Another month down. July is always a fun month because it is my birthday month! This year, I finally entered my final year in my 20s and will be enjoying this victory lap before I enter my 30s. The market was interesting this month and there were several weeks where there weren’t any investment opportunities jumping off the screen at me or Lanny. But then the end of the month struck! But I’ll save the details for the article…..Here is my July dividend income summary!
July was a long month for my portfolio. With Capital One selling their investment portfolio to Etrade , I was looking for a new trading form. After many, many talks with Lanny, I finally settled on Ally Investing. My transfer was initiated at the beginning of July, but my assets were not fully transitioned until the end of the month. This waiting period was unique and shook up the flow of the first six-months of the year that saw me making a lot of stock purchases. For the first 30 days of July, I did not make any stock purchases. However, on the final day of the month, I was able to sneak one purchase in. Here is why I purchased shares of Tyson Foods (TSN) on July 31!
In a recent article, Lanny broke down what a dividend is and highlighted what is so great about receiving a dividend. When I first started learning about dividend investing, there were a lot of articles and emphasis on assessing a company’s dividend payout ratio. So I thought I would take some time today, provide a definition for the payout ratio, show how to calculate the metric, and some other details/tricks of the trade that we have picked up over the years as we continue to invest in dividend growth stocks.
I can’t believe I am about to say this. But half of 2018 is in the books already. Man oh man, where has is time going? As the calendar gets ready to turn, it is time for another installment of the “Expected Dividend Increases” summary article. For those of you that are new to the website, each month, I try my best to compile a list of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. While I can’t include every company in the article, I do my best to capture as many Dividend Aristocrats and other companies as possible. Let’s see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in July!
We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018. Man oh man, where has time gone? Lanny, like so many of you already, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it. He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase! Nice freaking job Lanny. That’s how you crush it right there. I’ve spent some time compiling my results here. Let’s see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny’s!
2018 has been a fun investing year, as the market has presented many great buying opportunities and I’ve been fortunate enough to have some extra capital on to capitalize. At the beginning of May, I initiated a large position in Pepsi. Selfishly, I was trying to sneak in one more stock purchase before the end of the month and was fortunate enough to have cash on hard, ready to delpoy. I have been hot on the trail of a Dividend Aristocrat for the last few weeks. Finally, after weeks of waiting, the company’s stock price fell and triggered my limit order. Here is why I initiated a position in Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) at the end of May!
Another month is in the books in 2018. It blows my mind that we are almost halfway through 2018. Each month, I do my best to compile a list of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. While I can’t include every company in the article, I do my best to capture as many Dividend Aristocrats and other companies as possible. Here is the next installment in our monthly series. It is time to see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in June!