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Monday, May 23, 2022

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q1-2022


Welcome to another quarterly review of my portfolio of dividend growth stocks!

My quarterly reviews summarize the transactions executed in the past quarter and provide a summary of dividend income and dividend changes. Additionally, I include charts showing various portfolio statistics. The reviews are mostly informational and help me to track progress over time.

My portfolio generated more than $13,480 of dividend income this quarter, and I'm projecting a dividend income of at least $11,200 per quarter.

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For May 2022

Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. 

I use different screens every month to highlight specific aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. This month, growth and total return investors will find some excellent candidates worth consideration. 

To compile this month's candidates, I considered investment-grade stocks with a 5-year trailing total return [TTR] of at least 26%, which is the rate that would double an investment every three years. All the candidates trade below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Dividend Increases: April 30-May 6, 2022

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

This past week, ten companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Dividend Increases: April 23-29, 2022

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

Recently, 25 companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including two of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks in this period.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 20-June 2, 2022

This article series compiles a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, you won't receive the next dividend payment if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter! Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 13-26, 20

In this article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates for stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. 

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.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Is Selling Options Risky?

By Derek of Positively Passive Income

Whether you’ve been investing in stocks for a while or are just getting started, you’ve probably heard about options. And most likely, you’ve heard at least one story about an investor losing their shirt over an options trade gone wrong.

These kinds of stories lead investors to think that options are too risky, so they stay away from them and just focus on regular stocks or ETFs instead.

But what are options all about, and are they really as risky as people believe they are?  This post will explain how some types of options can be incredibly risky, and others, not so much.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Dividend Increases: April 16-22, 2022

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

In the past week, sixteen companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including three of the stocks I own. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: March 2022

I'm behind on writing my monthly reviews of DivGro because a project I worked on in the first three months of 2022 essentially consumed all available time! 

I'm hoping to catch up soon! Following this review, I still need to write a quarterly review for Q1-2022 and then my monthly review for April. Then I'll be all caught up!

DivGro is my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. The goal of monthly reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

In March, I added shares to four existing positions. Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in March. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 5.8% in March. Year over year, PADI increased by 22.6%.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 6-19, 2022

In this article series, we compile a list of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, be sure to buy a stock before the ex-dividend date, usually one business day before the record date. Unfortunately, if you wait until the ex-dividend date or thereafter, you won't receive the next dividend payment! Instead, the seller will receive the next dividend.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Dividend Increases: March 19-April 15, 2022

This article series covers dividend changes.

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

Recently, fourteen companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including two of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: February 2022

Welcome to the February review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. The goal of monthly reviews is to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. I also look at how DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI) has changed.

I'm behind on writing my monthly reviews because a project at work essentially consumed all available time in the first three months of 2022! I'm hoping to catch up soon!

In February, I executed no buy or sell transactions, choosing instead to continue building my cash reserves. Sixteen DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in February, which resulted in a modest increase of PADI by about 1.4%. Year over year, PADI increased by 14.2%.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 29-May 12, 2022

This weekly article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates in a quick reference table. The table includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. We also provide a snapshot analysis of one of the stocks worth considering and include performance, valuation, and earnings charts.

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Dividend Kings Ranked By Quality Score

Dividend Kings are great companies that have increased their annual dividend payouts for 50 or more consecutive years! This achievement is exceptional because these companies have navigated market economic recessions, market crashes, technological revolutions, and changes in consumer tastes to deliver ever-increasing dividends to investors. 

This article ranks Dividend Kings by quality scores obtained from DVK Quality Snapshots, an elegant and practical system for assessing the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. 

Membership of the Dividend Kings is not defined by any organization or authority but is based on the stock’s dividend increase streak. Of course, not everybody agrees on how to determine a stock's dividend increase streak. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 22-May 5, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: January 2022

After wrapping up a project that consumed the first three months of 2022, I finally have some time to catch up on my DivGro review articles! So welcome to my January review!

DivGro is my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. In review articles, I provide a summary of transactions and dividends received and consider their impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In January, I executed no buy or sell transactions, choosing instead to build my cash reserves. Nine DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in January. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 0.8% in January. Year over year, PADI increased by 20.3%. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2022

After taking a month off, I'm back with another 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 ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

To rank stocks, I determine quality scores using DVK Quality Snapshots and sort them in descending order, breaking ties with additional metrics. Before writing this article, I changed how quality scores are calculated. I’ll discuss the change and why I made it in the article.

