Monday, September 10, 2018

August 2018 Dividends Received

Here is the dividends received last month.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
T $190.25 $190.25
PG $82.77 $71.65 $11.12
CLX $79.94 $79.94
O $57.89 $57.89
APD $56.88 $56.88
SBUX $45.93 $33.75 $12.18
GIS $35.96 $3.43 $32.53
CL $28.75 $28.75
ABT $24.34 $24.34
MA $20.18 $8.29 $11.89
GD $18.73 $18.73
INTEREST $1.86 $0.02 $1.84
$643.48 $516.03 $127.45

The growth is pretty well on track with my plans. Nothing unusual happened and everything is moving like clockwork. The moving average of my dividends per month is sitting at around $1056. August is a light month. I'm expecting $1250 in September and $1420 in October which will push the moving average higher.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Recent buy: PEP, JNJ, T, APD ...

The following stocks were purchased today:

xel 500
wec 500
nee 1400

pep 2000

mmm 500
itw 500
hon 500
gd 500

jnj 1000

tjx 500

bdx 500
syk 1000

t 1000

apd 1000

Saturday, September 1, 2018

All charts fixed

I fixed all the charts that were broken due to Scottrade no longer providing free graphs after TD Ameritrade acquired them. The charts are now interactive instead of simple pictures, so they may take a bit longer to load.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Recent buy: PEP, APD, KO

Added the following today:
Around $3500 used.

PEP: $1382
APD: $1339
KO: $794

Sunday, August 19, 2018

July 2018 Portfolio Summary

This post will summarize what happened to my portfolio in July of 2018. I will use data as of 8/17/2018 in this post (I am usually late to post the previous month's report). First we will summarize what happened in the general markets.

This blog summarizes my multi-decade long project of dividend investing. My purpose is to build passive dividend income that can grow by itself annually. The most important objective is the safety of the dividend, the self-sustaining ability of the companies to increase their dividends, and the overall growth of my passive income in the future to support myself. All results and dollar results shown here are that of my own and funded with my own hard earned cash. 

The S&P500 index did very well in July. As a result my portfolio saw a decent increase in value. The rise has large support from the Consumer Staples sector. I have 31% of my portfolio in consumer staples so this boost really helped the portfolio value growth.

With a combination of market growth and increasing investment from my biweekly salary contributions, my portfolio has crossed the $500,000 threshold with high velocity.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

July 2018 Dividends Received

Here is a chart of my dividends in July:

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
PM $389.90 $337.70 $52.20
MO $387.07 $333.79 $53.28
KMB $87.55 $47.34 $40.21
XEL $76.36 $76.36
KO $74.29 $74.29
MKC $62.70 $40.64 $22.06
O $57.66 $57.66
ADP $52.81 $52.81
ITW $46.50 $46.50
MDT $33.50 $33.50
SYK $13.76 $9.48 $4.28
INTEREST $1.10 $0.06 $1.04
$1,283.20 $1,052.47 $230.73