Friday, May 7, 2021

Portfolio Target Weights

For a long time, I've considered a full position in my DivGro portfolio to be about 1% of total portfolio value

With fewer than 100 individual positions in my portfolio, the approach seemed reasonable. It allowed some positions to grow to 3% or more while others remained smaller than 1%, as I frequently invested as little as 0.25% when establishing new positions. 

In this article, I'm presenting a new approach I've adopted for DivGro, one that determines target weights based on various factors, including the quality and valuation of individual positions.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dividend Increases: April 24-30, 2021

May the 4th be with you! 

Last week, no fewer than 31 stocks in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases. This article provides a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of dividend increases and I highlight one of the stocks, presenting performance, valuation, and earnings charts.

I monitor dividend increase announcements to find candidates for investment and to update the dividend payouts of stocks I own.                  

Monday, May 3, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 4-17, 2021

In this article series, we provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dividend Increases: April 17-23, 2021

This article series provides a weekly summary of dividend changes. 

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. Readers are invited to download the spreadsheet for free. The Dividend Radar spreadsheet separates stocks into categories based on the length of the streak: Champions (25+ years), Contenders (10- 24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

Recently, 21 companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.                      

Monday, April 26, 2021

Ex-Dividend Dates: April 27-May 10, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.


We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Top-Ranked Dividend Challengers

This article presents the top-ranked Dividend Challengers, which are companies listed on U.S. exchanges that have dividend increase streaks of 5-9 years. In previous articles, I presented the top-ranked Dividend Champions (25+ years) and the top-ranked Dividend Contenders (10-24 years).

I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assess the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. The system scores each of five quality indicators to determine a quality score out of 25 points. To rank DG stocks, I sort them by quality scores and use tie-breaking metrics, including, in order, dividend safety, credit rating, and dividend yield. 

The article presents the 31 top-ranked Dividend Challengers and presents key metrics, quality indicators, and fair value estimates.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Expired Options (April 2021)

After options expiration, I post an article to report on expired options and any actions I took in the week before options expiration. 

I used to write only one options article every month, but with the increase of my options trading in the last few years, those articles became unwieldy. So I've split my reporting up into two monthly articles, one shortly after options expiration day, covering expired options, and one after month's end, covering the remaining options trades. 

This article covers the options that were scheduled to expire on 16 April. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dividend Increases: April 3-16, 2021

This weekly article series covers dividend changes. I monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

I provide a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of dividend increases and highlight one of the stocks, presenting performance, valuation, and earnings charts.
In this period, fourteen companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.                             

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 20-May 5, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2021

In my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks, I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for consideration. 

To rank stocks, I use DVK Quality Snapshots to determine quality scores and sort those in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics.

This month, I screened for defensive stocks trading at favorable valuations based on my recently adopted quality/valuation screen. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 13-26, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

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.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q1-2021

Welcome to my 33rd quarterly review of my portfolio of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks! 

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

This quarter, DivGro generated $8,887 in dividend income this quarter, or about 26% of my 2021 goal of $34,500, and I'm projecting dividend income of at least $9,030 per quarter going forward.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Options Update: March 2021

Welcome to my Options Update for March! I've been quite busy at work, but the project I've been working on is wrapping up! So I'll have a little more time to write blog articles again...

I posted my February update just a few weeks ago and reported another poor start to my options trading endeavors in 2021. January "delivered" -$1,756 in options income and February delivered a goose egg! At least I did not dig the hole I'm in even deeper in February!

I'm happy to report that March turned out to be much better! In fact, I managed to fill up the hole and build a little mound! It feels nice to make some positive strides towards my annual options goal for 2021, namely to collect at least $24,000 in options income. We'll see how it goes!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Dividend Increases: March 27-April 2, 2021

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 based on the length of the streak: Champions (25+ years), Contenders (10- 24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).


The article provides a summary table presenting relevant data and key statistics of dividend increases. We highlight one of the stocks and present performance, valuation, and earnings charts.

This past week, five companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.                             

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 9-19, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monthly Review Of DivGro: March 2021

In my monthly DivGro reviews, I provide a summary of transactions and explain how those transactions affect projected annual dividend income.

In March, I added shares to one existing position and reduced my holdings in two positions. Additionally, I opened a new position in a growth stock that does not pay dividends. Four DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in March. The net result of these changes is that PADI decreased by about 1.4% in March. Year over year, PADI increased by 17.9%.

