Posted by Martin March 04, 2017

February 2017 dividend income

We are once again at the end of the month. I still feel like the month just started and it is time to report our achievements in dividend investing (and options trading which I will publish in my next post). This month, we received $87.79 dollars in dividends. I am happy about it for two Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 28, 2017

January 2017 dividends

January is over and it is time to report our achievements. We, in our company, decided that this blog would report our business trading revenue only and not my personal dividend growth strategy. But then we received a few emails from our readers that they wished to see those dividend reports here on this blog Continue reading →

Why dividend investors are selling and why they will regret it

  A few last months I noticed that dividend growth investors are selling their stocks and they say it is because of valuation. This post was inspired by them and the latest post by my friend Ferdis publishing at his blog DivGro and his latest post. The argument goes that the stock market is too Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 11, 2016

Trade Alert – ROTH IRA cash secured put (LGCY)

I am going to open a cash covered put trade (CSP) in my ROTH IRA account on Monday using LGCY stock. The stock has been beaten up severely and I own it at $12.40 a share but it currently trades at $2.24 a share. It paid dividends, but about a year ago it suspended it. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 24, 2016

New dividend stock purchase – Valero (VLO)

I was trailing this stock down since I put it on my radar to purchase. In this post you can review the entire process of using this trailing strategy. And on February 22nd I purchased 17 shares of Valero (VLO) stock. I like the stock and its data.     Two days ago, my price Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 16, 2016

Dividend Investor: Buying Valero (VLO) using OTO order in ROTH IRA account

UPDATE 02/19/2016 Today, the stock went up +2.68%. Our new OCO limit order price increased as is shownb in our spreadsheet calculating our entry price:   (Click to enlarge)   Since our previous limit price is lower than today’s one ($57.84 previous day limit) we will keep our previous limit in place. We will not Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 08, 2015

KMI cuts dividend by 75% slapping their investors face

  So the news is out. KMI cut the dividend by 75% after the market today. After hours, the stock dropped 6.5% and we may expect more investors abandoning the ship. If you feel like your investment fleet took a beating, don’t worry, you are not alone. The dividend cut is a blow to all Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 06, 2015

Should you continue investing in Kinder Morgan (KMI) or run away?

If you are a dividend investor you may be invested in Kinder Morgan (KMI) as I am and you are desperately searching the internet for news about this company to find out why it was falling recently while scared that you may lose your hard earned money. Kinder Morgan lost almost 40% from its peak Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 04, 2015

PPL spun off to a new Talen Energy. Shall I keep it or sell it?

If you own shares of PPL Corporation, you are most likely a new owner of a brand new company Talen Energy. I bought 66 shares of PPL a few years ago, I think it was in 2013, and since then my holdings grew up 12% plus I enjoyed a nice dividend at around 4% annually. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 18, 2015

My Cheat On Commissions At Work Again

I was able to save a few bucks again ($100) and deposit to my ROTH IRA account. Yes, my ability to save is limited therefore I depend on increasing my income and thus I trade options to make more money. But if you are just starting the investing journey and you only have a few Continue reading →