This month,
 I screened for discounted, high-yielding stocks. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: 14-27 April, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2022

Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. 

I use different screens every month to highlight different aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. For example, income investors prefer stocks with higher yields, while growth-oriented investors favor higher DG rates.

This month, I screened for undervalued stocks in the Defensive Sectors (Consumer Staples, Health Care, and Utilities). Additionally, these stocks trade below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices. To adjust for risk, I require more significant discounts for stocks with lower quality scores.

I usually rank candidates that passed my screens using DVK Quality Snapshots and my ranking system. Before writing this article, I made a minor adjustment to how quality scores are calculated. I’ll explain the reason for this change in the article.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: April 8-20, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Friday, April 1, 2022

2021 Annual Review Of DivGro

Welcome (finally!) to the ninth annual review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks! 

I've been swamped at work with little time to write articles, but things are letting up a bit and I'm happy to have some free time to catch up on article writing!

I created DivGro in January 2013 to create the proverbial dividend-generating machine. DivGro has grown beyond my wildest dreams and now generates dividend income of $3,277 per month, on average. That's a tidy income stream, which I plan to reinvest until and perhaps into, retirement. 

In my 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, March 31, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 31-April 13, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For March 2022

I'm a little late with my March picks for TheStreet.com, but here goes! 

Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. I use different screens every month to highlight specific aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. This month, income investors will find some high-yielding candidates worth consideration. 

I screened for discounted DG stocks in Dividend Radar yielding at least 4% and a 5-year dividend growth rate of 6% or higher. I also screened for DG stocks with dividend increase streaks of 10 or more years. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 23-April 7, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Dividend Increases: March 12-18, 2022

This weekly article series covers dividend changes.

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

In this period, nine companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends and there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Dividend Increases: February 26-March 11, 2022

This weekly article series covers dividend changes.

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

In this period, 20 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including four of the companies I hold stock in. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 16-31, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Dividend Increases: February 19-25, 2022

Dividend Increases: December 25, 2021-January 14, 2022 1 In this article series, I cover dividend changes announced in the past week or so. 

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish every Friday as a free resource for Dividend Growth Investors. The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

In this period, 20 companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including two of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Dividend Increases: February 12-18, 2022

This weekly article series covers dividend changes.

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

In this period, 37 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including four of the companies I hold stock in. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Home Run Number 43

A stock in my portfolio that doubles my original capital outlay in total returns is a Home Run stock. I enjoy writing these milestone articles, as they remind me why I'm still a passionate and enthusiastic dividend growth investor!

In December, I announced my 42nd Home Run stock, CVS Health Corporation (CVS). CVS just recently announced a dividend increase again after having frozen its dividend for several years. Nevertheless, CVS had delivered total returns of 39% on an annualized basis when it achieved Home Run status.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For February 2022

Welcome to another 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 ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

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

This month,
 I screened for high-quality stocks (quality scores 19-25) with qualifying Chowder numbers trading at most 10% above my fair value estimates.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: March 1-9, 2021

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

We write these articles to alert readers of upcoming ex-dates so they could buy shares before the cut-off date. Doing so ensures that you'll get the next dividend payout, just-in-time!

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. 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Dividend Increases: February 5-11, 2022

Dividend Increases: December 25, 2021-January 14, 2022 1 In this article series, I cover dividend changes announced in the past week or so. 

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish every Friday as a free resource for Dividend Growth Investors. The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

In this period, 20 companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including two of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Dividend Increases: January 29-February 4, 2022

This weekly article series covers dividend changes.

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

In the week of January 29-February 4, 26 companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends, including four of the companies I hold stock in. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: February 11-23, 2021

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, an automatically-generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase 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.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: February 8-16, 2022

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, an automatically-generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase 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.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Dividend Increases: January 22-28, 2022

In this article series, I cover dividend changes announced in the past week or so. 

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish every Friday as a free resource for Dividend Growth Investors. The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

We're in the midst of earnings season, and no fewer than 43 companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases last week, including six of my DivGro holdings! There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For February 2022

Welcome to another edition of my monthly 7 Dividend Growth Stocks series! Every month, I present seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar. watch list for further analysis and possible investment. 

I use different screens every month to highlight specific elements of dividend growth [DG] investing. This month, income investors will find some high-yielding candidates worth consideration. 

I screened for discounted DG stocks in Dividend Radar yielding at least 4% and a 5-year dividend growth rate of 6% or higher. I also screened for DG stocks with dividend increase streaks of 10 or more years. 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For January 2022

I'm a little late with the January edition of my 10 Dividend Growth Stocks series, though earlier this month I did publish an article presenting my top 16 dividend growth stocks for 2022.

