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.

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

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 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.

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?

Oct 19 Dividend Review

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Less than 2 months left in the year.  We have our sights set on finishing out the year strong and finishing this out. As i looked around the blogosphere and commented on a comment i came to conclusion that once you start getting a nice dividend its like having a part time job without that much work. Review and buy a few stocks and walla next thing you know you have a nice little bit of dividends coming in.

Yes we are done with October and onto November. While it is warm during the day it is cold  at night. $659.82 is what i bought in this month and it makes this the best non quarter ending month ever for me On the monopoly board you go  around the board and collect money except this money is not fake. It is the real deal and the results i have show it. . 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 13 times by 13 companies. That comes out to $41.47 per company. 3 new stock and 3 sells throughout the year for this month.  Buys and re investments have helped bring this 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 $567.75 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 21.28 a day.  This is a 53.50% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $5955.67 which brings our total per day $19.59.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $22,718.95. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7146.80 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 $659.82 brought in this month and a total of $5955.67 I am 81.58 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 $7600.12 to $7666.06

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 October 31st, 2019 I have a 15.67%  S&p 500 TR is 15.43%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -October 31st 22.92%  S&p 500 TR is 23.16%  for the month of October it is 3.14% to 2.17%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

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

Altria Dividend Raise.

Image result for altria logo RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) today announced that its Board of Directors (Board) voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend for the 54th time in the past 50 years. The Board approved a dividend increase to $0.84 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.80 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 10, 2019, to shareholders of record as of September 16, 2019. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2019. Here

I was expecting a lower raise so this is a nice surprise. Since i own 197.4781 shares this dividend increase adds $31.59 a year to my dividends. This dividend raise pushes me over the $200.00 in raises for the second straight year but it looks like i will fall short of reaching my goal i set for this year of $270.00 but i can set a new goal next year and hope i beat it. I will have a few small dividend increases left then next years start.

 

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

MO $31.59

MPW $1.60

DAL $5.46

R $3.12

WBA $1.68

DUK $3.99

BAC  $38.32

KR $6.88

O $.228

LYB $2.00

FLO $4.00

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $208.15

Have you had any raises lately?