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Money in the Trough – Best Dividend Earning Stocks I Could Find – December 2017

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Below are the best dividend earning stocks I could find this month.  It’s been slim-pickings with markets continuing to move up to finish out the year.  I’m really scrapping the bottom barrel looking for decent values in companies that I need to round-out my portfolio.  Although, the companies in the bottom of this barrel are still fantastic.

I’m extremely excited to say i’ve been able to add a little over $500 in yearly forward dividend income.  Clearly not an insignificant sum!

You’ll notice that I put some additional money into REITs this month.  They have been valued better going into 2018 with FED raising interest rates.

I also made a big investment into CVS.  This large buy happened because of a limit order that hit after CVS announced they were buying Aetna.  They also announced that the CVS dividend yield wouldn’t be increasing in January to help pay down debt from the purchase.  While this is disappointing, I still feel comfortable that CVS will get back on the dividend growth track shortly.

Oh, after the large CVS purchase I had over 100 shares in the account.  I was able to sell a $73.50 covered call that expired on December 15.  The call expired out of the money and I was able to pocket the $40 premium!  A great outcome, especially since the option was only open for a little over a week.  I hope to do more of that in 2018.

So below are the best dividend earning stocks I could find this month… we’ll best valued anyway.

New Buys - December 2017

My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.  

I will keep this page updated with additional purchases made this month.  

And Merry Christmas!


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. That’s a pretty awesome buy list, kinda reminds me of my November stock shopping spree.

    Will check out rest of your blog a bit later.

    Merry Christmas to you too.