For this article, I screened dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar for discounted Investment Grade stocks with a double-digit 5-year trailing total return. In all, 59 stocks passed these screens. 

I ranked the candidates using quality scores obtained from DVK Quality Snapshots and present the top 10 for further analysis and possible investment.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: January 27-February 9, 2022

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

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.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Dividend Increases: January 15-21, 2022

This weekly article series covers dividend changes.

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

In the past week, eleven companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

3 Million

Today I'm celebrating a few milestones at DivGro!

I posted my first DivGro article on 10 January 2013. After blogging for 3,295 days, on 17 January 2022, my articles on DivGro have seen more than 3 million page views! 

Since this is article #1,264, I'm averaging an article every 2.61 days or about 11.7 articles every month...

The last time I wrote a Milestones article such as this one was 16 September 2018. That article was number 700 and my page views totaled 1.23 million at an average of about 594 page views per day. 

Now I'm averaging about 911 page views per day. In the past month or so, DivGro averaged about 2,161 page views per day.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Expired Options (January 2022)

I skipped posting articles about my options trading in December, choosing to take a break and reset things in 2022. 

Having failed to achieve my options income goal for 2021, I set a more modest options income goal for 2022, aiming to collect a total of $12,000 in options income by year's end. 

The market is quite volatile, with inflation concerns, upcoming interest rate hikes, and geopolitical tensions cycling as reasons for concern. Selling options can be quite lucrative in a volatile environment, but the accompanying risk should be managed carefully. 

In this article, I'm covering the options that were scheduled to expire on 21 January 2022. 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: January 20-February 2, 2022

This article series provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar, an automatically-generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase 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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For January 2022

My monthly 7 Dividend Growth Stocks series present seven high-quality dividend growth stocks for further analysis and possible investment.

I apply different screens every month to narrow down my watch list of more than 700 dividend growth stocks, Dividend Radar. Changing the screens from month to month highlights various aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing. For example, income investors prefer higher-yielding stocks, growth-oriented investors favor higher DG rates, and value investors look for deep discounts.

I screened for discounted stocks yielding at least 3% to compile this month’s candidates. I also required stocks to have Chowder Numbers (C#’s) that indicate some likelihood of delivering annualized returns of 8% or higher.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dividend Increases: December 25, 2021-January 14, 2022

In this article series, I cover dividend changes announced in the past week or so. 

We monitor dividend announcements for stocks in Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet we update and publish every Friday as a free resource for Dividend Growth Investors. The spreadsheet provides key data of stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more.

In the past few weeks, nine companies in Dividend Radar announced dividend increases, including one of my DivGro holdings. Note there were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks during this period.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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

Welcome to another article in our series that provides a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates of stocks in Dividend Radar

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.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

DivGro's Best and Worst Performers in 2021

Every January, I write a short review article to announce DivGro's best worst performers of the prior year. 

For this review, I considered only positions I owned throughout 2021. These include dividend growth stocks, dividend-paying stocks, growth stocks, and closed-end funds. 

Of the 83 positions I've owned throughout the year, ten stocks had negative returns for the year. On average, these positions are up 22.11% for the year, though if I use a weighted average instead of an arithmetic average, the return is slightly better at 23.10%! These returns exclude dividends. 

My worst performer was Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), down 11.71% since 1 January 2021. This year's best performer is Alphabet (GOOG), whose stock price increased by 65.17% in 2021!

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q4-2021

Welcome to the Q4-2021 review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks.

This is my 36th quarterly review, which concludes nine years of dividend growth investing and blogging! 

In my quarterly reviews, I summarize dividend income, dividend changes, and transactions executed in the past quarter. Additionally, I  include charts showing various portfolio statistics. The reviews are mostly informational and help me to track progress over time.

My portfolio generated more than $9,950 of dividend income this quarter and I'm projecting dividend income of at least $10,230 per quarter going forward.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Goals for 2022

I like setting challenging but doable goals. Such goals demand extra effort and focus. They require commitment, patience, and constant monitoring. Sometimes, when progress is not sufficient, they require a course correction.

It is not beneficial to set goals that are easily achievable. Such goals are uninspiring and won't deliver a special sense of accomplishment. On the other hand, it doesn't make sense to set goals that are impossible to achieve. 

In this article, I'm presenting my goals for 2022.