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Dividend Quest
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November is now done and with the passing of Thanksgiving comes the Christmas season and lots of consumer spending. Hopefully consumer confidence will remain high and the retailers will have a Merry Christmas for their owners, shareholders, and employees. Well, let’s do the numbers and see how I fared in November: AWP $ 50.00 BGY … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 5:00 AM
With my sale of WDR and no new buys in nearly three months, I’ve built up quite a cash reserve for future stock buying opportunities. This month I decided to make three stock buys. On November 1st, I bought an additional 100 shares of First Trust Specialty Finance (NYSE:FGB) for $6.59 per share, which will add $17.50 in dividend income every quarter. FGB is near its 52-week low, so it seemed ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 1:42 PM
In late October I learned that Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) would slash their quarterly dividend from 46 cents per share to 25 cents (a 45.7% reduction!) beginning with its Q1 2018 payout on February 1st. This would drastically cut my annual yield for WDR from 10.61% to 5.77%. I normally make 5.00% my “cut and run” point for a formerly high yielding taxable stock, but 5.77% was close enough to ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 1:35 PM
October is now over and the holiday season is just around the corner! Overall October was a good month, as I *finally* finished my summer paver brick patio extension project and ended the month by pressure washing the driveway and sealing it (something I’ve been wanting/needing to do for a looong time). Yep, October was good. So how was my dividend income for October? Did the month end with a trick ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 8:53 PM
September is over and done! The summer heat is now past and the transition to autumn is picking up steam, as the days are getting shorter and the trees are shedding their leaves. Yep, summer is over folks and I hope the past three months treated you well. Mine was good, as we took a quick tourist trip to Salt Lake City, stayed a few days at the Big ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 7:16 PM
Wow! August is over and the end of summer is drawing nigh as the days are slowly becoming shorter and the weather just a little bit cooler! It’s been a somewhat busy month for us, with the patio extension project we’ve been working on (still not done), plus a short pleasant vacation in central Oregon. Well, let’s do the numbers and see how August’s dividend income shaped up: AWP $ 45.00 BGY $ ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 1:12 PM
July 2017 is finished and done. I hope every US reader had a great Independence Day and every dividend investor had a good month. The heatwave hitting the Pacific Northwest this week has impacted my productivity a bit, so I’ve been feeling lethargic and not very energetic. So sorry for the slight delay in getting this post out the door this week. How was my dividend income for July? Well let’s ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 8:17 PM
In the past two weeks I have made three stock buys, which is a bit more than the usual month’s 1-2 buys. But I saved my pennies since my last buy, so I could do it. First, I bought an additional 100 shares of CODI (Compass Diversified Holdings) at $17.45 per share. While my timing of this buy could have been better, it’s still a relative bargain being slightly below its ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 2:48 PM
Here in the Pacific Northwest, summer seems to be in full swing but the days seem to alternate between clear and sunny and overcast and moderately humid (ugh). Still, that’s better than the typical grayshine and rain the region is most known for. With the end of June comes the dividend income total for the month. So let’s do the numbers and see how well I did in June… AWP $ 45.00 BGY ...
Posted: Jul 04 2017 @ 1:48 PM
June (and summer) is here! The grayshine and rain that made up a large portion of May’s weather here in the Pacific Northwest has finally given way to blue skies, sunshine, and quite warm temperatures. Too bad it doesn’t last more than three months (if that) here in the great Pacific Northwest. I guess I would have to move much further south to enjoy a more tropical climate. So how was ...
Posted: Jun 02 2017 @ 6:39 PM


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