Dividend Growth Stocks

Money in the Trough – July Dividend Stock Purchases – 2018

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I hope everyone had a nice mid week (4th of July or Canada Day) holiday!  Mine was fantastic.  We had some great family time – ate hamburgers, hot dogs and drank beer.  Really, what else do you need?

July dividend stock purchases

I thought I would get my monthly dividend stock purchases post out earlier this month.  I’ve been publishing it very late in the month so far this year and I need to change that.

Anyway, there aren’t a lot of purchases for this July at the moment.  Now that my portfolio consists of mostly equities, not cash, the monthly purchases won’t be as dramatic as they were in January, February, March, April or May.

As of this writing, i’ve only added a little more than $15 to forward dividend income.  I plan to invest roughly 2 – $3,000 monthly, so I have some room to go.  I will keep this page updated with all additional purchases made this month.

New Buys - July 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. I like your purchases, and plan to add IRM once my funds are transferred. I keep checking my account in hopes that the funds will be there as it has been about a month now (pension rollover).

    I’ve already got a position in CMI but have been giving serious thought to adding some more as it has dropped from where I bought it in May.

    I haven’t considered UNH before in part because of my other holdings. What do you like about it?

    • Blake

      Thanks DivvyDad. I really like all three. UNH is worth investigating. Its been a solid dividend growth stock and has raised its dividend substantially the last 9 or 10 years… something like 20%+ every year. The last few years have been super for UNH. However, they will be affected if Obamacare is dismantled.

  2. DP –

    Solid purchases and I am a huge fan of Iron Mountain – with security, back ups and data privacy – it appears their hold on the “landscape” (no pun intended) should bode well for them. I have heard recent rumblings from Bert on Cummins, I’ll have to take a look.


    • Blake

      Thanks Lanny. IRM is fantastic. Both CMI and UNH are great long dividend growth stocks with decent valuations at the moment. Great to hear from you!

  3. I’m actually not familiar with any of those companies but good on the purchase. Looking forward to seeing what else you pick up in July.