Dividend Empire Blog Posts

Dividends Received By Month 10

August 2016 Dividend Income and Transactions

  Well I’m a little late to the party but I’m finally ready to report my August 2016 dividend income.  I haven’t made too many big purchases lately but my income is still steadily rising through DRIPs and dividend increases. Here are some of my key dividend stats:   Dividend Income In August I received a total of $211.07 in my two portfolios: $88.92 in my Empire portfolio and 122.15 in my Retirement portfolio.  For my Empire portfolio, this is a 36% increase over the previous quarter and a 47% year over year increase.  For my Retirement portfolio this represents a 1.4%...

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Selling Options For Income

  As many of you know I am a trader turned into a dividend growth investor.  I have a little more free time on my hands these days, so I decided to bring back some of my old trading strategies to hopefully generate extra income to fund my two stock portfolios – the Dividend Empire and the Freedom Fund. The strategies that I have employed this year include options, day trading, swing trading and peer to peer lending.  I gave brief introductions to these strategies in a previous post, but didn’t get a chance to really do them justice. This post will be the first...

July 2016 Investment Income 4

Update on Other Portfolios – July 2016

  Time for my second monthly post on the activities and gains/losses in my other portfolios.  These portfolios include Option Income, Swing Trading, Day Trading and P2P Lending.  My goal is to reinvest all gains from these activities into either my Dividend Empire portfolio or my Freedom Fund. In this post I will give an update on how I performed in July, 2016.  In June I made a total of $435.70 income from all of my portfolios.  My Empire and Freedom portfolios produced $105.31 in dividends and I raked in $330.39 from all other activities.  I was hoping to break the $500...

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July 2016 Buys and Sells

I made some decent dividend income in July but I’m very disappointed in my lack of buying activity.  I have two excuses for my inactivity – a good one and a bad one. The good excuse is that I was on vacation for a week and a half and had limited access to computers and research.  The bad excuse is that I’ve been waiting on the sidelines for the market to drop. I have acquired this nasty habit of trying to time the market which results in me missing out on a lot of good opportunities.  My goal moving forward is to simply look for...

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July 2016 Dividend Income

July was just another average month for me.  I’ve been having a hard time pulling the trigger on stock purchases.  I have cash on hand but I have this strong feeling that the market will crash at some point. I’ve been wrong so far – the market just keeps going up!  I’m planning on nibbling a little bit this month by making a few small purchases.  Clearly I need to do something because my dividend growth is suffering. As you will see below my Empire dividends actually decreased year over year coming in at just $40.70 for the month of July....

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My Other Portfolios – Introductions and Updates

  As I’ve mentioned several times on this site I am relatively new to the world of dividend growth investing.  I have only been doing it for a little over a year now and I love it. Before that, however, the vast majority of my investing life was spent day trading or swing trading stocks, options and futures.  While profitable, it was so time consuming that I had to put these activities on hold while I built up my dividend growth portfolios. These portfolios are now fairly large, purchasing is slowing down a bit and I feel like I’m at...

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June 2016 Buys

  June was a great month for me in terms of dividend income.  But unfortunately I didn’t have time to write up my purchases for the month, so now I’d like to review all of my June buys in this post. I made a total of 15 purchases; 10 in the Empire Portfolio and 5 in my Retirement Portfolio.  There was one new purchase, one large addition to an existing position and several small DRIPs / monthly Loyal3 buys. While I’m happy to say that my contributions to the Retirement portfolio were substantial ($5,556.47), my Empire contributions were a measly $221.36.  I want this amount to...

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June 2016 Dividend Income

  It’s hard to believe that we are half way through the year already!  This is the perfect time to check up on my dividend goals. June was another great month, especially for dividend income since the majority of my holdings pay out in March, June, September and December.  On top of that I made several great purchases and made some money trading (posts coming soon). Here are some of my key dividend stats: Dividend Income In June I received a total of $658.00 in my two portfolios: $105.31 in my Empire portfolio and $552.69 in my Retirement portfolio. Compared to March...