Diary of a Dividend Diva: In the Doldrums

The first month of the quarter is always a slow period for dividends. Most companies will be reporting earnings in the next couple weeks, after which they will declare dividends that get paid in the second month. I usually struggle to accumulate my dividend target in the first month, although I rarely have missed it. (My target income generation is 2% per quarter, and to keep life simple, I try to accumulate one-third of it in each month.)

I usually shine during the second month because that is when ex-dividend dates flow hot and heavy, and I can overachieve on collecting income. In fact, for the last three years, my dividend partnership has paid out 10%, thanks to the massive flow in the second months of each quarter....268 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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