September Dividend and Portfolio Review

Summer has ended the third quarter is over and I am ready to see how many dividends I have collected this month. The one thing we should all notice even though the market is down those dividends keep rolling in.

Ticker Amount
KR $38.22
V $5.47
VLO $73.50
LYB $64.41
MSFT $34.62
CVX $68.34
XOM $154.29
WBA $47.29
MGIC $27.36
NEE $25.41
O $12.65
MAIN $29.80
DUK $91.61
FLO $34.37
R $52.20
USHYX $74.91
BAC $65.94
FDUS $89.60
FDUS $28.00
MRCC $45.21
PEG $234.76
Dividend $1,297.96

What a month. This marks the second straight month over $1,000. This is exciting. Dollar by dollar this was built and it is starting to really grow. The $1297.96 is the highest amount I’ve ever received. This was without HBI which paid last month.

This month was 15.1 percent higher than last September. This quarter is 38.8 percent higher than last year. Year over year is 28.64 percent higher. My portfolio value dropped by but my Net worth went up so all is good as those dividends came in and will keep coming in.

Total portfolio value $323,470.89
Forward annual dividend $11,396.67
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,937.05 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,139.62
Net worth as of Sept $536,983.98
Sells
Bought ABBV and RILY. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MSFT, O, SBUX
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 $40,300.10 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.

June Dividend and Portfolio Review

June is done and in the history books. What a month it was. I will look at my dividends Portfolio and Net worth, and give you a synopsis of everything.

Ticker Dividends
KR $32.40
VLO $71.54
HBI $36.45
V $5.14
CVX $68.34
XOM $148.20
MSFT $34.54
WBA $41.14
MAIN $29.37
O $12.62
NEE $25.41
DUK $89.75
R $50.40
LYB $64.41
USHYX $64.14
FLO $34.37
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $22.40
PEG $232.77
MRCC $43.46
Total $1,250.17

What a great month for dividends. You can see this is firing on all cylinders. Twenty companies 21 payouts. This month is 18 percent higher than last June. Quarterly is up 30 percent. Total brought in so far this year is $5236.66 which is 23 percent higher than last year at this time. If I can keep the yearly above 25 percent I would be ecstatic.

My net worth I figure up quarterly and this last quarter it fell just shy of rising by about $30,000 dollars the main drivers of this are my portfolio and TSP which is now over $90,000. Since I started tracking this at the end of Q3 2016 my Net worth has grown 107 percent. Since last quarter it has grown 5.5 percent.

My overall portfolio has risen nicely the last quarter the value is over $316,000 dollars right now hitting that mark was great in early April. Top ten stocks have not changed much as they are the same all over $10,000. Except for a couple of position switches.

Total portfolio value $316,985.35
Forward annual dividend $10,895.80
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,064.06 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10473.32
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought AQN, OMF, KR. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises KR, BAC, O.
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 $37,300 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.

May Dividend and Portfolio Review

May has ended and it is time to look over my portfolio and dividends I received.

As far as the portfolio goes it was a bland month with it being up by less than $1000.00 dollars. I did add one new position. Bringing my total to 39 wonderful stocks. 38 of those stocks currently pay a dividend. The one new stock was RILY capital. It is my smallest allocation so far at .31 percent of the portfolio. The largest allocation is AAPL at 13.6 percent.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $75.06
ABBV $225.05
MAIN $29.22
O $12.62
SBUX $31.50
USHYX $60.96
OMF $65.80
DHI $3.80
RILY $6.50
RILY $32.50
Dividend $757.06

As you can see I had a fantastic month. 10 companies paying me 11 times. Most of my income comes from ABBV and T but some others are not to shabby.

This months dividend is 41.7 percent higher than last years May dividend. Total dividend for 5 months is 24.8 percent higher than last year

Total portfolio value $313,233.19
Forward annual dividend $10,779.68
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9869.75 Expected dividend as of 2021 $9567.57
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought CVX, OMF, RILY, HBI Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises LYB, FLO, KDP
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 $37,300 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.

March 21 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Starting the second quarter of the year, and the 4th month. Hard to believe how times flies when the stock market is going up. It is starting to warm up outside and my portfolio is about to heat up also.

