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Monday, September 20, 2021

Dividend Increases: September 11-17, 2021

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish for free every Friday. 

The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 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 past week, thirteen companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including five of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: September 21-October 4, 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 series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight and we cover ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 2c: The Top Sensitive Sector Stocks)

Because the top holdings of Dividend ETFs are not distributed evenly among the eleven GICS sectors, I decided to delve a little deeper and reveal the seven top-ranked stocks in each of the 11 GICS sectors. 

Rather than presenting all 77 stocks in a single article, I decided to organize the results by supersectorPart 2a covered the top Defensive Sector stocks and Part 2b the top Cyclical Sector stocks.

This article covering the top Sensitive Sector stocks: Communication Services, Energy, Industrials, and Information Technology. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

7 Best Materials Sector Dividend Stocks

One way to diversify your portfolio is to invest in different sectors. This article series is intended to help investors identify high-quality stocks in each GICS sector.

To assess the quality of dividend growth stocks, I use DVK Quality Snapshots to assign quality scores. The system employs five quality indicators and assigns 0-5 points to each quality indicator, for a maximum of 25 points. To rank stocks, I sort them by descending quality scores and using tie-breaking metrics where necessary. 

My watch list for dividend growth stocks is Dividend Radar, a free resource for dividend growth investors. Dividend Radar maintains a list of stocks trading on U.S. Exchanges with a streak of at least five years of higher annual dividend payouts. Dividend Radar is updated and published every Friday and is available for download here

This article presents the seven top-ranked dividend growth stocks in the Materials sector.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For September 2021

In my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks, I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the ten 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 high-yielding, discounted stocks with safe dividends. All ten stocks yield at least 4%, trade below my fair value estimates, and have dividends deemed Very Safe or Safe by Simply Safe Dividends. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

3 Dividend Kings With Favorable Valuations

The Dividend Kings are companies that have increased their annual dividend payouts for at least 50 consecutive years. This is a remarkable achievement over a time frame that included economic recessions, market crashes, technological revolutions, and shifting consumer tastes. 

Dividend Radar is my watch list of dividend growth stocks. Updated and published weekly, Dividend Radar is an automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with five years or more dividend streaks. The latest edition (September 3, 2021) contains 752 dividend growth stocks and only 34 are Dividend Kings.

As a dividend growth investor, I look to invest in high-quality and safe dividend growth stocks trading at reasonable valuations. This article presents five stock selection criteria I usually consider before buying dividend growth stocks for my DivGro portfolio and three Dividend Kings that meet those criteria.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: September 14-27, 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 series with James Marino Sr. of Portfolio Insight and we cover ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dividend Increases: August 28-September 10, 2021

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish for free every Friday. 

The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 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).

In the past two weeks, six companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Home Run Number 38

I announced my last Home Run in late July. In that article, I mentioned that The Home Depot, Inc (HD) was the closest to achieving home run status, with total returns of 90% (or 35% on an annualized basis). 

Today, I'm announcing my 38th Home Run but it is not HD that doubled my original outlay in total returns! Another stock beat HD to the punch!

As a dividend growth investor, I have a reasonable expectation that the majority of the stocks in my portfolio will someday reach home run status. Dividend growth investing is a long term strategy, and the longer I'm invested in a stock, the higher is the likelihood that it will double my original capital outlay!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: September 7-20, 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.

We cover ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Monthly Review Of DivGro: August 2021

Once a month, I review my portfolio of dividend growth stocks, DivGro. These reviews aim to provide a summary of dividends received, and detail buy and sell transactions. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In August, I opened two new positions and added shares to three existing positions. Five DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in August. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 4.7% in August. Year over year, PADI increased by 11.5%.

As for dividend income, in August, I received dividends totaling $2,116 from 25 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year increase of 26%. So far in 2021, I've collected $23,130 in dividends or about 67% of my 2021 goal of $34,500.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Options Update: August 2021

After July's fiasco, I'm happy to say I made some money from options trading in August!

I've given up on achieving my options income goal for 2021. Instead, I'll take things easy in the remaining months of this year and set a more modest goal for 2022. 

In this month's update, I'll cover expirations and trades that generated new options income. I'll also report on a few options I'd closed early. As usual, the article provides my options income tally, as well as a summary of options that will expire in the next two months. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

7 Best Information Technology Sector Dividend Stocks

In this article series, I reveal the top-ranked dividend growth stocks in each GICS sector.

My watchlist of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar, a list of stocks trading on U.S. Exchanges with increasing annual dividend payouts for five or more consecutive years. We update and publish Dividend Radar every Friday. The latest edition (dated August 27, 2021) contains 754 stocks, 56 of which are in the Information Technology sector. 

To rank stocks, I sort them in descending order by quality scores, as determined by DVK Quality Snapshots. When two stocks have the same quality score, I use tie-breaking metrics to rank one stock higher than the other. 

This article presents the seven top-ranked dividend growth stocks in the Information Technology sector.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For September 2021

Welcome to another edition of my monthly series in which I pick seven high-quality dividend growth stocks for further analysis and possible investment. My watch list for selections is Dividend Radar, a list of dividend growth [DG] stocks trading on U.S. exchanges with dividend increase streaks of at least five years.

Each month, I apply different screens to narrow down the more than 750 Dividend Radar stocks. Changing the screens from month to month serves to highlight different aspects of DG investing. For example, income investors prefer higher-yielding stocks, value investors tend to look for deep discounts, and growth-oriented investors favor higher dividend growth rates.

This month, I ranked high-quality Dividend Radar stocks with Safe or Very Safe dividends that are reasonably valued and have attractive total return prospects over the next five years.