August 2022 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Another month down and another report to give. I love writing these and reading yours. It looked like for a bit the market was going to surge higher but has ended the month on a down note. That is ok because lower prices mean more shares. More shares means more dividends as long as there is no cuts.

Ticker Dividend
APPL $80.91
OMF $157.70
ABBV $272.82
DHI $18.90
USHYX $66.60
Rily $123.00
NXST $2.70
SBUX $61.25
Total $783.88

Not a lot of dividend paying companies but the amount packs a punch. Next year will be over $800.00 and I’m stocked. Friday August 26 my forward dividends hit over $12,000 again. Don’t plan on any sells so it should grow at a nice clip.

This month was lower than last year because of a special dividend a -32.39 percent lower. Without the special dividend it would be a 1.79 percent increase.

Portfolio review my portfolio value fell by 2.67 percent. Dividend raise was only 1 MO which added over $55.00 to my forward dividends. My top 10 was fairly steady with the 2 swaps being GOOG moved up to the 3 spot and ABBV falling to the 4 spot USHYX moved up to the 7 spot and dropped MO to the 8 spot. Still 13 stocks above $10,000. I once dreamed of getting 1 stock above $10,000 now to have that many seems surreal. Next year it could be even more and continue to climb as I add to positions. My number 2 spot is occupied by PEG which my mom inherited from my grandma and then gave it to me. When she gave it to me it had 408 shares. This was in 2019 it now has 475 shares. The value when she gave it to me was around $19,500 it is now worth around $30,000. Without adding anything except the reinvested dividends it has grown nicely.

Nothing to complaign about really my portfolio will grow again I just have to keep adding to it. One of these months we will have a month like November 2020 and the portfolio will explode upward again.

As I look forward to September I should get around $1350.00 in dividends.

Total portfolio value $365,365.41
Forward annual dividend $12,011.83
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,325.86 Expected dividend as of 2022 $11,822.75
Net worth as of MAR 22 $538,682.58
Sells
Bought MRCC, AMZN, OMF, KR. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises. MO.
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.

MAY 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Another month down and we are entering June. Where does time go? Last week the market snapped a long losing streak but still ended up down for the month. But you know what? My dividends come rolling in wether the market is up or down.

Ticker Dividend
APPL $80.10
ABBV $264.76
SBUX $58.31
USHYX $76.27
OMF $152.95
DHI $18.68
RILY $114.00
NXST $0.90
Dividends $765.97

Sold T before the cut and was concerned I wouldn’t be able to beat last year but I did barely so this is a win win for me. I love the way this is growing.

My portfolio value was up about a bit over last month but down still from the beginning of the year. CVX, XOM, and MO were big gainers in my top 10. I currently have 13 stocks over $10,000. I remember when MO was the closest one and it was something I looked forward to now MO is my 5th highest and hanging on by a thread. My newest over $10,000 club member is VLO. It made a huge push to get up there. On the outside looking in is SBUX, which could rejoin the $10,000 club with some good growth this month.

This months dividends was 1.17 percent higher than last May. YOY it is 18.95 percent higher than last year. I would like that to hit higher but with some of my sells it won’t be easy. But I positioned myself for good dividend growth next year and beyond.

Had 3 dividend raises AQN, FLO, and LYB with LYB giving us a $5.20 special dividend. That will help my June income. The regular dividends increased by $31.20. To get that dividend I would have to add $1019.6 dollars to get that equivalent.

Total portfolio value $377,925.83
Forward annual dividend $11,557.13
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,407.58 Expected dividend as of 2022 $11,381..23
Net worth as of MAR 22 $600,434.42
Sells
Bought RILY, TGT, SBUX, BAC, and AAPL. 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 $49,000.00 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.

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.

January 22 Dividend And Portfolio recap

Welcome back as a new year is under way and month 1 is complete. I am going to run down my dividends, and an over view of my portfolio. The best part of dividend investing is watching my dividends come in.

Ticker Dividend
PPL $51.88
MO $271.38
MPW $28.67
MAIN $31.95
O $13.24
AQN $39.75
KDP $29.81
NRZ $162.13
USHYX $72.05
Total dividend $700.86

A great month to start the year. MPW, AQN and part of NRZ are in my Roth. I plan to move the rest of NRZ over to the Roth in the coming years. I plan on moving MAIN and O into my Roth over the next few years also. Last Jan I started in the negative this year was a 23 percent increase.

I sold T and bought DHI, RILY, OMF, SBUX, ABBV, AAPL. It was a tough decision but had to be made. My goal in this move is to get better dividends and growth over the long run.

