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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: August 2022

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

These reviews aim to provide a summary of dividends received and to detail buy and sell transactions. Additionally, I look at how the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

This month, I opened two new positions and added shares to four existing positions. Additionally, I closed one position and reduced my holdings in two positions. Three DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in August. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 0.7% in August. Year over year, PADI increased by 31.5%.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q2-2022

I've been away visiting family in South Africa, so I haven't had a chance to post my Quarterly Review of DivGro for Q2-2022. Since Q3-2022 is almost over, I better get to it!
 
In my quarterly reviews, I summarize dividend income, dividend changes, and transactions executed in the past quarter. Also, I provide some charts showing various portfolio statistics. My quarterly reviews are mostly informational and help me track progress over time.

My portfolio generated about $10,780 of dividend income this quarter, and I'm projecting income from dividends of at least $11,420 per quarter going forward.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Discussing Dividends on The Investing for Beginners Podcast

Recently, I chatted with Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern of The Investing for Beginners Podcast

Andrew and Dave have a stated goal of Simplifying the Language of Money so that you can navigate the market with confidence! 

In addition to the podcast, their website has many wonderful resources, including practical guides for learning about investing and the stock market.

I enjoyed the experience, and it was fun to talk with guys that also are passionate about dividend growth investing! 

Friday, September 2, 2022

DVK Quality Snapshots

David Van Knapp [DVK] presented a simple yet effective quality scoring system for dividend growth [DG] stocks in this article. I adopted the system in late 2019 as the primary way to assess the quality of DG stocks. 

The system employs five widely used quality indicators from independent sources and assigns 0-5 points to each quality indicator, for a maximum of 25 points. 

While there are other factors I consider when selecting stocks for possible investment, I love the simplicity of DVK Quality Snapshots. It does a remarkable job identifying high-quality stocks!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 15-28, 2022

In this weekly article series, we summarize upcoming ex-dividend dates in a quick reference table. Our watchlist is Dividend Radar, a spreadsheet containing stocks with dividend increase streaks of five years or more. 

To earn the next dividend, you should buy a stock before its ex-dividend date, which usually is 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.

The Highest Quality Dividend Growth Stocks In 2022

I adopted the DVK Quality Snapshots in 2019 after reading this article by David Van Knapp on high-quality, high-yield DG stocks. This simple yet elegant system provides a quick way to assess the quality of dividend growth [DG] stocks. It employs five widely used quality indicators from independent sources and assigns 0-5 points to each quality indicator, for a maximum of 25 points.

In this article, I deploy DVK Quality Snapshots to find the highest quality DG stocks in Dividend Radar, an automatically-generated spreadsheet of DG stocks (trading on US exchanges) with dividend increase streaks of at least five years. I'm using the same stringent screens that DVK used in this June 2020 article and that I used in my update in August 2021. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: July 2022

Every month, I write a review of my portfolio of dividend growth stocks, DivGro. I provide a summary of transactions and dividends received in the past month. I also consider the impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In July, I executed several trades to consolidate positions, mainly to have like lots in the same accounts. DivGro is spread across five different accounts, and I wanted to hold each ticker in only one account rather than in multiple accounts. 

Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in July. 

The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 2.3% in July. Year over year, PADI increased by 36.7%.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 29-August 11, 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.

We provide a summary table that includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. Also, we highlight one of the stocks with an upcoming ex-dividend date, providing a quality assessment as well as performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

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, 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.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Why Texas Instruments Is A Buy For Dividend Growth Investors

I consider Texas Instruments (TXN) one of the best dividend growth stocks to own. 

The company pays a generous dividend yielding 2.76% at $164 per share and has a stellar track record of dividend growth and share buybacks. While I expect a lower dividend growth rate of 10-12% going forward, that rate still easily outpaces the current rate of inflation, especially when reinvesting dividends. 

Texas Instruments has a great management team focused on growing free cash flow as the primary driver of long-term value. The team is disciplined in allocating capital and is a top performer when measured by returns on invested capital. The company is well-positioned to benefit from a rapidly growing semiconductor industry, especially in the industrial and automotive markets in which the company leads with market share in analog and embedded systems.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For July 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'm presenting discounted stocks with high 5-year dividend growth rates [DGRs] and high 5-year trailing total returns [TTRs]. Every stock trades at least 10% below my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 15-28, 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, 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.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For July 2022

In my monthly 7 Dividend Growth Stocks series, I present seven dividend growth stocks from Dividend Radar for further analysis and possible investment. 

I apply different screens every month to find a variety of candidates. For example, screening for stocks with higher yields will interest income investors, while screening for higher dividend growth rates will interest growth-oriented investors.

Last month, I picked the top dividend growth [DG] stock in each of the GICS sectors. I focused on DG stocks with safe dividends and strong income and growth prospects trading below my fair value estimates. For this article, I’m using the same screens, but I’m presenting the seven top-ranked stocks regardless of sector. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: June 2022

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

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 June, I added shares to three existing positions and eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 1.1% in June. Year over year, PADI increased by 28.1%.

As for dividend income, in June I received dividends totaling $5,678 from 51 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year increase of 7%. So far in 2022, I've collected $24,267 in dividends, or about 56% of my 2022 goal of $43,200.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: July 1-14, 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.

We provide a summary table that includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. Also, we highlight one of the stocks with an upcoming ex-dividend date, providing a quality assessment as well as performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

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, 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.

Monday, June 27, 2022

My Top Dividend Growth Pick In Each GICS Sector

The article presents my top dividend growth pick in each of the GICS sectors. I provide quality indicators, key metrics, and my risk-adjusted Buy Below prices for each stock. 

For this article, I focused on dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet from Portfolio Insight listing stocks with dividend streaks of five or more years. 

