Coca-Cola (KO) Pays Us in Q3-2016

At the beginning of this month we received a small check from Coca-Cola (KO) in the amount of $39.80 (35 cents X 113.714 shares). This is the third dividend payment in a row without an increase so we’re expecting a raise in the next payment. We say expecting because they don’t necessarily have to raise • Read More »


Why We Sold Proctor & Gamble (PG)

In two recent articles, we talked about how it’s hard not to think that the markets will correct and we want to have as much cash free as possible. We have a 5-year buying plan (actually 56 months) so we’ve decided to pull back a bit on our buying and check back in early next year. We • Read More »


VF Corp (VFC) Pays Us in Q3-2016

We logged into Loyal3 today and saw that a dividend check had been paid to us from VF Corp (VFC) in the amount of $48.39 (37 cents X 130.78 shares). This is the fourth dividend payment in a row from VFC of 37 cents so we’re expecting the Q4-2016 dividend payment to include a raise. • Read More »


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 »