Dividend increase MGIC

Magic Software Enterprises logoAnother dividend increase. i love these as they help take back my time and time is precious. Dividend raises help you get  where you are going faster. whther its just bills paid or work part time or just the freedom to do what you want from time to time.

Declaration of Dividend for the First Half of 2018

In accordance with its dividend distribution policy, the Company’s board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend in the amount of $0.155 per share and in the aggregate amount of about $7.6 million, reflecting approximately 75% of its distributable profits for the first half of 2018.

The dividend is payable on September 5, 2018 to all of the Company’s shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Select Market on August 22, 2018.

In accordance with Israeli tax law, the dividend is subject to withholding tax at source at the rate of 30% (if the recipient of the dividend is at the time of distribution or was at any time during the preceding 12-month period the holder of 10% or more of the Company’s share capital) or 25% (for all other dividend recipients) of the dividend amount payable to each shareholder of record, subject to applicable exemptions.

The dividend will be paid in US dollars on the ordinary shares of Magic Software Enterprises that are traded both on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

This is a 24% increase. I own 57 shares this will add $3.42. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

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 $171.31

Have you had any raises lately?

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Dividend increase Main

Main Street Capital Corporation  Gotta love dividend raises as i got another one. All these raises added together sure add up whether they are big or small I love them all.

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) (“Main Street”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors declared regular monthly cash dividends of $0.195 per share for each of October, November and December 2018.  These monthly dividends, which will be payable pursuant to the table below, total $0.585 per share for the fourth quarter of 2018 and represent a 2.6% increase from both the regular monthly dividends paid for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the regular monthly dividends declared for the third quarter of 2018.  Since its October 2007 initial public offering, Main Street has periodically increased the amount of its regular monthly dividends paid per share, and has never reduced its regular monthly dividend amount per share.  Including all dividends declared to date, Main Street will have paid $23.96 per share in cumulative cash dividends since its October 2007 initial public offering at $15.00 per share.

That is sweet information. While i didnt get in quite that early i have gotten a good chunk of dividends from Main. And this will help add to that.

I own 105 shares with this $.005 raise it adds $6.30 a year to my dividends.

 

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 $167.96

Have you had any raises lately?

July 18 Dividend report

image As we march into August and the days remain hot. we know one thing remains constant. the constant is that of dividends hitting our account. Wether the days are hot the days are cold as they will be in a short time, wether the market is up or the market is down, we know that dividends will always be constant.

This month was no exception but it was good non the less as we keep marching on and on. 33.2 percent

This month you will have to scoll to see the chart.

As you can see i brought in $366.03 from 11 different companies. If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 31 is 92.07. That leaves me with a nice $273.96 to put towards my bills with 31 days in July we brought in $10.83 a day. Total for year now we have brought in $3168.69 which brings our total per day $14.94. total lifetime tracked dividends is $13,978. definatly seeing the results as our estimated income for this year stands at $5432 Dollars for this year. the 12 month rolling estimated dividend stands at $6154.45. you can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously.

How was your dividend haul? Did you do better than expected? Let me know in the comments below.

Buy number 12 KDP

ON 07/18/2018 I decided to buy KDP. this was my first time buying and shortly after the merger. Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc. manufactures and markets non-alcoholic beverages. The company is headquartered in the Burlington, Massachusetts. I bought 30 shares for $24.01. the total cost was $720.23.  from what i here they will start off paying .60 cents a share  so this will add $18.00 dollars a year to my forward income. This transaction was commission free. This buy gives me 32 wonderful dividend paying companies. This becomes my 6th buy this month. Remember every dollar counts.

Have you bought anything lately?

Disclaimer: Long KDP

2018 buy #10 CIM and #11 AGNC

Made 2 small buys on July 12 2018.  next best thing to receiving dividends is buy a company  so that i get more dividends.

The first buy was CIM i bought a small portion  only 10 shares for $18.89.  I have owned this stock for awhile and have added to it over the years this buy will add $20.00 dollars a year to my dividends.

AGNC is the second buy i also bought 10 shares of it for $19.07. I have owned this stock for awhile and have added to it over the years this buy will add $21.6 dollars a year to my dividends. Both of these buys were commision free.

Both are Mreits while Capital One  classified them in the reit section. Merrill Edge classifiers them as financial. 6 in one basket half a dozen in another lol.

 

Have you bought anything lately.

Disclaimer: Long all stocks mentioned

Brokerage switch

As a lot of you know i was switching brokerages well on Jun 26 the first transfer went through. On July 2nd the second transfer went through. Some hiccups along the way but i got a free transfer out of Capitol One.

Now a little on the backstory. I started investing in the original sharebuilder back in 2001 and was very pleased was just want i wanted cheap yet simple. they mad some switches along the way selling out to ING then to capital one this last one made me think i just want something that most likely wont get bought out or sold.  As always there is a chance but i think with my new brokerage its very slim.

I decided after Capitol one decided to sell out to switch to Merrill edge.   I looked at a few prospects like M1 but the pie idea didnt suit me that well no offense to anyone that has it. i also looked at interactive brokers  which looked intriguing but they do have  some fees if your account isnt above $100,000. the more i thought about it the more i liked Merrill edge. I already had a checking account with bank of America so to me it made since to go with Merrill edge.

Now that the transfer is complete i have made some trades made some this week with some posts to be coming soon. i had 300 free trades. I was hoping to overlap it and not have that much of wait to get the next batch of free trades but i will have to wait it looks like till Sep is when i will average out for at least 50 free trades a month. really thats all i need but i should qualify shortly after for a upgrade to 100 free trades a month.  for these free trades you need for the 50 free trades 50,000 combined in merrill edge and BAC accounts. for the 100 free trades it is $100.000 combined for 3 months.

Some of things i like about merrill edge is the website is easy to use once you know your way around. Trades are very easy to make. they estimate how much dividends you will get in a given year. They show you long term and short term gain for the year and for the life of the stock.  You can look at every purchase and dividend reinvestment for long term gains and short term gains and losses.

Maintain over $50,000 combined balances allows you access to market pro or 15 trades a month.  Lots of extras like extended market hours which lets you trade pre and post market.

Lots of good stuff with Merrill edge and i have saved a bunch in fees as i would not have been able to make all these trades with out these.

Find the brokerage that is right for you though.

Dividend increase #DUK

Another Dividend increase was given to me last week. What did i do? really nothing I just trusted them with my money a few years ago and they reward me with an increase once a year.

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy today declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.9275 per share, an increase of $0.0375 per share, or 4.2 percent.

The dividend is payable on Sept. 17, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 17, 2018.

“For 92 consecutive years, the dividend has played an important role in delivering value to our shareholders,” said Lynn Good, chairman, president and CEO. “This increase reflects continued confidence in our ability to produce strong financial results as we execute our long-term strategy.”

Anytime a long term strategy includes dividend increases I am happy very happy.

I currently own 37 shares of DUK so this will add a nice round number of $5.55 a year in dividends.

 

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 $161.66

Have you had any raises lately?