Sunday, July 22, 2018

Quarterly Review, Q2 2018

Welcome to the 22nd quarterly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks.

My quarterly reviews provide a summary of dividend income, dividend changes, and transactions executed in the past quarter. I also provide some charts showing various portfolio statistics. While these reviews are mostly informational, they help me to track progress over time.

Now in its sixth year of existence, my portfolio generated more than $4,600 of dividend income this quarter and I'm projecting dividend income of at least $5,200 per quarter going forward.

Year-to-date I've collected dividend income of $9,250, so it looks like I'll easily achieve my goal of earning at least $18,000 in in 2018. In fact, I'll probably end up collecting about $20,000 this year!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Options Update: June 2018 (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of my June options update!

With lots of trading activity in June, I decided to split this update into two parts. Part 1 provided a snapshot of June's trades and I reported on expired, closed, and rolled options. I also reviewed the options that expire soon.

Part 2 provides details on new covered call and put contracts, as well as a spread trade I executed last month. It concludes with the usual running tally of the total amount I received from options trades, as well as the options premiums secured due to options that expired.

I added options trading to DivGro in June 2016 to leverage the equity in my portfolio and to generate additional income. To date, I've collected a total of $32,671 in options income.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Options Update: June 2018 (Part 1)

I added options trading to DivGro in June 2016 to leverage the equity in my portfolio and to generate additional income.

The purpose of these monthly options update articles is to report my options trades and to keep track of the options income so generated.

With lots of trading activity in June, I decided to split this update into two parts. Part 1 provides the usual recap and a snapshot of June's trades. I report on expired, closed, and rolled options, and review a list of options that expire soon. Part 1 concludes with a look at how I'm doing with regards to my secured options income goal.

Part 2 will provide details on new covered call and put contracts, as well as a spread trade I executed last month. I'll also provide the usual running tally of the total amount I received from options trades, as well as the options premiums secured due to options that expired.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For July 2018

The CCC list is a valuable source for dividend growth investors.

Previously compiled by the late David Fish and now maintained by Justin Law, the CCC list contains U.S. companies with streaks of at least 5 years of higher dividend payments. The accompanying spreadsheet provides key statistics of the CCC stocks.

In my monthly 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I identify 10 CCC stocks for further research. To create the list, I rank a selection of the CCC stocks and assign a 7-star rating to each stock. Stocks rated 5 stars or better are worthy of further analysis. This month's top 10 list contains two 7-star and eight 6-star stocks.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

12 Dividend Increases: July 2-13, 2018

Companies can only raise their dividends sustainably if they grow earnings sufficiently. I monitor dividend increase announcement to identify candidates for further analysis.

In the past two weeks, 12 companies declared dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio.

Four of the dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Monthly Review: June 2018

Welcome to the monthly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks.

The goal of these reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. I also consider the impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In June, I opened six new positions and added shares to five existing positions. Additionally, I closed two positions and reduced my holdings in one position. Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in June. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 2.6% in June. Year over year, PADI increased by 40.2%.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

5 Dividend Increases: June 25-29, 2018

Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential. I monitor dividend increases for dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis.

In the past week, five companies decided to increase their dividends, including one of my DivGro holdings.

Three of the dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

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