December 21 Dividend and Portfolio review

Wow as we close out 2021 and enter 2022 it is time to look at my dividends and portfolio over the last year.

Last year I started the year with a net worth of $469,714.13 and finished with $583,000.49. An incredible run for year almost $120,000 dollar gain that is 24.11 percent increase from last year.

Last year my total portfolio value ended at $269,969.82 this year it ended at $370,530.36 which is a 37.24 percent increase.

Ticker Dividends
KR $41.37
V $6.42
LYB $64.41
VLO $80.36
MSFT $38.40
CVX $72.36
XOM $156.07
WBA $47.75
KO $30.66
O $13.21
Main $30.97
NEE $25.41
DHI $8.10
DUK $91.61
FLO $34.68
FDUS $100.80
FDUS $14.00
R $52.20
USHYX $60.96
Main $14.82
PEG $236.72
MRCC $46.31
BAC $65.94
Total dividend $1,333.53

As you can see my dividends came in at a hefty number and a small 7.61 percent increase over last year. For the quarter I hauled in $3,146.07 which is a 21.83 percent increase. YOY was a 26.70 percent gain in dividends. The big increase in dividends was helped by almost $800 dollars in dividend increases. I won’t get that in 2022 but I want to put myself in position to get that amount again in the near future.

Looking at my portfolio I have 36 stocks and 1 mutual fund. Of those 13 of them are over $10,000.00 dollars in value. I have 2 stocks that pay over $1000.00 a year. Another stock PEG will join that group with its dividend raise in FEB. then it will be awhile before any other stock joins that club. With these results I am very pleased. I never imagined the gains I would be getting I don’t expect a repeat of this year but high single digit gains in portfolio value and net worth are most likely scenarios going forward. Consistently is the key.

Total portfolio value $370,530.36
Forward annual dividend $12,072.41
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,500.79 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,500.79
Net worth as of DEC 21 $583,000.49
Sells HBI
Bought MO, CVX, RILY, DHI, KR, DUK, PPL KO. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises .
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $43,000 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

Dividend and Portfolio Review Nov 21

November has come to an end and how do I say this but we are in the last month of 2021 that’s right December 21 is here but we are going to talk about November.

November is done and the dividends are tallied up no matter what happens to the stock market the dividends roll in. Even though my total portfolio was down at the end of the month these dividends kept coming in and they are good.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
OMF $72.80
APPL $75.31
ABBV $233.97
MAIN $30.83
O $12.67
RILY $42.00
RILY $126.00
USHYX $74.65
SBUX $37.24
HBI $36.45
Total $955.97

As you can see this November was a strong dividend month pushing ever so close to the comma club. RILY paid a supplemental dividend. Apple is on fire keeps hitting new highs in my portfolio. As I’m in my upper mid 40s I still like a good mix of growth and income stocks so my current portfolio fits me well. I will continue to add to both as I get money to add.

HBI for the second quarter in a row paid in the middle month. I don’t know if this will continue going forward or not. DHI which usually pays in the middle of the quarter looks like at the end of the year pays out in Dec.

This month was 55.09 percent higher than last year. My overall dividends year to date are 29.72 percent higher than last year. With the expected cut from T next year it will be harder to keep that growth but if I can keep it above 10 percent I’ll be happy. Dividend raises this year resulted in $799.25 extra dollars into my account over the next year. This was my highest ever and shows dividends are back. Based on my dividend portfolio I would have to invest over $22,000 to get that.

Total portfolio value $340,407.05
Forward annual dividend $11,711.04
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,406.46 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,091.55
Net worth as of Sept $536,983.98
Sells
Bought KDP, DHI. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises DHI, O, and MAIN.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $43,000 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

October Dividend and Portfolio Review

We are into the third quarter and October is finished all the dividends have been received. This is the best part of the month, calculating my dividends and reading yours.

Starting with the portfolio, my portfolio made nice gains after finishing down last month. BAC has moved up to the number 7 position and pushing MO to number 8 XOM is 9 and T is 10. The top spot belongs to AAPL. ABBV with a nice dividend raise moved into the number 2 dividend spot jumping PEG, with this raise ABBV now will pay me over $1,000.00 a year joining MO as the only to payers to do this. Next two closest are a mutual Fund USHYX and XOM. The top 10 stocks make up 60.52 percent of my portfolio. This months dividend increases added $174.04 to my account. I would have to invest $5100 at 3.41% to get that.

