May 2016 was the best month of my life…hands down. And it had absolutely nothing to do with investing. I’m sure those that have been following along can guess what happened. If not, no worries, I will have some blog posts soon to fill you all in on what exactly happened soon. It was also a great month for dividend income as I saw some growth compared to May 2015. Let’s take a look at the dividend income I received during the last 31 days! Here is my May 2016 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.
Well, the market hasn’t laid on too many opportunities for us, but we still have stocks on our watch list. Nothing too crazy has happened, so this was very tough and easy at the same. Slow and study or keep it simple stupid or uhm… you get the drill. This isn’t anything wild but here is the March of 2016 stock watch list!
30 days everyone. It has been a long 30 days since I have purchased a stock. An investment. A bridge stone to financial freedom and it feels… well, there really isn’t one word for it. It is weird, fast and unusual, to say the least. As I sit and see the calendar continue to gain momentum towards, now, the end of March, I sit back and think, whoa, it’s been over 4 weeks since an investment move has been made. Why? Here is what I was able to come up with.
Needless to say, the stock market has been a “mean green” this past week and man, the buying opportunities are drying up and fast! It feels like it was just yesterday that we were battling low oil prices and other commodity fluctuations, that was ultimately causing the entire market to head south for the winter. Then, the curveball of the green machine of the stock market kept roaring this week and was breaking some ground – even with some of the major macro economic factors still in play. I can’t make much of it, but I do have a watch list of stocks that I have my eyes on. Come check them out!
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!
I couldn’t sit on the sidelines too long. After a strong month of purchased in January, which saw me add to my current stakes in ADM and CZNC, I wanted to keep the momentum rolling. At the end of my January dividend income article, I mentioned that I purchased a stock but haven’t disclosed the purchase yet to the community. Well, that is about to change. Last week I unloaded some capital and purchased a stake in Pfizer (PFE). Let’s see why!