Monthly Options Income (Jan. 2018)

Welcome to my first Monthly Options Income post.  Last year I decided I’d try to generate some additional income by writing options contracts.  The plan is to use any options income I realize to help make additional purchases in my dividend Portfolio. I’ll most likely publish each Monthly Options Income post soon after the 3rd […]

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Performance Check – JNJ

Time for a Performance Check For some background on the idea behind the Performance Check, and the XIRR function used for the calculations, please see my first post in this series – Performance Check – PG I’m continuing my performance check series with a look at the fifth dividend paying stock I ever purchased for […]

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Monthly Dividend Income (Dec. 2017)

Happy New Year, everyone! Well, the markets decided to close out 2017 by climbing higher yet again in December, wrapping up the year in strong fashion.  Thankfully, my portfolio followed along, ending 2017 with record dividend income for a month and a year.  In addition, a few more dividend raises got sprinkled into the mix, […]

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2018 Portfolio Goals

I can’t say I’ve ever been one to write down my goals.  However, over and over I hear how productive it can be to write them down, how it should increase my odds of achieving them.  So, in the interest of trying something new, I thought I’d take a crack at writing down my investing […]

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Performance Check – PEP

Time for a Performance Check For some background on the idea behind the Performance Check, and the XIRR function used for the calculations, please see my first post in this series – Performance Check – PG I’m continuing my performance check series with a look at the fourth dividend paying stock I ever purchased for […]

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Monthly Dividend Income (Nov. 2017)

Wow!  November was incredible as far as my dividend portfolio was concerned.  The market continued its climb higher and took my portfolio with it – a nice increase in value.  In addition, I had some impressive YoY dividend growth, and just like last month, more healthy dividend increases.  Let’s see what happened…   Dividend Income […]

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Portfolio Thoughts (Nov. 2017)

Every month I like to examine the dividend Portfolio and see what I might do to improve it.  What’s working, what’s not, what stocks are on the purchase radar?  Let’s find out… First, let’s check out the portfolio activity over the past month.  It was fairly quiet.  The only activity was the establishment of a […]

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