Sunday, March 12, 2017

Collection of RECENT BUYS (February 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 58 buys were found throughout the DGI community. Even with the DOW above the 20,000 threshold, and uncertainty of the impact from Trump administration policies, it appears that DGI investors continue to find the value buys.  This is evident in the slight spike in buying activity in February compared to the month of January.   

Below is a chart and corresponding table that identifies those companies that were purchased at least two times this past month: 
To summarize the past month, out of a total of 58 buys found around the DGI community (with a minimum total of $300), a total of 43 companies were purchased with a total of 11 companies that were bought more than once. From the buys collected,  DGI investors picked up a stock not purchased by others 74.1% of the time. We definitely like to see the diversity in purchases made throughout the DGI investing community.  The wide range of stocks bought shows independent analysis and strategies among investors and indirectly introduces new stocks to those whom are looking for ideas.   
For the second consecutive month, V.F. Corporation (VFC) lead the charge as the most popular stocks among DGI investors. Once again, UL was purchased by 5 different investors throughout the DGI community. Our family grabbed a few shares back on January 26, 2017 and with the stock staying near its 52-week lows, we took the opportunity to grab a few more this past month.  On February 11, 2017, we grabbed 7 additional shares of V.F. Corporation (VFC) at $49.58.  We now own a total of 15 shares with a cost bases on $50.87.
There was a cluster of stocks competing for the second place spot this past month, including to Canadian based stocks. Always nice to see this collection extend beyond the US borders. ;)

In all, there were ten dividend paying stocks that rounded up second place with buys from 2 different DGI investors throughout the DGI community. They were: 3M Co (MMM) , Target Corp (TGT) , Walmart Stores Inc (WMT) , Apple Inc (AAPL) , Coca Cola Co (KO) , Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) , Gilead Science Inc (GILD) , Pfizer Inc (PFE) , Brixton Metals Corp (BBB.V) , Canadian Utilities Ltd (CU.TO). 

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. Gild will be a major winner long term. I loaded up on them too. TGT is another. I feel even though retail is a tough sector, they are financially well positioned.

    1. I have no interest in TGT or it's stock. This pretty much sums up why...

      Patiently waiting for some of my favorites to drop from these nosebleed levels.

  2. AFFJ -

    VF taking the pie here! Not sure if I'm surprised or not, but another aristocrat taking some pie : ) Nice list!