Thursday, September 8, 2016

Collection of RECENT BUYS (August 2016 Summary)

Since I began investing in dividend stocks approximately two years ago I've been keeping a personal log of what other dividend bloggers and dividend investors are buying.  Until now, I've just done it for my own personal knowledge and it has proven to be a great resource I use when I have no idea what I should buy. 

The collection essentially highlights the Recent Buys I have discovered throughout the dividend blog community. I always like to see what others are buying.  And with this collection, one can easily see all the buys in one centralized source. I Hope everyone has found it to be a great resource!

In case you just want a quick summary of what everyone has been buying this past month, below is a chart that depicts just that! :)

During the month of August a total of 62 buys were found throughout the DGI community. It was somewhat of an average buying month out there. With the markets remaining somewhat steady during the past two months, it appears that many DGI investors are somewhat happy to sit back and collect dividends. There are a few decent values out there but with the Dow Jones above 18,000, Nasdaq above 5,000, and the S&P 500 above 2,000, it certainly isn't easy to find SUPER deals lately. Below is a chart that shows those companies that were purchased more than once this past month.   

To summarize the past month, out of a total of 62 buys found around the DGI community, a total of 49 companies were purchased with a total of only 6 companies that were bought more than once.  From the buys collected,  DGI investors picked up a stock not purchased by others 79.0% of the time. I have to admit, there are many companies bought buy DGI investors that I was not familiar with. It just shows that DGI are digging deep to find the better deals. I personally love seeing the diversity, and especially the lesser known names!!   

Well, if you are active in the DGI blogging community, its probably to no surprise to you that Flower Foods (FLO) was the most popular purchase this past month. With the lack luster 2nd quarter report, and the fears over pending lawsuits, FLO was the most popular company this past month and was purchased by 9 different investors throughout the DGI community. At today's price of $15.08, FLOW remains an attractive buy for long term dividends investors.  We personally like FLO below $14.50, but we think that as long as FLO remains near $15 mark, it should remain a popular buy among DGI investors.

With the huge diversity this past month, we saw a huge separation between the most popular stock and the second most popular stock. In fact, there was so much diversity that there was a 5-way tie for second place between The Coca Cola Company (KO)The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)T.Rowe Price Group, Inc (TROW)and EPR Properties (EPR) with just 2 buys and no other stock was purchased more than once.

Data used for this SUMMARY is from our 

What have you been buying?  Please feel free to share in the comments or send me a link to your Recent Buy post in case I happened to have missed it.

If you have a chance, make sure you also take a look at my COLLECTION OF STOCK ANALYSES!! As with my collection of recent buys, my goal is to make this collection also become a centralized source for everyone. It could become a place where one can get ideas on what to invest in next, to establish a desired stock purchase price, or simply to see what your favorite blogger is buying.  Whatever your reason, my hope is that this collection proves to be a great reference tool and helps provide you that little extra advantage that you are looking for in order to succeed with your investing.

Also, if you have a chance, make sure you also follow or visit Adam over at I Want to Retire Soon (IWTRS) as he provides a weekly summary of recent buys! A link to past summaries is maintained on his blog. Another great resource for ideas if you are not sure where to invest next! 


  1. I might be the only DGI who doesn't own FLO yet!

    All great companies. I'm looking at ADM but still too expensive :(

    1. I don't either Divi Cents. However now I am wishing I would have picked it up on 9.1.16 for $14.51. Still not bad though at current price.

    2. We weren't either DiviCents...but as of today, we are now FLO shareholders. Decided to take advantage of the drop in price that came along with the 300pt drop in the market.

      Best of luck. Hope to see both you and DFG as a fellow FLO shareholders soon as well! AFFJ

  2. No surprise seeing FLO make the top of the list. Seems like every blogger has been buying that name the last few weeks. I added to my WFC and VFC last week. Small buys but additions nonetheless. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I agree Keith. Although not exactly true but it seemed like someone was grabbing shares of FLO at least every other day. haha

      Nice pick up of WFC and VFC, we also own both companies and feel both are great buy and hold companies!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. AFFJ

  3. Count me one of those who bought FLO.
    I averaged down today.

    1. Yep, saw both of your purchases. Nice pick ups! Almost can't go wrong collecting a 4%+ dividend while you wait for stock price to bounce back!

      Cheers to future growth! AFFJ

  4. Very good work, I also check what the others buy, it is always useful. I bought FLO and REE (spanish stock)

    1. Yes, always intereste to see what everyone is buying. For us, it seems to help us narrow our search for what to buy next. Glad you find our collection recap and collection useful.

      Not familiar with REE but will at least have to look into to it now. ;)

      Best wishes and continued success on your personal finance journey! AFFJ