So the reason behind doing this is I decided to round up as many dividend investors dividend income reports as I could find and rank them based on earnings to see where I stack up against the rest. Certainly we’re all on our own paths unique to our own circumstances and goals, but it’s always interesting to see where other people are at. I also am curious the ideas & purchases the community as a whole is making as well.
This month it seemed like two popular ideas were WFC and FLO. These are two companies I think have too much risk that investors are not adequately being compensated for, but they seem to be rather popular, so perhaps worth looking at if you’re searching for new ideas.
Also, if you publish a dividend report on your blog and would like it included in next month’s post then please let me know in the comments!
Here we go for the dividend income leaders for August-
1) Dividend Hustler $2,501.78
Commentary: I like checking out his blog, and as a result resolve to start calling people “buds” more often. Or maybe I’ll use dude to keep my own voice. Also I need this Ferrari and life probably.
Purchases: AltaGas, Concordia International, Flowers Foods
2) $25,000 Dividends $1,121.38
Commentary: This guy buys stocks I know nothing about. Which is why it’s a good blog for me.
Purchases: Manulife, PowrCorp, Telus, Sunlife
3) Dividend Driven $1,014.75
Commentary: This site uses advanced or remedial technologies that surpass my understanding. I’m not sure. Has a nice dividend snowball.
Purchases: I can’t really see what moves he made this month. Maybe I am just not skilled enough to know how to find this on his site, so there you go.
4) Dividend Earner $1,010.90
Commentary: Overheard, “Investing is akin to watching paint dry. Not much happens when you have a long term dividend growth investing strategy.”
Purchases: Telus, Intact Financial, Visa
5) Div Gro $791
Commentary: DivGro’s monthly dividend chart looks as consistent as J&J’s earnings over time.
Purchases: Dominion Resources, Kimberly-Clark, Coca-Cola, Cisco Systems
6) Div Hut $570.12
Commentary: Up 52.7% from last year.
Purchases: Wells Fargo, VF Corporation
7) DiviCents* $501
Commentary: 33.6% increase! Overheard: “‘Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.’ -Warren Buffett”
9) Investment Hunting $330.71
Commentary: I like the blogger interviews. And I get to be in one too pretty soon. Huzzah!
Purchases: Flowers Foods
8) Captain Dividend $290.14
Commentary: Oh Captain, my captain! Sorry, I just like saying that. Up from #12 last report.
Purchases: Flowers Foods
10) Passive Income Dude $260
Commentary: By default, I like anyone with the name Dude in their website title. Aside from that lots of interesting content on the site. Also like he’s playing on multiple levels with rental and dividend passive income.
Purchases: Wells Fargo
11) Pollie’s Dividend $228.91
Commentary: Netherlands based dividend investing.
Purchases: Kempen European High Dividend (Mutual Fund)
12) Dividend Empire $211.07
Commentary: Like Boardwalk Empire, but with dividends. Now that I think about it, by comparison I hate the name Dividend Ten. Dividend Empire is much better.
Purchases: SBUX, AXP, MCD, T, AAPL, ABBV, UPS
13) My Dividend Pipeline $185.54
Commentary: Keeping it rollin.
Purchases: TIS, DIS, RDS-b, MET
14) Dividend Diplomats $172,36
Commentary: A 30.8% increase from last year!
15) Dividend Ten $0
Commentary: I’m not sure what happened, but this happened.
Purchases: GM, F, NVDA, TEVA, V, AAPL
So that’s pretty much it. The total I’ve tracked in May for this community is $9,001.57.
I know there’s many other worthy blogs in the so-called dividend blogosphere so if you weren’t mentioned, or know any obvious ones I’m missing, please let me know in the notes below.
*New addition: DiviCents