As far as my Top 10 stocks the bottom of it was ever changing SBUX was in there but the recent drop and rise from CVX pushed them in the top 10 to replace T. My portfolio value fell a little, the dividends dropped but I think long term this portfolio will be built to withstand major drops. with the loss of T my portfolio number of stocks stands at 36 stocks which includes 1 mutual fund and one non dividend payer

Total portfolio value $366,688.26
Forward annual dividend $11,623.25
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,634.69 Expected dividend as of 2022 11,500.79
Net worth as of DEC 21 $583,000.49
Sells T
Bought DHI, RILY, SBUX, AAPL, AABV, PPL, FLO. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises 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 $45,000 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.

Dividend and Portfolio Review Nov 21

November has come to an end and how do I say this but we are in the last month of 2021 that’s right December 21 is here but we are going to talk about November.

November is done and the dividends are tallied up no matter what happens to the stock market the dividends roll in. Even though my total portfolio was down at the end of the month these dividends kept coming in and they are good.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
OMF $72.80
APPL $75.31
ABBV $233.97
MAIN $30.83
O $12.67
RILY $42.00
RILY $126.00
USHYX $74.65
SBUX $37.24
HBI $36.45
Total $955.97

As you can see this November was a strong dividend month pushing ever so close to the comma club. RILY paid a supplemental dividend. Apple is on fire keeps hitting new highs in my portfolio. As I’m in my upper mid 40s I still like a good mix of growth and income stocks so my current portfolio fits me well. I will continue to add to both as I get money to add.

HBI for the second quarter in a row paid in the middle month. I don’t know if this will continue going forward or not. DHI which usually pays in the middle of the quarter looks like at the end of the year pays out in Dec.

This month was 55.09 percent higher than last year. My overall dividends year to date are 29.72 percent higher than last year. With the expected cut from T next year it will be harder to keep that growth but if I can keep it above 10 percent I’ll be happy. Dividend raises this year resulted in $799.25 extra dollars into my account over the next year. This was my highest ever and shows dividends are back. Based on my dividend portfolio I would have to invest over $22,000 to get that.

Total portfolio value $340,407.05
Forward annual dividend $11,711.04
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,406.46 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,091.55
Net worth as of Sept $536,983.98
Sells
Bought KDP, DHI. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises DHI, O, and MAIN.
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.

August 21 Dividend Review

August is in the books and I have calculated the results. One thing that is good about the market when you are dividend investing is those dividends come in wether the market is up or down. The market has been on a tear lately, which is good for my portfolio. Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $75.19
MAIN $29.66
O $12.65
OMF $72.80
OMF $364.00
ABBV $227.54
DHI $3.80
USHYX $57.89
Rily $8.50
Rily $25.50
SBUX $31.50
HBI $36.45
Total $1,159.53

You can see the results for themselves. OMF and Rily both paid special dividends which helped me get to $1,159.53 in dividends this month. HBI paid this month instead of September. This is first off month to go over $1,000.00 so I’m pretty excited about these results. 3 payments over $200.00 is pretty good.

This was a good month. Dividend increases this year has been kicking it. I won’t get as many next year. Almost half my rise from $10,000 in forward dividends to where I am now was driven by dividend increases. But I still should get quite a bit. I still have a few stocks that haven’t given an increase in awhile. This month was 104 percent higher than last year. Year over year I am 31.4 percent higher.

In my portfolio the top 10 stocks make up over 50 percent of my portfolio. The 10 spot is battle between DUK and XOM with DUK winning right now SBUX and KR are not that far behind.

Total portfolio value $338,427.37
Forward annual dividend $11,307.57
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,766.75 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10,585.14
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought Rily, SBUX, CVX. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MO, MGIC, NRZ, FDUS
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.

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.

February 21 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Another month down. This year is flying and the dividends are coming in. Dividend increases coming in at a nice pace.

Ticker Dividend
T. $214.05
APPL. $69.84
ABBV. $215.89
MAIN. $28.75
O. $12.59
CFFN. $31.73
USHYX $56.24
Amount $629.09

As you can see this was a great month growing dividends. SBUX put off their dividend till next month or it would have been higher. This month was 23.3 percent higher than last years dividend. Year over year total right now is 9.01 percent. Very happy considering last month was negative. This will be my last dividend for CFFN as I sold it off for OMF. Portfolio value is up 2.9 percent since the start of the year

I am moving forward and will soon have to update some of my future goals. Don’t know when but I imagine sometime this year at the way things are going. Even if I reach them next year it’s ok.

Total portfolio value $278,932.04
Forward annual dividend $10,324.11
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9176.46 Expected dividend 2021 $7176.30
Net worth as of December $469,714.13
Sells CFFN, BRK.B
Bought OMF, NEE, KR, and NRZ, ABBV. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises KO, MPW, NEE FDUS, PEG
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 $34,500 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.

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