Time in the Market Dividend Review – August 2018 – Dividend Growth continues

Time in the Market Dividend Review – August 2018 – Dividend Growth continues

My dividend growth has been solid this year. YTD through July, I'm up 26%. That's mainly due to two things; dividend increases, and improving yields on bonds and money market funds. It's not a bad year to be an investor. That's true when it comes to portfolio size and dividend growth too! Another big part [...]

Time in the Market Dividend Review – July 2018 – It’s Raining Hundred Dollars Bills

Time in the Market Dividend Review – July 2018 – It’s Raining Hundred Dollars Bills

It's July and it's raining hundred dollar bills. July was the last bastion of hold outs against the deluge of $100 months. That means if I hit it this month, I may be getting at least one hundred dollar bill worth of dividends every month going forward. Naturally, I don't actually get any hundred dollar [...]

Time in the Market Dividend Review – June 2018 – Get by with a Little Help from my VIIIX

Time in the Market Dividend Review – June 2018 – Get by with a Little Help from my VIIIX

Welcome to the June dividend update. It's the big one and all my friends are here. That includes VIIIX, VMCPX, VSCPX, UNH and others too! Even RERGX makes an appearance. That's quite a cast of characters! If you're new to this series and think those names are weird then you're not alone! Those weird random [...]

Time in the Market Dividend Review – May 2018 – Money Market Yields are Rising

Time in the Market Dividend Review – May 2018 – Money Market Yields are Rising

It's dividend update time! The summer months are near and the calendar has turned to a new month. That means it's time to look back at May and see how things went on the dividend front. There has been a lot of talk about rising rates in recent months. One of the nice side effects [...]

Time in the Market dividend review – April 2018 – Apple dividend increase

Time in the Market dividend review – April 2018 – Apple dividend increase

It's the end of April and we finally have some nice weather. The start of May also brought some good news in the form of an Apple dividend increase! During their earnings call on May 1st, Apple announced a $100B stock buyback program plus a 16% dividend increase payable in May. That's good news for [...]

Time in the Market dividend review – March 2018 – mutual fund dividends

It's March and that's good news for those cool cats with a lot of mutual funds or ETFs. Mutual fund dividends are back on the menu as the quarter wound to an end. It's time for most funds to payout accumulated dividends for the quarter. This mutual fund or ETF payout schedule is familiar to [...]

Time in the market dividend review – February 2018 – bond yields aren’t terrible now?

Bond yields have continued their rapid ascent to start year. This isn't a great thing for current bond holders especially if you're in long term bonds. However, it does mean that bonds are starting to look more attractive to future investors. Luckily, I'm a combination of the two. I have a small allocation to bonds [...]