February 2020 Dividend Review

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We are 2 months into the year and the market was marching and initially threw off any bad news that was heading its way then we hit the last week of February and The corona virus  finally started affecting the markets.  I think these things are overblown and the media makes more of it than they should. Some say why catch a falling knife other people I here say they wont invest till this is over. I will continue to buy a little here and a little there just like always and let the market work itself out.

This month saw me hit new high in my portfolio Value only to come crashing down but i am OK with that, because my money is buying  more stock and my dividends that are reinvested will do the same thing as long as the market is down.

My total for the month of is $509.98 If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 29 is $86.13.  That would  leave me with a nice $423.85 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $17.58 a day.  This is a 1.97 percent decrease over last February. Total for year now I have brought in $1097.14 which drops our total per day  to $18.28.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $25348.35.  The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6582.84 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. You can look at past dividends here.

With $509.98 brought in this month and a total of $1097.14 I am 11.42  percent of my Bronze level goal of $9600.00.   My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $8,782.52 to $8,963.54.

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 Feb 29, 2020 I have a 11.18% S&p 500 TR is 13.04%  increase. Increase for Feb 1st-Feb 29th i have a -9.03% the S&P 500 is -8.23%. Increase from Jan 1st -Feb 29 -10.19%  S&p 500 TR is -8.27%

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?

December 19 Buys

As 2019 closes and 2020 we report our buys and sells from our portfolio

  1. On 12/2/19 I purchased 2 shares of SBUX at a price of $84.48 for a total of $168.97. This will add $3.28 to my dividend total.
  2. On 12/2/19 I purchased 2 shares of DAL at a price of $56.95 for a total of $113.91. This will add $3.22 to my dividend total.
  3. On 12/3/19 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at a price of $55.13 for a total of $165.39. This will add $4.83 to my dividend total.
  4. On 12/3/19 I purchased 3 shares of WBA at a price of $57.98 for a total of $115.95. This will add $5.49 to my dividend total.
  5.  On 12/5/19 I purchased 10 shares of KR at a price of $26.52 for a total of $265.15. This will add $6.40 to my dividend total.
  6. On 12/10/19 I purchased 3 shares of KO at a price of $53.88 for a total of $161.65. This will $4.80 add to my dividend total.
  7. On 12/11/19 I purchased 5 shares of CVX at a price of $116.84 for a total of $584.20. This will add $23.80 to my dividend total.
  8. On 12/11/19 I purchased 12 shares of KR at a price of $27.66 for a total of $331.96. This will add $7.68 to my dividend total.
  9. On 12/11/19 I purchased 4 shares of WBA at a price of $58.02 for a total of $232.09. This will add $7.32 to my dividend total.
  10. On 12/13/19 I purchased 6 shares of KDP at a price of $28.72 for a total of $172.32. This will add $3.60 to my dividend total.
  11. On 12/13/19 I purchased 3 shares of R at a price of $52.37 for a total of $157.11. This will add $6.72 to my dividend total.
  12. On 12/13/19 I purchased 8 shares of HBI at a price of $14.63 for a total of $117.08. This will add $4.80 to my dividend total.
  13. On 12/13/19 I purchased 3 shares of ABBV at a price of $87.44 for a total of $262.34. This will add $14.16 to my dividend total.
  14. On 12/16/19 I purchased 2 shares of DUK at a price of $89.71 for a total of $179.42. This will add $7.76 to my dividend total.
  15. On 12/17/19 I purchased 2 shares of WBA at a price of $57.06 for a total of $114.13. This will add $3.66 to my dividend total.
  16. On 12/1719 I purchased 2 shares of ABBV at a price of $89.23 for a total of $178.46. This will add $9.44 to my dividend total.
  17. On 12/17/19 I purchased 5 shares of KDP at a price of $28.50 for a total of $142.55. This will add $3.00 to my dividend total.
  18. On 12/18/19 I purchased 3 shares of R at a price of $52.37 for a total of $157.11. This will add $6.72 to my dividend total.
  19. On 12/24/19 I purchased 2 shares of XOM at a price of $69.97 for a total of $139.95. This will add $6.96 to my dividend total.
  20. On 12/24/19 I purchased 2 shares of D at a price of $81.18 for a total of $162.36. This will add $7.34 to my dividend total.
  21. On 12/27/19 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at a price of $59.05 for a total of $177.15. This will add $4.83 to my dividend total.
  22. On 12/30/19 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at a price of $58.30 for a total of $174.92. This will add $4.83 to my dividend total.
  23. On 12/30/19 I purchased 7 shares of HBI at a price of $14.81 for a total of $103.71. This will add $4.20 to my dividend total.

