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This is my first post i have been investing since 2001 it has been a slow ride and bumpy from time to time but the end results will be worth it when i get there. Of course as allows my life and hopefully my posts will point to my life in Christ. I hope you all will enjoy my journey as we do this together

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ABBV Dividend Raise.

image   Nov 2 (Reuters) – AbbVie Inc: ABBVIE – BOARD DECLARED INCREASE IN QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND FROM $0.96/SHARE TO $1.07/SHARE.

AbbV is a newer position to the protfolio and it raised its dividend quickly after i bought a few shares. I had bought a total of 16 shares by the time the raise was announced. Some headwinds have depressed the price but im cofident it is a strong company and will continue to pay dividends for years to come.

 

Now the details 16 shares times .11 equates to $1.76 a quarter or $7.04 a year.    Already getting raises for next year and will help out a lot.   Eventually these raises will help put me over the  crossing point to wear i wont have anything to worry about just kick back and collect the dividend.  This will take effect for the Feb 2019 dividend payment.

 

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $8.074

Have you had any raises lately?

 

October Dividend Income Report

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Another month has passed the weather has turned cooler the leaves for the most part in my yard are off the trees. Mr Market has been very volatile, which has given some good buying oppurtunities which you can see here and here. as you can see thats lots of buys in case you had missed the 2 posts. The buying will slow down as i build upp cash positions but will continue to make buys.  Continue reading “October Dividend Income Report”

October 2018 buys II and a Dividend Raise

Well we had  some nice buys in the first half the month and the second half of the month came. Did i buy? of course i did or i wouldn’t be writing this or would I? Since it isnt april fools i probably wouldn’t lol. Here is the report of my first buys  here

Lets see what we did

OCT 19 ABBV 3  shares at $89.41 for $268.24 adds $11.52 in dividends

Oct 19 IRM  11 shares at $32.09 for $352.94 adds 26.88 in dividends

OCT 22 ABBV 4 shares at $87.85 for $351.40 adds $15.36 in dividends

OCT 22 SJT 15 shares at $5.48 for $82.20 adds $8.13 though varies month to month

OCT 22 FLO 10 shares at $19.06 for $190.60 adds $7.20 in dividends

Oct 26 CVX 3 shares at $110.72 for $332.16 adds $13.44

OCT 26 IRM 11 shares at $30.55 for $336.03  adds 26.88 in dividends.

IRM is a new addition a little about them. Iron Mountain Incorporated is a holding company. The Company stores records, primarily physical records and data backup media, and provides information management services in various locations throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. The Company operates through five segments: North American Records and Information Management Business, North American Data Management Business, Western European Business, Other International Business, and Corporate and Other Business. The Company offers records and information management services, and data management services. The Company provides storage and information management services to legal, financial, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, energy, businesses services, entertainment and government organizations. The Company’s other services include information destruction services, information governance and digital solutions, compliant records management and consulting services, and other ancillary services.

My 11 original shares of IRM were bought at .5875 a share and soon I woke up to the news of a raised dividend by 4 percent.

BOSTON, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM /ASX: INM), the storage and information management company, declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of USD $0.611 per share on the common stock of the company, payable on January 3, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 17, 2018. The company’s previous quarterly dividend per share was $0.5875, representing an increase of 4%, consistent with the company’s 2020 growth plan. the new dividend added 1.034 a year to that purchase. Beginning next year.

This time spent 1914.17  added 109.41 in dividends. total for the month is 4664.86 in capital spent plus an addition of 237. 89 in future dividends.

Have you bought any companies lately? Have you had any dividend raises? Let me know in the comments below.

October 2018 buys

Lots of buying going on in community and for once i didnt want to miss out and for once i didnt. I have done a lot of buying since October began, way to much to put into the dividend report for OCT.

Oct 3rd I bought 30 shares of SPKKY at $13.20 for a total of $396.00  adds  $20.56 in dividends

On OCT 5 i bought 10 shares of KR at  $29.30 for a total of $293.00  adds $5.60 in dividends

40 shares of MPW at $14.37 for a total of $574.80 adds $40.00 in dividends

On Oct 12 i bought 4 shares of KR at $26.79 for  $107.16 adds $2.24 in dividends,

2 shares of KO at $44.76 for $89.52 adds $3.12 in dividends,

10 shares of CFFN at $12.31 for $123.14 adds $3.50 in dividends,

3 shares of MAIN at $37.45 for $112.37 adds $7.02 in dividends,

5 shares of ABBV at $90.83 for $454.15  adds $19.2 in dividends,

2 shares of SBUX at $56.31 for $112.63 adds $2.88 in dividends,

15 shares of F at $8.63 for $129.40 adds $9.00 in dividends,

On OCT 15 i bought 4 shares of ABBV at $89.63 for $358.52 adds $15.36 in dividends.

All in all i spent $2750.69, New companies were MPW and ABBV to my portfolio the others were adds although small they still count. these buys totaled together will add $128.48 a year to my dividends. Have you been buying anything? Let me know in the comments.

Disclaimer: Long all stocks bought.

3rd quarter 2018 Net Worth

Well we are here three complete quarters and it is time tolook at my net worth. I do it quarterly and not monthly.

As you can see the progression is very nice. I transferred $4,800. from my USAA high yield mutual fund to Merill edge to my navy federal and while it shows on here as still in it is now in my merrill edge account and will reflect next quarterly update. From the start of my tracking my net worth it has increased 39 percent. The QOQ is 2.59 percent.

Hope your net worth went up.

2 Dividend Increases

image Yes 2 increases on the same day, how awesome is that? To me its very awesome.

First one on Sept. 18th and the one we will start with is O. Yes the fifth raise since last year that is awesome just in itself. these raises are generally smaller but still raises. They all count though no matter how small.

Realty Income Corp:

* 98TH COMMON STOCK MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCREASE DECLARED BY REALTY INCOME

* INCREASE IN COMPANY’S COMMON STOCK MONTHLY CASH DIVIDEND TO $0.2205 PER SHARE FROM $0.22 PER SHARE.

I own 38 shares this will add $0.22 cents a year. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

Second raise goes to Microsoft. Lots of speculation as to how big this one was. Most were expecting a bigger increase, some were expecting a special dividend even though they said it was not going to do that. but the did raise it. Tuesday, the MSFT company’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 46 cents a share, up from 42 cents, for an increase of 9.5%.

Not bad but not the greatest and i will take it as it adds to my  growing

This is a 9.5% increase. I own 60 shares this will add $9.60. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

Unless i get an unexpected raise which those are good also this will be

MSFT $9.60

O $0.22 5th raise.

MO $59.60

MGIC $3.42

Main $6.30

DUK $5.55

BAC-$27.36

O-$.192   4th raise for this year

Flo – $3.61

AAPL- 32.38

XOM-  $26.4

O- $.192

MO $18.97

PPL $2.88

PEG $32.64

WMT .79

KO $1.27

CVX .32

OHI $5.92

O- $1.08

announced 2017 effective 2018

T $2.028

O-.0825

2018-total raises is $240.73

Have you had any raises lately?