As for dividend income, in March I received dividends totaling $4,459 from 46 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of 29%. This is a new record for monthly dividend income! So far in 2021, I've collected $8,887 in dividends, or about 26% of my 2021 goal of $34,500.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

The Top-Ranked Dividend Contenders

This article presents the top-ranked Dividend Contenders, which are companies listed on U.S. exchanges that have dividend increase streaks of 10-24 years. In a previous article, I presented the top-ranked Dividend Champions (25+ years), and a subsequent article will present the top-ranked Dividend Challengers (5-9 years).

I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assess the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. The system scores each of five quality indicators to determine a quality score out of 25 points. To rank DG stocks, I sort them by quality scores and use tie-breaking metrics, including, in order, dividend safety, credit rating, and dividend yield. 

The article presents the 74 top-ranked Dividend Contenders and presents key metrics, quality indicators, and fair value estimates.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Expired Options (March 2020)

I'm trying to catch up on my options articles. I just posted an update covering February's trades and hope to post one for March soon.  

Because my options trading has increased over the last year or so, I've split my reporting up into two monthly articles, one shortly after options expiration day, covering expired options, and one after month's end, covering the remaining options trades. 

This article covers the options that were scheduled to expire on 19 March. Most of them expired, but two were assigned just prior to or on options expiration day. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Options Update: February 2021

I'm hoping to catch up with my Options Update articles, which have suffered because I've been so busy at work... 

I posted my January update on 3 March, which normally is when I would post my February update! Well, before the month ends, I wanted to get the February update out of the way!

With my Options Update articles, I keep track of my options income, summarize trades, and provide a running tally of DivGro's options income to date. 

I also track the progress I'm making towards my annual options goal. In 2021, I'm repeating my goal of collecting at least $24,000 in options income. Last year turned out to be a challenging year for options trading and I collected only $15,009 in options income (about 63% of my 2020 goal of $24,000).

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Dividend Increases: March 20-26, 2021

In this weekly article series, we provide a summary of dividend changes for stocks in Dividend Radar, an automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 
Dividend Radar is published every Friday.

The article provides a summary table presenting relevant data and key statistics of dividend increases. We highlight one of the stocks and present performance, valuation, and earnings charts.

This week, only two companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 30-April 12, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For March 2021

Welcome to the March 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 10 top-ranked stocks for consideration. 

To rank stocks, I use DVK Quality Snapshots to obtain quality scores and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics.

This month, I screened for investment-grade stocks trading at favorable valuations based on my recently-adopted quality/valuation screen. Essentially, this screen allows some leeway when looking at the valuation of high-quality stocks. For example, I'm willing to pay a premium of up to 10% above my fair value estimate for the highest-quality stocks (quality score of 25).

Friday, March 26, 2021

Dividend Increases: March 13-19, 2021

This article series provides a summary of dividend changes announced for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

Every week, present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of all dividend increases. Additionally, we provide a snapshot analysis of one of the stocks we think is worth considering.

This week, 13 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including one of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 23-April 5, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Monthly Review Of DivGro: February 2021

My monthly review of DivGro provides a summary of transactions and explains how those transactions affect projected annual dividend income.

In February, I opened two new positions and added shares to four existing positions. Additionally, I reduced the size of one existing position. DivGro now contains 91 different positions. Twelve DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in February. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 6.8% in February. Year over year, PADI increased by 33.1%.

As for dividend income, in February I received dividends totaling $2,151 from 22 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of 29%. So far in 2021, I've collected $4,428 in dividends, or about 13% of my 2021 goal of $34,500.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Dividend Increases: March 6-12, 2021

This weekly article series provides a summary of dividend changes announced for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of all dividend increases. Additionally, we provide a snapshot analysis of one of the stocks we think is worth considering.

In the past week, nine companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I own

Monday, March 15, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 16-29, 2021

In this article series, we provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

In addition to providing a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of stocks by ex-dividend dates, we screen them for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

The Top-Ranked Dividend Champions

The article presents the top-ranked Dividend Champions, which are companies listed on U.S. exchanges that have consistently higher annual dividend payouts for 25 or more years. Subsequent articles will present the top-ranked Dividend Contenders (10 or more years) and Challengers (5 or more years).

I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assess the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. The system scores each of five quality indicators with 0-5 points determine a quality score out of 25 points. To rank DG stocks, I sort them by quality scores and use tie-breaking metrics, including, in order, dividend safety, credit rating, and dividend yield.

