Dividend Growth Stocks

Money in the Trough – August Dividend Stock Purchases – 2018

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It’s already been a pretty eventful August.  I just logged into my account and noticed several new dividend stock purchases.  Gotta love DRIPs!

So far this month I’ve spent ZERO new dollars on dividend stocks, yet I have added $12 bucks in yearly dividend income!  It’s almost like cheating.

I will keep this page updated with all additional purchases made this month.  As far as additional dividend investing plans, I hope to put roughly $2,000 – $4,000 to work every month.  There will be plenty of new dividend purchases soon.

New Buys - August 2018

My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.

What have you been buying this month?

I'm a dividend growth investor who is aiming to retire early in 4 years at the age of 45. My goal is to live off the income my dividend portfolio and rental property produce exclusively and leave the corporate rat race. I hope you will join me in this journey!


  1. in the past month, I’ve just made some small adds to pre-existing positions including SYK, RTN, MMM, ITW, ABBV, T. If anything, I’ve tried to trim some other stocks to raise more cash to have on hand–just in case there’s a bigger correction.

    • Blake

      Hi Lauzier, looks like you made some great buys! I have been watching ABBV recently – I setup a limit order last week that almost hit (I was just a little late). I would also love to own some Raytheon… just need it to settle down a little further before i’ll pull the trigger. Thank you for the comment!

  2. Nice!! I’ve just started my dividend journey last month. My (small) net worth is nearly 100% in a rental property and it’s time to change that. Thanks for all the motivation and great resources here!

    • Blake

      Hi Tim! Welcome & congrats on taking the first steps. Rental property is wonderful, especially when it’s fully rented and having no maintenance issues 😉

  3. Hey Blake… you are always so active with the purchases! My favorite of the list you have for August is ITW, which was your biggest of the group from a share count and $$$ perspective. That ITW dividend raise was massive… a nice boost to forward dividend income. I’m tempted to add some here below $140… we’ll see.

    • Blake

      I try to keep as active as possible… not having money in my accounts generally slows me down though 😉 ITW last dividend increase was very nice. I look forward to reaping those rewards later. I will also add a few more shares if my limit order hits in the 135s.