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.

Jan 21 Dividend Review

The New Year is here and we are moving right along. January is almost in the record books and the dividends have been tallied.

January was a great month but due to the dividend cut from NRZ and selling APTS I ended up a little short of last years dividend. That’s ok as my portfolio is now better positioned for the long haul. Even with the drop down at the end of January my total portfolio value was higher than last month.

Ticker Dividend
IRM $30.93
PPL $51.88
MPW $19.98
MO $240.40
MAIN $28.57
O $11.89
KDP $16.35
USHYX $46.20
NRZ $94.70
AQN $26.06
Dividend $566.96

Total portfolio value $270,886.64
Forward annual dividend $10,161.89
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9056.35 Expected dividend 2020 $6803.52
Net worth as of December $469,714.13
No sells
Bought MRCC, MPW, BAC, KO, and SBUX. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises none
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
This month I went over $33,800.00 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

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

August 2020 Dividend report

This report catches myself up on dividend reports it is great to get caught up. My portfolio I keep at Merrill Edge really caught fire this month surging past $200,000 Dollars this doesn’t include the stock I have at equinity or my dividend paying mutual fund It was at the end of 2017 my account was at sharebuilder and it went over $100,000. So. Little over 2.5 years later we have the next $100,000, how crazy is that? I doubt it doubles that quickly. I also track my dividend Stocks and it topped out recently at $229,000 these both are incredible numbers. My Goal is to add my non dividend stocks to my main tracker eventually so I can see it all combined.

T $203.24
GIS $28.91
APPL $68.01
ABBV $111.06
MAIN $27.25
O $11.37
CFFN $31.73
SBUX $21.32
USHYX $65.30
Total $568.19

As you can see another solid month. I sold out of GIS and added a little to T, ABBV, SBUX and APPL. In 10 years APPL could be my largest dividend payer by a long shot. The YOY from last years $487.03 is 16.6 percent higher. I hope your August was great

MAY 2020 Dividend Report

Once again May will be a simple report as I am catching up. I am up around where I was 2 years ago and climbing.

GIS $28.91
T $187.07
APPL $67.01
ABBV $99.14
CFFN $31.48
MAIN $25.69
NRZ $22.58
O $9.72
SBUX $16.81
USHYX $45.50
Total $533.91

Nothing to complain about this month except NRZ is a one time payment here and returned to its regular month. T ABBV and APPL were the big ones this month I have been adding to T, ABBV and SBUX and O. YoY increase was Over 12 percent compared to last years $473.49. Hope your dividends were good.

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.