Dividend Growth Stocks

Money in the Trough – Buying Future Income – May 2017

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Just two days into the month and I’ve already added a couple hundred dollars of income to my dividend portfolio! (SWEET!)  The last few months have been huge accumulations months for me. You can read more about how that happened here.

In other news.  I’ve starting to raise my limit order prices for several dividend growth stocks on my limit order list.  My limit prices have gotten so far out of whack and I feel compelled to put my money to work.

Anyway, here is what I’ve purchased so far this month. I’ll keep this page updated with my current buys for May.

*Oh, there should be a line under the ticker symbol in the table below – it’s a link. I’ve been working on a public facing version of my dividend yield graphs I use to not only pick my dividend stocks, but also help me determine prices I’m willing to pay. I’ll have a post next week that talks more about my dividend stock selection process and how I use this tool.  It’s not complete, so please let me know if you find any bugs.

New Buys - May 2017

In case this link isn’t working (it’s not working for me) O Dividend Yield, GIS Dividend Yield, GWW Dividend Yield, K dividend yield, DIS dividend yield chart, NKE dividend yield chart


My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.

What have you been buying this month?  Have you taken a second and third look at Ford?  It’s tempting right?

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 think you have the right idea. Keep buying in all market conditions. There are always good values out there. Like the GWW and GIS pick up. Both names are on my watch list for the month. Thanks for sharing.

    • Blake

      Hi DH! I think so too… it’s just hard to find deals at the moment. Though today we are getting some screaming values on REITS.

  2. Man that’s awesome. Almost 9k in purchases already this month. That’s huge. Keep it up. Kelloggs pays over 3% didn’t know that, seems great

    • Blake

      Hi PCI,

      Yeah, big food has been on sale this week. And today, REITs are on super sale.

      Thanks for dropping in and commenting!

  3. To the question of Ford, added during its drop after earnings. Nice dividend add @ +5%

    • Blake

      Hi Bob!

      Well done, it’s not easy to buy when others are fearful! That 5%+ yield is great! I wasn’t able to click the button at the time (as I needed to do more homework), but have now set a limit order at $10.91 – just in case.

      Thanks letting us know, and congrats!

  4. Awesome pick ups, you and I are actually aiming for the same date since we’re in the same age bucket. I also went on a buying spree last month buying 100 share of KO and XOM, 114 shares of O, and 86 more shares of VIG to round out my purchases. Your net worth is a bit quite a bit higher than mine, but it’s always fun playing catch-up. Glad to be fellow owners with you!

    • Blake

      Thanks Duncan!

      It’s always great to find people that are walking similar paths. Sounds like you put some big money to work in some great companies – well done! I keep kicking myself that I didn’t buy more of XOM when it was paying a 4% dividend.

      Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I look forward to following along with your journey!