What a month it has been for dividend increases! Each month, I highlight the companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. For the first time, I am speechless. In January, I highlighted three companies that were expected to increase their dividend in the coming month. But man was I blown out of the water with all of the dividend increases that were announced. February will have some tough shoes to follow! Enough talk, let’s dive right in and summarize the companies that increased their dividend in January and which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in February.
My last two articles have been reviewing my past performance, checking in on my goals through the end of September and reviewing my September dividend income. Both of the articles were showing that my portfolio and dividend income are trending in the right direction. With three months to spare, I’m looking to keep that momentum going. So I took some time tonight to prepare my October stock watch list and see if I can pinpoint a few stocks to keep a close eye on over the next several weeks.
Earlier in the week, I crossed a big investing milestone….crossing $3,000 in forward dividend income. It took me 15 months to jump from $2,000 to $3,000 and at the end of the article, I challenged myself to hit the next milestone in half the time. To get there, I better get moving quickly. What’s the best way to increase your dividend income? Not a trick question here, but purchase stock! I thought it would be a good idea to do some research this evening and put together a small watch list of stocks that have caught my eye. Here it is, my August stock watch list.
It feels good to step off the sidelines and buy a stock considering the market has been on a tear for the last few months. Slowly and surely, I was stashing cash aside waiting for the right opportunity to strike. On this day, I received a message from Lanny in the morning that was short and to the point. “Target…may be time to buy.” I had just woke up at this time (I was in a timezone two hours behind), but I knew that message meant that something big happened with Target’s stock that caused the price to drop. When I read the text, I didn’t realize it, but Target was falling after their most recent earnings release. The time was right, so let’s see I decided to purchase additional shares of Target this week.
February 2016 is in the books and you know what that means? The posts on dividend income from the month from YOU the bloggers! I love this time of the year and seeing everyone’s progress, the leaps, bounds, the ups, the downs and the big hitters for each month that we are receiving. It’s a great way to show the articles we read and how excited we are for every single pursuit – to financial freedom! Let’s see how everyone did during February! Continue reading
I’m getting an itch to invest. Even after purchasing Pfizer a few weeks ago I still have some capital that I am trying to deploy. This is eerily starting to remind me of when Lanny ran into the same problem (at the same time as a matter of fact!) of having capital to deploy but no where to put it. Despite the fact that the market wasn’t cooperating this week, I have my eyes on a few stocks that are getting very close to my “buy” zone. If the prices fall next week, I may not be able to resist buying. Time to check out my February Watch List!
First month of 2016 is now officially in the books and you know what that means? The posts on dividend income from the month from YOU the bloggers! I love this time of the year and seeing everyone’s progress, the leaps, bounds, the ups, the downs and the big hitters for each month that we are receiving. It’s a great way to show the articles we read and how excited we are for every single pursuit – to financial freedom! Let’s see how everyone did during January! Continue reading