Why We Sold Chevron (CVX)

As we mentioned in our last post, we’re looking to raise some cash so that we can turn around and pump it right back into our strategy over the next 57 months. We’ll give you an example of our thought process here using Chevron as an example. We’ve been accumulating Chevron for the past several • Read More »

Why We Sold Realty Income (O)

We’ve talked before about how we don’t believe in market timing and that one should accumulate shares using dollar cost averaging (DCS) in order to remove emotion from the equation. In fact, the entire premise of the Quantigence methodology is around objectivity and rules. So why on earth would we be selling any of our • Read More »

McDonalds (MCD) Pays Us in Q3-2016

A few weeks ago, we picked up some benjamins from McDonalds (MCD) in the amount of $72.42 (89 cents X 81.3707 shares). This is the fourth dividend payment in a row from MCD without a raise so we’re fully expecting to see one in the coming Q4-2016 dividend payment. Shares are up 20% in the • Read More »

NextEra Energy (NEE) Pays Us in Q3-2016

A few weeks ago we received a nice chunk of cash from NextEra Energy (NEE) in the amount of $53.94 (87 cents X 62 shares). This represents a present yield of about 2.6% which is close to a 5-year low for NEE. This should hardly come as a surprise given that their share price has • Read More »

Realty Income (O) Pays Us in Q3-2016

Just last week we received a check from Realty Income (O) in the amount of $44.69 (221.794 shares X .2015). If you’re a shareholder of Realty Income, you’ll know that they pay dividends each month and actually refer to themselves as “The Monthly Dividend Company”. These guys have paid monthly dividends for 554 consecutive months now • Read More »

3M (MMM) Pays Us in Q3-2016

Just one week ago, we received a check from 3M in the amount of $56.33 ($1.11 X 50.747). In looking back at MMM’s dividend increase history, it looks like our next raise is due in Q1-2017. Right now we’re getting a yield of about 2.5%. Since we use an objective selection strategy and dollar cost • Read More »

IBM Pays Us in Q3-2016

Just over a week ago we noticed that the guys and gals over at IBM wrote us a nice little check in the amount of $107.26 ($1.40 X 76.617). We really like IBM. Of course you’re not supposed to ever fall in love with your stocks or get all emotional over them. That’s why we • Read More »

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Pays Us in Q3-2016

Just over a week ago we received a nice little check from Exxon Mobil (XOM) in the amount of $92.52 (75 cents X 123.356888). While most of oil-driven angst is surrounding our hopes for Chevron to not decrease their dividend, we’re still a bit concerned about XOM as well. As for raised, we received one • Read More »

Why We’re Buying Ecolab (ECL)

The reason we started Quantigence is because we wanted an objective strategy for DGI investing that would allow for as little subjectivity as possible by analyzing each industry using a points based system called Q-Scores. What you won’t see us doing is buying or selling a stock on a whim based on the most recent opinion • Read More »

Holding Our Breath on Chevron (CVX)

Today we logged into our Computershare account and noted a nice $136.55 ($1.07 per share X 127.620753 shares) payment from Chevron (CVX). We’ve stated before that the very first time a company stops increasing their dividend, we’re dumping them. That is the only time we sell a company aside from corporate events or in some cases • Read More »