Feb 2020 Stock Buys

Another month has passed and what would a month be without a buy or 2? wether the market is up down or sideways  i like to do a little buying. since moving to Merrill Edge i have done buying in smaller increments as there has been no trading fees except for on sells some small fees which are required. I actually like this approach as it gets me into a position sooner rather than later and if i waited i might find something else i liked better. That would be a good problem to have.

  1. 02/03/2020 I purchased 2 shares of VLO at $80.23 for a total price of  $160.45. This will add $7.84  to my dividends.
  2. 02/04/2020 I purchased 6 shares of APTS at $11.68 for a total price of  $70.07. This will add $6.30 to my dividends.
  3. 02/13/2020 I purchased 3 shares of R at $47.20 for a total price of  $141.59. This will add $6.72 to my dividends.
  4. 02/18/2020 I purchased 15 shares of R at $38.84 for a total price of  $582.68. This will add $33.60 to my dividends.
  5. 02/19/2020 I purchased 7 shares of APTS at $11.75 for a total price of  $82.23. This will add $7.35 to my dividends.
  6. 02/19/2020 I purchased 2 shares of DAL at $57.21 for a total price of $114.41. This will add $3.22 to my dividends.
  7. 02/19/2020 I purchased 2 shares of BAC at $34.27 for a total price of $68.54. This will add $1.44 to my dividends.
  8. 02/24/2020 I purchased 6 shares of BAC at $32.96 for a total price of $197.73. This will add $4.32 to my dividends.
  9. 02/24/2020 I purchased 6 shares of DAL at $53.62 for a total price of $321.72. This will add $9.66 to my dividends.
  10. 02/24/2020 I purchased 3 shares of LYB at $79.82 for a total price of $239.46. This will add $12.60 to my dividends.
  11. 02/24/2020 I purchased 2 shares of VLO at $78.34 for a total price of $156.68. This will add $7.84 to my dividends.
  12. 02/25/2020 I purchased 7 shares of APTS at $11.56 for a total price of $80.92. This will add $7.35 to my dividends.
  13. 02/27/2020 I purchased 1 share of CVX at $95.64 for a total price of $95.64. This will add $5.16  to my dividends.
  14. 02/27/2020 I purchased 3 share of WBA at $45.80 for a total price of $137.41. This will add $5.43 to my dividends.
  15. 02/28/2020 I purchased 3 share of MAIN at $36.40 for a total price of $109.21. This will add $7.38 to my dividends.
  16. 02/28/2020 I purchased 1 share of CVX at $91.06 for a total price of $91.06. This will add $5.16   to my dividends.
  17. 02/28/2020 I purchased 1 share of MO at$39.84 for a total price of $39.84. This will add $3.36  to my dividends.

 

 

Smaller amount of purchases this month but they delivered a bang for my buck. This added $134.73 total to my dividends. I spent $2689.56 a lot  of this was spent this past week as the market was falling, some say it is a falling knife but i say good buying opportunities. Only time will tell I did alright during the 2008-2009 buy oppurtunity and i expect to do ok on this one also if it prolongs a while. I will continue to do what i do and that is buy stocks whether the market is up or down.

Jan 2020 buys

First purchases of the year. We want to get the year started right and get that dividend machine oiled up and rolling to help that we start buying early in the year.

  1. 01/03/2020 I bought 5 shares of VLO at $91.59 for a total of $457.95. This buy will add $19.06 a year to my dividends.
  2. 01/06/2020 I bought 2 shares of MO at $49.52 for a total of $99.03. This buy will add $6.72 a year to my dividends.
  3. 01/07/2020 I bought 1003.764 shares of USHYX at $7.97 for a total of $8000.00. This buy will add $461.73 a year to my dividends.
  4. 01/9/2020 I bought 2 shares of WBA at $54.82 for a total of $109.63. This buy will add $3.66 a year to my dividends.
  5. 01/15/2020 I bought 12.484 shares of USHYX at $8.01 for a total of $100.00. This buy will add $5.74 a year to my dividends.
  6. 01/23/2020 I bought 1 share of LYB at $84.96 for a total of $84.96. This buy will add $4.20 a year to my dividends.
  7. 01/24/2020 I bought 2 shares of CVX at $111.97 for a total of $223.93. This buy will  add $10.32 a year to my dividends.
  8. 01/24/2020 I bought 3 shares of WBA at $52.26 for a total of  $156.77. This buy will add $5.49 a year to my dividends.
  9. 01/27/2020 I bought 3 shares of DAL at $56.16 for a total of  $168.48. This buy will add $4.83 a year to my dividends.
  10. 01/29/2020 I bought 2 shares of T at $37.55 for a total of  $75.10. This buy will add $4.16 a year to my dividends.
  11. 01/29/2020 I bought 1 share of SBUX at $86.47 for a total of  $86.47. This buy will add $1.64 a year to my dividends.
  12. 01/29/2020 I bought 1 share of CVX at $110.81 for a total of  $110.81. This buy will add $5.16 a year to my dividends.
  13. 01/30/2020 I bought 10 shares of MO at $47.52 for a total of  $475.23. This buy will add $33.60 a year to my dividends.
  14. 01/30/2020 I bought 1 share of ABBV at $81.45 for a total of  $81.45. This buy will add $4.72 a year to my dividends.
  15. 01/30/2020 I bought 2 shares of SBUX at $85.37 for a total of  $170.73. This buy will add $3.28 a year to my dividends.
  16. 01/31/2020 I bought 3 shares of LYB at $79.01 for a total of  $237.03. This buy will add $12.60 a year to my dividends.

