perfect example. I was prepared to re-visit a dividend stock analysis that I thought I performed over Realty Income (“O”) a couple of quarters ago. When I looked at the date on the original analysis…it was November 2015. I cannot believe 12 months have flown by that quickly…where has time gone? Even though I have reviewed the company in the past, I thought it would be a good idea to update the stock analysis I performed considering the recent pullback in price, the fact that they were one of the four stocks on my October Watch List, and the company’s recent earnings release. A lot can change over 12 months, I think we can all attest to that in some capacity. So let’s re-run Realty Income through our stock screener.
We are rounding third and heading home here. Considering the Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central Division title this week, I figured a baseball reference to start the article off was pretty appropriate. Let’s see if they can capture some of the same postseason magic the Cavs had during their run in May/June. At the end of each quarter, Lanny and I review our annual goals to monitor our progress towards hitting these marks. If we are on pace…great. If we are off track, well there is still time to make some adjustments despite the fact there are only three months remaining. Time to dig and perform my third quarter goals review.
What a journey it has been so far. Last week, after a sudden drop in earnings, Target’s price fell and I swooped up an additional 30 shares of the major retailer. Now, I own 80 freaking shares and couldn’t be happier. But the good great news didn’t stop there. No, that investment also put me over a milestone that I have been eyeing for a few months now. This last purchased pushed my forward dividend income over the $3,000 mark and you know what, there is no turning back now. How did I get to this point? Let’s take a look!
As I’m sure you all know, each month we aggregate a list to show how other bloggers in the Dividend Investing community are CRUSHING IT! This month, one of us got excited (**cough cough Lanny**) and set a record for a number of bloggers included in this list. It blew April’s bloggers summary out of the water! Time to brew up a cup of coffee (maybe Starbucks) and get ready to check out some results! See our May Dividend Income summary from the blogging community.