The plan is to purchase shares in certain companies, ETFs, and REITs, that all pay dividends, while in my accumulation phase. The companies involved are to be Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Champions, blue chips, and a few other companies I believe that are on the right track. Due to good management practices, I expect these companies to increase their dividend payout every year...if a company freezes their dividend in the future, I may either stop purchasing shares of their stock and just hold on, or sell all of my shares and purchase more shares of other companies, depending on the scenario.
These are the companies that I'm currently long in:
AAPL Apple Inc
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co
AFL Aflac Inc
BRKB Berkshire Hathaway Inc
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co
DIS Walt Disney Co
ED Consolidated Edison Inc
EMR Emerson Electric Co
FSLR First Solar Inc
GIS General Mills Inc
HAS Hasbro Inc
HCP Healthcare Partners Inc
HIBB Hibbett Sports Inc
HSY Hershey Co
KO Coca-Cola Co
LEG Leggett & Platt Inc
MVEN Themaven Inc
O Realty Income Corp
SBUX Starbucks Corp
SO Southern Co
T AT&T Inc
TGT Target Corp
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
VFC VF Corp
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe Index Fund
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund
VT Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
List will be updated, as I purchase shares in other companies, ETFs, and REITs.
The bolded pay dividends; the majority are distributed quarterly, DIS pays dividends twice a year, and O pays monthly.
Feb 6, 2018
2 of my companies have recently raised their dividends...both Realty Income (O), and Aflac (AFL), have announced dividend hikes.
Feb 6, 2018
If you're into REITs, now's a great time to cop shares of Realty Income (O). Notwithstanding the fact that the Dow's dropped 1700 or so in the last 10 days, shares of Realty Income are currently sitting within 5 cents of their 52-week low.
Feb 8, 2018
Thanks to all this volatility, both Southern Company (SO), and Realty Income (O) have been at or near their 52 week lows...perfect time to buy for both.
Mar 2, 2018
Added a new firm to my portfolio earlier this week, the dividend champion known as Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG).
Mar 12, 2018
Earlier this week, also added a new position in another Dividend Achiever, Consolidated Edison Inc, aka Con Ed (ED).