Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Collection of RECENT BUYS (January 2017 Summary)

Since our family began investing in dividend stocks approximately two and a half years ago, I've been keeping a personal log of what other dividend bloggers and dividend investors are buying. The collection essentially highlights the Recent Buys that I discover throughout the dividend blog community. Its nice to see what others are buying, if for nothing more to get some ideas.  

This collection started out as my own personal data sheet but I have since decided to share it with the DGI community.  I am glad I did because, as evident in our recent post (We Just Joined the 400K club), it has been once of the more popular pages on our blog!! We hope it everyone continues to use our Collection of Recent Buys and it remains a great resource for all. It can be a lot of work to maintain but we remain committed and will do our best to keep this list up to date. 

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During the month of January a total of 49 buys were found throughout the DGI community. Given that the DOW is now above the 20,000 threshold, and there is much uncertainty of what Donald Trump's next move is, it appears that buying activities have slowed a bit.  

Below is a chart and corresponding table that identifies those companies that were purchased three or more times this past month: 
To summarize the past month, out of a total of 49 buys found around the DGI community (with a minimum total of $300), a total of 31 companies were purchased with a total of only 8 companies that were bought more than once. From the buys collected,  DGI investors picked up a stock not purchased by others 63% of the time
For the month of January, V.F. Corporation (VFC) 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. Our family also managed to grab a few shares of this popular choice among DGI investors. On January 26, 2017, our family picked up 8 shares of V.F. Corporation (VFC) at $52.00.
The second most popular stock this past month was Unilever (UL) which was purchased by 4 different investors throughout the DGI community.  UL appears to have remained on everybody's radar since November, when it was the most bought stock in the DGI community.
Rounding up the third was a 4-way tie between Gilead Sciences, Inc (GILD), Procter & Gamble (PG), Target Corporation (TGT), and CVS Pharmacy (CVS). All four companies were purchased by 3 difference investors throughout the DGI community. Our family grabbed 7 shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD) at $71.33 on January 19, 2017. 

Although not included in the above summary charts, it is worth mentioning that the following two stocks were bought more than once this past month:   
  1. AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
  2. Qualcomm Inc (QCOM)

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. Recently, I've been loading up on TGT, with a sprinkling of WSM, taking advantage of 3% yields that still have decent dividend growth.

  2. No surprise seeing these popular names listed. Many have come down quite a bit and are offering better prices, value and yield. With VFC continuing to spiral downward I think we'll be seeing more buys there. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just started a blog very much focused on a dividend portfolio;
    we hold a lot of the same stocks

  4. I been loading on those same companies, excellent buys.

  5. Thanks for maintaining this buy list! It is a very valuable resource. I've been thinking about buying VFC, but haven't yet pulled the trigger. It looks like the stock is still meandering down and the yield looks pretty good at nearly 3.5%.
    (I'm long GILD, PG, and TGT).

  6. Bought VFC, TGT, LB, PFE, WSM, LOW and HPQ in the last 30 days. Between US$2k and US$3k of each.

    Quite a buying streak for new market highs... I feel there are still opportunities to be had out there.

    Got my eyes set on BA, PG, UPS and D.

  7. TGT is an interesting purchase after their drop which I've looked into. Are you worried about their retail business moving forward at all? It sounds like their online business has been cannibalizing the stores a bit.

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  8. Thank you for your very valuable work! I currently don't have much time and I always use your buy list as a "hot news measurement" of the DGI community and their DGI stock selection.

    And for the record I also added to GILD today (50 shares @$64.82).

  9. AFFJ -

    Love it, as always. I had a feeling VFC would be in the list.. and it may be for February, due to the stock slumping into the upper $40's... wonder where it'll stop, definitely on my radar!