SCHD vs VYM – Top Dividend ETF’s

SCHD vs VYM – Top Dividend ETF’s

Top Dividend Focused ETF’s Compared / SCHD or VYM SCHD-Schwab Dividend Equity ETF VYM-Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF Contents: Company History Expense Ratio Diversification Fundamentals Assets Under Management Index Tracked Trading Volume Performance Final thoughts Brief History of Schwab and Vanguard Charles Schwab is in the top 10 largest banking institutions in America, with over…

Qualified Dividends

Eligibility requirements for Qualified Dividend status? 1)Fulfill the holding period. You have to hold the stock for over sixty days during a 121 day period that starts 60 days before ex-dividend. One small technical here is that the day you buy the stock is not included in this calculation; however, the day you sell the…

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Will Dividend Investing Protect you more?

I will preface this article by stating I do a good bit of “Dividend Investing.” At the same time, it is not all I do. One common argument by dividend investors is that by focusing on Dividends, you are more protected during a market correction, recession or bear market. How has that technique faired in…

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Week of March 16th-New Positions and Thoughts

While I said I was working on REDUCING positions, I managed to INCREASE positions. I guess the deals got too good. I started a small position in HOME DEPOT. I do feel it can go a little lower here but Home Depot will be fine long-term and I thought it was a good chance to…

Growth Stock Updates-Fortinet, Genpact, and Mimecast
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Growth Stock Updates-Fortinet, Genpact, and Mimecast

I recently began supercharging my portfolio with more growth and tech stocks. Fortinet had an earnings report today. How did it do? Fortinet beat earnings and revenue. A 21% increase in revenue year over year here. Earnings of .76 vs. .59 from this quarter a year ago. So, that is looking pretty awesome here. Gross…

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JANUARY DIVIDEND REPORT

Okay, it’s that time again. My January Dividend Report along with some notes on Dividends: Brokerage Account AEO $22.96 PMM (Putnam Municipal CEF) $7.36 SNDR $3.30 Macy’s $4.53 Eastman Chemicals $33 Quest Diagnostics $4.08 Leggett and Platt $14 Total = $89.23. If we look at three months back ago (same companies last report) we see…

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Top 3 Total Return stocks in my Portfolio

Lately, I’ve been discussing TOTAL RETURN a lot. Many young dividend investors chase high yielding investments without considering TOTAL RETURN. However, your goal is to have a larger and larger number in your account at the end of this game for retirement, so you not only want dividends, you want growth and large price appreciation…