Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 22-July 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.

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.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

I Joined Portfolio Insight!

I have some exciting news to share! 

After more than a year of fruitful collaboration, including rolling out Dividend Radar as a free resource for Dividend Growth Investors, I’ve accepted an invitation to join the Portfolio Insight team as their Product Strategist. 

Portfolio Insight is a subscription-based application for investors and the platform that automatically generates Dividend Radar. I’ve been using Portfolio Insight for more than a year, employing the application’s extensive analysis and visual tools not only to manage my DivGro portfolio, but also to prepare and publish articles on Seeking Alpha, TheStreet.com, TalkMarkets, and The DIV-Net.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Dividend Increases: June 5-11, 2021

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 three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

This week, five 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.

There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.   

Monday, June 14, 2021

3 Dividend Kings Trading Below Fair Value

I write a weekly article for TheStreet.com

In this week's article, I looked for Dividend Kings trading below fair value. The Dividend Kings are companies that have increased their dividend payouts for at least 50 consecutive years, through economic recessions, market crashes, technological revolutions, and shifting consumer tastes. Membership of this impressive list of companies is very exclusive, with only 34 companies presently included.

This article presents three Dividend Kings trading below my fair value estimates. Based on their closing prices on Friday, June 11th, each of these stocks is trading at a discount of at least 5%.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 15-28, 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 cover ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

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

The article presents a summary table of stocks going ex-dividend in the coverage period. Additionally, we screen for high-quality candidates using DVK Quality Snapshots and highlight one interesting candidate.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Best Communication Services Sector Dividend Stocks

As a dividend growth investor, I focus on investing in stocks that pay ever-increasing dividends. I use Dividend Radar as my primary watch list of dividend growth stocks. 

Updated and published every Friday, Dividend Radar tracks stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. You can download the latest copy (dated June 4, 2021) here. The newest list contains 764 stocks, only 15 of which are in the Communication Services sector.

This article presents the seven top-ranked dividend growth stocks in the Communications Services sector. Most of them are discounted right now. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For June 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 stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least 13 years and a 10-year trailing total return of at least 20%.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Dividend Increases: May 29-June 4, 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).

This past week, four companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases and one company announced a dividend cut.  

Monday, June 7, 2021

10 Top Holdings Of High Performing Dividend ETFs

Occasionally, I compile a list of the top holdings of dividend ETFs. I find the exercise insightful, as it helps to identify dividend growth stocks for further research and possible investment.

This article presents dividend growth stocks that are top holdings of at least three of the best-performing dividend ETFs over the past five years. By top holdings, I mean the top ten stocks in each dividend ETF when ranked by percentage of assets under management.

Dividend growth stocks are stocks with a history of consistently increasing annual dividends. I like investing in dividend growth stocks because they provide a higher baseline of income year after year. A carefully compiled portfolio of dividend growth stocks can practically guarantee annual raises and hedge against inflation.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 8-21, 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.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Options Update: May 2021

Welcome to my Options Update for May! 

A good month of options trading in April took me a little closer to my 
2021 options income goal of collecting $24,00 in options income, though I'll still need to collect an average of $2,416 per month to achieve it!

Unfortunately, last month's trading activity didn't help much and I collected less than $600. We'll see how it goes in June, which will bring us to the midpoint of 2021. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Monthly Review Of DivGro: May 2021

Once a month, I review my portfolio of dividend growth stocks, DivGro. The goal of these monthly reviews is to share updates I've made to the portfolio and to provide a summary of dividends collected. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In May, I added shares to one existing position and I reduced my holdings in one position. Seven DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in May. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 0.2% in May. Year over year, PADI increased by 17.2%.

As for dividend income, in May I received dividends totaling $1,905 from 23 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of 24%. So far in 2021, I've collected $13,109 in dividends or about 38% of my 2021 goal of $34,500.

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