Jan 23 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Well Jan is over and the dividends are accounted for. The market goes up the market goes down but those dividends keep rolling in. They rolled right in and got the year started right.

Ticker Dividend
PPL $39.38
MO $336.67
MPW $34.54
KDP $37.20
USHYX $96.09
RITM $229.39
Total $773.27

Not a lot of companies but they pack a punch. A big punch. PPL cut it’s dividend then gave us a raise again so it’s lower than last year but overall I’m ahead. This month was 10.3 percent higher than last years dividend.

You can see the Top 10 above PEG and ABBV swapped places, MSFT moved up one and USHYX moved up 1, Mo dropped 2. Top 10 is still a high percentage of my overall portfolio. Nothing else is threatening to join the top 10 at the moment.

Overall pretty pleased with this month. Nice gain for the month. Purchases were PPL, AAPL, WBA, TROW, KR, NEE, CHRYY, FDUS. Those were my main buys this month

Dividend raises were impactful this month CVX, NXST, and VLO. First time VLO raised since 2020. This month $53.08 added in future dividends. Total for year is $107.79. Seems like I’m off to a good start in the dividend raise category this year. Hope it can continue.

My portfolio grew by $20,000 this month hopefully the growth can continue. But if not I’ll stack more dividends at a lower price. Looking forward to next month, dividends will be less but should grow the rest of the year barring any dividend cuts.

Total portfolio value $387,989.61
Forward annual dividend $12,768.88
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,605.22 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,768.88
Net worth as of Dec 22 $560,747.99
Sells none
Bought PPL, AAPL, WBA, TROW, KR, NEE, CHRYY, FDUS.
Dividend raises. CVX, VLO, and NXST
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 $58,100 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.

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.

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.

June 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Half the year is done. I would say the market goes up and the market goes down but it seems the market is going down. But that’s ok I can buy more shares of stocks I want.

Ticker Dividends
KR $47.46
V $6.44
VLO $80.36
MSFT $41.04
CVX $122.12
XOM $162.23
WBA $64.46
LYB $72.59
LYB $317.20
NEE $32.30
DUK $100.47
R $59.74
FLO $40.24
USHYX $70.04
BAC $67.83
FDUS $36.36
FDUS $7.07
PEG $254.49
MRCC $48.45
Total $1,630.89

Great month for dividends as it was a record haul. It was greatly helped by the LYB special dividend. Dividend growth has been amazing and should continue to spur growth each year. I think within the next 3-4 years I’ll be pushing over $1000.00 a year in dividend growth just itself which will be remarkable.

This month was 30.45 percent higher than last June. This quarter was 17.63 percent higher than last year’s Quarter. Year over year I am 21 percent higher than last year.

Dividend raises from TGT, PPL, KR, and BAC accounted for an extra $78.16 dollars a year to my dividends. TGT, and KR had some killer dividend growth this year.

My net worth fell from $600,000 to $538,000 which is a negative 10.2 percent similar drop to 2020 and my networth recovered nicely from that so hopefully the same results will occur.

As far as the portfolio goes yes it did drop and I’m down for the year but I’m buying more dividends with each purchase so it’s a win-win situation. The top 10 saw MO drop from 6 to 8 position and XOM rose to the 6 position. KR fell from the 10 spot and was replaced by DUK. The top 10 spots make up 58 percent of my portfolio.

Total portfolio value $346,794.15
Forward annual dividend $11,739.03
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,637.2 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,746.14
Net worth as of MAR 22 $538,682.58
Sells
Bought RILY, LYB, BAC, MO. Aug Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises. BAC
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 $51,500.00 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.

March 22 Dividend and Portfolio Report

Here we are end of month 3 and quarter 1 of 2022. The market has continued to be up and down but I like that as I buy when I have cash so it doesn’t matter if the market is up or down. Even with the market being down in the last day of the month my Portfolio Value closed at a record high.

When I wasn’t working I bought some reits and BDC and was content with them in my taxable. Then I got a job and opened a Roth. The plan was to just sell each individual stock and move the money into the Roth then buy back that stock or something in the Roth. Well GOOG announced a split so I hurried that plan along and am currently selling them and buying GOOG and other dividend stocks though I did move some of one into the Roth. After next month I will only have 1 more to sell but it will be going into the Roth. But it will be sold at different times to put into the Roth.

My Networth crossed over the $600,000 mark. My Portfolio is closing in on $400,000 mark, sooner or later I will hit it. Over all I’m very pleased, building this up stock by stock.

