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.

Jan 21 Dividend Review

The New Year is here and we are moving right along. January is almost in the record books and the dividends have been tallied.

January was a great month but due to the dividend cut from NRZ and selling APTS I ended up a little short of last years dividend. That’s ok as my portfolio is now better positioned for the long haul. Even with the drop down at the end of January my total portfolio value was higher than last month.

Ticker Dividend
IRM $30.93
PPL $51.88
MPW $19.98
MO $240.40
MAIN $28.57
O $11.89
KDP $16.35
USHYX $46.20
NRZ $94.70
AQN $26.06
Dividend $566.96

Total portfolio value $270,886.64
Forward annual dividend $10,161.89
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9056.35 Expected dividend 2020 $6803.52
Net worth as of December $469,714.13
No sells
Bought MRCC, MPW, BAC, KO, and SBUX. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises none
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
This month I went over $33,800.00 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.

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

Dec 2020 and Portfolio Review

Happy New Year. While we are marching into 2021 we are going to examine what we brought in this month and over the past year. While 2020 wasn’t a banner year for some it was a great year for others. Not focusing on the problems helps keep life in perspective. I am looking for a great 2021

We are going to start this section looking at our forward dividends getting to $10,000 would be a goal wether it happened this year or next well NRZ after cutting its dividend earlier in the year has given 3 raises the last one on Dec 17 put me over $10,000 dollars in forward dividends the next major milestone will be $15,000 but I am looking forward to getting to $11,000.

Total portfolio value has been doing good we are marching forward $300,000. Right now it stands at $269,960.82. This is a 2.37% increase from last month.

Quarterly net worth is done and figured out and wow what more could I ask for? The total came out to $469,714.13 which is a 10.95 percent increase over last quarter. Since I started tracking at the end of quarter 3 2016 my net worth has grown by 83 percent.

Now for what every came here to read about dividends. This month was a great month that saw us end the year right. And when I say right I mean right. I brought in $1239.20. The most every in a month. Also as far as quartet income it came in over $2500. Consistent buying brings results and this write up shows it.

Ticker Dividends
KR $30.24
HBI $34.65
CFFN $48.52
LYB $59.85
CVX $59.34
XOM $143.21
VLO $71.54
Main $28.39
MSFT $34.37
WBA $41.14
FLO $23.76
O $11.86
KO $29.11
DUK $89.75
FDUS $49.80
FDUS $6.64
R $50.40
USHYX $70.95
BAC $55.80
MRCC $40.25
MRCC $36.27
PEG $219.19
V $4.17
Total $1,239.20

Total portfolio value $269,969.82
Forward annual dividend $10,112.91
Expected dividend 2020 $9076.55
Net worth as of December $469,714.13
No sells
Bought MRCC, FLO, AQN. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises O, NRZ
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
As you can see I went over $10,000 dollar in forward annual dividends.
This month I went over $33,000.00 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.

Have you had any raises? How was your dividends this month? Any records set?

July 2020 Dividend Report

July came and went. Went on my yearly camping trip up in the mountains of Colorado

KO $25.01
PPL $48.97
IRM $30.93
MO $200.32
MAIN $27.07
APTS $31.73
O $11.37
MPW $15.93
KDP $14.70
USHYX $67.52
NRZ $45.15
APTS $18.38
AQN $12.14
Total $549.22

NRZ had a dividend raise and moved back to this month it really help this month out but it is not back to where it was. Additions to existing stocks and some dividend increases helped this month out. Added to PPL KO taxable APTS which is the first one listed. MO was the big dividend weight this month. This month had a YOY of 17.6 compared to last years dividend of $466.95. Hope you all had a good month.

April 2020 Dividend report

Getting caught up on these I like using the library computers as I can do so much more on them but I have to take what I can take. April was one of my biggest months for dividend cuts as I hold NRZ in April they deferred the payment to May which helped that month and hurt this month even more. APTS was one of the other cuts I had this month

PPL $34.86
KO $17.22
IRM $26.60
MPW $10.80
SPKKY $66.48
MAIN $24.86
APTS $24.41
O $9.02
KDP $14.70
USHYX $59.99
CHRYY $29.37
MO $190.65
APTS $26.62
AQN $10.93

Total $546.51

Even with NRZ and Apts dividend cut I must have added a lot because I ended up with more money YoY which I will take any day of the week and twice on Sunday. $502.68 was last years dividend so I am pleasantly pleased with this 8.7 percent increase. Been adding a little here and there to MO KO and my Taxable APTS which is the lower one this month. Hope you all had a great month

JAN 2020 Dividend Review

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Monopoly was always fun collecting money, what would be better than that? Hmmmm. wait dividend investing is because its real money and real money always is better than fake money especially when you are beating inflation. We are looking forward to a great year and to greatly increase our dividends in the upcoming years. It is with great enjoyment that i enjoy reading all of your dividend reports also, as i enjoy putting this one out.

