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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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O Dividend Increase

realty-income-logo1 Another dividend increase from the monthly dividend company.

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE:O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2265 per share from $0.226 per share. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of July 1, 2019. This is the 102nd dividend increase since Realty Income’s listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for July’s dividend is June 28, 2019. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.718 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.712 per share.

The great thing is that while the increases are small they raise them once a quarter. So these increases add up after awhile.

Every dividend raise i gets puts me one step closer to what i want every thing paid for and few extra dollars all from dividends. the fastest way to get this is through dividend raises.

Since i own 38 shares of O I will get  $.228  a year. A good raise that someday  will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

O $.228

LYB $2.00

FLO $4.00

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $122.39

Have you had any raises lately?

Magnificent May Dividend Report

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This my favorite time of the month not only publishing my Dividend report but reading yours also as it takes 2 to make this work and we are all doing something to make a difference in our lives no matter what the goal is.

As we enter the last month of the first half of 2019 yes you read that right we are almost half way through the year already. I want to finish out the year strong and get my portfolio to where it can better withstand A downturn of prolong time so i do not have to sell anything. I have a few more stocks to rearrange do not know when that will happen but i want focus on getting more dividends and dividend growth.

Busy month for buying and selling which you can read about here.

An magnificent total of $473.19, three straight months over $500.00 ended though.  You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was. this month will be the last month it will be this high but other months will get higher and we hope make up the difference.

As you can see i was paid 12 times by 12 companies. That comes out to $39.45 per company. 3 new stocks replaced 3 that were sold with some good money coming from ABBV. Then other buys and re investments have helped make up the difference.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 31 is $92.07.  That would  leave me with a nice $381.42 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $15.27 a day.  This is a 38.10 percent increase over last May. Total for year now I have brought in $2631.40 which brings our total per day $17.42.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $19394.68. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6,315.36 based on this month, through the end of 2019. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. This month would pay 3 of my bills, but when i inherit the house i will have more so i want to be able to cover most of those also. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $473.19 brought in this month and a total of $2631.40 I am 36.04 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. I put  some dent in it but i was hoping to be closer to  45 percent there is still lots of time and I am hoping by the end of June to be at 47-50 percent. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend dropped from $6930.04 to 6822.34

I will be making some changes to my Portfolio, not all at once but over time to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. This will take time and will have some sells and hard decisions. but in the end i will have a better portfolio.

For those that like total return I am  gonna start including it in here, I myself just care about the dividends but some like the total return

Since June 18 when i first moved my money i through April 30, 2019 i have a 1.88%  S&p 500 TR is 3.78%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -April 30 8.27%  S&p 500 TR is 10.73%  for the month of May it is -6.97% to -6.35%  to the S&P 500 TR

How was your month? Let me know in the comments below.

Buys, Sells and Dividend Cuts

I think i did a lot of buying this month every time the market dropped i was buying something it seemed like every time the market dropped.

  1. On MAY 1st I bought 3 shares of XOM at $79.51 a share for a total of $238.53. This buy adds $10.44 a year to my dividends.
  2. On May 2nd I bought 3 shares of VLO at $89.82 a share for a total of $269.46. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  3. On May 2nd I bought 10 shares of IRM at $31.94 a share for a total of $319.45. This buy adds $24.44 a year to my dividends.
  4. On May 6th I bought 6 shares of IRM at $31.14 a share for a total of $186.84. This buy adds $14.66 a year to my dividends.
  5. On May 6th I bought 2 shares of VLO at $86.26 a share for a total of $172.52. This buy adds $7.20 a year to my dividends.
  6. On May 6th I bought 4 shares of D at $75.70 a share for a total of $302.80. This buy adds $14.68 a year to my dividends.
  7. On May 7th I bought 4 shares of WBA at $53.45 a share for a total of $213.79. This buy adds $7.04 a year to my dividends.
  8. On May 10th I bought 4 shares of LYB at $81.78 a share for a total of $572.48. This buy adds $16.80 a year to my dividends.
  9. On May 13th I bought 3 shares of SBUX at $76.49  a share for a total of $229.46. This buy adds $4.32 a year to my dividends.
  10. On May 13th I bought 5 shares of R at $58.10  a share for a total of $290.50. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  11. On May 13th I bought 5 shares of WBA at $52.50 a share for a total of $262.52. This buy adds $8.80 a year to my dividends.
  12. On May 13th I bought 15 shares of MGIC at $8.84 a share for a total of $132.60. This buy adds $4.57 a year to my dividends.
  13. On May 17th I bought 5 shares of R at $59.11  a share for a total of $295.53. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  14. On May 20th I bought 2 shares of DAL at $54.51  a share for a total of $109.02. This buy adds $2.80 a year to my dividends.
  15. On May 20th I bought 4 shares of SBUX at $77.04  a share for a total of $308.16. This buy adds $5.76 a year to my dividends.
  16. On May 20th I bought 4 shares of XOM at $75.85  a share for a total of $303.39. This buy adds $13.92 a year to my dividends.
  17. On May 23rd I bought 2 shares of CVX at $117.74  a share for a total of $235.48. This buy adds $9.52 a year to my dividends.
  18. On May 23rd I bought 3 shares of VLO at $76.12  a share for a total of $228.36. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  19. On May 23rd I bought 2 shares of VLO at $78.11  a share for a total of $156.23 This buy adds $7.20 a year to my dividends.
  20. On May 24th I bought 3 shares of LYB at $77.65  a share for a total of $232.95. This buy adds $12.60 a year to my dividends.
  21. On May 28th I bought 5 shares of MO at $50.39 a share for a total of $251.95. This buy adds $16.00 a year to my dividends.
  22. On May 29th I bought 5 shares of GIS at $48.22 a share for a total of $241.08. This buy adds $9.80 a year to my dividends.
  23. On May 29th I bought 5 shares of ABBV at $77.63 a share for a total of $388.15. This buy adds $21.40 a year to my dividends.
  24. On May 30th I bought 5 shares of VLO at $73.91 a share for a total of $369.54. This buy adds $18.00 a year to my dividends.
  25. On May 30th I bought 30 shares of NRZ at $15.84 a share for a total of $475.20. This buy adds $60.00 a year to my dividends.
  26. On May 31st  I bought 6 shares of LYB at $75.63 a share for a total of $453.78. This buy adds $25.20 a year to my dividends.
  27. On May 31st  I bought 6 shares of WBA at $49.76 a share for a total of $348.29. This buy adds $10.56 a year to my dividends.