Each stock is discounted to my fair value estimate and offers strong income and growth prospects. Moreover, the stocks I picked have Very Safe or Safe dividends according to Simply Safe Dividends.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Dividend Increases: June 18-24, 2022

Welcome to another article in my series covering announcements of dividend increases and dividend cuts or suspensions. I monitor stocks in Dividend Radar, a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet from Portfolio Insight listing stocks with dividend streaks of five or more years. 

This past week, six companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases and there were no dividend cuts or suspensions.

I use Portfolio Insight to manage my DivGro portfolio. The app now provides blended fair value estimates, so it helps me decide when to buy dividend growth stocks. 

Readers can get a one-time 20% discount on an annual subscription if they sign up through my affiliate link.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 24-July 7, 2022

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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

3 High Yielding Dividend Growth Stocks With Upside Potential

The Dividend Achievers are companies that have increased their dividends for ten or more consecutive years. 

In this article, I highlight three Dividend Achievers with upside potential and forward yield above 5%.

Of the 373 Dividend Achievers I considered, only 23 have forward yields of at least 5%. I used Portfolio Insight's screening feature to find stocks with 1-year upsides of at least 10% and identified three candidates matching my criteria. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Dividend Increases: June 11-17, 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, 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.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 17-30, 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.

We provide a summary table that includes relevant data and key statistics as well as the next payout and pay date. Also, we highlight one of the stocks with an upcoming ex-dividend date, providing a quality assessment as well as performance, earnings, and valuation charts.

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, 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.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Dividend Increases: June 4-10, 2022

We monitor dividend changes of stocks in Dividend Radar, both announcements of dividend increases and dividend cuts or suspensions. 

This past week, eight companies in Dividend Radar declared dividend increases, including one of the stocks I hold in my portfolio. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions.

Dividend Radar is Portfolio Insight's weekly automatically generated spreadsheet listing stocks with dividend streaks of five years or more. 

I use Portfolio Insight to manage my DivGro portfolio. The app now provides blended fair value estimates, so it helps me decide when to buy dividend growth stocks. 

Users can get a one-time 20% discount on an annual subscription if they sign up through my affiliate link.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For June 2022

Welcome to another edition of my monthly 7 Dividend Growth Stocks series!

Every month, I select seven dividend growth stocks from my Dividend Radar watch list for further analysis and possible investment. I use different monthly screens to highlight various aspects of dividend growth [DG] investing.

To compile this month's candidates, I used Portfolio Insight's screening tool to find stocks with dividend increase streaks of at least 14 years and 10-year trailing total returns of at least 20%.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: May 2022

Welcome to another 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. Additionally, I look at how the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In May, I opened one new position and added shares to one existing position. Both these transactions resulted from options assignments. Five DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in May. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 1.6% in May. Year over year, PADI increased by 27.6%.

As for dividend income, in May I received dividends totaling $2,433 from 26 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year increase of 28%. So far in 2022, I've collected $18,589 in dividends, or about 43% of my 2022 goal of $43,200.

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 10-23, 2022

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.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Home Run Number 44

Whenever a stock in my portfolio doubles my original capital outlay in total returns, I label it a Home Run stock. I think the Home Run label sounds better than 2-Bagger or Doubler.

It's fun writing these milestone articles! Doing so reminds me why I became a dividend growth investor!

In March, I announced my 43rd Home Run stock, Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM). In the article, I identified three likely candidates for my next Home Run stock, but another stock beat them to the punch!

Monday, June 6, 2022

3 Discounted Dividend Aristocrats

 The Dividend Aristocrats list is an elite list of 64 companies in the S&P 500 that have paid higher dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. 

The list is maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices and is updated annually in January. To be included in the list, stocks must be in the S&P 500, have dividend increase streaks of 25 years or more, and have a market capitalization of at least $3 billion. There are several other inclusion criteria.

As a dividend growth investor, I look to invest in high-quality and safe dividend growth stocks trading at reasonable valuations. This article presents three discounted Dividend Aristocrats.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Dividend Increases: May 14-June 3, 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).

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

Saturday, June 4, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For June 2022

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. 

This month,
 I screened for discounted Investment Grade Dividend Champions with Very Safe dividends and stocks with good income and growth prospects.  

Friday, June 3, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: June 3-16, 2022

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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Dividend Increases: May 7-13, 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 three categories: Champions (with increase streaks of 25+ years), Contenders (10-24 years), and Challengers (5-9 years).

During this period, ten companies in Dividend Radar decided to increase their dividends. There were no dividend cuts or suspensions announced for Dividend Radar stocks.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Dividend Aristocrats Ranked By Quality Scores

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

The last time I covered the Dividend Aristocrats, there were 65 constituents. 

In December 2021, Leggett & Platt (LEG) was dropped from the S&P 500 and automatically removed from the list of Dividend Aristocrats. Then, on January 24, 2022, the S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the annual rebalancing results for the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, adding Brown & Brown (BRO) and Church & Dwight (CHD) and deleting AT&T (T). The number of Dividend Aristocrats briefly increased to 65. However, on March 29, 2022, People's United Financial (PBCT) got deleted because M&T Bank Corp. (MTB) acquired PBCT. 

So now there are 64 Dividend Aristocrats. 

Friday, May 27, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: April 2022

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

Every month, I present details of any buys or sells, and I provide a summary of dividends collected. Additionally, I look at how the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In April, I executed no buy or sell transactions, choosing instead to build cash reserves. 

Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in April and pushed PADI up by about 0.4%. Year over year, PADI increased by 25.9%.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Upcoming Ex-Dividend Dates: May 27-June 9, 2022

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For May 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'm presenting high-quality stocks with favorable Chowder numbers trading below fair value.

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%.