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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%.