 

I bought $10637.57 in stocks and mutual funds the big USHYX purchase was a swap of some shares from USAGX which does not pay a dividend.   I want to slowly get rid of USAGX and the rest will go into buying stocks. The smaller USHYX purchase is an automatic investment that happens on the 15th of each month. i just recently raised that to $100.00 a month.   The drop in stocks last week helped me as i was not planning to add anything but squirrel.   Total dividends added was $586.90. The Portfolio page has been updated.

 

How much did you buy this month?

CVX Dividend Raise

image Another dividend raise. This time CVX, i love it when i give a company some of my money and they reward me for that trust, and this is one of those times.

Chevron Corp. CVX, -3.82% said late Wednesday its board of directors has authorized a dividend increase of more than 8% to $1.29 a share. The dividend is payable March 10 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 18. Shares of Chevron were flat in the extended session after ending the regular trading day down 0.7%. Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -4.12% are slated to report fourth-quarter earnings before the bell on Friday amid concerns for reduced demand for oil. Read more Here.

Lots to love about this raise. Lots  to love about any company that gives me money when i trust them with my money.  These raises  will eventually help put me on pace  to be able to pay every bill  and the ones i inherit, when i take over the house. I own 24 shares of CVX so that gives me a raise of $9.60 a year. I am making good progress, last year when the CVX raise was anounced it put me at around $25.00 dollars in raises this year i am way ahead of that.

This is also the 200th post since I have started posting which is another milestone.

 

2020 raises

CVX $9.60

VLO $15.04

O $1.93

T $14.11

D $2.34

O $.2322

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $78.43

Have you had any raises yet?

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

Dec 19 Dividend Review

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividends Do you? Because I sure do and I have a good report to give.  As we close 2019 its important to look back at what we accomplished what we didn’t accomplish and what we plan to accomplish.

I believe we had an excellent year as far as buys and got a lot bigger and better dividend payers that will grow the dividend good.

As far as our 2019 goals we we invested in quality stocks, we did not get as much dividends as far as dividend growth as we would have liked and we are waiting in anticipation to see if we hit our Bronze goal of $7300 in dividend for the year?

Well we finally did it to a tune of $1,085.56 first comma i have received also this month  I blew my Va compensation away which is $879.36 this is the first month i have had more dividends than my VA compensation. This month based on a 24 hour day i bought in $1.45 an hour not bad things keep looking up.

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 $993.49 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $35.01  a day.  This is a 56.06 percent increase over last December. Total for year now I have brought in $7487.93 which brings our total per day  to $20.51.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $24,251.21. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $8,170.44 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 all 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.  The MRCC in the red is in my Roth and you can see that it accounts for 1.9 percent of my income for the month. You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $1,085.56 brought in this month and a total of $7487.93 I am over 100 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   My 12 month out  Prospective dividend fell from $8185.67 to $8,170.44

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 DEC 31, 2019 I have a 23.73%  S&p 500 TR is 23.23%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -DEC 31 31.48%  S&p 500 TR is 31.49%  for the month of December it is 3.31% to 3.02%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

