Friday, November 17, 2017

10-Year Dividend Growers with dividend increase (Nov 13 - Nov 17)


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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

10-Year Dividend Growers with dividend increase (Nov 06 - Nov 10)


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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index (VDAIX, VDADX, VIG, VGH, VGG)

As I have mentioned before I tend to typically invest in low-cost index funds. I do own some stocks, but they are a very small portion of my overall portfolio. With index funds my portfolio is instantly diversified, even without investing a major chunk of money. Secondly, the passive management essentially saves me from star performers (i.e. money managers who out perform the market in a year and then trail it for the next 5). Stocks are inherently risky, I do not want to add to it by picking any specific stock. My objective is to own a basket of stocks based on a specific theme.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

10-Year Dividend Growers with dividend increase (Oct 30 - Nov 03)


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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

October 2017 : Investment Portfolio Status


My forward dividends reached $679.88, this a 12.93% increase from previous month. Getting closer to my goal of $750 in forward dividends. I hope to reach it by end of this year.

My overall investment portfolio grew by 10.13%. 8.07% of this growth came through infusion of new capital (inorganic growth). 2.06% of the growth came through change in stock market valuations(organic growth). S&P 500 ETF is 41.1% of my portfolio.

Average expense ratio is 0.10%.


September 2017 portfolio update