Dividend Portfolio Update for September 2018

First of all, I need to apologize to my readers for not posting for the last two months. Without getting too personal, I had a big lifestyle change that occurred but now I’m back. Add on top of that, a rather huge expense with my vehicle breaking down that ate all my spare funds for the last two months. When it rains, it pours!

But I believe that people will always be tested and it’s important to keep your eye on the prize. In this case, my prize is an ideal income producing dividend portfolio!

Let’s dig in.

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Dividend Portfolio Update for May 2018

Every month, I like to perform a dividend portfolio update. There’s two reasons why I like to track my investments. The obvious reason is to do it for myself. I like to see which stocks I’m buying and selling. I also love to watch my annual income increase on a monthly basis.

The other reason is I do it for my readers. I find that a lot of people are interested in the stocks that I follow and some love to ask me questions. The dividend growth community is a lovely and welcoming community and I hope it continues and makes a lot of investors financially stable. Sadly, I never learned anything about investing while in school. It was something that i had to pick up by reading articles online. I’m finding that still reigns true as a lot of college graduates come out of college with a job, but no idea on what to do with their money. Let’s do our part in helping them become dividend growth investors!

And now, on with the update!

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Dividend Portfolio Update for April 2018

Not long ago the days were cold and the nights even colder. Now that April has arrived, the weather warmed up and being outside is a much more pleasant experience. Another pleasant experience was seeing that my Dividend Portfolio closed up for the month! After a few red months, just seeing green makes me feel much better.

Let’s go ahead and dive in and see what happened with the portfolio for April 2018!

 

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Dividend Portfolio Update for March 2018

With fears of tariffs and a trade war, the stock market continues to bring the pain with the S&P closing down -2.64% and the Dow -3.47% (morningstar.com) for the month of March.

And while my dividend portfolio did close down for the month of March, it performed better than the overall market so I can’t complain too much. Of course, my dividend portfolio was created for the long term and any blips in the market shouldn’t be worried about. Sometimes dips in the market can open opportunities to buying high quality dividend stocks!

Let’s see the details of my dividend portfolio for March 2018.

 

 

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Dividend Portfolio Update for February 2018

February was the worst month for the U.S. markets since the presidential election with the market closing down almost -4%. This of course follows one of the better months for the stock market with the S&P index being up 5.6% in January. The market was in full reaction mode with the announcement of potentially new tariff’s for imported steel and aluminum.

The portfolio overall value definitely took a big size hit this month but I’m still not worried. I managed to passively make a good chunk of money due to my holding of  high quality dividend stocks.

Another bit of portfolio news, HCN is now called WELL.

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