The article presents the 49 top-ranked Dividend Champions and presents key metrics, quality indicators, and fair value estimates.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Dividend Increases: February 27-March 5, 2021

This weekly article series covers dividend changes announced for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of all dividend increases. Additionally, we provide a snapshot analysis of one of the stocks we think is worth considering.

In the past week, seven companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I own

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 9-22, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing dividend growth stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

In addition to providing a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of stocks by ex-dividend dates, we screen them for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Options Update: January 2021

I've been rather busy at work while still trying to keep up with my DivGro articles, but my Options Update series has suffered... I posted my last options update on 10 January, covering December 2020 trades. So I have some catching up to do!

With these articles, I keep track of my options income, summarize trades, and provide a running tally of DivGro's options income to date. 

I also track the progress I'm making towards my annual options goal. In 2021, I'm repeating my goal of collecting at least $24,000 in options income. Last year turned out to be a much more challenging year for options trading and I collected $15,009 in options income or only about 63% of my 2020 goal of $24,000.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 2-12, 2021

In this article series, we provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates, specifically for dividend growth stocks as defined and maintained in the Dividend Radar spreadsheet.

A summary table provides relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. We screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dividend Increases: February 20-26, 2021

This weekly article series covers dividend changes announced for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

We present a summary table with relevant data and key statistics of all dividend increases. Additionally, we highlight one of the stocks and present performance, valuation, and earnings charts.

In the past week, 38 companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including two of the stocks I own. One company announced a dividend cut during this time period.

Friday, February 26, 2021

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For February 2021

Welcome to the February 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 10 top-ranked stocks for consideration. 

To rank stocks, I use DVK Quality Snapshots to obtain quality scores and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics.

This month, I screened for stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least 10 years, dividend yields of at least 4%, and 5-year dividend growth rates of at least 6%. The suggestion for this screen comes from Tsettles, who commented on one of my recent Seeking Alpha articles. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Dividend Increases: February 13-19, 2021

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

This week, 26 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends and the list includes three of the stocks I hold in my portfolio.

A new feature of these articles is that I highlight one of the stocks that announced a dividend increase, providing a quality assessment and performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: February 22-March 4, 2021

In this article series, we provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates, specifically for dividend growth stocks as defined and maintained in the Dividend Radar spreadsheet.

A summary table provides relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date. We screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Dividend Aristocrats Ranked By Quality Scores

This article updates an article I wrote in October 2020.

Since the October article, the S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the annual rebalancing of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index. Three stocks were added to the index, while three spin-offs were removed because their combined dividends as three separate entities decreased. So there are still 65 Dividend Aristocrats, but their sector distribution changed. 

This article again ranks the Dividend Aristocrats using DVK Quality Snapshots, providing updated key metrics, quality indicators, and fair value estimates. Additionally, I provide a downloadable spreadsheet with fundamental and added value data for all Dividend Aristocrats.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: February 17-March 1, 2021

In this article series, we provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates, specifically for dividend growth stocks as defined and maintained in the Dividend Radar spreadsheet.

We provide a summary table of ex-dividend dates with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date.

Additionally, we screen the stocks with upcoming ex-dividend dates for high-quality candidates worth considering and highlight one of them as a possible buy (or at least as a stock to add to your watchlist).

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Dividend Increases: February 6-12, 2021

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

This week, 26 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including four of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. One of my DivGro stocks is awarding me with a spectacular 20% increase!

The article highlights one of the stocks that announced a dividend increase. We provide a quality assessment and performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Dividend Increases: January 30-February 5, 2021

This weekly article series provides a summary of dividend changes. I monitor such announcements to stay informed about stocks in my watchlist of dividend growth stocks, the Dividend Radar

In addition to providing a summary of dividend increases, I highlight one of those stocks, providing a quality assessment and presenting performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

This week's article covers no fewer than 25 stocks that will soon pay a higher dividend! One of my DivGro stocks is included in this list and is awarding me with a welcome 10% increase!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Monthly Review Of DivGro: January 2021

Welcome to the monthly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I provide a summary of transactions and dividends received in the past month. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In January, I closed one position and reduced my holdings in another position. Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in January. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 0.6% in January. Year over year, PADI increased by 24.1%.

