My oh my. What a difference a month makes. In last month’s article, we discussed how dividend growth slowed and there may be an economic slowdown. This month, it is a completely different story. The coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic has spread and the economic impact has been unlike anything I have ever seen. The impact on individuals, small business and corporations is changing on a daily basis. For many companies, they are rethinking their 2020 strategic visions and changing their dividends & capital strategies on the fly. It will be tough to predict the expected dividend increases in 2020; however, we will highlight the companies that have historically announced dividend increases in April.
The market’s volatility has been insane as of late, due to the health & economic impact from the Coronavirus. If you see the chart below – your stomach definitely has to be feeling the highs and lows that each day brings. One day you can be down 9.51% (like on the 12th) and the very next day, up 9.29%, followed by being down 11.98%.
This is what we are in for, over the next few months, I believe. The question is – what do you invest in? What are the dividend stocks in the stock market that can weather through the Coronavirus storm? We took time to think about the industries that are doing well during the global pandemic we are going through. Continue reading
When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given the second quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 6 months. This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year. Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?
We know what time it is. This is one of the best months to be a dividend investor, as we wrap up a quarter-end. The market finished off an impressive note, closing up 13% for the year, thus far. The weather is finally warming up, as I believe we reached 60 degrees one day or two in the month. This was a fantastic month of investing and earning dividends, which truly shows the power of time and consistency pushes you forward.
This month, let’s ignore the fluff and get right into it. For those of you that are new, each month we discuss companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase before the calendar flips again. We also summarize the previous month’s results. There were a TON of dividend increases in April and we need to start summarizing them right away. Here are the expected dividend increases in May 2019!
The calendar has turned once again. You know what that means, right? It is time for the next installment of our Expected Dividend Increases series. For those of you that are new, each month, we try to summarize all the Dividend Aristocrats (and a few other companies) that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. We also include a summary of the increases from the previous month. Here are the expected dividend increases in April 2019!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The winter is upon us and the holiday season is right around the corner. It is time to bust out the Christmas Trees, decorations, menorahs, and whatever else you and your families use to celebrate the holidays. I know our house is ready to go! On top of it, it is officially the most exciting dividend month of the year…December! But before I jump ahead, now that it is a new month, it is time to summarize the results from the previous month. Here is my November Dividend Income summary!