My total for the month of is $587.16 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 $495.09 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $18.94  a day.  This is a 34.53 percent increase over last January. Total for year now I have brought in $587.16 which brings our total per day  to $18.94.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $24,838.37.  The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7034.04 based on this month, through the end of 2020. 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 most of my bills. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  AQN and APTS in the red is in my Roth and you can see that it accounts for 2.2 percent of my income for the month. You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $587.16 brought in this month and a total of $587.16 I am 6.1  percent of my Bronze level goal of $9600.00.   My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $8,170.44 to $8,782.52.

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. The portfolio page has been updated here.

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 Jan 31, 2020 I have a 22.29% S&p 500 TR is 24.08%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -Jan 31 -1.28%  S&p 500 TR is -0.04%.

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

November Buys

November may have been cold but the stock buys were hot. Here are some of my best ideas.

  1. On 11/04/2019 I bought 1 share of SBUX at $82.39 for a total of $82.39. This purchase will add $1.64 to my forward dividends.
  2. On 11/04/2019 I bought 10 shares of CFFN at $14.39 for a total of $143.90. This purchase will add $3.40 to my forward dividends.
  3. On 11/05/2019 I bought 3 shares of KO at $52.34 for a total of $157.04. This purchase will add $4.80 to my forward dividends.
  4. On 11/06/2019 I bought 102.041 shares of USHYX at $7.84 for a total of $800.00. This purchase will add $47.95 to my forward dividends.
  5. On 11/08/2019 I bought 3 shares of DUK at $89.64 for a total of $268.91. This purchase will add $11.34 to my forward dividends.
  6. On 11/11/2019 I bought 2 shares of D at $79.73 for a total of $159.47. This purchase will add $7.34 to my forward dividends.
  7. On 11/14/2019 I bought 115 shares of CFFN at $14.23 for a total of $1,635.94. This purchase will add $39.41 to my forward dividends.
  8. On 11/14/2019 I bought 4 shares of DUK at $88.37 for a total of $353.48. This purchase will add $15.12 to my forward dividends.
  9. On 11/18/2019 I bought 6 shares of LYB at $94.68 for a total of $568.09. This purchase will add $25.20 to my forward dividends.
  10. On 11/18/2019 I bought 1 share of CVX at $119.22 for a total of $119.22. This purchase will add $4.76 to my forward dividends.
  11. On 11/19/2019 I bought 3 shares of DUK at $87.04 for a total of $261.12. This purchase will add $11.34  to my forward dividends.
  12. On 11/20/2019 I bought 6 shares of VLO at $95.41 for a total of $572.48. This purchase will add $21.60 to my forward dividends.
  13. On 11/20/2019 I bought 10 shares of DAL at $56.06 for a total of $560.65. This purchase will add $16.01 to my forward dividends.
  14. On 11/20/2019 I bought 100 shares of CFFN at $14.32 for a total of $1,432.00. This purchase will add $34.00 to my forward dividends.
  15. On 11/21/2019 I bought 4 shares of R at $49.92 for a total of $199.66. This purchase will add $8.96 to my forward dividends.
  16. On 11/21/2019 I bought 4 shares of GIS at $52.55 for a total of $210.19. This purchase will add $7.84 to my forward dividends.
  17. On 11/22/2019 I bought 2 shares of D at $82.58 for a total of $165.16. This purchase will add $7.34 to my forward dividends.
  18. On 11/26/2019 I bought 3 shares of WBA at $59.98 for a total of $179.93. This purchase will add $5.49 to my forward dividends.
  19. On 11/27/2019 I bought 3 shares of DAL at $56.95 for a total of $170.84. This purchase will add $4.83 to my forward dividends.
  20. On 11/27/2019 I bought 2 shares of KO at $53.83 for a total of $107.65. This purchase will add $3.20 to my forward dividends.
  21. On 11/29/2019 I bought 3 shares of GIS at $53.12 for a total of $159.35. This purchase will add $5.88 to my forward dividends.
  22. On 11/29/2019 I bought 2 shares of LYB at 93.25 for a total of $186.51. This purchase will add $8.40 to my forward dividends.

These dividends in my taxable account tallied up to $295.85. I added $8493.98 in buys to this account.

Now I recently opened a Roth also at MerrillEdge so i have started funding that. Since I just work part time put what i can in the account when i accumulate some money.

  1. On 11/06/2019 I bought 20 shares of APTS at $12.99 for a total of $259.78. This purchase will add $21.00 to my forward dividends.
  2. On 11/08/2019 I bought 60 shares of MRCC at $10.93 for a total of $655.80. This purchase will add $84.00 to my forward dividends.
  3. On 11/14/2019 I bought 1 share of V at $179.09 for a total of $179.09. This purchase will add $1.20 to my forward dividends.
  4. On 11/19/2019 I bought 50 shares of AQN at $13.91 for a total of $695.33. This purchase will add $28.00 to my forward dividends.
  5. On 11/22/2019 I bought 1 share of V at $178.67 for a total of $178.67. This purchase will add $1.20 to my forward dividends.

I plan on the Roth being a pure drip account. These purchases added $135.4. In the Roth I added $1968.67 in buys.

Combined i added $10,462.65 and added to my dividends $431.25.A great month as far as money spent and dividends added. Have you bought anything lately? Let me know in the comments.