Sunday, December 8, 2019

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 2: The Top 7 By Sector In November 2019)

In Part 1 of this article, I presented the top 50 holdings of 50 Dividend ETFs, ranked by using a proportional scoring system that favors larger investments and larger ETFs.

The top-ranked stock in November 2019 is Apple (AAPL), which appeared in the top 25 holdings of 26 of the 50 ETFs. The runner-up is Microsoft (MSFT) with 25 appearances, followed by AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ), each with 19 appearances.

In the May 2019 edition, I noted there were no Real Estate sector stocks in the top 50 holdings. The reason is that the Dividend ETFs I analyzed in May focus on equity investment. For the November edition, I decided to add five dividend-paying ETFs that invest in real estate equities.

In this article, I'm showcasing the top 7 stocks in each GICS sector.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Recent Sell: Intel

In September 2014, I decided to stick with Intel (INTC) notwithstanding the company's decision to freeze its dividend. Not long thereafter, INTC resumed its dividend increase!

INTC was my second purchase for DivGro after Chevron Corporation (CVX). I bought 120 shares on 8 January 2013, paying $21.21 per share with an initial yield on cost of 4.09%.

In time, I increased my INTC to one of the largest positions in my portfolio, topping out at 500 shares trading well above $50 per share.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Options Update: November 2019 (Part 2)

November was another thrilling month for DivGro's options trading! I added options income totaling $7,524 and secured options income of $11,296!

Recall that secured means I no longer have obligations related to the options that produced that income. When options expire or are closed early, my obligations as an option seller fall away.

Part 1 of this article covered an options assignment and several expired, closed, and rolled options. In Part 2, I'm presenting covered calls and put options trades, as well as a spread trade that I closed early. Additionally, I'll provide a summary of year to date options income.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Monthly Review Of DivGro: November 2019

Welcome to the November review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I provide a summary of transactions and dividends received in the past month. I also consider the impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In November, I opened one new position and added shares to five existing positions. Additionally, I reduced my holdings in one position. Ten DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in November. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 3.2% in November. Year over year, PADI increased by 15.6%.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dividend Increases: November 25-29, 2019

This weekly article series covers dividend increase announcements. I monitor dividend increases to identify candidate stocks for further analysis.

As a bonus, I include ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Nine of this week's 15 dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Options Update: November 2019 (Part 1)

Welcome to my November article summarizing my options activity!

Each monthly update summarizes options trades and I keep track of my options income. It also serves as a status report on open options and the obligations I have.

My goal in 2019 is to collect $21,000 in options income. Happily, I've already achieved that goal and I'm now seeing if my options income might exceed my dividend income in 2019.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50 In November 2019)

From time to time, I compile a list of the top 50 holdings of Dividend ETFs. I find the exercise insightful and worthwhile. Comparing my portfolio to the top holdings of Dividend ETFs is informative, as it helps me to identify candidate stocks for analysis and possible investment.

Dividend growth investors can compare their own portfolios to the top 50 and identify candidates for analysis and investment.

For the November edition, I analyzed 50 dividend ETFs. Of the 1,245 tickers found in the top 25 holdings of these ETFs, 427 are unique. The top-ranked stock is AAPL (AAPL), which appears in 26 of the 50 dividend ETFs—the most of any stocks.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

High-Quality, High Yield Dividend Growth Stocks Trading Below Fair Value

This article presents several high-quality, discounted dividend growth [DG] stocks yielding at least 4%.

For each stock, I present key metrics, quality indicators, a fair value estimate, and the so-called Chowder number.

In my view, the stocks are good candidates for further research and possible investment.

Dividend Increases: November 18-22, 2019

This article series provides a weekly summary of dividend increase announcements. Monitoring dividend increases helps me to identify candidate stocks for further analysis.

As a bonus, I include ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Three of this week's 13 dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Dividend Increases: November 11-15, 2019

This weekly article series covers dividend increase announcements. I monitor dividend increases to identify candidate stocks for further analysis.

As a bonus, I include ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Nine of this week's 15 dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

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