Dividend Growth Stocks

Money in the Trough – Dividend Growth Stocks Purchased October 2016

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Nobody ever said being a dividend growth investor was easy.  Frankly, I have to constantly remind myself, that the sea of red in my dividend portfolio isn’t important.  The thing that matters is that my dividend income is consistently rising through my new buys and company yearly dividend increases.

Below are my new dividend growth stock purchases for the month of October.  I was traveling the first part of this month so the buys are posting a little late.

October Dividend Growth Stock Buys

You will see that my trading fees have decreased in my IB account.  Down from $1 to $0.33 a buy.  DGI had a post that informed me that I wasn’t using the most frugal setting in my Interactive Brokers account.  I needed to adjust my pricing from fixed to their tiered plan.  The dividend blogging community is a wonderful group of people sharing what they know, thank you!

I will keep this page updated with any additional dividend growth stocks purchases I make this month.

My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.


Have you been buying this month or are you waiting for the election results for some better deals?

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. Good buys and good cash coming in from those buys I just had one buy this month will try to make one next month when depends looks like the market is skippy right now but if it starts dropping i might pull the trigger sooner looking at T, NRZ, VOD, Fast, AGNC, CIM, and one or 2 others i cant think of so no telling which one i will buy

    • Blake

      Thanks Doug. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks. My guess is it won’t get really exciting until we hear from the FED again.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. I think the market would settle down a bit after the US election…

    $0.33 per trade that ridiculously cheap… I’m paying between $11.00-$20.00 depending on the broker….

    • Blake

      Other brokerages would be in trouble if IB minimums weren’t so high. Discount brokers are going to feel a lot of pricing pressure to reduce trading fees over the next few years.

      Thanks for stopping in!

    • Blake

      Thanks IH,

      T is a good buy in 5.2%+ yield range. They’ve been one of my best performers over the last few years.

      Thank you for stopping in and commenting!

  3. Wow – I didn’t realize IB trades were so low. Those are insanely cheap :-). I think T is an awesome long term stock. I hope to pick some up the next time we get a good dip.

    • Blake

      Hi Derek,

      Yeah, $0.33 is a great price to pay! I just wish the other big discount brokers would follow suit faster. I’m sure it won’t be long.

      Thanks for dropping by!