Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

Another month is in the books and 2019 continues to fly by at a record pace.  Baseball season is winding down and football season is starting up again.  Plus,  we are approaching fall, which is my wife’s favorite season.  It’ll be even more special now that we can celebrate it with our daughter for the first time.  August was another crazy month for the market.  There were wild swings, buying opportunities, and naturally, the market climbed towards the end.  But during that time, dividend income provided us a consistent dividend income stream.  Lanny kicked off the party on this website by posting insane results (Read about his $800+ dividend income month).  So now it is my turn.  Let’s dive into my August Dividend Income summary.

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Bert’s September Dividend Stock Watch List

The year is flying by.  For a good portion of the year, we have experienced some wild, and unpredictable swings, in the marketplace.   I’m trying to be better about having a watch list handy to capitalize on sudden drops in the market.  There are some names out there that caught my eye as I ran a stock screener during Labor Day weekend.  So I put my thoughts down on paper.  Please see my September Dividend Stock Watch List and let me know what you think!  Hopefully there will be some opportunities to add to my portfolio.

 

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Bert’s Recent Stock Purchases – MMM and XOM

After complaining in my last two monthly dividend income summaries about not making a stock purchase that month, my purchase moment finally arrived.   Man did it feel good coming off the sidelines.  The market is presenting us with some opportunities, so I’m sure there were plenty of other stocks to consider as well.  But for now, I was perfectly content adding to two Dividend Aristocrats that I already own.  Here is why I purchased 3M Company (MMM) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) recently.

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Bert’s March Dividend Income Summary

I cannot believe that we have another month in the book!  Where the heck is time going?  Baseball season is coming and life is flying fast at me.  All great stuff though.  This month’s article even features a new image!  Finally, I decided to do away with the old “Dividend Income” image and get creative. Lanny updated his last year, so it was time for me to as well.  My wife and I were playing Scrabble and then I had this idea for the article.  But back to business, I’m starting to ramble.  At the beginning of the month, we each post our dividend income summaries to track and monitor our progress.  Lanny recently released his March dividend income summary and produced absolutely insane numbers.  I’ll let you see them for yourself.  But all I have to say is DAMN LANNY!   It is my turn now.  Here is my March dividend income summary!

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Performance of the Top 10 Dividend Aristocrats 2019

This article should be interesting.  The stock market is just crushing it and there is just not much room for opportunity.  You can reach for value, but are you reaching for true value or are you reaching at a poor company that has, what appears to be, strong dividend metrics?  I thought to rewind the tape back and really take a hard look at the Dividend Aristocrats.  You know, those companies that increase their dividend EVERY YEAR for at least 25 years+?  Yes, that is who I am talking about.  Therefore, I peeled back the curtain on the top 10 yielding dividend aristocrats out there, seeing their performance and hey – maybe even find some value.

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Bert’s Stock Purchases – December 2018

Wow, has December been a crazy month in the stock market to say the least.  Lanny has taken advantage of some of the craziness and put some capital to work and so have I.  There have been some frustrating moments for me (I’ll describe those later in the article).  But overall, I was excited to grab some stocks at a discount and continue to build my forward dividend income.  Luckily, my account was still eligible for free trades and I was able to engage in a lot of small trades.  With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I’m ready to summarize the stock purchases.  Let’s dive right in!

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Bert’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

The holiday spirit is in the air and we are closing in on the end of 2018.  With Lanny serving a healthy dose of inspiration by sharing with all of us that he crushed a major dividend investing milestone ($12,000 in annual dividend income, aka $1,000/month), I’m as motivated as ever to continue investing as much capital as possible into income producing assets.  So today, I sat down and put together my initial December dividend stock watch list.  There are a handful of companies on this listing, so lets dive right in!

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