Ticker Dividend
KR $32.40
V $4.17
VLO $71.54
SBUX $31.50
HBI $34.65
CVX $59.34
XOM $146.10
MSFT $34.46
WBA $41.14
NEE $19.64
MAIN $28.92
O $12.59
LYB $59.85
DUK $89.75
Flo $32.17
R $50.40
USHYX $68.67
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $19.60
MRCC $42.41
PEG $230.81
Dividend $1,253.43

As you can see this month was a great month and it was the highest ever. Compared to last March this month was 24.9 percent higher. My current yearly dividends are 14.9 percent higher than the first quarter last year. Nothing to complain about except I want more money and I know the solution to that problem. Buy great stocks.

Delving into the stats I was paid 22 times by 21 companies. My portfolio is growing by leaps and bounds. This month it my portfolio went up by $17,400. That is just a little shy of what my military retirement brings in a year. My total portfolio value just fell shy of $300,000. So it will pass that real soon. The last portfolio update I did was with my Merrill Edge account but since then I added my non dividend stocks into my tracker. It took 7.5 months or so for my Merrill edge account to add $50,000 in value. My net worth crossed the half a million mark this month. I have updated to the next level I want to achieve. I love to update these as it shows I am moving forward.

Total portfolio value $296,405.78
Forward annual dividend $10,393.04
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9413.16 Expected dividend 2021 $9797.92
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought FLO, KDP, DHI, NEE. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises O, MGIC
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $35,700 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.

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?

September Dividend Review

Love this meme for this month, it never gets old. We have completed three quarters of the year and are gearing up for a great 4th quarter to end the year strong but first we have to see how I did this month.

As with any month I want to break down and show what I got

Ticker Dividend
HBI $34.65
KR $24.48
VLO $54.88
LYB $59.85
CVX $50.31
XOM $140.01
MSFT $31.23
MGIC $20.46
FLO $23.56
WBA $37.87
DUK $80.90
MAIN $27.42
O $11.37
R $50.40
D $40.42
BAC $54.18
FDUS $49.80
USHYX $42.92
MRCC $37.25
PEG $217.96
V $2.70
MRCC $35.04
Total $1,127.66

Well there you have it my September dividends and it was a nice haul. What we have is 4 straight quarter ending months with over $1000,00 dollars. This month was a 29 percent increase over last June’s $870.88. Barring a barrage of dividend cuts December should be a great month.

Total portfolio value $235,548.19
Forward annual dividend $9759.65
Expected dividend 2020 8,658.96
Net worth as of Sep $423,363.33
Sold D
Bought DUK APPL Cvx. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MSFt NRZ and O
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,00.00
Forward annual dividends of $10,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
As you can see I am very close to 10,000.00 dollar in forward annual dividends. As long as there is no dividend cuts it should be doable by early next year or earlier.
This month I went over $30,000 lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything.

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

JUNE 2020 Dividend Report

This meme always seems appropriate for this month. June is always my largest month of the quarter and this month is no exception.

KR $20.64
VLO $54.88
HBI $26.70
CVX $37.41
XOM $134.35
MSFT $31.14
WBA $31.11
MAIN $25.88
O $11.35
LYB $56.70
DUK $67.10
FLO $23.36
R $50.40
D $35.72
USHYX $65.80
MGIC $9.30
BAC $52.38
FDUS $49.80
MRCC $31.50
MRCC $22.73
PEG $215.81
V $1.80
Total $1,055.86

Not a bad month considering 2 companies with dividend cuts were FdUS and MRCC and MGIC. Companies that had been giving raises but didn’t were XOM BAC and R and LYB. Received dividend raises from Duk, WBA and KR. hopefully get some good raises once they start raising the dividend again in March bought quite a few companies in this group. All considering the YOY was 25.7 percent compared to the $839.59 I received last June. Hope your month was good

March Dividend Income

This won’t be as fancy as my regular posts as I need to catch up. But March was an awesome month for dividends for me. I had a couple of dividend cuts of around $1,200 most of them were from my higher dividend stocks.

KR $19.20
VLO $48.02
LYB $48.30
CVX $30.96
XOM $131.86
HBI $23.70
DAL $28.98
MSFT $31.04
WBA $22.88
Flo $19.17
MAIN $23.00
O $9.00
DUK $65.21
D $26.32
R $35.84
USHYX $58.19
BAC $49.14
FDUS $64.74
MRCC $38.85
V $0.90
MRCC $26.92
PEG $213.51

Total $1,015.73

March 2019 total was $699.49. The YOY increase is 42.1 percent. Buys and dividend increases were the main drivers. I added a lot more buys this month as markets were good for adding. Hope your portfolio did good.

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?