Recent Stock Purchase II – November 2014

As the stock market continues to make new highs with each passing week some of our stalwart core portfolio positions begin to get overlooked as we seek out new relative bargains in the market. It’s no surprise that energy and material stocks have been very popular among the dividend growth bloggers as of late since … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase – November 2014

With the stock market on a tear, closing up five straight weeks in a row, many dividend bloggers have begun to echo the sentiment about finding relative bargains again. To be certain, despite these fantastic runs we have experienced in the Dow and S&P, there are still a lot of high quality names in the … Read more

Seasonal Stock Market Investing

With decades upon decades of data to sift through, many stock market pundits will have you believe that markets can be bought and sold according to seasonal effects. Of course, as dividend growth investors we are more concerned with investing in the market at all times rather than trying to time the market. With the … Read more

Rent A Cop Dividend Stocks

Investing In Security Services Dividend Stocks   A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, “Open Fire On These Dividend Stocks,” and discussed the notion of investing in dividend paying companies in the firearms and ammo sector. Expanding on this concept of personal safety and security I want to highlight several other dividend paying … Read more

Is It Wise To Buy Stock After A Catastrophic Event?

Catching a Falling Knife – Buying Stock When Everyone Else Is Selling   Traditionally, the thinking is that dividend growth investing is a relatively safe endeavor as we proudly invest, most of the time, in mature companies that have a long track record of rising revenues and rising dividends. But even the safest investments can … Read more

Dividend Income Update – October 2014

Dividend growth investors, rejoice! It’s the beginning of the month when we happily look back on our previous month of passive dividend income earned. One thing that October has shown is that dividend income can be a great stabilizing factor for any long term portfolio. While, individual stock prices may swing wildly in either direction, … Read more

November Stock Considerations

As the month of November begins I look at my portfolio holdings and wonder where I’d like to deploy my cash. This is the first month where I don’t really have a clear conviction of where I’d like to invest as the market has reached an all time high and many stocks have rebounded greatly … Read more

DRIP Investing Benefits

One of the best ways to build an ever growing income stream from your stock investment is with a DRIP. Simply stated a DRIP is a Dividend Reinvestment Plan whereby dividend distributions from your stock holdings are reinvested to purchase additional shares. By taking advantage of this type of investment vehicle you gain numerous advantages … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase II – October 2014

With the incredible market swings of the past few weeks some investors might feel more comfortable waiting on the sidelines for calmer waters before jumping in. My investment philosophy has always been to be consistent with my investments no matter what the market is doing. As long as I contribute to my portfolio at least, … Read more