Ticker Dividend
KO $30.66
PPL $51.88
IRM $30.93
MO $262.38
SPKky $85.54
MPW $28.28
O $12.67
KDP $24.94
MAIN $30.68
AQN $38.56
Ushyx $85.45
CHRYY $48.72
NRZ $125.88. Total $856.57

What a month to start the final quarter of 2021. Watching this grow brick by brick is awesome. This month was 17.85 percent higher than last OCT. Through the same time frame last year I am 27.56 percent higher. I have already passed lasts years dividend total.

Over the next few years I am going to be moving my REITS and BDC over to my Roth, so the Roth income will climb and the taxable might go down some, but overall they both combined should climb generously.

Total portfolio value $341,357.41
Forward annual dividend $11,656.19
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,066.85 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,053.54
Net worth as of Sept $536,983.98
Sells IRM
Bought NRZ, KDP, MO, KR, and DHI. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises V, RILY, ABBV, XOM.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $42,500 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

September Dividend and Portfolio Review

Summer has ended the third quarter is over and I am ready to see how many dividends I have collected this month. The one thing we should all notice even though the market is down those dividends keep rolling in.

Ticker Amount
KR $38.22
V $5.47
VLO $73.50
LYB $64.41
MSFT $34.62
CVX $68.34
XOM $154.29
WBA $47.29
MGIC $27.36
NEE $25.41
O $12.65
MAIN $29.80
DUK $91.61
FLO $34.37
R $52.20
USHYX $74.91
BAC $65.94
FDUS $89.60
FDUS $28.00
MRCC $45.21
PEG $234.76
Dividend $1,297.96

What a month. This marks the second straight month over $1,000. This is exciting. Dollar by dollar this was built and it is starting to really grow. The $1297.96 is the highest amount I’ve ever received. This was without HBI which paid last month.

This month was 15.1 percent higher than last September. This quarter is 38.8 percent higher than last year. Year over year is 28.64 percent higher. My portfolio value dropped by but my Net worth went up so all is good as those dividends came in and will keep coming in.

Total portfolio value $323,470.89
Forward annual dividend $11,396.67
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,937.05 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,139.62
Net worth as of Sept $536,983.98
Sells
Bought ABBV and RILY. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MSFT, O, SBUX
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $40,300.10 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

August 21 Dividend Review

August is in the books and I have calculated the results. One thing that is good about the market when you are dividend investing is those dividends come in wether the market is up or down. The market has been on a tear lately, which is good for my portfolio. Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $75.19
MAIN $29.66
O $12.65
OMF $72.80
OMF $364.00
ABBV $227.54
DHI $3.80
USHYX $57.89
Rily $8.50
Rily $25.50
SBUX $31.50
HBI $36.45
Total $1,159.53

You can see the results for themselves. OMF and Rily both paid special dividends which helped me get to $1,159.53 in dividends this month. HBI paid this month instead of September. This is first off month to go over $1,000.00 so I’m pretty excited about these results. 3 payments over $200.00 is pretty good.

This was a good month. Dividend increases this year has been kicking it. I won’t get as many next year. Almost half my rise from $10,000 in forward dividends to where I am now was driven by dividend increases. But I still should get quite a bit. I still have a few stocks that haven’t given an increase in awhile. This month was 104 percent higher than last year. Year over year I am 31.4 percent higher.

In my portfolio the top 10 stocks make up over 50 percent of my portfolio. The 10 spot is battle between DUK and XOM with DUK winning right now SBUX and KR are not that far behind.

Total portfolio value $338,427.37
Forward annual dividend $11,307.57
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,766.75 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10,585.14
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought Rily, SBUX, CVX. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MO, MGIC, NRZ, FDUS
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $40,300.10 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

July Dividend Review

July is already over and we have some dividends to report

July was a great month in terms of dividend received. Not much more I could ask for

Ticker Dividend
KO $30.66
PPL $51.88
IRM $30.93
MO $250.72
MPW $26.60
AQN $35.83
MAIN $29.51
KDP $23.06
O $12.65
USHYX $68.03
NRZ $100.70
Amount $660.57

As you can see I brought in $660.57 last month. $MO became my first stock that will deliver over $1000 in dividends next year. I Sold MPW in my taxable and bought back in my Roth so all the dividends from MPW will be delivered in my Roth next Quarter. Over the next few years I will be selling my Reits and BDC and putting them in my Roth.

Last month was 20.27 percent higher than the year before. Total for the year is 22.9 percent higher than dividends at this time. In July I went over $11,000.00 in forward dividends. Over $400.00 of that is due to dividend increases I doubt I will get that much next year but in the future again it will be possible as I keep adding to my dividends. Exciting times for sure.

