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Money in the Trough – September Dividend Stock Purchases – 2018

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Here are the dividend stocks that I’ve purchased this September.  I keep a running log of every dividend stock I buy which can be viewed in the dividend growth stock purchases section.

September Dividend Stock Purchases

All additional purchases made this month will be posted on this page.  I try to invest $2,500 – $4,000 every month.

So far this month, I’ve put a little over $2,200 to work at an average yield of almost 3.8%.  The F, NNN & SO purchases were bought via DRIP.

New Buys - September 2018

My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.

All the financial data was provided by Intrinio. If you haven’t checked them out yet, they really are worth a look.  Google sheets + Intrinio data = easy investment decisions 😉

What have you been buying this month?  Are you finding it hard to identify decent values in today’s market?

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. Busy month for you. Got some good companies you bought. Bought some Vod earlier this month and an etf. Nothing big though I might pull the trigger on part of my high yield mutual fund and put it in some Reits.

    • Blake

      Hi Doug… busy month indeed. It’s great how quickly these small buys add up. I keep hoping REITs correct a little bit more. I’d like to add a bit more O.

    • Blake

      Thank Lanny! I’m keeping my head down… just need the market to give us some values.

  2. Nice purchases! GIS has been tempting me with that dip they had this week, looks like you took advantage of that.

    • Blake

      Thanks DD. I keep averaging down on GIS but I really should slow down. My GIS position is getting pretty big.

      • Busy Month! I typically only do one purchase a month because I don’t feel like paying a ton of different commission fees, but your fees seem insignificant at .33. I’ve been looking at GIS too but also SJM. If GIS goes under 39 I’ll buy … maybe SJM somewhere under 100

        • Blake

          Hi D4J! The month has turned out to be much busier than I thought it would. Found some decent values and here and there. I like GIS & SJM. Though, my GIS holdings are about as big as I want them to be… but it’s hard to turn down good deals when they pop-up. Thanks for dropping in!

  3. Solid update. I think I’m too heavy on the REITs that don’t have as much opportunity for sustained dividend growth. This month I’ve started watching my list of Aristocrats looking for dips. I’ve also looked into the Dogs of the Dow strategy. Keep it up!!

    • Blake

      Hi Tim, not a great month to look for values… as i’m sure you noticed. Even the dogs aren’t all that doggy at the moment 😉 There should be some great values once the market wises up that China isn’t going to acquiesce to the USA.

  4. Can you write an article on how your able to invest $2k a month? That’s a tall order for some folks (including myself). What are your forms of primary and secondary income that contribute to your $2k monthly investment? What is your budgeting strategy?

    • Blake

      Thank you for the comment Los. That’s a good point… and investing $2k+ every month is also a lot for me. I’ll reply here and hope you see this as it might be a little while before I get around to writing the post.

      I’ve been very fortunate (and quite frankly lucky) to be able to save/invest this amount of money. But to get straight to it, a large portion of that 2k+ a month of new capital is coming from my dividend portfolio. At the moment, my portfolio is producing a little over 13k a year.

      I realized a few year ago that if I wanted to save and invest substantial amounts then I needed to have my cash work for me. I identified the best route to reach that goal for me was through dividend investing. Obviously, you also realized the power of dividend investing.

      The rest of the cash comes from my monthly savings as well as cash stored away after a sale of a rental property (that was paid off).

      Now, if you look back at some of my previous months “money in the trough” posts, you’ll see sum totals of 20k+. That was from my 401k when the company changed plans and allowed us to control our own portfolio. There was 200K+ in that account before I was given investment control over it.

      For me, the trick was to just get started, make the best buy decisions I could and track everything. I hope that helps answer some of your questions.

  5. Hey DivPig,

    Great job adding to your monthly totals. Which broker do you use to pay only $0.33 commission?

    Take care,