2 Dividend Increases.

image Another dividend increase. As a matter of fact 2 were received and they get me that much closer to financial independence. That goal is closer and closer achieved with every increase.

The first Increase is Iron Mountain IRM and while it was small it sure is appreciated. As it helps out. You have to scroll down but you can read about the increase here. An increase is and increase and i will take it.

The raise was $.0075 cents a share since i own 43 shares it will add, $1.29 a year.

The second raise was ABBV and yeppers it was a keeper though i would have kept it even if it was smaller. You can read about this 10.2 percent raise here.

ABBV has had a bumpy ride but this dividend raise makes it worth it. I have added a lot this year and it is definitely showing. Since i own 77 shares of this wonderful company It will give me an extra $33.88 a year.

2020 raises

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $35.17

Have you had any raises yet?

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

September 19 Buys

Well  September has come and gone and its time to look at what i bought and sold

  1.  On 9/3/19 I bought 15 shares of PPL at $29.37 for a total of $440.54. This will add $24.75 to my yearly totals.
  2. On 9/4/19 I bought 4 shares of SBUX at $95.17 for a total of $380.68. This will add $5.76 to my yearly totals.
  3. On 9/5/19 I bought 13 shares of MO at $44.11 for a total of $573.43. This will add $43.68 to my yearly totals.
  4. On 9/16/19 I bought 5 shares of VLO at $79.33 for a total of $396.65. This will add $18.00 to my yearly totals.
  5. On 9/16/19 I bought 3 shares of ABBV at $72.54 for a total of $217.62. This will add $12.84  to my yearly totals.

 

I did not sell anything this month but I did have a slow down in buys but i did still manage $2008.92 in buys and added $105.03 in dividends to my yearly totals.  All buys have been updated on the portfolio page.

 

 

You buy anything lately? Let me know in the comments

August 2019 Dividend Review

monopoly_goYes we are done with August and onto September. While it is still hot during the day it is cooling down at night and feels great in the morning.  That is what we did was we went around the monopoly board and collected money except this money is not fake. it is the real deal and the results i have show it. of course there are a few disappointments but that was to be expected with some of the dividend cuts and selling. As the markets turn one day up and the next day down one thing that is basically constant is the dividends hitting my dividend account.

As you can see I was paid 11 times by 11 companies. That comes out to $44.27 per company. 2 new stocks.  Buys and re investments have helped make up the difference. $487.03 less than last year but due to cuts and sells it is expected to be less for awhile but this month will continue to grow. OHI  with its tenant problems was risky so i sold it off and the dividend was cut on AGNC and VOD so it was time to dump those 2 also it looks like we will come out good as those were pushed into other months. This will be the last dividend i receive for VOD

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 $394.96 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 15.71 a day.  This is a -10.66% decrease over last August. Total for year now I have brought in $4424.97 which brings our total per day $18.20.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $21,188.25. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6637.45 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 with a little left over, 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 $487.03 brought in this month and a total of $4424.97 I am 60.61  percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.  This quarter it will probably drop a little before surging back in Quarter 4, I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $7262.14 to $7490.12

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this.

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  through August 31st, 2019 i have a 7.38%  S&p 500 TR is 10.91%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -August 31st 14.11%  S&p 500 TR is 18.34%  for the month of August it is -2.21% to -1.58%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

July 2019 Buys and Sells

Well July is a about to close and its time to look at what i bought and sold. It is always tough selling as i like all my stocks but sometimes tough decisions to get leaner has to come. I still have some id like to sell but most likely will hold off for now.

  1. 7/1/2019 bought 4 shares of D at $76.64 for a total of $306.56. This will add $14.68 to my yearly dividends.
  2. 7/2/2019 bought 5 shares of R at $56.46 for a total of $282.30. This will add $11.12 to my yearly dividends.
  3. 7/3/2019 bought 4 shares of ABBV at $74.22 for a total of $296.88. This will add $17.12 to my yearly dividends.
  4. 7/3/2019 bought 6 shares of NRZ at $15.33 for a total of $91.97. This will add $12.00 to my yearly dividends.
  5. 7/5/2019 bought 101 shares of SPKKY at $13.18 for a total of $1,331.18. This will add $58.27 to my yearly dividends.
  6. 7/5/2019 bought 3 shares of ABBV at $72.63 for a total of $217.88. This will add $12.84  to my yearly dividends.
  7. 7/8/2019 bought 4 shares of ABBV at $71.27 for a total of $285.07. This will add $17.12  to my yearly dividends.
  8. 7/8/2019 bought 3 shares of DUK at $89.35 for a total of $268.05. This will add $11.01  to my yearly dividends.
  9. 7/8/2019 bought 2 shares of MO at $48.38 for a total of $96.75. This will add $6.40 to my yearly dividends.
  10. 7/10/2019 bought 8 shares of KR at $21.43 for a total of $171.44. This will add $5.12 to my yearly dividends.
  11. 7/10/2019 bought 7 shares of NRZ at $15.26 for a total of $106.82. This will add $14.00 to my yearly dividends.
  12. 7/11/2019 bought 5 shares of IRM at $30.04 for a total of $150.18. This will add $12.20  to my yearly dividends.
  13. 7/16/2019 bought 4 shares of KR at $22.00 for a total of $88.00. This will add $2.56 to my yearly dividends.
  14. 7/16/2019 bought 102 shares of NRZ at $15.41 for a total of $1,571.62. This will add $204.00 to my yearly dividends.
  15. 7/17/2019 bought 3 shares of WBA at $54.60 for a total of $163.80. This will add $5.49 to my yearly dividends.
  16. 7/22/2019 bought 12 shares of MO at $49.58 for a total of $594.96. This will add $38.40  to my yearly dividends.
  17. 7/25/2019 bought 6 shares of LYB at $85.15 for a total of $510.92. This will add $25.20  to my yearly dividends.
  18. 7/29/2019 bought 8 shares of PPL at $29.88 for a total of $239.03. This will add $13.12 to my yearly dividends.

