Showing posts from May, 2017

May 2017 Dividends

Hello folks,

As the month of May is coming to a close, it's as good a time as any to wrap up the month with a dividend income summary. So let's get to it.

Taxable Accounts
AT&T (T)  - $13.73
Verizon (VZ) - $2.31
CVS Health (CVS) - $5.50
Abbott Labs (ABT) - $9.28
Apple (AAPL) - $4.41
Amerigas (APU) - $25.74
Prospect Capital (PSEC) - $20.35
Lazard Ltd (LAZ) - $2.87
Williams-Sonoma (WSM) - $13.65

Taxable Accounts Total: $97.84

Roth IRA Account
Toronto-Dominion (TD) - $9.83
Abbott Labs (ABT) - $6.75
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - $17.72

Roth IRA Account Total: $34.30

Overall Dividend Income for May 2017: $132.14

Forward 12-month Projected Dividend Income: $1,785.96

My May Buys:
Compass Minerals (CMP) - 2 shares
CVS Health (CVS) - 1 share
HanesBrands Inc. (HBI) - 2 shares
Lazard Ltd (LAZ) - 3 shares
Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) - 4 shares
W.W. Grainger (GWW) - 4 shares

We still have not started the joint account, so I'm continuing to add buys as long as I can, to put any surplus …

My System for Stock Selection

Greetings, thanks for stopping by.

Some time ago, I shared my saving system, on how I end up with money every week to invest. Now, I want to show the other side of that process, how I decide what to invest in, once the money makes its way to my brokerage account.

I'll focus here on stocks, and not get into ETFs.

This is by no means a complex, sophisticated method. This is just what I've developed from the last few years of investing, and especially the last year or so of Dividend Growth Investing.

This process will start with me just hearing of a certain company, from various sources: other investors, blogs, financial website articles, and other things. Once I become interested in a certain company, I will then start gathering info on it, en route to adding it to my Google Sheets spreadsheet. I will have 2 tabs involved in this process, one labeled "Prospects" for companies I am thinking about starting a position with, and then another labeled "Holdings" wh…