Dividend Increases

So Early  this year many dividend cuts, I stopped following the increases in early june  as they were very few here and there in my portfolio. Now almost at the end of the year, I went back  till June to check how many increases i had how much impact it had on my account.

So i had 11 increases in my account adding up to $75 to my dividends. ABBV had the biggest impact.

Overall this year I  had $173 added in dividend increases  for my account. My portfolio yield is around 2.2%  This mean like new capital like 7k in capital.

ymbolDividend Hike
ABBV24.96
RDS2.86
HRL2.35655
AFL1.48
V5
SBUX8.132
LMT18.84
ITW1.778
TGT4.7544
KR1.9432
SBUX3.26
75.36415
So how did you Guys do with increases.

2020 November Dividends

 One more month in books and we are almost at the end of the year. What a strange year, no one  expected  to be this kind of year with pandemic and huge fall in stock market and rise again.

I have received $543 in dividends for the month of November ,Almost like $17 every day of the month.

Compared to previous November its up 21% .Slowly more months are crossing the threshold of $500 .

So far out of the 11 months  6 months crossed  500 and 3 months crossed 1000 in dividends

For this month T  and AAPL are the biggest payers for me.
2020 Dividend Goals: 
 I had a goal of 11k in dividends received  and with this month payments I received  7.4k in dividends . For December I need to receive 3600 in dividends  ,for comparison last year I received  2.6K dividends in December 2019   I need 33% increase over  last year.

How did you Guys do for November?

October dividends

One more month is completed and we are less than 2 months from New Year. This month I received  over $400 in dividends.I have been slowly building position in MO.

Compared  to 2019 October it is up by 26%.Even with dividend Cuts in few companies.

Oct-16Oct-17Oct-18Oct-19Oct-20
134.61144.33205.51329.61416.47

2020 Goal: I had a goal of 11K in dividends for 2020 and  so far I am at 62% of the goal. If  I receive similar income as last for the last 2 months I will be at 10k. It will be interesting to see.

How did you guys do?

September 2020 Dividends

 Q3 Completed  and I have received over $1300 in dividends from Multiple companies  .

Again New record for September even with  dividend cuts in WFC .

Biggest Payers  are DFS,LMT,GILD from stocks and VMCPX from Funds.



Comparisons:
Compared to 2019 September  my dividends went up by 14% which is lot better than decrease.
Looking back its good to see the growth in the dividends reaching 4 digits in 2019 and
continuing 2020.






 
2020 Goal: 
I had a goal 11K in dividends for this year, so far i collected 58% of the Goal .It will be difficult unless i add some huge amount of new funds .Lets see where i will end.

August Dividends

August  month 8 is in Books and  time is flying even quicker. I have received dividends from 21 companies this month across my accounts.

I received $502 in dividends this month and its a new record for me for the month of august even with big cuts in WFC. Compared to last August  its an increase of 16%. With AAPL/T/CAT being the biggest payers.

As seen it has been good growth for the last few years .

I crossed 5K dividends with this month dividends.I had a Goal of 11K Dividends for this year and with all these cuts it will be a tough ask,as of this month i reached 46% of goal. If i received same amount of dividends for the last 4 months i will be  9.7K. 

Recent BUYS -MMM,MO

Recently i started doing some trades in dollar values instead of number of shares.

7/28 Bought $100 worth of MMM share @155.69(.642 shares)

7/31 Bought $100 worth of MMM share@149.28(.669 Shares)

7/31 Bought 1 share of  MMM  @150.28.

8/13 Bought 5 shares of MO@ 42.75

I also added some speculative plays like RIOT,ASPS this month.

Expired Options SPCE

 Since I bought SPCE at $38 Have been writing  weekly/monthly covered calls to recover some  of the capital.

SPCE 05/29/2020 Call $30.00   $3

SPCE 06/12/2020 Call $35.00   $7

SPCE 06/26/2020 Call $35.00   $6

7/16  SPCE 07/17/2020 Call $34.00   $15

7/16 SPCE 07/17/2020 Call $34.00   -1 Bought the call back before expiration

7/22 SPCE 07/24/2020 Call $35.00  $28

7/22 SPCE 07/24/2020 Call $35.00  -14   Bought the call back before expiration

SPCE 07/31/2020 Call $35.00     $53

8/3 SPCE 08/14/2020 Call $33.00   $40

8/7  SPCE 08/14/2020 Call $33.00   -$1  Bought the call back before expiration

Overall I recovered  around $140 dollars  from the capital invested.

2020 July Dividend Report

Time is flying ,world is different ,Hope we get the treatment/vaccine soon. July is in books.Overall 20 Companies paid me dividends this month ,From companies that paid me dividends in AprilCXW completely Cut dividends and VTR and Fundrise reduced by  $25 each .
Overall dividends received in July are 416.32 which is a new record for the month of July Since i started tracking my dividends.
Compared to my 2019 July this is 13% increase with all these cuts.JPM/CINF Are new additions to the portfolio.

July Month Comparison over the Years.

2020 Dividends.Before the Pandemic i hoped to receive 11k  in dividends with increases,new addition of funds .So Far i am at 42% of the Goal with 5 more Months to Go and i am starting to think it will be stretch Goal .

June Dividends

I have received the following dividends for the month of June.
Total Dividends  Received for the month of June is 1215 .Its an increase compared to last year.

 

Looking at the last few years  after peaking in June 2018 ,dividends are down for the month of June.

2020 Dividend Goal.This year i aimed  for 11K in dividends before the pandemic and cuts ,So far i received $4200 in dividends  ,lets see where i will land.
Stay Safe

BUY DFS,PRU,AFL,WFC — sell VTR,UNH

Recent Transactions in my account.
I have been trying to average some of the stocks in my account.

Run DateSymbolQuantityPrice ($)Amount ($)
 06/24/2020 AFL135.5-35.5
 06/24/2020 BA0.282177.17-49.96
 06/24/2020 LMT1360.36-360.36
 06/24/2020 PRU159.37-59.37
 06/23/2020 LMT0.053374.34-19.84
 06/23/2020 PRU0.15763.35-9.95
 06/18/2020 PRU0.31464.94-20.39
 06/15/2020 WFC226.73-53.46
 06/11/2020 BA0.139179-24.88
 06/11/2020 BA0.134185.74-24.89
 06/11/2020 CINF560.64-303.21
 06/11/2020 DFS150.45-50.45
 06/11/2020 DFS152.08-52.08
 06/11/2020 LYB264-128
 06/11/2020 LYB267.6-135.19
 06/11/2020 WFC227.95-55.89

I bought and sold and collected dividends on the following companies.

Run Date SymbolQuantityPrice ($)Amount ($)
 06/24/2020Sell UNH-11292.153213.57
 06/18/2020Buy UNH11289-3179
6/24/2020sellVTR2033.89677.8
3/30/2020BuyVTR2028.06-561.2