Hello, my dears. Welcome to a new overview of upcoming ex-dividend dates and dividend ideas here on the TEV Blog. Like every week, I want to show you some stocks that will go ex-dividend in the next days. I’ll also review a few companies currently in investors’ focus or that have an attractive fundamental valuation. Additionally, I’ll give you some insights into my retirement portfolio and/or share my thoughts and experiences about individual companies with you.
Why yields are a simple way to screen companies
Dividends are a great thing. Even in bad stock market times, they provide a juicy cash flow per month. If you want to benefit from dividend payments as quickly as possible, you must pay attention to the ex-dividend dates. This date is the day on which shares are traded without their subsequent dividend value. Only if you owned the stocks on this day are you entitled to receive the dividend.
Usually, there are always exciting dividend companies that are worth a second look. And the dividend yield is an excellent way to get an initial overview of companies that may be worth further due diligence. To help you get started, at the end of each week, I will publish the ex-dividend dates for the coming week of individual companies here in the TEV blog.
Why I handpick and double-check the upcoming ex-dividend dates next week
I have recently noticed that many databases do not indicate the respective numbers and dates correctly. Spontaneous dividend cuts, in particular, are only partially taken into account, or in some cases, not at all. As a result, the value of such overviews dwindles enormously.
Therefore, I’ve decided to select individual companies by hand and check the dates and dividend yields on the companies’ websites, which means more work for me but increases this section’s value enormously, so it is worth it 🙂
Because I’ve been asked about it by some of the readers: I don’t decide my investments based on whether a company goes ex-dividend or not. This overview is simply a way to screen companies regularly. By double-checking the current dividend yields, I scan companies’ business development more or less once a quarter and see if anything significant has changed. In the end, however, comprehensive due diligence always decides whether I invest or not.
As always, you’ll find some handpicked, exciting ex-dividend dates below.
|Company||Payout Date||Yield||In my retirement portfolio|
|Monday, November 30, 2020|
|Aegon NV (AEB)||December 15, 2020||4.08%||NO|
|Ball (BLL)||December 15, 2020||0.62%||NO|
|Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (BGFV)||December 15, 2020||3.95%||NO|
|CoreLogic (CLGX)||December 15, 2020||1.70%||NO|
|Cowen Inc. (COWN)||December 15, 2020||1.32%||NO|
|eBay Inc. (EBAY)||December 18, 2020||1.27%||NO|
|Kellogg Co. (K)||December 15, 2020||3.60%||NO|
|The Coca-Cola Co. (KO)||December 15, 2020||3.10%||NO|
|Kronos Worldwide (KRO)||December 10, 2020||5.11%||NO|
|Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)||December 24, 2020||2.75%||NO|
|ManpowerGroup Inc. (MAN)||December 15, 2020||2.58%||NO|
|McKesson (MCK)||January 01, 2021||0.94%||NO|
|McDonald's Corp. (MCD)||December 15, 2020||2.35%||NO|
|Realty Income Corp. (O)||December 15, 2020||4.46%||YES|
|Olympic Steel Inc. (ZEUS)||December 15, 2020||0.52%||NO|
|Stanley Black Decker (SWK)||December 15, 2020||1.50%||NO|
|The Wendy’s Co (WEN)||December 15, 2020||1.26%||NO|
|Tiffany&Co (TIF)||December 22, 2020||1.76%||NO|
|Trustmark Corp. (TRMK)||December 15, 2020||3.48%||NO|
|Tuesday, December 01, 2020|
|Arrow Financial Corp. (AROW)||December 15, 2020||3.36%||NO|
|Christian Dior (DIOR)||December 03, 2020||1.07%||NO|
|Costco Wholesale (COST)||December 11, 2020||2.50%||NO|
|Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)||December 23, 2020||0.56%||NO|
|Greenhill & Co. Inc. (GHL)||December 16, 2020||1.44%||NO|
|Goldman Sachs (GS)||December 30, 2020||2.11%||NO|
|Everest (RE)||December 23, 2020||2.50%||NO|
|Fastenal (FAST)||December 22, 2020||0.08%||NO|
|Itau Unibanco Holding (ITUB)||January 14, 2021||0.54%||NO|
|Jack Henry&Associates (JKHY)||December 22, 2020||1.10%||NO|
|Jack In The Box (JACK)||December 18, 2020||1.80%||NO|
|Louis Vuitton (LVMH)||December 03, 2020||0.90%||NO|
|McCormick&Co (MKC)||January 10, 2021||1.48%||NO|
|Rocky Brands Inc. (RCKY)||December 16, 2020||1.82%||NO|
|Schlumberger NV (SLB)||January 14, 2021||2.26%||NO|
|Wednesday, December 02, 2020|
|Avista Corp. (AVA)||December 15, 2020||4.14%||NO|
|The Home Depot Inc. (HD)||December 17, 2020||2.21%||NO|
|Halliburton Co. (HAL)||December 23, 2020||1.01%||NO|
|Linde Plc (LIN)||December 17, 2020||1.52%||NO|
|The Mosaic Co. (MOS)||December 17, 2020||0.89%||NO|
|Qualcomm (QCOM)||December 17, 2020||1.80%||YES|
|Suncor Energy (SU)||December 24, 2020||3.80%||NO|
|Thursday, December 03, 2020|
|Analog Devices (ADI)||December 15, 2020||1.82%||NO|
|Bank of America (BAC)||December 24, 2020||2.48%||NO|
|Blackrock (BLK)||December 21, 2020||2.16%||NO|
|Brown-Forman (BF.A)||January 04, 2021||0.96%||NO|
|Churchill Downs (CHDN)||January 06, 2021||0.34%||NO|
|Dominion Energy (D)||December 20, 2020||3.17%||NO|
|Eaton Vance (EV)||December 18, 2020||0.60%||NO|
