Sunday, December 30, 2018

2018 in Retrospect and 2019 Goals

2018 has been spectacular in terms of dividends. The biggest surprise was my Roth IRA. This was my first year investing in Roth IRA. One of the funds I chose was Vanguard Wellington Fund (VWELX). It’s an actively managed fund with exposure to stocks and bonds and hence well suited for IRA. VWELX had a huge distribution in Q4 and bumped up my overall IRA dividends for the year (18.25%). I ended up with $1,560.84 in dividends for 2018. That's a 169.79% increase in dividend as compared to 2017.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

2018 Q4 / (October – December) Dividend Report

As I mentioned in my Q3 update I have switched jobs and I no longer have the time for stock picking. Luckily investing in index ETFs does not require too much time. We have started renting again, after much deliberation we decided to sell our home. I had to expend some of my investment money for moving expenses, repairs and closing costs. In addition, for a period of time we were paying rent and mortgage. Considering these additional expenses I was unable to hit my investment goals for Q4.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

2018 Q3 / (July – September) Dividend Report

I landed a new job in September! I had relocate to make my commute bearable. With the entire move I have been lax with my investments. Additionally, I had to increase my cash positions to handle moving expenses. All this had a positive effect on my interest income (there is always a silver lining!). I got $325.64 in dividends in my taxable account. My Roth IRA continues to grow albeit slowly. I received $30.61 in dividends in my Roth IRA.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (Sep 3 - Sep 7)

One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy, generate consistent cash flow and regular dividend. I am interested in stocks with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments (Dividend Achievers). Here is a list of US companies that increased their dividends this week.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Dividend Increases This Week (Aug 27 - Aug 31)

One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy, generate consistent cash flow and regular dividend. I am interested in stocks with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments (Dividend Achievers). Here is a list of US companies that increased their dividends this week.