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


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


2018-total raises is $161.66

Have you had any raises lately?


2018 buy # 7 SBUX #8 O and #9 SBUX

Yes that is correct 3 buys all in one day. 3 buys 2 companies. They were smaller buys but buys non the less and i will take both or all of them.

First buy was monday July 2nd when i logged into Merrill Edge account and seen i had money from the rest of my transfer.

downloadStarbucks is the world’s leading coffee retailer, with more than 21,000 global locations (with total units split roughly half company-owned and half licensed). The company purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them, along with fresh, rich-brewed coffees, Italian-style espressos, teas, cold blended beverages, and complementary foods. Starbucks has recently expanded beyond its core retail business into consumer products leveraging the strength of its brand equity.

Once the cash was semi available i bought Sbux, and i bought 11 shares at $48.89 totaling $537.74.  I turned around a few minutes later and seen that it had dropped again so i bought 2 more shares at $48.85 for a total of $97.70 for a total of $635.44. This adds $18.72 dollars a year to my dividends.

realty-income-logo1The second buy was O yes the monthly income company and i increased my month;y income by adding 6 shares to my total. 6 shares at 6 @ $52.98 for a total of $317.93. O just recently announced an increase so this will add $15.84 a year to my dividends

Not a lot of money but bought SBUX for the first time and added to O always want to keep adding to my good stocks.

Do you own these? Have you bought these?

Disclaimer: Long all stocks mentioned


Mid Year Net worth 2018

Well it is time to look at my mid year net worth. the hope is that it increases every quarter the reality is that i know some quarters it will go down. So far ive been been blessed and its gone up every quarter. that wont happen every quarter but in those it does well I am thankful for.

I have included the first quarter i tracked it along with the last quarter. Hard to believe it has gone up just shy of 100,000 in just a year and a half.

Because I am  going through a brokerage transfer it is split out between share builder and Merrill Edge next quarter those will be combined as my transfer is almost all complete. Later on this year i will transfer in the Morgan Stanley to my account also.

Do you do net worth updates? How has it been doing? Let me know.

June 18 dividend report.

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividends We are  cruising through the year and just hit the 7th month of the year. I looked at my list checked it twice to see who was naughty or nice? OOO wait wrong month for that but i did have to check my list twice and in a minute you will know why. This month was so close but no cigar. still a brutalizing record which really helps.

Just a quick recap of some things pertaining to my account. I finally got a partial transfer of my account into Merrill edge one June 26th. Took long enough but im glad its started. i will write more on this later as lots more info on the transfer.

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2018 Midyear Portfolio Balance.

June is past and we are streaming into the second half of the year. For the midyear review we are going to look at how balanced or unbalanced my portfolio is. This does include mutual funds or ETFs which i have 1.

As you can see a big difference not only in total amount but some of the sectors. I was gifted a lot of stock about $33,000 from my mom so that is where the main difference comes from. Selling of UVE a financial stock and adding it to T is the what makes up the differences between Financial and Telecoms. While I would like consumer goods to get out in front that wont happen over night and i will continue to add good companies at good to great prices as i see fit.

How is your portfolio balance?

Dividend raise O and BAC

imageSAN DIEGO, June 19, 2018 /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 $0.22 per share from $0.2195 per share. The dividend is payable on July 13, 2018 to shareholders of record as of July 2, 2018. This is the 97th dividend increase since Realty Income’s listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for July’s dividend is June 29, 2018. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.64 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.634 per share.

I have 32 shares of O it dropped because of the anticipated switch from Capital one to Merrill edge but if the price is right i will buy more. In this case every cent counts and it does. this isnt a large raise, but they consistantly raise their dividend throughout the year. This will result in an increase of .192 cents a year nit much but ever raise counts and  over time these raises add up.

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May 18 dividend report


Ahh the best time. Summer is creeping up on us though some places it feels like it is already here other places never had a winter. But the best part is that end of the month after hearing all thse dividends hit the account I can literally hear chaching chaching as all those coins hit my account. now we get to tally them all up.

Coming into May i had a streak of 5 months of over $300.00 a month would that continue or would we have to start over?

We did it 6 months of over $300.00 When i started blogging this and a lot of other things seemed so far away but daily new things are being done.

In anticipation of my brokerage switch i shut off dividend reinvestment. I was hoping it would have happened by now but has not.  Hopefully soon though. The mutual fund that has the dividend reinvest is with my insurance company.

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 $250.55 to put towards my bills. but alas we will collect what we did and reinvest and save it to drop into a stock once my transfer gets complete. We had a 62 percent increase over last year. This months $342.62 comes out to $11.05 a day I am earning this month.   This brings my accumulated dividends for this year to $1760.86, this comes out daily to $13.93 a day average for the year. Which puts me on schedule for bringing in this year, $5038.42. My 12 month rolling prospective dividend cumulative is $6034.49 which comes out to $502 a month average.

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