Dividend Investing

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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Growth Stocks

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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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 …

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Investment Book Review-Retirement Investing for Income only!

I will start by saying this is one of the best books I’ve ever read on investing. It’s written by Bruce Miller, who is a Certified Financial Planner. Unlike many investment books, he never gets wordy or uses overly technical jargon. His manner of writing is extremely clear and the order of the layout is …

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Retirement REIT’s-Ryman Hospitality Properties

What does Ryman Hospitality do? They own four upscale resorts, entertainment venues such as the Grand Ole Opry, as well as media like AM 650 based out of Nashville The Hospitality sector includes the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tn; Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida, the Gaylord Texan Resort and Gaylord Rockies …

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Quarter Two Dividend Report

Dividend Report for Quarter Two At this point, I’m receiving dividends from Macy’s ($7.17), Schneider Trucking, American Eagle Outfitters ($16.23), General Mills ($10.29) and Ennis ($4.05). While this doesn’t seem like a whole lot, I have only been doing investing and dividend investing for five months. Recently I opened new stock positions in Quest Diagnostics …

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General Mills Stock

General Mills was my first stock! On November 27th, 2018 I made my first step into buying individual stocks. Yes, the consumer staple stock General Mills was my opener. As of today, I’m up 33% in that stock; let’s call it beginner’s luck. At the time, I knew very little about how to value stocks. …

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