Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Collection of RECENT BUYS (November 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 November a total of 64 buys were found throughout the DGI community. With the market on the rise since the US presidential election, and the DOW is now approaching 20,000, it appears that buying activities have slowed a bit.  I'm not sure about other investors out there but the property taxes and the holiday season has put a damper in our family's investing budget. We still have a set percentage going to retirement accounts and college savings but our supplemental dividend stocks account certainly takes a backseat during the time of the year. :( 

Below is a chart and corresponding table that identifies those companies that were purchased more than once this past month. 

To summarize the past month, out of a total of 64 buys found around the DGI community, a total of 48 companies were purchased with a total of only 10 companies that were bought more than once.  From the buys collected,  DGI investors picked up a stock not purchased by others 75% of the time
For the month of November, Unilever (UL) lead the charge as the most popular stocks among DGI investors this past month. UL was purchased by 5 different investors throughout the DGI community. We only made one purchase this past month but our family did manage to grab a few shares of this popular choice among DGI investors. Our family picked up 20 shares of Unilever (UL) at $24.33.
Three companies tied for as the second most popular stock this past month. In November, CVS Health Corp (CVS), Unilever (UL), and Realty Income (O) was purchased by 3 different investors throughout the DGI community. Both CVS and UL carried their momentum from October when they were in an unprecedented 13-way tie for the third most popular stock.

Now rounding up the third most popular stock for the month of November is a 6-way tie between:   
  1. AT&T Inc (T)
  2. B2Gold Corp (BTG)
  3. J.M. Smucker Co (SJM)
  4. Ventas Inc (VTR)
  5. Nike Inc (NKE)
  6. Amgen Inc (AMGN)
All thirteen companies were purchased by 2 different investors throughout the DGI community

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 generally 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. Could you explain what are DGI investors?

    Thanks for blogging your story is amazing.

    1. You're welcome. It's our pleasure.

      DGI investors stands for dividend growth income investors. Essentially investors who not just look for dividend stocks but stocks whereby their dividend consistently increase year after year. Believe it or not, there are some stocks that have raise dividends consistently for over 100 years!

    2. Thank you again. I though it was some kind of association. I've been following blog for some time. It would be great if you would write some kind of blog post for starters. Which tools do you use. Which providers are best for trading. Also how do these stocks perform during economic crisis. Or market breakdown like the one in 2008. Great content once again.