Jul 03 2019

Dividend Income Report: June 2019

Well, June 2019 is over and done. Overall, it was a good month. My wife and I took a somewhat leisurely trip to Spokane and visited some friends of hers there, plus we did some touristy stuff along the way such as visiting the Maryhill Museum, Stonehenge Memorial, and Soap Lake. So how did I …

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Jul 03 2019

My Latest Trades: VFL, DMF (sells); PNNT, HQL (buys)

June was certainly an unusually busy month for trades, with two sells and two buys. With all the dividend cuts my portfolio has suffered this year, I decided to sell off some low yielding (but tax-free) stock and buy stocks with higher yields. Plus I needed to tap my portfolio for some cash to cover …

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Jun 16 2019

Father’s Day and Financial Advice

This Father’s Day has more meaning than usual to me, because late last year my stepfather passed away. I knew him nearly all my life, and although he wasn’t my father, he certainly was my dad in every sense of the word. Whenever one receives news of a loved one’s passing, a torrent of memories …

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Jun 13 2019

My Dividend Investing Presentation

A couple months ago I attended the Investor’s Business Daily investors meeting at one of the public library branches in Vancouver Washington. I was late and only caught the last half of the meeting, but after the meeting I talked with the meeting’s organizer, and emailed him a brief summary of my dividend investing work …

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Jun 02 2019

Dividend Income Report: May 2019

Well, May is done and over. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it looks like summer is here with very warm sunny days and plenty of outdoor projects to keep one busy. As May wound down, the market declined in response to ongoing US-China trade issues. Now, let’s do the numbers and see how the month’s …

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May 21 2019

My Latest Trades: OIA (sell), PNNT (buy)

This is a quick yet different posting, as I’m combining a stock sale and buy report in the same posting which is something I’ve never done before. First, I sold all 125 of my shares of OIA back in late March for $7.84 per share ($980.00 total). Considering how my initial cost basis was $874.88 …

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May 03 2019

Dividend Income Report: April 2019

April showers bring May flowers, and there certainly was plenty of April rain here in the Pacific Northwest (they don’t call it WASHington state for nothing). The stock market wavered a little over the month, but it seemed the market’s mood was generally upbeat. So how was my dividend earnings for the month of April? …

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Apr 01 2019

Dividend Income Report: March 2019

March is gone, but spring is here! Here in my corner of the Pacific Northwest, March started off with winter’s last gasp and it ended with mostly sunshine and the local flora blooming all around. I’m sure my pollen allergies will kick in later this month. That’s something I look forward to this spring and …

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Mar 02 2019

Dividend Income Report: February 2019

Thus ends February. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather has been quite cold (and expected to get colder heading as March unfolds) and we’ve had a bit of snowfall west of the Cascades. Winter isn’t over yet, and it’s going to throw a final punch or two before transitioning into spring. As for my …

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Feb 01 2019

Dividend Income Report: January 2019

I hope the new year is treating you and your investments well. After December’s steep drop (-20% from its 2018 high point!) of my dividend investing portfolio, January has proved that the stomach-churning turmoil of December was largely a correction and the market has clawed its way back up. At the end of January, my …

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