 

On 12/04/19 i bought 1 share of visa in my retirement account for $181.08 which also adds $1.20 to my dividends

I sold 318 shares of ford for $2891.93 the partial share sold later for $7.61 My income lost $191.28

These buys added $154.84 for the taxable I used 4377.88 help by the sell of F which was sold off in 2 batches. a total of $156.04 between the 2 accounts. 24 buys and 1 sell busy month  I had a negative month of $35.24 but thats ok it will go up over the year and thats all that matters.

 

What were you buying in Dec? Let me know in the comments.

November 19 Dividend Review

imageLess than 1 month left in the year.  We have our sights set on finishing out the year strong and finishing this out.  I bought in $446.70 this month. 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 10 times by 10 companies. That comes out to $44.67 per company.  Some dividend reinvestment and additions helped bring this up though it still droopped but that was expected

An addendum to last month I surpassed last years dividend with my last dividend recieved in OCT.

 

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 30 is $89.10.  That would  leave me with a nice $357.6 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 14.89 a day.  This is a 53.50% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $6402.37 which brings our total per day down to $19.16.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $23165.65. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6984.40 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 $446.70 brought in this month and a total of $6402.37 I am 87.70 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 $7666.06 to $8185.67

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 Nov 30, 2019 I have a 19.76%  S&p 500 TR is 19.62%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -Nov 30 27.27%  S&p 500 TR is 27.63%  for the month of November it is 3.14% to 3.63%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

November Buys

November may have been cold but the stock buys were hot. Here are some of my best ideas.

  1. On 11/04/2019 I bought 1 share of SBUX at $82.39 for a total of $82.39. This purchase will add $1.64 to my forward dividends.
  2. On 11/04/2019 I bought 10 shares of CFFN at $14.39 for a total of $143.90. This purchase will add $3.40 to my forward dividends.
  3. On 11/05/2019 I bought 3 shares of KO at $52.34 for a total of $157.04. This purchase will add $4.80 to my forward dividends.
  4. On 11/06/2019 I bought 102.041 shares of USHYX at $7.84 for a total of $800.00. This purchase will add $47.95 to my forward dividends.
  5. On 11/08/2019 I bought 3 shares of DUK at $89.64 for a total of $268.91. This purchase will add $11.34 to my forward dividends.
  6. On 11/11/2019 I bought 2 shares of D at $79.73 for a total of $159.47. This purchase will add $7.34 to my forward dividends.
  7. On 11/14/2019 I bought 115 shares of CFFN at $14.23 for a total of $1,635.94. This purchase will add $39.41 to my forward dividends.
  8. On 11/14/2019 I bought 4 shares of DUK at $88.37 for a total of $353.48. This purchase will add $15.12 to my forward dividends.
  9. On 11/18/2019 I bought 6 shares of LYB at $94.68 for a total of $568.09. This purchase will add $25.20 to my forward dividends.
  10. On 11/18/2019 I bought 1 share of CVX at $119.22 for a total of $119.22. This purchase will add $4.76 to my forward dividends.
  11. On 11/19/2019 I bought 3 shares of DUK at $87.04 for a total of $261.12. This purchase will add $11.34  to my forward dividends.
  12. On 11/20/2019 I bought 6 shares of VLO at $95.41 for a total of $572.48. This purchase will add $21.60 to my forward dividends.
  13. On 11/20/2019 I bought 10 shares of DAL at $56.06 for a total of $560.65. This purchase will add $16.01 to my forward dividends.
  14. On 11/20/2019 I bought 100 shares of CFFN at $14.32 for a total of $1,432.00. This purchase will add $34.00 to my forward dividends.
  15. On 11/21/2019 I bought 4 shares of R at $49.92 for a total of $199.66. This purchase will add $8.96 to my forward dividends.
  16. On 11/21/2019 I bought 4 shares of GIS at $52.55 for a total of $210.19. This purchase will add $7.84 to my forward dividends.
  17. On 11/22/2019 I bought 2 shares of D at $82.58 for a total of $165.16. This purchase will add $7.34 to my forward dividends.
  18. On 11/26/2019 I bought 3 shares of WBA at $59.98 for a total of $179.93. This purchase will add $5.49 to my forward dividends.
  19. On 11/27/2019 I bought 3 shares of DAL at $56.95 for a total of $170.84. This purchase will add $4.83 to my forward dividends.
  20. On 11/27/2019 I bought 2 shares of KO at $53.83 for a total of $107.65. This purchase will add $3.20 to my forward dividends.
  21. On 11/29/2019 I bought 3 shares of GIS at $53.12 for a total of $159.35. This purchase will add $5.88 to my forward dividends.
  22. On 11/29/2019 I bought 2 shares of LYB at 93.25 for a total of $186.51. This purchase will add $8.40 to my forward dividends.

