Jan 28, 2018

New Blog - Dividend Snail

This is my last post under name "Dividend Lord". But, you are not getting rid of me just yet, haha! For a long time now I have been thinking about changing my "identity" a bit. And now I have published a new blog: http://dividendsnail.blogspot.com/ So, you are very much welcome to visit there. I just published my portfolio review for quarter 1 / 2018. So, Dividend Snail steps in, while Dividend Lord warmly thanks all readers and says: over and out.

Jan 1, 2018

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2017

Happy New Year 2018! The year 2017 is now officially over and out, but let's take a look back how it actually went. Every year the last month is traditionally a big one for many dividend investors, and I'm no exception. In December 2016 I was able to collect $195.48. Once again, trying to improve from there. Since then I have closed out position in one company, Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC). No new positions compared to last December, but I have increased share count almost at every company. In total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of December 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Dec 17, 2017

5 Recent Buys - AQN, BNS, ES, WPC, XEL

Here are my trades from the first half of December. I added to my existing positions at Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Eversource Energy (ES), W.P. Carey Inc (WPC) and Xcel Energy (XEL). I would like to also mention that I have taken the first steps into the world of Cryptocurrencies! And here are the details...


Dec 3, 2017

Dividend Income - November 2017

So, the very last month of the year is already underway. Amazing, but now it's time to see how second to last month went. First, traditionally, I take a look one year back. In November 2016 I was able to collect $136.67. Once again, trying to improve from there. Since then only one company, Deere & Co (DE), has left my portfolio. On the other side Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) and Welltower Inc (HCN) have entered as new payers. In total 13 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of November 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Nov 11, 2017

Dividend Income - October 2017

All right, here we are again, another month in the books. Let's see how I did during the first month of the last quarter. But first, let's take a look one year back. In October 2016 I was able to collect $223.98. Once again, trying to improve from there. All companies paying in Oct 2016 were still paying in 2017, plus Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) as a new payer. So, very little changes during the year which is good. Well, changes have been made after October dividends, but they will be visible only in January report. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of October 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Nov 8, 2017

4 Recent Buys - AMGN, HRL, KMB, PPL & 1 Sale - GE

As you probably know there has been a lot of talk about General Electric (GE) possibly cutting its dividend soon. So, I have been pondering what to do with my shares. On Monday this week I closed out my position in the company. I returned the capital back to markets by increasing my position at Amgen Inc (AMGN), Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) and PPL Corporation. And here are the details...


Nov 5, 2017

6 Recent Buys - ADM, CU, EMA, ENB, JNJ, PPL

Let's see what I have been buying in late October and in the beginning of November. Well, there is a newcomer in my portfolio: PPL Corporation (PPL). Couple weeks ago I closed my position at Agrium inc (AGU.TO), and now PPL kind of fills the gap with Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct payment schedule. Other purchases add to my existing positions at Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CU.TO), Emera Inc. (EMA.TO), Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). And here are the details...