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Saturday, December 31, 2022

DivGro's Best and Worst Performers in 2022

Every year-end, I write a short review article to announce DivGro's best and worst performers for the year. I consider only positions I owned throughout 2022, including dividend growth stocks, dividend-paying stocks, growth stocks, and closed-end funds. 

Of the 84 positions I've owned throughout the year, 53 stocks had negative returns, and 31 stocks had positive returns for the year. So it's not surprising that DivGro had a down year in 2022!

On average, these positions are down 6.22% for the year, though if I use a weighted average instead of an arithmetic average, the return is slightly better at -5.05%! These returns exclude dividends. 

This year's best performer is Chevron (CVX), with a stock price increase of 51% in 2022! My worst performer in 2022 was Intel (INTC), down 49% since 1 January 2022. 

Friday, December 30, 2022

3 High-Yielding, Discounted Dividend Growth Stocks

I've been working with Portfolio Insight to develop a Dividend Quality Grade for dividend stocks. 

We evaluate all dividend-paying stocks and assess the likelihood of a dividend increase in the next twelve months. We also identify stocks at risk of freezing or cutting their dividends. In backtests, our approach accurately predicted a failure to continue dividend increases in more than 98% of cases!

For this article, I used a pre-release version of Dividend Quality Grades to extract Dividend Champions and Dividend Contenders with A+ Dividend Quality Grades. These are Exceptional dividend growth stocks with solid fundamentals and dividend increase streaks of ten years or more. 

Additionally, I screened for stocks trading below my fair value estimates. These stocks offer good value and are suitable for immediate investment.

Monday, December 26, 2022

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For December 2022

Welcome to the final edition of my monthly series of 10 Dividend Growth Stocks for 2022. I rank a selection of dividend growth stocks in Dividend Radar and present the ten top-ranked stocks for further research and possible investment. 

This month, I used a new Dividend Quality Grade developed by Portfolio Insight as the primary screen. Specifically, I screened for Dividend Contenders with A+ Dividend Quality Grades. Moreover, I screened for stocks trading at discounted valuations, so this month's stocks offer great value! 

I ranked the candidates using a variation of DVK Quality Snapshots. The variation uses Value Line's Price Stability instead of Value Line's Safety Rank

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Monthly Review of DivGro: November 2022

Welcome to the November review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. 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 November, I did some portfolio reorganization. The main reason for doing so was to round out my positions, where possible, to multiples of 100 shares. I'm using options trading to boost dividend income, and for covered calls, I prefer having multiples of 100 shares so I can write covered calls on all my shares. 

I added shares to 17 existing positions and reduced my investment in one holding. Additionally, I closed five positions, including two closed-end funds (CEFs). Ten DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in November, while four positions were affected by dividend cuts or exchange-rate fluctuations. The net result of these changes is that DivGro's PADI decreased by about 0.1% in November. Year over year, PADI increased by 18.6%.

As for dividend income, in November, I received dividends totaling $2,598 from 25 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year decrease of 12%. So far in 2022, I've collected $41,718 in dividends, or about 97% of my 2022 goal of $43,200.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

7 Dividend Growth Stocks For December 2022

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

Dividend Radar is a weekly automatically generated spreadsheet of dividend growth stocks with dividend increase streaks of five or more years. It is compiled by Portfolio Insight and provided as a free resource for individual and commercial use, with no registration required.

I use different screens every month to find candidates for further research and possible investment. This month, I decided to screen for high-quality, high-yielding Dividend Achievers trading at reasonable valuations. 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Monthly Review Of DivGro: October 2022

I'm a little behind on my monthly reviews! It's December already, but I'm only now reviewing DivGro's activities in October! 

The goal of my 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 the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In October, I added shares to two existing positions, and seven DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in October, while one closed-end fund (CEF) I own announced a distribution cut. Additionally, I own some stocks that issue dividends in CAD (Canadian Dollars), and recent payments actually lowered PADI due to the impact of exchange-rate fluctuations. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 0.7% in October and 24.1 year-over-year.

As for dividend income, in October, I received dividends totaling $3,064 from 31 stocks in my portfolio, a year-over-year increase of 36%. So far in 2022, I've collected $39,120 in dividends, or about 91% of my 2022 goal of $43,200.

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