December 19 Buys

As 2019 closes and 2020 we report our buys and sells from our portfolio

  1. On 12/2/19 I purchased 2 shares of SBUX at a price of $84.48 for a total of $168.97. This will add $3.28 to my dividend total.
  2. On 12/2/19 I purchased 2 shares of DAL at a price of $56.95 for a total of $113.91. This will add $3.22 to my dividend total.
  3. On 12/3/19 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at a price of $55.13 for a total of $165.39. This will add $4.83 to my dividend total.
  4. On 12/3/19 I purchased 3 shares of WBA at a price of $57.98 for a total of $115.95. This will add $5.49 to my dividend total.
  5.  On 12/5/19 I purchased 10 shares of KR at a price of $26.52 for a total of $265.15. This will add $6.40 to my dividend total.
  6. On 12/10/19 I purchased 3 shares of KO at a price of $53.88 for a total of $161.65. This will $4.80 add to my dividend total.
  7. On 12/11/19 I purchased 5 shares of CVX at a price of $116.84 for a total of $584.20. This will add $23.80 to my dividend total.
  8. On 12/11/19 I purchased 12 shares of KR at a price of $27.66 for a total of $331.96. This will add $7.68 to my dividend total.
  9. On 12/11/19 I purchased 4 shares of WBA at a price of $58.02 for a total of $232.09. This will add $7.32 to my dividend total.
  10. On 12/13/19 I purchased 6 shares of KDP at a price of $28.72 for a total of $172.32. This will add $3.60 to my dividend total.
  11. On 12/13/19 I purchased 3 shares of R at a price of $52.37 for a total of $157.11. This will add $6.72 to my dividend total.
  12. On 12/13/19 I purchased 8 shares of HBI at a price of $14.63 for a total of $117.08. This will add $4.80 to my dividend total.
  13. On 12/13/19 I purchased 3 shares of ABBV at a price of $87.44 for a total of $262.34. This will add $14.16 to my dividend total.
  14. On 12/16/19 I purchased 2 shares of DUK at a price of $89.71 for a total of $179.42. This will add $7.76 to my dividend total.
  15. On 12/17/19 I purchased 2 shares of WBA at a price of $57.06 for a total of $114.13. This will add $3.66 to my dividend total.
  16. On 12/1719 I purchased 2 shares of ABBV at a price of $89.23 for a total of $178.46. This will add $9.44 to my dividend total.
  17. On 12/17/19 I purchased 5 shares of KDP at a price of $28.50 for a total of $142.55. This will add $3.00 to my dividend total.
  18. On 12/18/19 I purchased 3 shares of R at a price of $52.37 for a total of $157.11. This will add $6.72 to my dividend total.
  19. On 12/24/19 I purchased 2 shares of XOM at a price of $69.97 for a total of $139.95. This will add $6.96 to my dividend total.
  20. On 12/24/19 I purchased 2 shares of D at a price of $81.18 for a total of $162.36. This will add $7.34 to my dividend total.
  21. On 12/27/19 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at a price of $59.05 for a total of $177.15. This will add $4.83 to my dividend total.
  22. On 12/30/19 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at a price of $58.30 for a total of $174.92. This will add $4.83 to my dividend total.
  23. On 12/30/19 I purchased 7 shares of HBI at a price of $14.81 for a total of $103.71. This will add $4.20 to my dividend total.

 

On 12/04/19 i bought 1 share of visa in my retirement account for $181.08 which also adds $1.20 to my dividends

I sold 318 shares of ford for $2891.93 the partial share sold later for $7.61 My income lost $191.28

These buys added $154.84 for the taxable I used 4377.88 help by the sell of F which was sold off in 2 batches. a total of $156.04 between the 2 accounts. 24 buys and 1 sell busy month  I had a negative month of $35.24 but thats ok it will go up over the year and thats all that matters.

 

What were you buying in Dec? Let me know in the comments.

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.

September 2019 Dividend Review.

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividendsYes we are done with September and onto October. 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. One of the goals is to be able to live off the dividends. While i could right now combined with my military retirement and disability, i am not settling and going forward and going to see how much dividend income i can accumulate before I officially call it quits and start using the dividend income.

As you can see I was paid 21 times by 21 companies. That comes out to $41.47 per company. 6 new stock and 3 sells throughout the year for this month.  Buys and re investments have helped bring this up. $870.88 is my new record and this record will continue to grow and grow and grow.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 30 is $89.01.  That would  leave me with a nice $781.78 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 29.02 a day or $1.20 an hour on a 24 hour day this is the second month getting over $1.00.  This is a 36.40% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $5295.85 which brings our total per day $19.39.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $22,059. 85. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7061.13 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 $870.88 brought in this month and a total of $5295.85 I am 72.54  percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $7490.12 to $7600.12

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. 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 September 30th, 2019 I have a 12.15%  S&p 500 TR is 12.98%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -September 30th 19.18%  S&p 500 TR is 20.55%  for the month of August it is 4.44% to 1.87%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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