Sunday, June 30, 2019

2019 Q2 / (April – June) Dividend Report

I mentioned in my last quarter update that there were some life changes. One of the life changes has been the birth of my son baby DG. It’s an awesome feeling to be a father. He was born small for Gestational Age and had to be constantly monitored for the first 48 hours. He has since gained weight and is healthy. I am happy to grow my family but I also need to look at the financial impacts.

Monday, April 8, 2019

2019 Q1 / (January – March) Dividend Report

I am a little late on my update. Things have been hectic and it’s hard to find free time. I did not meet my investment goal this quarter. On the contrary I sold a portion of my portfolio. There are two major life changes I am expecting this year (expect a post or two in the future). Given the nature of the change I decided to liquidate some of my portfolio. Additionally, during my highflying day-trader days, I had raked up some major losses (pharma). Some of these companies went bankrupt this year. Taking advantage of these losses, I decided to close out few of my profitable positions. I had to expend some of my investment money for moving expenses, repairs and closing costs. However, I was successful in meeting my investment target for my IRA account.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dividend Increases This Week (Feb 11 - Feb 15)

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.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Dividend Increases This Week (Feb 4 - Feb 8)

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, 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.