Dividend Empire Blog Posts

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Loyal3 Account Progress and Updates

It’s been just over a year since I opened my Loyal3 account (part of my Dividend Empire portfolio).  I’ve recently made a few changes and additions so I figured it’s time for an update. If you’re not familiar with Loyal3 they are a commission-free broker with a decent collection of stocks, including some high quality dividend growth stocks.  For more info be sure to check out my Loyal3 post or just head to their website at Loyal3.com. I initiated my Loyal3 account back on April 10, 2015, when I purchased 0.2573 shares of McDonald’s (MCD) for $25.  I then set...

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April 2016 Dividend Income Update

  Better late than never!  I’m finally ready to report my April dividend income.  Last month didn’t come close to my March totals as expected, but the accounts are still growing and that’s all that matters. Dividend Income In April I received a total of $162.15 in my two portfolios: $40.00 in my Empire portfolio and $122.15 in my Retirement portfolio. These values represent a 82% increase for my Empire portfolio and a 10% decrease for my Retirement portfolio compared to my January income. These look like some odd numbers on the surface but they are easily explained.  The massive increase in the Empire is...

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Stock Purchases: PSA, FTR and ABBV

  I’m finally back after taking time off from investing due to a some extremely busy months at work.  To celebrate, I decided to go on a bit of a shopping spree today. I initiated 3 new positions – 2 in my Retirement portfolio and 1 in my Empire portfolio.  I’ll go into more detail below but here is a summary of my purchases:   Stock Purchase: Public Storage (PSA) Sector: Financials Industry: Specialized REITs Purchase date: 5/4/2016 Portfolio: Dividend Retirement Portfolio Shares purchased: 10 Cost per share: $257.8499 Commissions: $14.95 Cost basis: $2593.45 Yield on cost: 2.78% Forward income: $72.00 Company Overview: Public Storage provides...

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March 2016 Dividend Income and Portfolio Updates

The moment I’ve been waiting for all year is finally here – the reporting of my March dividends!  The 3rd month of every quarter is always my best month for dividend income, and this last month was no different.  In fact, like many other dividend growth investors, March was record month for me!   Dividend Income In March I received a total of $595.58 in my two portfolios: $141.80 in my Empire portfolio and $453.78 in my Retirement portfolio! These values represent a 14% increase for my Empire portfolio and a 18% increase for my Retirement portfolio compared to my December income. These are some massive increases compared...

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Stock Purchase: Doubled Down on Disney (DIS)

I haven’t been buying or posting much this year, making just 2 purchases so far (BA and BAC), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been watching the market.  I’ve been waiting patiently for the market to stabilize, looking for perfect entries.  Perhaps I’ve been too patient… The market has rebounded significantly recently and I’ve completely missed the boat on some of the stocks on my watch list.  In fact, many of these stocks are making new highs.  While I’m kicking myself for not staying active during the correction, there are still plenty of opportunities out there. I was able to...

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February 2016 Dividend Income and Portfolio Updates

  My February dividend totals are in!  Actually, they were in back on February 16 when I received my final dividend of the month.  As expected, February was a rather poor month for dividend income but the large number of pay raises I received more than made up for it. Dividend Income In February I received a total of $179.30 in my two portfolios: $63.16 in my Empire portfolio and $116.14 in my Retirement portfolio. These numbers look pretty low compared to my historical data and there are two reasons for that.  KMI massively cut their dividend recently and this is the first time that...

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January 2016 Dividend Income

Time to report my first month of dividend income in 2016! I’m a bit late posting January’s income and there’s a good reason for that – January is a crappy month for dividend income (at least for me). In this post I will report my January dividend income and progress towards dividend related goals for my two dividend growth portfolios: Dividend Empire & Dividend Retirement. For those of you who are not familiar with my blog and portfolios, the Dividend Empire portfolio is strictly for my descendants – I will never touch the money.  The Dividend Retirement portfolio will hopefully pay...

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Stock Purchase: Boeing (BA)

My first purchase of the year is finally here! I decided to pick up some shares of Boeing (BA) last week in the midst of the recent market rout.  I have a list of stocks that I’m looking to buy when the market drops and I settled on BA this time around since it was hit especially hard. Stock Purchase: Boeing (BA) Sector: Industrials Industry: Aerospace & Defense Purchase date: 1/15/2015 Portfolio: Dividend Retirement Portfolio Shares purchased: 25 Cost per share: $125.18 Commissions: $14.95 Cost basis: $3144.45 Yield on cost: 3.47% Forward income: $109   Company Overview: The Boeing Co. is an aerospace company that...