Life is finally starting to settle down again now that my wedding festivities are over. I feel like I finally have the time to needed to properly analyze the stock market and find the perfect stock to buy. A few days ago, Lanny purchased more shares in Target and I must say, I’m a little jealous of the make he is making moves while I am still sitting on the sideline. That jealousy, coupled with the excitement I have following our review of other bloggers’ May dividend income figures, leaves me feeling as motivated as ever to find a great stock and invest. What stocks am I consider? Time to take a look at my June stock watch list!
I was laying in bed thinking of this day and age, the performance of companies and how critical attributes are in determining what is the absolute most important metric for a dividend stock you own. I began reviewing the list of stocks that I currently own, you name it – Procter & Gamble (PG), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T) and other big dividend aristocrats and I finally saw the trend of what made my stomach feel uneasy and what made it feel comfortable. That metric was the payout ratio. Continue reading
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, I couldn’t stay on the sidelines too long in 2016. I am AMPED and ready to start the year off strong after setting my goals and realizing that I have some serious work to do. One of the stocks I already own has been trading at a discount of late and let me tell you, I just couldn’t hold off any longer. Let’s dive right in and see which company won the honor of being my first stock purchased in 2016 (If the title hasn’t given it away already).
The last couple of months has been pretty active for me. Since the beginning of February, I have either initiated a new position or re-upped my position in 6 stocks, with the most recent transaction occurring a few weeks ago when I purchased both CVX and PM. Well, I had some extra capital laying around and wanted to purchase a stock that has been on my radar for a while now. If you have followed our website over the last month, you will probably know which stock I purchased, as it has appeared in several articles recently.
As you all can see, Lanny has been littering our blog with posts. I figured it was about time I threw an article out so you all can hear from someone else. This article will discuss a few basic metrics that Lanny and I use while screening for potentially under-valued dividend stocks. The metrics are just the tip of the iceberg, as the investing requires a lot more research. But throughout my investing experience, I have found it very helpful to have a consistent set of metrics while performing the initial stock screening. Continue reading