Friday, November 8, 2019

Recent buy: WEC, NEE, XEL

At last, the utility companies are pulling back. I will keep adding on the drops and plan to just average myself in as I want more utility exposure. If they can get over 3% yield that is most ideal. Here are the additions today. The top 3 utilities I like to eye are NEE as Number 1, and then XEL and WEC are my favorites behind NEE. NEE has grown to be in the top 5 list of positions in my portfolio mainly by its own effort. It has a very impressive earnings and dividend growth history spanning decades.

NEE: $221
XEL: $480
WEC: $263

Trades are free for me really so low dollar value trades are not an issue. $964 was invested.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

October 2019 Dividends Received

Here is a tally of all the cash received last month from my investments.

This is a record month. All dividends were reinvested to fund the income snowball machine I am trying to build.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
MO $549.92 $474.56 $75.36
PM $472.03 $415.52 $56.51
KMB $145.23 $102.32 $42.91
XEL $135.41 $135.41
KO $126.95 $126.95
ITW $119.34 $96.57 $22.77
ADP $85.97 $85.97
MKC $72.99 $48.87 $24.12
O $72.84 $72.84
MDT $40.35 $40.35
SYK $35.24 $30.54 $4.70
INTEREST $0.48 $0.48
$1,856.75 $1,557.54 $299.21

Thursday, October 31, 2019

October 2019 Portfolio Summary

I am going to start to title my monthly reports using the month that I am writing in, instead of writing about last month's status, since I usually end up writing my monthly report at the end of every month. This summary will detail how my portfolio is doing for October 2019, as now is close to end of October.

I'll start with the two most important charts, which show the progress of my saving and investing strategy.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Recent buy: ADP , T

Bought the following today:

ADP: $2904.84
T: $114.42

My trades are commission free, I always trade with Limits. These are all previously existing positions, just adding more.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Recent buy: KMB, MO, D

I bought the following today:

KMB - $1073
MO - $929
D - $413

More dividends to come.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Recent buy: MO, ADP, GIS, SYK, T, D

I added the following to my taxable account on 10/10 (Thursday).

I now only add to my taxable account as I do not use a 401k with my new employer. I rolled my original 401k with previous employer to a self managed IRA with the same broker I have for my taxable account, so both accounts basically are "one" account, easier to manage. And I can just walk in the same branch and get all the same job done.

I have not contributed to the Roth IRA for many years now since the $5-6K or so annual contribution limit is small compared to the contributions I do to my taxable account. So the extra paperwork, doing the backdoor Roth IRA, and managing multiple accounts is not worth it.

I also want to be able to use my money whatever way I like before old age, so I chose to pay taxes instead of delaying everything. Anyways, below is the purchase list. I tried to mix higher growth stocks with low dividends with high dividend slow growth stocks to balance things out.

Order Date   Trade  Action  Security  Quantity  Buy Price Total Invested
10/10/2019 10:46 AM ET  Buy   MO  30 $43.25 $1,297.35
10/10/2019 10:49 AM ET  Buy   ADP  6 $158.88 $953.27
10/10/2019 11:04 AM ET  Buy   GIS  13 $54.59 $709.66
10/10/2019 11:05 AM ET  Buy   SYK  2 $210.80 $421.60
10/10/2019 11:07 AM ET  Buy   GIS  10 $54.60 $545.99
10/10/2019 11:14 AM ET  Buy   SYK  10 $211.40 $2,114.00
10/10/2019 11:15 AM ET  Buy   T  30 $37.50 $1,125.00
10/10/2019 11:15 AM ET  Buy   D  5 $81.27 $406.35

Friday, October 11, 2019

September 2019 Dividends Received

Below are the dividends I received in September, close to $1800. All of this amount was reinvested back to keep the snowball moving.
It is a new high, and the dividends are pushing ever forward. The snowball looks to be set in motion.

Right now, the overall Portfolio is outputting  $19,518 USD a year after several recent additions. It is getting close to the $20K mark.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
JNJ $251.94 $246.16 $5.78
PEP $210.73 $177.78 $32.95
HD $195.35 $156.75 $38.60
NEE $178.74 $134.44 $44.30
MMM $148.05 $121.73 $26.32
D $138.22 $86.54 $51.68
WEC $130.53 $114.36 $16.17
BDX $77.76 $77.76
O $72.45 $72.45
V $59.60 $45.81 $13.79
MCD $55.59 $55.59
ROST $54.64 $54.64
TJX $49.27 $49.27
BA $45.47 $45.47
MSFT $45.05 $20.02 $25.03
CHD $44.27 $29.62 $14.65
HON $39.25 $39.25
INTEREST $0.37 $0.37
$1,797.28 $1,455.56 $341.72

Monday, September 30, 2019

August 2019 Portfolio Summary

Will post this summary using data as of end of September, a bit behind on my reporting. Will make this short and keep it more visual than text.

