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I invest in stocks and options. I manage DivGro, a portfolio of dividend growth stocks created in January 2013. The primary goal of DivGro is to generate a reliable and growing dividend income stream. I use options to boost dividend income, ... more


Our Best And Worst Performers In 2021
Every January, I review our best worst performers of the prior year. For this review, I considered only positions I owned throughout 2021. These include dividend growth stocks, dividend-paying stocks, growth stocks, and closed-end funds.
Expired Options (November 2021)
I try to post an article shortly after options expiration in which I report on expired options and any actions I took in the week leading up to options expiration. 
Home Run #32: Google
A real trader, giving insight into a real portfolio. For me, if it doesn't pay dividends, a stock has to have doubled up on my average cost basis to be a 'home run.'
My First Sell In Eight Months
The last time I wrote about selling a stock was in March this year when I trimmed my position in Amgen. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and altered my approach, I wanted to reposition my portfolio to produce annualized returns of at least 8%.
Home Run Number 23
Salesforce.com joined the list of home run stocks after it exploded higher this week following stellar earnings. Procter & Gamble did so after making a new 52-week high on Thursday.
Expired Options - August 2020
After options expire, I post an article summarizing all expirations and I discuss any actions I took. If relevant, I also present potential replacement trades for expired options. I had several options that expired on Friday, August 21.


Latest Comments
Covid-19 Dividend Cuts
2 years ago

Agreed. Add to that many "shared experience industries" -- restaurants, theaters, shows, theme parks, concerts, festivals, conferences, etc. etc. Any "comeback" will be muted by reduced attendance (enforced or by choice).

Covid-19 Dividend Cuts
2 years ago

You're welcome! Thanks for commenting!

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ABBV AbbVie Inc.
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co.
AFL AFLAC Incorporated
AMGN Amgen Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
AVGO Broadcom Ltd
BA The Boeing Company
BLK BlackRock Inc.
CB Chubb Corporation
CMCSA Comcast Corp. Class A Common Stock
CMI Cummins Inc.
CRM salesforce.com inc.
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
CVS CVS Health Corporation
CVX Chevron Corporation
D Dominion Resources Inc.
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DLR Digital Realty Trust Inc.
EPR Entertainment Properties Trust
ES Eversource Energy
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc.
F Ford Motor Company
FDX FedEx Corporation
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust
GD General Dynamics Corporation
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
HD Home Depot Inc.
HON Honeywell International Inc.
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
INTC Intel Corporation
IP International Paper Co.
IRM Iron Mountain Inc.
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KO The Coca-Cola Company
LMT Lockheed Martin
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc.
MAIN Main Street Capital Corporation
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MMM 3M Company
MO Altria Group Inc.
MRK Merck & Co Inc.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NEE NextEra Energy Inc.
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NIE AGIC Equity & Convertible Income Fund
NNN National Retail Properties Inc.
O Realty Income Corporation
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
PM Philip Morris International Inc.
PSA Public Storage
ROST Ross Stores Inc.
RTN Raytheon Company NOW RTX
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SKT Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.
SPG Simon Property Group Inc.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
T AT&T Inc.
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc.
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
TXN Texas Instruments Inc.
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc.
UNP Union Pacific Corporation
UPS United Parcel Service Inc.
V Visa Inc.
VLO Valero Energy Corporation
VZ Verizon Communications
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WEC Wisconsin Energy Corporation
WPC W. P. Carey and Co. LLC
XEL Xcel Energy Inc
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
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Latest Posts
The Top-Ranked Dividend Growth Stocks In The Health Care Sector
Continuing with my new series of ranking dividend growth stocks in each of the GICS sectors, this article takes a look at the Health Care Sector.
Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 2: The Top 7 By Sector In May 2019)
Recently, I presented the top 50 holdings of dividend ETFs. Because there are no Materials and Real Estate sector stocks in the top 50, I'm now presenting the top 7 stocks in all GICS sectors regardless of the overall ranking.
Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50 In May 2019)
I compile a virtual portfolio consisting of the top 50 holdings of dividend ETFs by analyzing the top 25 holdings in each ETF and assigning scores proportional to the size of each holding. Summing the scores of individual holdings allows me to rank them by popularity and so to find the top holdings.
10 Dividend Growth Stocks For May 2019
With my monthly <i>10 Dividend Growth Stocks</i> series, I rank dividend growth stocks and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for further research. My ranking system is sector-focused. This month I decided to rank stocks in the <i>Industrials</i> sector.
10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2019
In this article, I rank dividend growth stocks in the Information Technology sector and present the 10 top-ranked stocks for further research. My ranking system assigns letter grades to stocks relative to their performance among sector peers.
Ten High-Quality Dividend Growth Stocks Trading Well Above Fair Value
Recently I presented ten high-quality dividend growth stocks that are trading well below fair value. I presented 7-year yield channel charts for each stock to illustrate how the price line has moved lower to meet the undervalued yield line.

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