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?

 

 

 

July 2019 Dividend Review

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Jumping July dividends are in the books and we are pleased to show them to you. I love sharing my dividends with you and love reading yours. My goal in this adventure is to get enough to pay all expenses when i take over the house from my MOM we have the house split 50/50 right now.

I have been going through selling some stocks to make my portfolio better which in the long run will benefit me better right now as i generally consider myself a buy and hold guy i do not want to fall in love with a stock where i lose lots of money.  I do not consider buying them a mistake its just that changes in what a want to do with my portfolio and those no longer apply. You can read about the buying and selling here.

As you can see I was paid 12 times by 12 companies. That comes out to $38.91 per company. 6 new stocks.  Buys and re investments have helped make up the difference. $466.95 was a nice haul for the first month of the quarter.

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 $374.88 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 15.06 a day.  This is a 27.57 percent increase over last July. Total for year now I have brought in $3937.94 which brings our total per day $18.57.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $20701.22. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6750.75 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 $466.95 brought in this month and a total of $3937.94 I am 53.94  percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.  This quarter it will probably drop a little before surging back in Quarter 4, I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $6941.98 to 7262.14

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.

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 July 31st, 2019 i have a 9.81%  S&p 500 TR is 12.69%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -July  31st 16.69%  S&p 500 TR is 20.24%  for the month of July it is 1.57% to 1.44%  to the S&P 500 TR.

 

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

July 2019 Buys and Sells

Well July is a about to close and its time to look at what i bought and sold. It is always tough selling as i like all my stocks but sometimes tough decisions to get leaner has to come. I still have some id like to sell but most likely will hold off for now.

  1. 7/1/2019 bought 4 shares of D at $76.64 for a total of $306.56. This will add $14.68 to my yearly dividends.
  2. 7/2/2019 bought 5 shares of R at $56.46 for a total of $282.30. This will add $11.12 to my yearly dividends.
  3. 7/3/2019 bought 4 shares of ABBV at $74.22 for a total of $296.88. This will add $17.12 to my yearly dividends.
  4. 7/3/2019 bought 6 shares of NRZ at $15.33 for a total of $91.97. This will add $12.00 to my yearly dividends.
  5. 7/5/2019 bought 101 shares of SPKKY at $13.18 for a total of $1,331.18. This will add $58.27 to my yearly dividends.
  6. 7/5/2019 bought 3 shares of ABBV at $72.63 for a total of $217.88. This will add $12.84  to my yearly dividends.
  7. 7/8/2019 bought 4 shares of ABBV at $71.27 for a total of $285.07. This will add $17.12  to my yearly dividends.
  8. 7/8/2019 bought 3 shares of DUK at $89.35 for a total of $268.05. This will add $11.01  to my yearly dividends.
  9. 7/8/2019 bought 2 shares of MO at $48.38 for a total of $96.75. This will add $6.40 to my yearly dividends.
  10. 7/10/2019 bought 8 shares of KR at $21.43 for a total of $171.44. This will add $5.12 to my yearly dividends.
  11. 7/10/2019 bought 7 shares of NRZ at $15.26 for a total of $106.82. This will add $14.00 to my yearly dividends.
  12. 7/11/2019 bought 5 shares of IRM at $30.04 for a total of $150.18. This will add $12.20  to my yearly dividends.
  13. 7/16/2019 bought 4 shares of KR at $22.00 for a total of $88.00. This will add $2.56 to my yearly dividends.
  14. 7/16/2019 bought 102 shares of NRZ at $15.41 for a total of $1,571.62. This will add $204.00 to my yearly dividends.
  15. 7/17/2019 bought 3 shares of WBA at $54.60 for a total of $163.80. This will add $5.49 to my yearly dividends.
  16. 7/22/2019 bought 12 shares of MO at $49.58 for a total of $594.96. This will add $38.40  to my yearly dividends.
  17. 7/25/2019 bought 6 shares of LYB at $85.15 for a total of $510.92. This will add $25.20  to my yearly dividends.
  18. 7/29/2019 bought 8 shares of PPL at $29.88 for a total of $239.03. This will add $13.12 to my yearly dividends.

