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Monday, May 23, 2022

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q1-2022


Welcome to another quarterly review of my portfolio of dividend growth stocks!

My quarterly reviews summarize the transactions executed in the past quarter and provide a summary of dividend income and dividend changes. Additionally, I include charts showing various portfolio statistics. The reviews are mostly informational and help me to track progress over time.

My portfolio generated more than $13,480 of dividend income this quarter, and I'm projecting a dividend income of at least $11,200 per quarter.

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For May 2022

Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. 

I use different screens every month to highlight specific aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. This month, growth and total return investors will find some excellent candidates worth consideration. 

To compile this month's candidates, I considered investment-grade stocks with a 5-year trailing total return [TTR] of at least 26%, which is the rate that would double an investment every three years. All the candidates trade below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Dividend Increases: April 30-May 6, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

This past week, ten companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Dividend Increases: April 23-29, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

Recently, 25 companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including two of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks in this period.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 20-June 2, 2022

This article series compiles a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, you won't receive the next dividend payment if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter! Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 13-26, 20

In this article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. 

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. If you buy a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend. If you buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, you will receive the dividend.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Is Selling Options Risky?

By Derek of Positively Passive Income

Whether you’ve been investing in stocks for a while or are just getting started, you’ve probably heard about options. And most likely, you’ve heard at least one story about an investor losing their shirt over an options trade gone wrong.

These kinds of stories lead investors to think that options are too risky, so they stay away from them and just focus on regular stocks or ETFs instead.

But what are options all about, and are they really as risky as people believe they are?  This post will explain how some types of options can be incredibly risky, and others, not so much.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Dividend Increases: April 16-22, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

In the past week, sixteen companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including three of the stocks I own. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: March 2022

I'm behind on writing my monthly reviews of DivGro because a project I worked on in the first three months of 2022 essentially consumed all available time! 

I'm hoping to catch up soon! Following this review, I still need to write a quarterly review for Q1-2022 and then my monthly review for April. Then I'll be all caught up!

DivGro is my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. The goal of monthly reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In March, I added shares to four existing positions. Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in March. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 5.8% in March. Year over year, PADI increased by 22.6%.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 6-19, 2022

In this article series, we compile a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before the ex-dividend date, usually one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment! Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Dividend Increases: March 19-April 15, 2022

This article series covers dividend changes.

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

Recently, fourteen companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including two of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: February 2022

Welcome to the February review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. The goal of monthly reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

I'm behind on writing my monthly reviews because a project at work essentially consumed all available time in the first three months of 2022! I'm hoping to catch up soon!

In February, I executed no buy or sell transactions, choosing instead to continue building my cash reserves. Sixteen DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in February, which resulted in a modest increase of PADI by about 1.4%. Year over year, PADI increased by 14.2%.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 29-May 12, 2022

This weekly article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates in a quick reference table. The table includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. We also provide a snapshot analysis of one of the stocks worth considering and include performance, valuation, and earnings charts.

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Dividend Kings Ranked By Quality Score

Dividend Kings are great companies that have increased their annual dividend payouts for 50 or more consecutive years! This achievement is exceptional because these companies have navigated market economic recessions, market crashes, technological revolutions, and changes in consumer tastes to deliver ever-increasing dividends to investors. 

This article ranks Dividend Kings by quality scores obtained from DVK Quality Snapshots, an elegant and practical system for assessing the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. 

Membership of the Dividend Kings is not defined by any organization or authority but is based on the stock’s dividend increase streak. Of course, not everybody agrees on how to determine a stock's dividend increase streak. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 22-May 5, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: January 2022

After wrapping up a project that consumed the first three months of 2022, I finally have some time to catch up on my DivGro review articles! So welcome to my January review!

DivGro is my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. In review articles, I provide a summary of transactions and dividends received and consider their impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In January, I executed no buy or sell transactions, choosing instead to build my cash reserves. Nine DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in January. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 0.8% in January. Year over year, PADI increased by 20.3%. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2022

After taking a month off, I'm back with another edition of my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks. In this series, I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

To rank stocks, I determine quality scores using DVK Quality Snapshots and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics. Before writing this article, I changed how quality scores are calculated. I’ll discuss the change and why I made it in the article.

This month,
 I screened for discounted, high-yielding stocks. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: 14-27 April, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2022

Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. 

I use different screens every month to highlight different aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. For example, income investors prefer stocks with higher yields, while growth-oriented investors favor higher DG rates.

This month, I screened for undervalued stocks in the Defensive Sectors (Consumer Staples, Health Care, and Utilities). Additionally, these stocks trade below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices. To adjust for risk, I require more significant discounts for stocks with lower quality scores.

I usually rank candidates that passed my screens using DVK Quality Snapshots and my ranking system. Before writing this article, I made a minor adjustment to how quality scores are calculated. I’ll explain the reason for this change in the article.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 8-20, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. 

Friday, April 1, 2022

2021 Annual Review Of DivGro

Welcome (finally!) to the ninth annual review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks! 

I've been swamped at work with little time to write articles, but things are letting up a bit and I'm happy to have some free time to catch up on article writing!

I created DivGro in January 2013 to create the proverbial dividend-generating machine. DivGro has grown beyond my wildest dreams and now generates dividend income of $3,277 per month, on average. That's a tidy income stream, which I plan to reinvest until and perhaps into, retirement. 

In my annual reviews, I look at DivGro's performance as measured by dividend income, dividend increases, annualized returns, and rate of return. I also look at some highlights of the past year and share my outlook for the coming year.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 31-April 13, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For March 2022

I'm a little late with my March picks for TheStreet.com, but here goes! 

Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. I use different screens every month to highlight specific aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. This month, income investors will find some high-yielding candidates worth consideration. 

I screened for discounted DG stocks in Dividend Radar yielding at least 4% and a 5-year dividend growth rate of 6% or higher. I also screened for DG stocks with dividend increase streaks of 10 or more years. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 23-April 7, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

The ex-dividend date of stocks is usually set one business day before the record date, the cut-off date for determining which shareholders will receive the next dividend payment. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Dividend Increases: March 12-18, 2022

This weekly article series covers dividend changes.

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

In this period, nine companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends and there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.