Ticker Dividend
KR $47.46
V $6.43
VLO $80.36
CVX $122.12
XOM $156.07
MSFT $39.09
WBA $48.71
NEE $29.75
MAIN $32.09
LYB $64.41
DUK $100.47
Flo $37.05
R $52.20
USHYX $66.29
RILY $102.00
BAC $66.36
FDUS $100.80
FDUS $47.60
MAIN $11.19
PEG $252.56
MRCC $47.35
Total dividend $1,510.36

First time going over $1500.00 a month. FDUS will drop as that is reduced and transferred 101 shares to the Roth. My portfolio will be more tax effective going forward RILY usually pays in the middle month but this quarter pays in the last month. This month is 20.4 percent higher than last March. Q1 22 is 26 percent higher than Q1 21.

Total portfolio value $384,334.82
Forward annual dividend $11,529.51
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,145.51 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,377.92
Net worth as of MAR 22 $600,434.42
Sells FDUS
Bought FDUS, SBUX, GOOG, WBA, KO. 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 $46,400.00 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.

Feb 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

February has ended that means we are 2/12 of the way done with the year. Bring a shorter month means it ended faster and the report can get out sooner.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $76.30
ABBV $256.59
MAIN $32.09
O $13.24
OMF $152.95
USHYX $71.00
DHI $15.98
SBUX $50.96
Total dividend $883.16

As you can see this was a great month. T won’t be on the next time as I sold it with no regrets. 9 dividend payouts ABBV is a monster and should continue to grow at a nice pace. This will be my last payout from O till I rebuy it in my Roth. I used the proceeds to buy a share of Goog. With them announcing a 20-1 split I’d like to up my amount a bit so some plans have changed. I am still a dividend growth invested and will continue to be.

This was a good month for dividend raises as I received 5 of them the bad side is 1 cut to PPL.

AAPL, PEG, GOOG, MSFT, USHYX, MO, XOM, BAC, CVX, and KR are my top 10 stocks all over 10k in each one. A few years ago my goal was to just get stocks to 10K now with that obliterated I keep adding. 11 stocks over 10K and another 1 knocking on the door. Most of the top 10 is down a little which allows me to add and collect more dividends. Even though my portfolio value dropped again I know it will rise again and higher than my previously highest close. Time is on my side.

Total portfolio value $364,535.48
Forward annual dividend $11,713.38
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,888.76 Expected dividend as of 2022 $9504.12
Net worth as of DEC 21 $583,000.49
Sells O
Bought NEE, WBA, GOOG, AAPL, BAC, CHRYY and XOM. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises OMF, PEG, KO, MPW, and NEE. Cuts PPL.
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 $46,400.00 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.

December 21 Dividend and Portfolio review

Wow as we close out 2021 and enter 2022 it is time to look at my dividends and portfolio over the last year.

Last year I started the year with a net worth of $469,714.13 and finished with $583,000.49. An incredible run for year almost $120,000 dollar gain that is 24.11 percent increase from last year.

Last year my total portfolio value ended at $269,969.82 this year it ended at $370,530.36 which is a 37.24 percent increase.

Ticker Dividends
KR $41.37
V $6.42
LYB $64.41
VLO $80.36
MSFT $38.40
CVX $72.36
XOM $156.07
WBA $47.75
KO $30.66
O $13.21
Main $30.97
NEE $25.41
DHI $8.10
DUK $91.61
FLO $34.68
FDUS $100.80
FDUS $14.00
R $52.20
USHYX $60.96
Main $14.82
PEG $236.72
MRCC $46.31
BAC $65.94
Total dividend $1,333.53

As you can see my dividends came in at a hefty number and a small 7.61 percent increase over last year. For the quarter I hauled in $3,146.07 which is a 21.83 percent increase. YOY was a 26.70 percent gain in dividends. The big increase in dividends was helped by almost $800 dollars in dividend increases. I won’t get that in 2022 but I want to put myself in position to get that amount again in the near future.

Looking at my portfolio I have 36 stocks and 1 mutual fund. Of those 13 of them are over $10,000.00 dollars in value. I have 2 stocks that pay over $1000.00 a year. Another stock PEG will join that group with its dividend raise in FEB. then it will be awhile before any other stock joins that club. With these results I am very pleased. I never imagined the gains I would be getting I don’t expect a repeat of this year but high single digit gains in portfolio value and net worth are most likely scenarios going forward. Consistently is the key.

Total portfolio value $370,530.36
Forward annual dividend $12,072.41
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,500.79 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,500.79
Net worth as of DEC 21 $583,000.49
Sells HBI
Bought MO, CVX, RILY, DHI, KR, DUK, PPL KO. 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 $43,000 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.

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.

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