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Recent Dividend Raises - March 2019

Dividend Increases - March 2019

One of the best news any long term investors will ever receive, is that one of the stocks they hold decided to share their wealth with the investors.

On the contrary the worst news is when a stocks decides to cut its dividend for one reason or another.

The reason I like buying dividend paying who continue to increase their dividend in a yearly basis, is that this has the power to compound over a long period of time.

So let us review some of my stocks holding who have decided to increase their dividend in March 2019:

Dividend Increase: 1

MAIN - they increase their dividend by a health 2.6% from $0.195 to $0.20 a month, this will add $2.40 in forward yearly dividend to my FI/Fund.

CUTS: 1 KHC - Cut its dividend from $0.63 to $0.40 ouch this one hurts a lot, a 36% cut on it's dividend. Not only did they misses EPS $0.84 by $0.10, they also had to do a massive write down of $15.4B. With this cut and with my recent Purchase where I added 25 more shares o…

March 2019 - Recent Purchase

Recent Purchase - March 2019
Early in the day, early in the month that is what this month theme will be. Early on the month I took advantage of market conditions to add more shares, to stocks that I already own and also added new stocks to the fund.
Like I say Mr. Market, sometimes presents a buy opportunity and you have to be ready to act upon market conditions without reacting to negative news. Since there will always be different news that can influence the markets, one needs to be ready to pounce on it (no pun intended) when there is an opportunity to buy.
Let us review what I add recently to my fund that one day will fuel my FI/FIRE journey. Without further ado...here is what I purchased:

March 5, 2019 QCOM 5 shares @ $53.78 total $268.89 KMB 4 shares @ $116.97 total $467.88 GPC 5 shares @ $108.62 total $543.10 RIO 10 shares @ $59.03 total $590.30 KHC 25 shares @ $33.00 total $825.00

March 7, 2019 ABBV 5 shares @ $77.76 total $389.80 BLX 4 shares @ $20.02 total $80.08 CAH 3 shares @ $47.…

February Dividend -Update

February 2019 - Dividend update
A new month has started and it is time to count the dividend received last month. This is every dividend investor favorite time of the month. The time to count the dividend and see who paid us the previous month.
I look at it as wonderful businesses who decide to share a little bit of their wealth with investors. Of course long time investor has the time horizon on their side as the dividend couple with dividend increase will compound over the long haul.
Without further ado...here is the list of the dividend stocks who paid me:
StocksDividend AmountBMY$0.82VZ$9.04T$9.18CVS$3.00EPD$2.61WES$9.80CFG$4.48HEP$8.68OKE$5.16PAYX$5.60MAIN$6.83O $2.26CL$3.36EPR$4.50OHI$12.54ABBV$16.05ABT$1.60PG

March 2019 watch list

March 2019 watch list Wow! We are already at the beginning of the end of first quarter of the year. This year is really fly by!
However, new month and it is time to plan what I will he planning to add to my fund. Last month saw an increase on the amount of capital I deploy. This month I will try to stick with the basics, unless Mr. Market throws a wrench our way. Where this could present a opportunity to buy stocks at a depressed value. 
In the meantime let us review potential purchase for this month:
Chubb (CB) I would like to add more shares here. Their board recently proposed a 2.7% dividend increase, which means they will have increase dividend for 26th year and a row, surely a dividend aristocrat which I love to own.
TD - one of Canadian bank I love to keep add shares to. They also increase their dividend of late by 10.4% amazing.
T - Big T continues to be a great value with a juicy dividend. It may be time to add more shares here .
VZ- I believe Verizon will be a great 5G imple…

February 2019 - Recent Purchase II

Recent Purchase III - February 2019 The last day of February is here and March is around the corner. I cannot believe we are already heading to first quarter of the year. 
After vacationing with my family last week and now we are fully engaged in our regular routine, it was time to start investing again. There are a lot of stocks I wish to own. This is specially true after few of my favorite stocks cut their dividend. 
That is why you want to be diversified and not rely on a handful of stocks, instead a bigger pool will provide a more diversified stocks who will provide regular dividends.
It is with that new concept that I have been focusing on adding more stocks and changing my prospective in investing to include more stocks in my fund. I have not come to a conclusion to the number of stocks I will be adding to my FIRE fund. But I have been adding quite a few in the last few weeks.

Now without further ado... let us look at what stocks I purchase recently:


February 26, 2019DAL 7 shar…

February 2019 - Recent Purchase II update

Recent Purchase II Update - February 2019
It seems that the market have rebounded from December lows, the market continues to be in the upswing. Bargains are becoming hard to find. However, it is best to ignored the noises and continue to invest with a long term view, specially if you wish to achieve FIRE.
The Dividend Pursuit family just return from our February vacation. We visited the Orlando, Florida for a week. The weather was beautiful and definitely warmer than Massachusetts and the best we missed the cold weather and snow last week in Massachusetts. It definitely puts life in prospective when one takes vacation to recharge the batteries and break the daily routine. 
As I return to work on Sunday, it was a wake up call that I do not wish to work forever and maintain the same routine. My passion and the desire to reach FIRE was definitely burning hotter after the vacation. 
Spending time with family and drawing closer to each other as we spent time doing different activities. T…