Posted by Martin February 14, 2019

VLO increased dividend by 12.50%

VLO increased the dividend by 5.88% making this dividend champion‘s 9th consecutive dividend increase. The old dividend rate was 3.20 annual dividend payout (0.8 quarterly), the new rate is 3.60 (0.9 quarterly). Our current fair value of the company is $81.97 a share so at the current price of $82.33 the stock is overvalued and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 14, 2019

MMM increased dividend by 5.88%

MMM increased the dividend by 5.88% making this dividend champion‘s 61st consecutive dividend increase. The old dividend rate was 5.44 annual dividend payout (1.36 quarterly), the new rate is 5.76 (1.44 quarterly). Our current fair value of the company is $191.49 a share so at the current price of 206.57 the stock is overvalued and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 13, 2019

KMB increased dividend by 3.00%

KMB increased the dividend by 3.00% making this dividend champion‘s 47th consecutive dividend increase. The old dividend rate was 4.00 annual dividend payout (1.0 quarterly), the new rate is 4.12 (1.03 quarterly). Our current fair value of the company is $76.01 a share so at the current price of $116.00 the stock is overvalued and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 13, 2019

CVX increased dividend by 6.25%

CVX increased the dividend by 6.25% making this dividend champion‘s 32nd consecutive dividend increase. The old dividend rate was 4.48 annual dividend payout (1.12 quarterly), the new rate is 4.76 (1.19 quarterly). Our current fair value of the company is $295.01 a share so at the current price of $118.72 the stock is undervalued but Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 12, 2019

ADM increased dividend by 4.48%

ADM increased the dividend by 4.48% making this dividend champion‘s 44th consecutive dividend increase. The old dividend rate was 1.34 annual dividend payout (0.335 quarterly), the new rate is 1.40 (0.35 quarterly). Our current fair value of the company is $28.22 a share so at the current price of $42.44 the stock is overvalued and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 04, 2019

ADDING AT&T (T) SHARES

We closed our books last week revealing that we made over $2,600 in January (after quite slow start) which allowed us to invest some of the proceeds into good dividend growth stocks. We use 50% of the options trading proceeds to buy DGI stocks according to our watch list. Whenever a stock is marked as Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 02, 2019

January 2019 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,706.53 +199.68 (+7.96%)  Dow 30  25,063.89 +1,736.43 (+7.44%)  Nasdaq  7,263.87 +628.59 (+9.47%)   I just finished reporting December 2018 and we are again at the end of another month. True, I reported December late. January started off slow, but ended up well. Our accounts are up and recovering from last year slaughter. But Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 28, 2019

Adding STX shares to our portfolio

We have a strategy to use 50% of options trading proceeds to purchase dividend stocks. In this market many of the stocks in our watch list are a “buy”, so it is difficult to pick one (I wish we had more cash to accumulate them all). Originally, I wanted to add AAPL but we were Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 27, 2019

December 2018 and end of year trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,506.85 -253.32(-9.18)  Dow 30  23,327.46 -2,211(-8.66%)  Nasdaq  6,635.28 -695.26(-9.48%)   December 2018 passed and it is time to once again provide a report on our trading and investing. The month turned to be the worst month ever. Historically, December was a good month with modest gains but this year, the markets lost almost Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 15, 2019

Realty Income (O) Announces 3% Dividend Increase

Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company┬«, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2255 per share from $0.2210 per share. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of February 1, 2019. This is the Continue reading →