The calendar turns and I am ready to put some extra capital to work. Over the last month, I have been busy initiating positions in Tyson, WestRock, and Illinois Tool Works. The market has been interesting over the last few weeks. There haven’t been too many buying opportunities out there, at least compared to the previous months. Still, I run a stock screener each week (sometimes daily) to see what opportunities may be out there. It has been a while since I have published my dividend stock watch list. I figured this was a perfect month to do so. Here is my September Dividend Stock Watch List!
It turns out that Lanny is pretty good at finding undervalued dividend growth stocks. I was such a big fan of some of his recent purchases that I decided to follow his lead and purchase two of the stocks he recently purchased as well. Luckily for me, even though I recently purchased shares of Tyson Foods, I had some extra capital to deploy. See why I initiated two new positions in my portfolio at the beginning of August.
Each month, the dividend blogging community continues to impress the two of us. Some people are breaking records, some people are posting triple digit growth rates, and some bloggers are beginning their journey towards financial freedom. Each blogger has their own journey, story, and method for accumulating a dividend income stream and it is a blast to watch and read about. March’s summary was filled with great stories, and we are even more excited to see how the community built off of their successes in the first month of the second quarter. Time to check out our April dividend income summary from YOU, the bloggers!
Man, I just got back from an amazing concert and am full of energy. The band was great and had the formula for success (in my opinion, as Lanny is shaking his head in disagreement). There were plenty of guitar solos, drum solos, crowd surfing, a diverse music selection, great lyrics, and best of all, the lead singer of the band was from our hometown! What wasn’t there to love. Thank goodness my fiance introduced me to the band and I was able to go tonight. Anyway, what was the purpose of this article. Music…no….Oh wait, I remember. This week I sold a few positions in my portfolio. That’s right! Here is a little information about the transaction.
Last month I ended my three-month hiatus of posting savings rates articles and afterwards, I vowed to publish my monthly summary in a timely fashion. One of my goals for 2015 is to defeat the Dividend Diplomats’ Savings Challenge and save 60% of my monthly income 6 times in 2015. Will I be able to recover from my just miss in July, where I saved 56.9% of my income? Let’s find out!