 

I had 18 buys this month for a total of $480.73.

For the sells i sold on July 3rd out of my VOD position selling 138 shares at $16.51 for a total of $2279.07 which includes a fee of $.05 this set me back $139.38. On July 10th i sold CIM  and put the shares into NRZ I sold 101 shares at $19.12 for a total of $1931.2 this set me back $202.00. Total from both sales set me back $341.38.

Total additions to my yearly dividends was $139.35

The portfolio page is updated here

Buys and sells June 19

Another busy month this month has been, reshaping my portfolio into a better one that will  be better at dividend growth through dividend raises. now lets get started.

buys

  1. On June 6th i bought 10 shares of NRZ at $15.59 for a total of $155.89. This purchase will add $20.00 to my yearly dividends.
  2. On June 7th I bought 4 shares of DUK at $87.27 for a total of $349.09. This purchase will add $14.84 to my yearly dividends.
  3. On June 7th I bought 10 shares of NRZ at $15.18 for a total of $151.75. This purchase will add $20.00 to my yearly dividends.
  4. On June 12th I bought 15 shares of HBI at $16.01 for a total of $240.09. This purchase will add $9.00 to my yearly dividends.
  5. On June 14th I bought 6 shares of NRZ at $15.50 for a total of $92.98. This purchase will add $12.00 to my yearly dividends.
  6. On June 14th I bought 6 shares of R at $55.96 for a total of $335.76. This purchase will add $12.96 to my yearly dividends.
  7. On June 17th I bought 4 shares of DAL at $55.68 for a total of $222.70. This purchase will add $5.60 to my yearly dividends.
  8. On June 17th I bought 1 shares of LYB at $85.90 for a total of $85.90. This purchase will add $4.20 to my yearly dividends.
  9. On June 18th I bought 3 shares of MO at $50.25 for a total of $150.75. This purchase will add $9.60 to my yearly dividends.
  10. On June 19th I bought 6 shares of KR at $23.70 for a total of $142.17. This purchase will add $3.36 to my yearly dividends.
  11. On June 20th I bought 7 shares of NRZ at $15.65 for a total of $109.52. This purchase will add $14.00 to my yearly dividends.
  12. On June 20th I bought 10 shares of BAC at $28.09 for a total of $280.86. This purchase will add $6.00 to my yearly dividends.
  13. On June 20th I bought 6 shares of DAL at $55.95 for a total of $335.70. This purchase will add $8.40 to my yearly dividends.
  14. On June 21st I bought 5 shares of MO at $49.59 for a total of $247.96. This purchase will add $16.00 to my yearly dividends.
  15. On June 21st I bought 4 shares of D at $77.10 for a total of $308.42. This purchase will add $14.68 to my yearly dividends.
  16. On June 24th I bought 10 shares of KDP at $29.93 for a total of $299.34. This purchase will add $6.00 to my yearly dividends.
  17. On June 25th I bought 10 shares of ABBV at $66.54 for a total of $798.48. This purchase will add $42.80 to my yearly dividends.
  18. On June 26th I bought 10 shares of GIS at $48.91 for a total of $489.13. This purchase will add $19.60 to my yearly dividends.
  19. On June 26th I bought 5 shares of MO at $47.91 for a total of $239.54. This purchase will add $16.00 to my yearly dividends.
  20. On June 27th I bought 3 shares of MO at $47.66 for a total of $142.97. This purchase will add $9.60 to my yearly dividends.
  21. On June 27th I bought 6 shares of KR at $21.36 for a total of $128.13. This purchase will add $3.84 to my yearly dividends.

 

 

This month again was a lot of buying i made 20 buys which came to a total of $5035.23. total dividends added was 268.48

Sells

On June 6th I sold all my walmart shares for $2,108.83 including a 4 cent transaction fee. On 6/20 i sold out of AZZ for a total $1,237.61 including a 3 cent transaction fee. WMT set me back  $42.40. and AZZ set me back 19.04.

So a grand total of $207.04 was added to my dividends this month. Have you had any buys? Any sells? Dividend Portfolio page has been updated here. Let me know in the comments.

 

 

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

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