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!
No, no it wasn’t a stock on my beloved June dividend stock watch list. It wasn’t a stock that should be unfamiliar, however. In fact, my recent purchase is a second purchase I’ve made in this iconic, legacy-brand fulfilled company this year! I couldn’t be happier to have made an additional purchase, at an even lower price that an earlier purchase of this dividend stock. On June 1, 2018, I purchased 20 more shares of Procter Gamble (PG)!
I hope that your stomach has felt the ups and downs this year. The S&P 500 is pretty much flat year-to-date. However, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been amazing opportunities out there. Opportunities that we haven’t seen in so fricken long, as dividend investors. However, with all of the events occurring this year – tax reform, tariffs, earnings being released for quarter 1, interest rates rising and inflation starting to creep (gas, groceries, etc.), is this the right time to jump in on dividend stock opportunities? I plan on talking about dividend stocks, where they are at today and comparing them to 5 year dividend yield averages. When doing this, it may showcase opportunities out there.