Dividend Income Update – September 2014

The start of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. This update brings me to a happy milestone as I broke through $2,000 in dividends between my brokerage and ROTH account. The last couple of … Read more

October Stock Considerations

As the month of October begins, dividend growth investors all over the world check up on their portfolio health and scout new investment opportunities. With recent market declines and an overall shakiness to the major averages it would seem that several stocks are going on relative sale these days offering better pricing from all time … Read more

Do You Sell After A Dividend Cut?

As dividend income investors we ultimately choose our investment thesis primarily based on the state of the dividend payments that a particular company distributes. We check for sufficient current yield, dividend growth, sustainability and history of dividend distributions before we make an actual investment. Once we finally do pull the trigger and initiate a dividend … Read more

Are These Dividend Stocks Solid As Concrete?

Investing In Cement Industry Dividend Paying Stocks   By any standard the worldwide cement industry is enormous. Last year total revenues exceeded an eye popping $250 billion. Though a highly polluting and energy intensive business, the cement industry is important for virtually every economy on the planet. Besides for manufacturing and distributing cement, many companies … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase II – September 2014

With some extra cash sitting in a money market fund earning close to nothing and one free trade in my ROTH account setting to expire in a few days I re-visited my recent blog post, “September Stock Considerations” and decided to act as several stocks from that blog post were trading much lower than in … Read more

Can REITs Predict Interest Rate Moves

With all the recent chatter about the Federal Reserve tapering its bond buying program, coupled with the talk about interest-rate increases, I found that several of the large REIT ETFs have been under performing the market in recent times. Of course, REITs in general are all sensitive interest rate moves as higher rates translate to … Read more