Dividend Empire Blog Posts

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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...

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May 2016 Dividend Income and Portfolio Update

May was a great month for me.  I made a few quality purchases, upped my contributions to Loyal3, started several new portfolios and beat my February 2016 dividend totals!  In this post I’ll lay out all the details. Dividend Income In May I received a total of $185.59 in my two portfolios: $65.18 in my Empire portfolio and $120.41 in my Retirement portfolio. These values represent a 3.2% increase for my Empire portfolio and a 3.7% increase for my Retirement portfolio compared to my February income.  Not huge, but considering the fact that no new purchases were made these are some solid increases. It’s finally been a year...

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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...