Dividend Portfolio Update for January 2019

Oh my, what a month it’s been. The United States saw the end of the longest government shutdown that went on for 35-days! Being a government contractor, I was worried it might affect me, but I’m happy to say that I came out relatively unscathed.

There were quite a few companies in my portfolio announcing earnings this month. Some good, and some bad. As a long term dividend growth investor I don’t worry too much about today’s earnings. As long as the growth is still happening on a long term basis, I know that my dividend portfolio is set to continue creating sustaining dividend income.

Let’s get into it.

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Dividend Portfolio Update for December 2018

By far the worst month in my history of investing or at least active investing wise. My portfolio dropped a staggering 9.3%, which equates to almost $8.5k in value. Am I worried? Not at all. Markets go up and markets go down all the time. As a long term dividend growth investor, I see these dips in the market as buying opportunities. Too bad the dip occurred in one of my most busy spending months of the year.

Oh well, I don’t plan on retiring just yet so I’m sure they’re will be more opportunities in the future. On to the update!

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Dividend Portfolio Update for November 2018

First off, I want to say Happy Holidays to everybody out there. The next two months will be very busy and I just want everybody to have a great holiday!

In other news, Robinhood had some issues this month when they changed over to using their own Clearing House. This apparently stopped dividends from being paid out for over a week. While it didn’t really impact me that much (or at least enough for me to care), a lot of people were unhappy with it. And I can side with the people on this one. When a company decides to make a major change like that, the least they could do is actually test and make sure it doesn’t break anything. But everything is fixed now, and all the dividend payments I had pending are now safely in my portfolio account.

Let’s get to the good stuff now.

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Dividend Portfolio Update for October 2018

Happy belated Halloween readers!

I hope everyone had a great October. The fall season is upon us and the weather around here went from a toasty 90+ degrees to 60 degrees almost overnight. Crazy how the world functions.

Another crazy thing has been the stock market this month. We almost had all the gains from the beginning of 2018 get wiped away with the recent pull back. And while prices are still pretty high overall, there’s still some good value to be found in high quality blue chip dividend stocks.

Let’s get started!

 

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