|First Merchants (FRME)||December 18, 2020||2.95%||NO|
|Genuine Parts (GPC)||January 01, 2021||3.19%||NO|
|Harley-Davidson (HOG)||December 18, 2020||0.20%||NO|
|Kimberly-Clark (KMB)||January 05, 2021||3.04%||YES|
|Mueller Industries (MLI)||December 18, 2020||1.18%||NO|
|Nvidia (NVDA)||December 29, 2020||0.12%||NO|
|PepsiCo (PEP)||January 07, 2021||2.85%||YES|
|Waste Management (WM)||December 18, 2020||1.80%||NO|
|Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)||December 1, 2020||2.92%||NO|
|Friday, December 04, 2020|
|AMETEK Inc. (AME)||December 24, 2020||0.60%||NO|
|Anthem Inc. (ANTM)||December 22, 2020||1.23%||NO|
|Nike (NKE)||December 29, 2020||0.83%||NO|
It’s crazy. I’m moving
Due to a move, I could hardly write this week. Moving boxes had to be packed; appointments had to be organized, and so on. Nevertheless, I wrote a somewhat bigger article about the upcoming ex-dividend dates with some further in-depth analysis. Still, I will publish the article on Seeking Alpha (probably Seeking Alpha will publish it on Monday). The reason for this is that I will publish my “Dividend Diary” article for November early the next week. Both article series are relatively similar so I decided to monetize one of them on Seeking Alpha. Nevertheless, I will give you some thoughts about the coming week. I just can’t help it 🙂
GREED GREED AND MORE GREED
Anyone who regularly reads my articles knows that I believe that many investors are currently driven by greed and fear and that both emotions are two sides of the same coin. Currently, greed (and by that, I mean pure greed) is the dominant element among investors. CNN’s Fear & Greed Index is at a worryingly high level. Currently, the needle is at 91, whereas a week ago it was at 63 and a month ago at 45.
Currently, the index is back to the level it was just before the COVID-19 shock. Only a few points are missing to make the 100 full. However, extreme greed already starts at 88 points.
What this tells you as an investor, I have already examined more closely in an older article:
Does the Fear and Greed Index show me exactly how the stock markets will develop in the short term? You probably know the answer. No, the index is not a crystal ball. Although the index reliably predicted the last major price corrections, it was unable to predict how far stocks would fall. Thus, the index in 2018 has fallen as low as in the COVID-19 shock. But the stock markets corrected only slightly (unlike during the Coron crisis).
So we will not know what will come. I think it is very likely that prices will correct somewhat soon. But whether that will be 5 percent or 10 percent or 20 percent, no one can say, of course. Conversely, you do not need to be a fortune teller to predict a correction. I do what I always do. I invest a certain amount of money in the stock markets every week. In doing so, I am guided by the following motto.
“You don’t have to do the right thing as long as you don’t do the wrong thing”
This phrase sounds extremely contradictory and absurd. But there is a way of thinking, a kind of philosophy of life behind it, with which you can find your inner peace. This phrase is based on the fact that not everything in life is a race. You don’t always have to be the fastest, the best, or the smartest. In terms of investing, this means that you don’t have to be the one who makes the maximum profit.
But you mustn’t do the wrong thing. Mistakes in themselves are not bad; they are inevitable and often very important because we can grow and learn from them. I mean, of course, we should not make wrong decisions when we have an alternative that is more likely to be less wrong than the other. But this is not my point.
I think we should not always focus on what is really the right and best decision. It is enough if we concentrate on the question of what would be the worst decision. When we have answered this question and sorted out all such decisions, we can’t go wrong with the rest. This is an abstract scheme that does not always work in reality. But this perspective helps us (or at least me) sleep well when it comes to investing.
Take the stocks of AMD or Nvidia as an example. For example, AMD has increased in value by about 75 percent since the beginning of the year and Nvidia by as much as about 120 percent. I missed it. Was it a wrong decision not to buy the shares? No, it wasn’t, because I did not suffer any damage as a result. I missed out on profits, that’s true. It would have been a better investment than some I have made in recent months.
So if I always concentrate on the best and right decision, then I’m going to have a problem now. But I do not pursue such a view. It makes me vulnerable to greed and the fear of missing something that others might get. I invest in solid, profitable companies. My focus is not on whether the companies’ value increases but rather on whether they generate cash, grow, and succeed in the market. Building your wealth management on this basis is not a wrong decision. It is a good decision.
And with these words, I say goodbye until next time, my dear readers.
As always, I wish you only the best,
Time to do your due diligence
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