Bert’s Recent Buys – PG and SBUX

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.    

 

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Expected Dividend Increases – November 2017

Another month, another installment of our monthly series highlighting one of our favorite aspects about dividend investing….DIVIDEND INCREASES!   For those of you that are new to our website, each month we aggregate a listing of companies that are expected to increase their dividend in the coming months.  Lanny and I are ALWAYS monitoring potential dividend increases in stocks we either own are on our watch list, so we thought it might be helpful to other dividend investors as well.  Let’s see which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in November!

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Portfolio Update – Introducing Our Family Portfolio

For the last few years, I have reported religiously the happenings of my portfolio and every cent in dividend income I have received.  Looking back, it is insane to see how fast my portfolio has grown in such a short period time and I love seeing similar growth rates in so many other people in the dividend investing community.  Man is it a lot of fun!  But there has been one key piece of the equation I have kept under wraps from all of you…the happening of my wife’s portfolio and the impact it is having on our “Family Dividend Income” and not just mine.  So for the first time on this blog, I would like to discuss my wife’s investment portfolio and briefly discuss how I will begin reporting things differently here on our blog!

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Unexpected Positives as a Dividend Investor

Good morning everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend and are breathing in the spices of the Fall scented candles and are walking out to the mail box to pick up a dividend check or two.  Not figuratively, but that’s what sometimes happens as a dividend investor.  You wake up, sign online to your account and see businesses sending you a check for the funds you have placed in the market as their source of liquidity to operate a business.  These are always fun surprises or moments each and everyday as a dividend investor, but over the last few weeks, more and more surprises and unexpected positives have come from being a dividend investor.

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Bert’s Q2 2016 Goals Review

I know I said it in my June Dividend income article as well. But still….HOLY COW, I can’t believe the year is halfway over.  This quarter will always hold a special place in my heart though considering I got married in May.  Can’t believe that was a month ago too. WOW!  After the quarter is over, we like to take some time here and check up on our 2016 goals to check our progress and see if we need to make any necessary adjustments on the fly.   With six months remaining, there is still plenty of time to steer ourselves back onto the road if we have started wandering off.

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Bert’s June Stock Watch List

Life is finally starting to settle down again now that my wedding festivities are over.  I feel like I finally have the time to needed to properly analyze the stock market and find the perfect stock to buy.  A few days ago, Lanny purchased more shares in Target and I must say, I’m a little jealous of the make he is making moves while I am still sitting on the sideline.   That jealousy, coupled with the excitement I have following our review of other bloggers’ May dividend income figures, leaves me feeling as motivated as ever to find a great stock and invest.   What stocks am I consider?  Time to take a look at my June stock watch list!

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