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.

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February Dividends

image Yes Fabulous February dividends are here. Its always great to sit down and let you count my dividends with me. Lets get started.

Busy month for buying and 1 sell which you can read about here.

A fabulous total of $520.03 What is not to like about this? You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was.

As you can see i was paid 14  times by 14 companies. That comes out to $37.14 per company. New companies ABBV and SBUX helped out this month. The rest is from additional buys and some dividend reinvestment.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 28 is $83.16.  That would  leave me with a nice $436.87 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $18.57 a day.  This is a 55.80  percent increase over last February. Total for year now I have brought in $955.74 which brings our total per day $16.19.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $17,719.02. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $5,734.44, 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 2 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 $520.03 brought in this month and a total of $955.74 I am 13.09 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. It doesnt look good now but lots of months left to go. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend is now at $6917.33.

 

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

 

2 Dividend Raises

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SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE:O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.221 per share from $0.2205 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2019. The ex-dividend date for January’s dividend is December 31, 2018. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.652 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.646 per share.

That was the first raise i had it is not alot but it is important not only to me but i believe this is the 25th straight year they will have raised the dividend.

Now since i own  38 shares this will add .228 cents a year nothing to write home about but when you take all the raises O has throughout the year it is about 4 percent higher than last year.

The second one is ATT

Quarterly Dividend Increases for the 35Th Consecutive Year, Reflecting Strong Cash Flows and Confidence for 2019

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The board of directors of AT&T Inc.* (NYSE: T) has approved a 2.0% increase in the company’s quarterly dividend.

AT&T’s quarterly dividend will increase from $0.50 to $0.51 per share. The annual dividend will increase from $2.00 to $2.04 per share.

“Our healthy cash flows and strong outlook for 2019 give us the confidence to raise our dividend for the 35th consecutive year. The dividend is an important way we provide value to our shareholders, and I’m proud that we are able to continue our history of annual increases,” said Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T Inc.

The dividend is payable on Feb. 1, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2019.

I own 336.4126 shares of T this will add $13.45 to my dividends. the new year is looking good already one of the best starts ive had and it will only get better as more dividend increases come in. The goal one day is to have my dividends pay all my current and future bills right now most months would be covered on bills but in the future i will have more.

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $21.75

Have you had any raises lately?

November 2018 Dividends

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December is upon us and the weather is getting colder but the dividends are heating up. yep those dividends keep coming no matter what the weather does or the stock market through all its up and downs the one constant thing is those dividends hitting my account. Lots of them hit my account this month.

November is a slower month but has been growing lately as I add and it is slowly coming up and as of this month is higher than OCT. The big question will it stay higher? we will see as the year pans out next year.

You can see the November buys here.

As you can see i was paid 12 times by 11 companies. That comes out to $43.22 per company. CFFN paid its extra dividend in NOV instead of DEC which pushed this months up. I wont hit $700.00 in a month this year but should sometime next year.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 30 is $89.01.  That would  leave me with a nice $386.42 to put towards my bills. But i am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, we brought in $15.84 a day.  This is a 98% increase over last November. Total for year now we have brought in $5275.56 which brings our total per day $15.79. This month continued to put last years total dividend in the rear view mirror. Total lifetime tracked dividends is $16,085.72. Definitely seeing the results as our estimated income for this year stands at $5,755. 15 dollars for this year. The 12 month rolling estimated dividend stands at $6,528.85. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

How was your dividend haul? Did you do better than expected? Let me know in the comments below.

Sell UVE and 2018 buy #6 T

As some have said its always hard to decision to sell but at least it makes it easier when they havent raised their dividend in 2 years and drop considerably in the summer due to hurricane season. That is one of the many reasons i decided to sell UVE it was a tough decision but with another company standing ready to buy i had to pull the trigger.

On May 15th 2018 the decision was made i waited for a littlew up tick in UVE price then pulled the trigger selling all 238.8732 which netted me $8,213.87 of cash.   I had made over $4,000.00 dollars off this investment but with upcoming Hurricane season coming since it is a insurance company with its main business in florida now was a good time to sell and when it drops when a hurricane is bearing down on florida in the future i will pick some more up.

Now onto the buy I had my eyes on ATT for awhile so it was a no brainer that this would be the company i put my money in. On May 17th i bought 250 Shares of T for a cost of $8,055.70.  This buy adds $125 a quarter to my dividends $500 a year to my dividends. this brings my total share count of T to 331.38.  This brings my 12 month future dividends to $6028.74.

Have you sold any lately? have you bought anything lately?

Disclaimer: Long T.

2018 buy number 3 T

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Yes my third buy and for the year and im a cruising so far of course now i need more money but who doesnt? Yesterday I bought 30 shares of T. Yes i pushed it to do that but its worth it in the end. The 30 shares cost me $1,102.10 including commission. This 30 shares brings my total to 81.38 and adds $15.00 dollars a quarter or 60.00 a year.

Have you bought anything lately?

Disclaimer: Long T