Total portfolio value $324,889.03
Forward annual dividend $11,000.22
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,064.66 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10,109.54
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells MPW
Bought AQN, MPW, MRCC, WBA, VLO, KDP, Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises DUK, R, WBA
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $39,200.00 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

June Dividend and Portfolio Review

June is done and in the history books. What a month it was. I will look at my dividends Portfolio and Net worth, and give you a synopsis of everything.

Ticker Dividends
KR $32.40
VLO $71.54
HBI $36.45
V $5.14
CVX $68.34
XOM $148.20
MSFT $34.54
WBA $41.14
MAIN $29.37
O $12.62
NEE $25.41
DUK $89.75
R $50.40
LYB $64.41
USHYX $64.14
FLO $34.37
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $22.40
PEG $232.77
MRCC $43.46
Total $1,250.17

What a great month for dividends. You can see this is firing on all cylinders. Twenty companies 21 payouts. This month is 18 percent higher than last June. Quarterly is up 30 percent. Total brought in so far this year is $5236.66 which is 23 percent higher than last year at this time. If I can keep the yearly above 25 percent I would be ecstatic.

My net worth I figure up quarterly and this last quarter it fell just shy of rising by about $30,000 dollars the main drivers of this are my portfolio and TSP which is now over $90,000. Since I started tracking this at the end of Q3 2016 my Net worth has grown 107 percent. Since last quarter it has grown 5.5 percent.

My overall portfolio has risen nicely the last quarter the value is over $316,000 dollars right now hitting that mark was great in early April. Top ten stocks have not changed much as they are the same all over $10,000. Except for a couple of position switches.

Total portfolio value $316,985.35
Forward annual dividend $10,895.80
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,064.06 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10473.32
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought AQN, OMF, KR. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises KR, BAC, O.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $37,300 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

May Dividend and Portfolio Review

May has ended and it is time to look over my portfolio and dividends I received.

As far as the portfolio goes it was a bland month with it being up by less than $1000.00 dollars. I did add one new position. Bringing my total to 39 wonderful stocks. 38 of those stocks currently pay a dividend. The one new stock was RILY capital. It is my smallest allocation so far at .31 percent of the portfolio. The largest allocation is AAPL at 13.6 percent.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $75.06
ABBV $225.05
MAIN $29.22
O $12.62
SBUX $31.50
USHYX $60.96
OMF $65.80
DHI $3.80
RILY $6.50
RILY $32.50
Dividend $757.06

As you can see I had a fantastic month. 10 companies paying me 11 times. Most of my income comes from ABBV and T but some others are not to shabby.

This months dividend is 41.7 percent higher than last years May dividend. Total dividend for 5 months is 24.8 percent higher than last year

Total portfolio value $313,233.19
Forward annual dividend $10,779.68
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9869.75 Expected dividend as of 2021 $9567.57
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought CVX, OMF, RILY, HBI Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises LYB, FLO, KDP
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $37,300 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

April Dividend and Portfolio Review

4 months down now and things are starting to warm up. When I look at my portfolio and look at the gains it is making it brings a smile to my face. Earlier this month my total Portfolio went over $300,000 and has continued to skyrocket upwards. Dividends are on fire also.

Ticker Dividend
PPL $51.88
KO $30.66
IRM $30.93
MGIC $24.56
MPW $22.96
MAIN $29.08
O $12.62
KDP $18.45
AQN $26.68
SPKKY $86.57
USHYX $69.31
CHRYY $35.15
NRZ $100.70
MO $240.40
Total $779.95

As you can see this was a great dividend month. Edged out last October by a smidgen. I think the 30th was my highest payday ever with MO and NRZ both paying out that day. YOY this month was 42.71 percent higher than last April. For the total dividend YOY I am at 21.43 percent higher.

Interesting portfolio facts, when OMF raised its dividend, the dividend rank jumped from 20 to 13. MO is now my highest payer at over $1000.00 a year. Top ten facts 9 of my top ten pay dividends. 9 of my top 10 are over $10,000 dollar value. 9 are stocks and 1 is a mutual fund. This months dividend raises added $123.67 to my yearly total. The dividend raises were led by OMF which had a monster dividend raise. Total dividend raises this year is already $360.87 I should hit $400 easily.

Total portfolio value $312,269.72
Forward annual dividend $10,629.57
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9646.6 Expected dividend 2021 $9688.29
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought MO, DHI, . Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises OMF, APPL, CVX
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $36,557.19 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

Total Portfolio Value Update

Today it happened. I went over $300,000 total portfolio value. This is the first time tracking the total portfolio, so we will see how long it takes to hit the next $100,000 and if I end the month over I’ll update the monthly review. But even just ending a day like this is a great feeling. My portfolio is moving up.

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