On the road again - December dividend stock considerations


For the 3rd time in 4 weeks, I'm on the road again. This time I've traveled half way around the world and find myself in the land of the rising sun - Japan. This marks the 5th visit in the last 3 years, so you can I'm somewhat of a regular visitor to Japan. For the next 4 days I'll be meeting with different Japanese customers and doing a bunch of presentations. I'm looking forward to all the meetings and the subsequent  "work dinners" (aka drinking sessions with customers).


Life on the road does mean that it is harder to keep an eye on dividend stocks. However since Mrs. T and I invest mostly in high quality dividend stocks in our dividend portfolio, I only need to pay attention occasionally. There's no need to monitor the stock market on a daily basis. The beauty of owning dividend stocks is that no matter what we do, we get paid each month. Doing absolutely nothing and get paid, life can't get better than that.



The price of crude oil has been dropping the last few months. This has had a negative impact to the price of many oil & gas dividend stocks like Chevron, Exxon Mobile, BP, and Sunsor. The drop in price does provide an excellent entry to these solid multi-billion dollar businesses. Humans have been dependent on petroleum for a long time and we are not going to change our dependency anytime soon. Petroleum is not just used for fuel, but also used on many other products such as plastic. Without crude oil, society will be very different than the one that we know today. This is the key reason why I believe the crude oil price will go back up in the near future and the stock price will recover as well.


For December I will continue monitoring companies like COV, XOM, COP, BP, and SU and look for entry points. I do except the crude oil price to fall further over the next few weeks, so the price of these stocks may fall even further. All five of these companies are solid dividend growers and have a lot of future potentials. We already own COV, BP, and SU in our dividend portfolio, so adding any new positions will allow us to average down our cost basis. I also quite like the fundamentals of XOM and COP. I'm really hoping that the crude oil price will stay low for the next few months to allow us to addnew capitals into the oil & gas sector. For now we will be saving as much money as possible so we can use them to buy stocks.


What are your December stock considerations?

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  • Reply
    No More Waffles
    December 1, 2014 at 6:02 am


    Even though I'm already heavy on oil tycoons I'm looking to add some more very soon. Dropping oil prices and stocks are a great opportunity to enter that industry without too much long-term risk.

    I'm also thinking of finally pulling the trigger on IBM. Their recent pullback makes it an incredible deal and since I hardly own any technology stocks, it might be a good time to diversify into that field.

    Have fun in Japan, buddy!

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    December 1, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Cant go wrong with any of those names...They should do well in the long run.

    Safe travels.

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    December 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

    You're right, oil look appealing. I feel it's a great time to open up positions and start averaging down. My watch list includes NOV, COP, CVX, XOM, HP, BBL, and PCP. I highly suspect my purchases will be BBL and NOV for December.

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    December 1, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Hi Tawcan,

    The companies you mention are all offering great value at the moment. I myself am hoping to invest in some Oil/Gas companies in the UK once I get my wage later this week. I wish you the best of luck with your selection.

    I hope you have an awesome time in Japan too!


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    December 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Sounds like a good plan to check out oil & gas with the prices continuing to fall.

    Hope you enjoy your trip in Japan!

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    Asset Grinder
    December 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I too like oil right now and have a good feeling crude will rebound within a couple years.

    Jealous of your Japan trip. I have been 3 times to Japan. One time to watch mma pride fighting there at the tokyo dome. Was quite a spectacle!

    Love the culture. I swear i spent a day in one department store inspecting every item including toilets and fridges in awe lol.

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    December 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Have fun with your "work dinners" it must be stressful getting paid while getting buzzed. I like the energy sectors you mentioned at this level, further drop means I will be loving them.
    Take care,

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    December 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I'm a little jealous that you're going to Japan for the 5th time in 3 years! That's my home and I haven't been back that frequently. Be safe and have fun!

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    Dividend Diplomats
    December 2, 2014 at 8:44 am


    Jetsetting I see! That is awesome - have fun while you're in Japan.

    Oil definitely is taking the whallop right now... Monday and Tuesday are showing small signs of upticks, but not sure what that is based on - possibly market over reaction by a lot of purchasing on the oil companies that took those hits.

    Let us know what you end up snagging! XOM, CVX are on my eye right now, no movement from my side yet. Talk soon Tawcan.


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    Henry - Living At Home
    December 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Visiting Japan sounds awesome! Maybe you can find some good companies over there to invest as well!

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    December 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

    For some reason, I never really paid much attention to the oil & gas sector before the dip in crude oil, so I'm actually quite light on oil.

    Definitely have my eye on XOM, COP, and CVX. This month might be a good opportunity to get some of these shares at a deal.

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    December 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I think you are wise to hold off. While prices are good now... until oil slows its descent it would seem there is still time to be patient. But its getting close

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    December 8, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Thanks for sharing your December stock considerations. Each of the names mentioned are very popular these days and with good reason as cheap oil has made those names much more attractive than in months past. Curious to see which way your cash deployment will go in December.

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    Dividend for Starters
    February 23, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Hey Tawcan,

    Enjoy your stay in Japan!
    There was a documentary on Japan on television in The Netherlands, last Sunday.
    It looked amazing.. you should feel lucky to be there for business 🙂

    I'm keeping an eye on oil stocks as well, but I haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    Best wishes, DfS

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    Dividend for Starters
    February 23, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Oh oops, just saw this is a very old item.. not sure how I ended up here.. sorry! Haha

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