Sep 03 2019

Dividend Income Report: August 2019

August is done, and summer 2019 is certainly winding down. The days are getting shorter and I’m noticing fallen leaves on the ground that weren’t there a couple weeks ago. Autumn is coming. For me, August has been a so-so month. Nothing really great was accomplished, and nothing bad happened either. It’s nice knowing that …

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Aug 17 2019

My Latest Trades: DMF (sell); CLM, HQL, PNNT (buys)

Again, like in June, I decided to sell off a low-yielding dividend stock to finance the purchase of higher-yielding dividend stocks and take home a little cash. This strategy serves to help offset the damage from the various dividends cuts my portfolio suffered earlier this year. In late July I sold off my remaining 215 …

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Aug 02 2019

Dividend Income Report: July 2019

I hope the summer has been kind to you and you had a good July. For me, it’s been a good month. The summer heat hasn’t been quite as bad as previous years (upper 80s to lower 90s at worst), but July has still been uncomfortably warm-hot. I don’t know why (maybe the weather?), but …

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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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