December 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

The year is ending. The market was down this year and even went down on the last day. The good news is my dividends continue to roll in. My portfolio was down just a smidgeon this year but I’m not worried, as long term it is set for success.

Ticker Dividends
KR $62.40
V $7.76
LYB $80.92
VLO $80.36
MSFT $45.90
CVX $122.12
XOM $168.67
WBA $65.75
KO $44.00
TGT $3.24
NEE $32.30
DHI $23.00
DUK $104.52
FLO $41.37
FDUS $82.31
FDUS $57.16
R $63.86
USHYX $83.22
TROW $8.40
PEG $259.14
BAC $76.34
Total Dividend $1,512.74

This is my second highest month ever. The highest was June of 22. The 3rd highest was March of 22. I edged out March by about $2.00. The amazing thing is a $300 dollar special dividend was paid in June and I think I could blow past the June 22 total in June 2023. 4 dividends paid over $100.00. My main thing now is building more up than out. My 5 highest paying dividends account for almost half the monthly income.

This months dividend was 13 percent higher than last December. Quarter 4 of 22 was 2.84 percent higher than quarter 4 of 21. Year over year was 8.9% higher.

This month in the ROTH bought FDUS MPW and RITM. In taxable bought MSFT, KDP, KR, BAC, MGIC, AAPL, RILY, TROW. For the year including dividends recieved as cash I invested around $21,000 just in the taxable.

In the top 10 USHYX went from number 9 to number 8. SBUX jumped back in pushing BAC outside the top 10. All top 9 positions are over $15,000 dollars. Top 10 stocks make up 61.68% of my portfolio. Never did I imagine this when I started it just blows my mind. Brick by brick is how it is done.

Total dividend raises for the year was $511.95. Including the PPL dividend cut. I sold out of T before the Dividend cut or I would have had hardly anything. Hopefully my portfolio can become dividend driven and dividend raises will help bolster further growth in my dividends. Someday I see the day where my dividend raises are over $1000,00 a year. That would really drive my portfolio.

Total portfolio value $367,110.47
Forward annual dividend $12,552.06
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,552.06 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,552.06
Net worth as of Dec 22 $560,747.99
Sells AQN
Bought KR, MSFT, FDUS, BAC, MGIC, AAPL, and TROW
Dividend raises. None
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 $57,000 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.

November Dividend and Portfolio Review 2022

November is done. One more month to go in 2022. The markets rise and fall but my dividends come in every month. Like clock work.

While November wasn’t a record month it was down a little because of special dividends paid last November. I am still on pace for my highest year ever in dividends.

Ticker Dividend
OMF $171.00
APPL $81.12
ABBV $275.51
RILY $125.00
USHYX $89.38
SBUX $66.25
NXST $4.50
Total $812.76

Small amount of stocks but they pack a big punch. This is a decrease over last year because RILY paid a special dividend. It works out to a -15.06 percent from last November. Total dividends year to date is up 8.38 percent I would like to keep my dividends growing better than 15 percent moving forward will take some work but I’m sure I can do it.

My total portfolio value rose 5.5 percent to close a month at its highest ever. Not many changes in the top 10 except 1 position switch. MSFT and MO swapped spots from the 6-7 positions. My top 10 make up 61 percent of my portfolio. I would like it to be around 50 percent but that snowball takes over and bam it goes. When I first started investing it was hard to imagine any stock getting to $10,000 dollars now I have 14 stocks over $10,000, useless tidbit but it’s interesting to me.

This month I sold MRCC, and AQN both were in my Roth. Purchased in the Roth AMZN, FDUS. Purchases in the taxable account was KR, KO, MGIC.

Only 1 dividend raise in NOVEMBER, DHI. I’m expecting my Dec dividends to come in around $1450.00

Total portfolio value $383,578.70
Forward annual dividend $12,365.81
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,353.60 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,021.89
Net worth as of SEP 22 $522,485.55
Sells MRCC, AQN
Bought KR, AMZN, FDUS
Dividend raises. DHI
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 $55,840.00in 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.

September Dividends and Portfolio Review

September is done and gone. We have completed 3 Quarters of the year. Time flies when you are collecting dividends. The market dropped big time in September. But my dividends came in like clockwork.

Ticker Amount
KR $60.58
V $6.45
VLO 80.36
LYB $77.35
MSFT $41.13
XOM $162.23
WBA $64.80
CVX $122.12
TGT $3.24
MGIC $40.00
NEE $32.30
DUK $102.51
FLO $40.59
R $63.86
USHYX $72.55
FDUS $45.87
FDUS $8.92
TROW $7.20
BAC $75.90
MRCC $50.81
PEG $256.68
Total $1,415.45

As you can see September was a good month very happy with it. This September Was 9 percent higher than last year. Quarter over quarter is negative 6.2 percent. This was due to some special dividends last August. Year over year is 11.28 percent. Close to the 15 percent I want to maintain. Hopefully we can finish year around that.

Portfolio value Dropped a bunch. Net worth dropped. But what goes down must come up again. Had 2 raises this month MSFt and SBUX. Purchase AMZN, FDUS, AQN, TROW, and DHI. SBUX entered the top 10 holdings bumping BAC. My 2 newest stocks paid for the first time TGT and Trow.

Looking forward to OCT I should be around $900.00 dollars for the month

Total portfolio value $332,550.50
Forward annual dividend $12,168.73
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,443.35 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,396.37
Net worth as of SEP 22 $522,485.55
Sells
Bought AMZN, FDUS, AQN, TROW, and DHI. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises. SBUX, MSFT.
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 $52,700.00 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.

April 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Another month finished and another month I get to report my dividends and read all of yours. I enjoy sharing my dividend journey with you.

April was a month that saw the markets go up and down but ended the month down. Down markets are good for those in the accumulation stages as your cash can buy more stocks. I love buying more stocks.

Ticker Dividend
PPL $31.88
KO $38.28
MGIC $25.26
MPW $30.04
MAIN $32.09
KDP $29.81
AQN $40.26
SPKKY $84.87
USHYX $67.85
CHRYY $58.00
NRZ $163.51
MO $279.48
ONL $0.50
Total $881.83

Another month another great haul of dividends. I sold Main and bought Goog, and R along with smaller purchases of other stocks. I sold NRZ in my taxable and bought it back in my Roth.

My portfolio dropped a bit at the end of April. But that’s okay because money i add will buy more stocks. Just some spot swap in my top 10 no newcomers. I currently have 33 dividend paying assets. I am looking forward to what May brings.

Total portfolio value $369,222.73
Forward annual dividend $11,399.98
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,393.38 Expected dividend as of 2022 $11,928.63
Net worth as of MAR 22 $600,434.42
Sells Main, NRZ
Bought GOOG, NRZ, R, MO, WBAand DHI. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises.
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 $48,800. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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