 

I had 18 buys this month for a total of $480.73.

For the sells i sold on July 3rd out of my VOD position selling 138 shares at $16.51 for a total of $2279.07 which includes a fee of $.05 this set me back $139.38. On July 10th i sold CIM  and put the shares into NRZ I sold 101 shares at $19.12 for a total of $1931.2 this set me back $202.00. Total from both sales set me back $341.38.

Total additions to my yearly dividends was $139.35

The portfolio page is updated here

Buys and sells June 19

Another busy month this month has been, reshaping my portfolio into a better one that will  be better at dividend growth through dividend raises. now lets get started.

buys

  1. On June 6th i bought 10 shares of NRZ at $15.59 for a total of $155.89. This purchase will add $20.00 to my yearly dividends.
  2. On June 7th I bought 4 shares of DUK at $87.27 for a total of $349.09. This purchase will add $14.84 to my yearly dividends.
  3. On June 7th I bought 10 shares of NRZ at $15.18 for a total of $151.75. This purchase will add $20.00 to my yearly dividends.
  4. On June 12th I bought 15 shares of HBI at $16.01 for a total of $240.09. This purchase will add $9.00 to my yearly dividends.
  5. On June 14th I bought 6 shares of NRZ at $15.50 for a total of $92.98. This purchase will add $12.00 to my yearly dividends.
  6. On June 14th I bought 6 shares of R at $55.96 for a total of $335.76. This purchase will add $12.96 to my yearly dividends.
  7. On June 17th I bought 4 shares of DAL at $55.68 for a total of $222.70. This purchase will add $5.60 to my yearly dividends.
  8. On June 17th I bought 1 shares of LYB at $85.90 for a total of $85.90. This purchase will add $4.20 to my yearly dividends.
  9. On June 18th I bought 3 shares of MO at $50.25 for a total of $150.75. This purchase will add $9.60 to my yearly dividends.
  10. On June 19th I bought 6 shares of KR at $23.70 for a total of $142.17. This purchase will add $3.36 to my yearly dividends.
  11. On June 20th I bought 7 shares of NRZ at $15.65 for a total of $109.52. This purchase will add $14.00 to my yearly dividends.
  12. On June 20th I bought 10 shares of BAC at $28.09 for a total of $280.86. This purchase will add $6.00 to my yearly dividends.
  13. On June 20th I bought 6 shares of DAL at $55.95 for a total of $335.70. This purchase will add $8.40 to my yearly dividends.
  14. On June 21st I bought 5 shares of MO at $49.59 for a total of $247.96. This purchase will add $16.00 to my yearly dividends.
  15. On June 21st I bought 4 shares of D at $77.10 for a total of $308.42. This purchase will add $14.68 to my yearly dividends.
  16. On June 24th I bought 10 shares of KDP at $29.93 for a total of $299.34. This purchase will add $6.00 to my yearly dividends.
  17. On June 25th I bought 10 shares of ABBV at $66.54 for a total of $798.48. This purchase will add $42.80 to my yearly dividends.
  18. On June 26th I bought 10 shares of GIS at $48.91 for a total of $489.13. This purchase will add $19.60 to my yearly dividends.
  19. On June 26th I bought 5 shares of MO at $47.91 for a total of $239.54. This purchase will add $16.00 to my yearly dividends.
  20. On June 27th I bought 3 shares of MO at $47.66 for a total of $142.97. This purchase will add $9.60 to my yearly dividends.
  21. On June 27th I bought 6 shares of KR at $21.36 for a total of $128.13. This purchase will add $3.84 to my yearly dividends.

 

 

This month again was a lot of buying i made 20 buys which came to a total of $5035.23. total dividends added was 268.48

Sells

On June 6th I sold all my walmart shares for $2,108.83 including a 4 cent transaction fee. On 6/20 i sold out of AZZ for a total $1,237.61 including a 3 cent transaction fee. WMT set me back  $42.40. and AZZ set me back 19.04.

So a grand total of $207.04 was added to my dividends this month. Have you had any buys? Any sells? Dividend Portfolio page has been updated here. Let me know in the comments.

 

 

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?