Portfolio has been moving up and down around the $750K range for a while. A lot of turmoil in the Sino US trade war, which affects investor optimism. The $1M mark is coming closer, however it will still require a lot of work to get there. I am not sure if I can reach it, but it doesn't really matter, I will just push the goal out another year. It doesn't matter if I hit it one year faster or slower. The goal is the very long term, many decades out. After my first $1M I will shoot for the next million, and eventually each million becomes progressively easier to obtain, and my goal will then be $10M.

August 2019 Dividends Received

Was too busy to post this earlier. August dividends are listed as below.
September is coming to an end as well, will post that report soon.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
T $247.43 $247.43
CLX $170.40 $170.40
PG $125.23 $113.88 $11.35
APD $118.01 $118.01
GIS $83.19 $45.59 $37.60
CL $80.57 $67.95 $12.62
O $72.23 $72.23
SBUX $57.35 $44.99 $12.36
GD $46.73 $46.73
ABT $36.95 $36.95
MA $31.16 $15.63 $15.53
INTEREST $0.61 $0.61
$1,069.86 $908.17 $161.69

Recent buy: T and CLX

The following amounts were added to my portfolio today:

CLX: $1519
T: $1476

I have $10K sitting to invest, so will decide what else to add.
My annual dividends now is at $19,247. It is getting very close to the $20K a year in dividend income mark.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

July 2019 Portfolio Summary

The July review is a bit late, not so much free time this month.
I'll post what happened as of 8/30/2019.

The S&P500 has pushed through the 3K barrier a few weeks ago. Recently stocks have retreated from the highs and are bouncing at some resistance levels below the 3K peak. The trade war with China has escalated, and this is creating uncertainties for many industries that rely on business in China or need goods supplied from China.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

July 2019 Dividends Received

July has ended. And here are the results for dividend income collected. I collect these dividend payments like a landlord will collect his rent checks every month. And then I put the cash to work by reinvesting them in more shares. And the cycle continues. There's not much action or excitement or get rich tricks here, just a very repetitious and regimen-like, boring, but consistent, way of life. Kind of like watching paint dry.

Ticker      Total    Taxable         401k
MO $507.46 $436.84 $70.62
PM $442.26 $387.97 $54.29
KMB $135.97 $93.38 $42.59
XEL $134.52 $134.52
KO $114.07 $114.07
ITW $110.78 $89.64 $21.14
ADP $76.90 $76.90
MKC $72.73 $48.70 $24.03
O $71.54 $71.54
MDT $40.77 $40.77
SYK $35.16 $30.47 $4.69
INTEREST $1.65 $1.65
$1,743.81 $1,454.91 $288.90

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Recent buy: MMM, GIS, CLX, MO ...

$15,183 USD got put to work today. The cash position was growing too large.
The load is the following:

Description  Type  Symbol/ CUSIP  Quantity  Price  Amount 
Buy AT&T INC  4 $32.01 ($128.04)
Buy AT&T INC  1 $32.02 ($32.02)
Buy REALTY INCM CRP MD PV$1. REIT  2 $69.28 ($138.56)
Buy AUTOMATIC DATA PROC  ADP  5 $168.22 ($841.11)
Buy TJX COS INC NEW  TJX  10 $54.60 ($546.00)
Buy ABBOTT LABS  ABT  10 $88.48 ($884.80)
Buy GENL DYNAMICS CORP COM  GD  9 $185.21 ($1,666.89)
Buy ROSS STORES INC COM  ROST  10 $106.57 ($1,065.70)
Buy PHILIP MORRIS INTL INC  PM  10 $86.33 ($863.30)
Buy ALTRIA GROUP INC  MO  10 $50.14 ($501.40)
Buy COLGATE PALMOLIVE  CL  12 $72.22 ($866.64)
Buy COCA COLA COM  KO  20 $54.22 ($1,084.40)
Buy KIMBERLY CLARK  KMB  8 $134.85 ($1,078.80)
Buy CLOROX CO DEL COM  CLX  20 $163.84 ($3,276.80)
Buy GENERAL MILLS  GIS  15 $52.48 ($787.20)
Buy 3M COMPANY  MMM  8 $177.67 ($1,421.36)

Some of the purchases are good value, and yield higher. Some are lower yield, more expensive, but have very high growth rate. So I balance my portfolio with both. Since I'm young, my portfolio is more tailored to higher growth less high yield. I am looking for dividend and capital gain growth. The dividend, I can tailor later on for more income as I am older.

The portfolio's total dividend income per year shot up a few hundred. It now sits at $18,793
So close to the $20K barrier! This will be a big milestone, trying hard to achieve it soon.

Cash position sits now at $6842. The cash position will grow back up again soon, and I can again deploy it again. Hopefully by that time the market is at a lower point.

Happy Investing