As for dividend income, in January I received dividends totaling $2,277 from 23 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of 20%. The dividends I collected in January represent about 7% of my 2021 goal of collecting $34,500 in dividends.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Home Run Number 34

Yesterday, I noted that DivGro hit two more home runs thanks to record-setting market highs on Monday. I reported that The Walt Disney Company (DIS) became DivGro's 33rd home run stock with respectable annualized returns of 18%.

Today, I'm reporting DivGro's 34th home run stock, one with very impressive annualized returns of 34%! I opened this position in April 2016, so the stock doubled my original capital outlay in just less than three years!

It appears that this recent string of home runs is over now. The closest contender has total returns of 80%, so it has some ways to go before hitting a home run!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Home Run Number 33

Thanks to record-setting market highs on Monday, I have two new home runs to report! Technically, I don't know which of these stocks reached home run status first, so I'm simply announcing them in alphabetical order by ticker. 

The home run I'm reporting first is by a company that's near and dear to my heart, as it owns the company I work for and that puts food on our table, so to speak. 

Unfortunately, the company suspended its dividend due to the bottom-line impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consequence, I halved my position in January with the view of reinvesting the proceeds in a dividend growth stock. My decision to keep half of my position for its growth prospects was justified, as today's announcement shows!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Recent Dividend Changes: January 23-29, 2021

This article series covers announcements of dividend increases, suspensions, and cuts. I monitor such announcements to stay informed about stocks in my watchlist of dividend growth stocks, the Dividend Radar

The last edition of this series introduced a new format in which I highlight one of the stocks that announced a dividend increase. Hopefully, refreshing the article series in this will provide more value to readers.  

This week's article covers no fewer than 48 stocks that will soon pay a higher dividend! Five of my DivGro stocks are included in this list, and I'm always excited to hear that I'll be receiving multiple raises! 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Home Run Number 32

Perhaps this is getting a little boring for you, dear readers!

But, wow! Two new home runs in consecutive blog posts! And this after I thought it would be a while before I report on another home run!

Today,  one of the growth stocks I own exploded higher after an earnings beat and so becomes DivGro's 32nd home run stock. Because the stock doesn't pay dividends, it means the stock price doubled up on my average cost basis. I first invested in this stock in June 2017 and added shares in 2018 and 2019. With annualized returns of 33%, there's nothing to complain about concerning this stock's performance!

Can you guess which growth stock I'm talking about?

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Home Run Number 31

The fun continues! (Though it appears it'll be a while before I get to do this again...)

On 28 January, I reported Home Run Number 30, and here I'm back announcing another home run stock! 

I like celebrating these milestones because it somewhat validates my original investment thesis! The stock I selected and invested in has produced total returns that exceeded my initial outlay of capital!

Today's home run stock took just more than three years to achieve home run status. I first invested in September 2017 and added shares on two more occasions. I'm happy to note that it has produced annualized returns of about 31%! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: February 2-12, 2021

This article is the first in a new weekly series that will provide a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar.

As before, we'll provide a summary table of ex-dividend dates with relevant data and key statistics, including the next payout and pay date.

Additionally, we'll screen the stocks with upcoming ex-dividend dates for high-quality candidates worth considering, and highlight one of them as a possible buy (or at least as a stock to add to your watchlist).

Saturday, January 30, 2021

2020 Annual Review Of DivGro

Welcome to the eighth annual review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks! 

I created DivGro in January 2013 to create the proverbial dividend-generating machine. With monthly dividend income approaching $2,800 per month, on average, I can only say I'm very pleased with my DG machine!

In 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, January 28, 2021

Home Run Number 30

I reported DivGro's 29th home run less than two weeks ago, and here I'm back announcing the 30th home run stock! 

These are fun article to write because it celebrates the milestone of another stock having produced total returns that exceed my initial capital outlay!

The previous stock that achieved home run status was BlackRock, Inc (BLK),  a publicly owned investment manager. 

Today's home run stock took more nearly six years to achieve home run status, but I'm happy to see it has produced annualized returns of about 31%!  I first opened a position in March 2015 and added more shares on several occasions since then.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Dividend Changes: December 26, 2020-January 22, 2021

After a short hiatus, we're back with this article series on Dividend Changes. We replaced the section on upcoming ex-dividend dates with a new section highlighting one of the stocks that announced a dividend increase.

In the past four weeks, 28 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including two of the stocks I own. 

I co-produce this article series with James Marino Sr of Portfolio Insight, who helps with compiling the ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

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