Category Archive: Stock Sold

Jun 05 2018

Dividend Income Report: May 2018

May is now over and after the past couple weeks being cool and overcast here in the Pacific Northwest, summer seems to be picking up steam as we begin June. Yeah! But being a homeowner, that means more outdoor work and maintenance for me. Yay. 😐 Other than that, May was a pretty uneventful month, …

Continue reading »

Nov 07 2017

My Latest Sale: WDR

In late October I learned that Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) would slash their quarterly dividend from 46 cents per share to 25 cents (a 45.7% reduction!) beginning with its Q1 2018 payout on February 1st. This would drastically cut my annual yield for WDR from 10.61% to 5.77%. I normally make 5.00% my “cut …

Continue reading »

Apr 03 2017

My Latest Sale: RSO

Last November, Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE:RSO) announced that it was going to cut its quarterly dividend from 42 cents to 5 cents (-88.1%). Because of this cut, my annual yield for RSO dropped from 9.58% to 1.14%. Ouch! With such a wretched dividend yield, RSO became a good candidate for selling off. Even if sold …

Continue reading »

Feb 01 2017

My Latest Sale: DHT

I don’t sell off dividend stocks very often, mainly because a dividend paying stock is an asset that should be kept for the long haul and shouldn’t be sold for just capital gains. As a dividend investor, it sometimes becomes necessary to dump a stock when its dividend yield falls so low that there’s little …

Continue reading »

Nov 30 2014

My Latest Sale: Employer’s Stock Grant

For nearly half my working life, I’ve worked for small-medium sized privately held companies, but for the past 14 years I’ve worked for a company that’s owned by a Fortune 100 corporation. Part of my compensation and benefits package is the parent company’s stock options and stock grants. I usually cash out a stock option …

Continue reading »