Is there anything sweeter than opening up your laptop after a hard day’s work, checking your dividend portfolio, and then realizing that one of your holdings increased their dividend that day? It is such a sweet/satisfying feeling, one that Lanny and I cannot get enough of. We’ve constantly calling and texting each other the minute we find out that our forward dividend increased without lifting a finger! Each month, we try to identify as many companies as we can that are expected to announce an increased dividend in the coming month so we can hopefully share our excitement with some of you! Let’s see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in May!
Last week, with a volatile stock market, I decided to jump right back into the action. All of us have been watching this market closely and getting excited about the opportunities that have started to present themselves. I had some extra cash on hand and wanted to add to several positions in my portfolio. After some research, my investment decisions were made and I found the two stocks I wanted to purchase. Here is why I purchased shares of Procter and Gamble (PG) and Starbucks (SBUX) last week.
After taking a month off, it is time to for the next installment of our monthly article summarizing every dividend growth investor’s favorite topic…DIVIDEND INCREASES! For those of you that are new followers, each month we try to summarize as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month as we can. Why? Because it gives us something to look forward to and there is a chance it may impact someone’s investment decision! This is going to be an exciting month because there are some big names in the investing community that are set to announce an increases. Now, it is time to roll up our sleeves and see which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in April 2018.
The market is actually down now, year-to-date. Luckily, it’s not just one company here or there, that is bringing the whole ship south. Instead, there are a vast number of companies that are seeing their price movements turn downward, unlocking value in the market place. As dividend investors, this is news that we all love to see. When there are macro-events in the economy, such as tariffs, trade wars, interest rate movements and technology enhancements – this usually leads me to go into one direction, when evaluating what dividend stock to buy. The industry that has shown signs of value, for the price, is the consumer industry! I want to do a comparison of a few stocks within that industry.
Time to warm up the month of March with my dividend stock watch list! As everyone is drinking their Green Beer today, for good old Saint Patrick’s Day, I am in my upstairs room, researching and cranking out this article. Why? Well, busy season is winding down and I have never been more motivated to invest into dividend stocks, in order to keep stepping forward on the journal of financial freedom. Please, go grab that hot cup of coffee and sit back to read my dividend stock watch list for the month of March!
The stock market really has slid, as of late, which is beautiful to a dividend investor. Not only are companies announcing larger dividend increases, due to the savings from the “Tax Act”, but they are also starting to go “on-sale”. Due to these events, I wanted to write my dividend stock watch list for the month of February. I am entering the grocery store here with an empty cart, seeing what stocks are ripe enough to go through the check-out line with me. Time to get to the stocks, so grab a cup of coffee and come read.
My crazy month has finally come to an end. We entered the month in the middle of an intense housing search and left with an accepted offer. Still can’t believe we are going to be first time homeowners! My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary Memorial Day Weekend as well. The beauty of it all is that while all the noise of my personal life is rolling along, my dividend stocks are quietly doing their work in the background. This is one of my favorite articles to write each month, where I review my monthly dividend income total, compare the results to the earlier period, and check my progress as I embark on this journey of financial freedom. Now it is time to dive into detail. Check out my May dividend income summary!