These dividends in my taxable account tallied up to $295.85. I added $8493.98 in buys to this account.

Now I recently opened a Roth also at MerrillEdge so i have started funding that. Since I just work part time put what i can in the account when i accumulate some money.

  1. On 11/06/2019 I bought 20 shares of APTS at $12.99 for a total of $259.78. This purchase will add $21.00 to my forward dividends.
  2. On 11/08/2019 I bought 60 shares of MRCC at $10.93 for a total of $655.80. This purchase will add $84.00 to my forward dividends.
  3. On 11/14/2019 I bought 1 share of V at $179.09 for a total of $179.09. This purchase will add $1.20 to my forward dividends.
  4. On 11/19/2019 I bought 50 shares of AQN at $13.91 for a total of $695.33. This purchase will add $28.00 to my forward dividends.
  5. On 11/22/2019 I bought 1 share of V at $178.67 for a total of $178.67. This purchase will add $1.20 to my forward dividends.

I plan on the Roth being a pure drip account. These purchases added $135.4. In the Roth I added $1968.67 in buys.

Combined i added $10,462.65 and added to my dividends $431.25.A great month as far as money spent and dividends added. Have you bought anything lately? Let me know in the comments.

SBUX Dividend Raise

Image result for sbux Starbucks decided to give me a raise and who would not turn down a raise? On Oct 30th SBUX decided to send me a raise., you can read about it here. Thats right a 14 percent raise from .36 cents to .41 cents.  Where else can i get that type of raise besides investing in a strong company that grows its dividend?

This is my first increase from SBUX and it is nice hopewfully contginues to grow its dividend for years and years. Since i own 32 Shares that comes out to $1.60 a quarter or $6.40 a year. This barring any surprise raises will be my last raise of the year. while we did get over $200.00 we fell short of my goal but it was fun watching those dividend increases come in and next year will be even better.

 

 

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

SBUX $6.40

MSFT $12.13

O $.230

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 $226.91

Have you had any raises lately?

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

August 2019 Dividend Review

monopoly_goYes we are done with August and onto September. 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.

As you can see I was paid 11 times by 11 companies. That comes out to $44.27 per company. 2 new stocks.  Buys and re investments have helped make up the difference. $487.03 less than last year but due to cuts and sells it is expected to be less for awhile but this month will continue to grow. OHI  with its tenant problems was risky so i sold it off and the dividend was cut on AGNC and VOD so it was time to dump those 2 also it looks like we will come out good as those were pushed into other months. This will be the last dividend i receive for VOD

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 $394.96 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 15.71 a day.  This is a -10.66% decrease over last August. Total for year now I have brought in $4424.97 which brings our total per day $18.20.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $21,188.25. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6637.45 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 $487.03 brought in this month and a total of $4424.97 I am 60.61  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 $7262.14 to $7490.12

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.

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 August 31st, 2019 i have a 7.38%  S&p 500 TR is 10.91%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -August 31st 14.11%  S&p 500 TR is 18.34%  for the month of August it is -2.21% to -1.58%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

Magnificent May Dividend Report

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This my favorite time of the month not only publishing my Dividend report but reading yours also as it takes 2 to make this work and we are all doing something to make a difference in our lives no matter what the goal is.

As we enter the last month of the first half of 2019 yes you read that right we are almost half way through the year already. I want to finish out the year strong and get my portfolio to where it can better withstand A downturn of prolong time so i do not have to sell anything. I have a few more stocks to rearrange do not know when that will happen but i want focus on getting more dividends and dividend growth.

Busy month for buying and selling which you can read about here.

An magnificent total of $473.19, three straight months over $500.00 ended though.  You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was. this month will be the last month it will be this high but other months will get higher and we hope make up the difference.

As you can see i was paid 12 times by 12 companies. That comes out to $39.45 per company. 3 new stocks replaced 3 that were sold with some good money coming from ABBV. Then other buys and re investments have helped make up the difference.

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 $381.42 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $15.27 a day.  This is a 38.10 percent increase over last May. Total for year now I have brought in $2631.40 which brings our total per day $17.42.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $19394.68. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6,315.36 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, 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 $473.19 brought in this month and a total of $2631.40 I am 36.04 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. I put  some dent in it but i was hoping to be closer to  45 percent there is still lots of time and I am hoping by the end of June to be at 47-50 percent. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend dropped from $6930.04 to 6822.34

I will be making some changes to my Portfolio, not all at once but over time to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. This will take time and will have some sells and hard decisions. but in the end i will have a better portfolio.

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 i through April 30, 2019 i have a 1.88%  S&p 500 TR is 3.78%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -April 30 8.27%  S&p 500 TR is 10.73%  for the month of May it is -6.97% to -6.35%  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

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