Saturday, September 30, 2017

Dividend Increases: September 25-29, 2017

Companies can only raise their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch is one way to identify candidates for further analysis.

In the past week, five companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I own.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DivGro Pulse: September 2017

I've been rather busy this month, so September's edition of my monthly pulse article series is a little later than usual.

In these pulse articles, I focus on strategy and I monitor the health of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I update the fair value estimates of stocks in DivGro and use the information to identify undervalued stocks suitable for further investment.

Additionally, I review the recent performance of stocks to see if any of them are performing poorly. If so, I need to take appropriate action.

Updating the fair value estimates for every stock in my portfolio takes several hours. I perform a multi-stage Dividend Discount Model analysis, a Gordon Growth Model analysis, and an analysis of dividend safety. My final fair value estimate also considers fair value estimates and price targets available elsewhere, such as those from Morningstarfinbox.io, and S&P Capital IQ.

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Quick Reminder

On Saturday I wrote about a special subscription offered by Mike McNeil of Dividend Stocks Rock.

In the article, I reviewed Dividend Stocks Rock and shared some of the cool features being offered, including model portfolios, a stock ranking system with buy, sell, or hold recommendations, stock cards providing concise stock reviews, and a premium newsletter published twice a month.

Because the offer expires today (which happens to be my birthday!), I wanted to write this quick reminder to try out Dividend Stocks Rock before the offer expires at midnight tonight.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

7 Dividend Increases: September 18-22, 2017

Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis.

Recently, seven companies on my watch list declared dividend increases, including two of the stocks I own.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Special Offer from Dividend Stocks Rock

I've been corresponding with Mike McNeil for a while now and his guest post How to invest $100,000 in dividend growth stocks is the most popular guest post on DivGro so far.

For those of you that don't know, Mike is the owner and portfolio manager at Dividend Stocks Rock and he authors two other blogs about dividend investing, The Dividend Guy and Dividend Monk.

In this article, I'm reviewing Dividend Stocks Rock and relaying a special subscription offer from Mike, valid only through Monday, 25 September 2017. He has a 60-day no questions asked reimbursement policy, so you have plenty of time to evaluate Dividend Stocks Rock with no risk to you.

Dividend Stocks Rock provides various tools and model portfolios for investors wanting to manage their own portfolio. Additionally, Dividend Stocks Rock offers a stock ranking system with buy, sell, or hold recommendations; stock cards providing concise stock reviews; trade alerts announcing buys and sells; and a premium newsletter published twice monthly.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For September 2017

David Fish updates and publishes the CCC list every month. The list is a wonderful source for dividend growth investors. It contains more than 800 companies trading on U.S. exchanges with at least 5 consecutive years of increased dividend payments. The accompanying spreadsheet provides fundamental data.

With my monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I identify 10 stocks worthy of further research. To create the list, I trim the CCC list to a manageable number of stocks, rank the trimmed list, and assign a 7-star rating to each stock.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

6 Dividend Increases: September 11-15, 2017

Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.

Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list helps me identify candidates for further analysis.

This week, six companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

4 Dividend Increases: August 28-September 8, 2017

Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.

I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis.

In the past two weeks, four companies on my watch list decided to increase their dividends, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Monthly Review: August 2017

Welcome to the August review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks! The goal of these monthly reviews is to share updates to my portfolio and to provide a summary of dividends collected.

DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) increased to $15,353, which means I can expect to receive $1,279 in dividend income per month, on average, in perpetuity.

Of course, with a statement like that, I'm assuming that nothing will change! In actual fact, as a dividend growth investor, I expect the companies I've invested in to continue to pay and to increase dividends! Also, until I retire, I hope to continue to reinvest the dividends I collect... so DivGro's PADI should continue to grow through dividend growth and through compounding.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Options Update: August 2017

My goal with DivGro is to generate a reliable and growing dividend income stream. I invest mainly in quality dividend growth stocks with a track record of paying and regularly increasing dividends.

In June 2016, I started trading options to boost my income from dividends. I sell covered calls and secured puts on dividend stocks I own or would like to own. The options income I collect flows back into DivGro, just like dividends. It provides extra cash to buy more dividend growth stocks.

Through July 2017, I've collected options income totaling about $16,400. Of that total, about $8,800 is secured, meaning I no longer have any obligations to fulfill. My monthly options update serves as a status report on the open options and the obligations I have. I also report on new trades and I provide a running tally of DivGro's options income to date.

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