I really did lots of buying this month not every month will be like this. On the Buys I added $368.91

On May 9th due to concerns with the the ongoing stuff with OHI I sold out. I sold all 154 shares which got me $5633.32 and includes a 12 cent fee. This cost me $406.56.

Dividend Cuts I suffered my second dividend cut this year when VOD took 40% off there dividend. It cuts it from based off 138 shares  $254.64 a year to $139.38 a loss of $106.26.

So between the Cuts the sell and the buys I am still heading into the last month and the beginning of the Second half I am in good health and still should be able to hit my goals

The Portfolio page is updated with a new look. you can see it here.

Have you bought anything lately?

LYB dividend increase

Image result for lyb stock Another dividend to report this one from LYB and its a good one and nice. its a relative newer stock to my portfolio but its a welcome increase. Any increase is good though.

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $1.05 per share, representing a five percent increase over the company’s first quarter 2019 dividend. The dividend will be paid June 17, 2019 to shareholders of record June 10, 2019, with an ex-dividend date of June 7, 2019.

Every dividend raise i gets puts me one step closer to what i want every thing paid for and few extra dollars all from dividends. the fastest way to get this is through dividend raises.

Since i own 10 shares of LYB I will get  $2.00  a year. A nice raise that someday  will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

LYB $2.00

FLO $4.00

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $122.16

Have you had any raises lately?

Flo dividend increase

Image result for flower foods Another dividend increase to report this one from flower foods.

May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO), producer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Dave’s Killer Bread, Tastykake and other bakery foods, today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share, an increase of 5.6% over the same quarter last year. This is the 67th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company and is payable on June 21, 2019 to shareholders of record on June 7, 2019. This action increases the annualized dividend rate to $0.76 per share from $0.72 per share at this time last year.

Every dividend raise i gets puts me one step closer to what i want every thing paid for and few extra dollars all from dividends. the fastes way to get this is through dividend raises.

Since i own 100 shares of FLO I will get  $4.00  a year. A nice raise that someday  will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

FLO $4.00

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $120.16

Have you had any raises lately?

MAIN Dividend increase

Related image Another dividend raise to report and yes i like it. Main is going to raise its divividend and do away with its supplemental dividends so i expect the December supplemental will be smaller yet but thats ok more money in my pocket sooner.

HOUSTON, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) (“Main Street”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors declared regular monthly cash dividends of $0.205 per share for each of July, August and September 2019.  These monthly dividends, which will be payable pursuant to the table below, total $0.615 per share for the third quarter of 2019 and represent a 7.9% increase from the regular monthly dividends paid for the third quarter of 2018 and a 2.5% increase from the regular monthly dividends declared for the second quarter of 2019.

This is a nice increase from last year. I could live with these $.005 dividend raises every quarter for a long time. LOL

Since i own 108 shares of Main I will get  $6.48 a year. A small dividend raise but  someday it will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $116.16

Have you had any raises lately?

APTS dividend Increase

 

Another Dividend increase this one albeit a small one and very small but they all add up over time. Lets see what i got.

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS), or PAC, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.2625 per share for the second quarter of 2019.  This is an increase of $0.0025 per share or approximately 1.0% over the prior quarterly dividend rate of $0.26 per share paid to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2019 and an increase of $0.0075 per share or approximately 2.9% over the dividend rate of $0.255 paid to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2018.  This also represents an annualized dividend growth rate of 13.8% since our first dividend following PAC’s IPO in April 2011.  The dividend is payable on July 15, 2019 to all common stockholders of record as of June 14, 2019.

Since i own 35 shares of APTS I will get .35 cents a year. A small dividend raise but  someday it will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $109.68

Have you had any raises lately?