2021 June Dividend Report

Q2 Completed and now i am ready with another monthly dividend report. This one surprised me as  one of my funds payed me a huge dividend.  This month i received total dividends of $2250.84,Big reason  for  this is payment from RERGX, last year  and this quarter they paid negligible dividends .Another reason for my confusion is  RERGX split the payment as capital gain, but most websites are reporting as dividend.

Comparing with 2020 June  this is a big gain due to Rergx,but we had other increases in dividend payees.

Jun-17Jun-18Jun-19Jun-20Jun-21
4462035.5412061215.972250

Comparing to 2020 June  i had 3 dividend reductions  with WFC being big cut of $45.

2021 Dividend Goal: With the unexpected payment from RERGX, I am at 50.5% of my goal of 11k.For month of July special dividend payment from Trow should also help.

2021 January Dividend Report

 2021 Already began and one month Gone. Slowly Life returning to normality and its  time for one more dividend report. After many  reports of  income increase reports ,this one will be a decrease compared to last January report. This month i received $355 .85 in dividends which is $15 less than Jan 2020 income. One new Name in Jan 2021 report compared to 2020 is CINF.

Dividends Cut: Dividend Cuts  from last year  are still  big impact on this month report ,as you can see  it reduced my dividends by $70. Hoping to see if DIS will resume their dividends some time this year.

Dividend/Options Income : This Year i would like to keep my Goal of 2020 of 11k and will see if i can  achieve the Goal. I Started doing  covered calls last year and it brought be me some income, I didn’t include that one dividends. 
I will be adding some funds and buying some  stocks ,but i am hoping to get closer  to 11k goal  either with dividend increases or  401k buys that happen twice a month.

Expired options -Covered calls SPCE,ASPS.

 Since I Acquired  100 shares of SPCE  in February of this year at $38.05 I started writing covered calls  to recover the capital and always write the call out of the money ,so that i wont lose the shares , now this yields low option price and I am ok with that.

So Far I wrote  16 covered calls either weekly or biweekly if the option price is low. 3 times I bought my call back so that I can write an expensive call this costed me total of $16. This way I recovered $654.

ou can see my current call expires next Thursday .Only last week when SPCE rallied all the way to $35.73 ,that was only close one.

ASPS: This is another one i have been writing monthly calls ,as there is not much activity on weekly calls.

Now this one is interesting ,as my latest call is almost in the money and it seems to be certain to get called away .I am Ok with it being called away also. As my average share price is less than $10.Now if it doesn`t get called ,will be writing $15 Call as that seems to fetch more money.

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.

Expired Options -SPCE

Since i bought shares of SPCE at $38,i have been writing covered calls for the stock to recover some losses. So far  I have written 3 covered calls and all have expired.

SPCE $58 CALL SELL 2/28 this  netted me $340 as the option expired.
SPCE $43 CALL SELL 4/17 this netted me another $15.
SPCE$35 CALL SELL  5/8 this added  another $43 in premium .
All these calls helped me recover $398  and exactly another $1400 to recover either via stock price or options.
I will keep writing these covered  calls as long as they make sense.
These trades helped me understand options little better and i am looking at writing covered calls for some other positions in my account.
Stay Safe

Expired options -SPCE

I have always wanted to try and learn options ,been reading about them and was willing to try ,Finally i bought 100 shares of SPCE   on Feb 20th for 38.05/share. On the same day i sold an covered call for $3.4/contract  to sell 100 shares at $58  with an expiration date of 2/28.

Initially i  wanted to try with discover shares in my IRA account in TD ameritrade but was denied .

Now this a speculative buy ,that i have been doing since last month ,I bought  and sold TSLA,SHOP etc.

Now since the Market has  tanked since i wrote the call i Kept the  money $340  as the trading price didn’t even cross $40 ,but my investment is in loss since then.Yes I recovered little bit by writing the call.

I have been  trying to see if i could  do T or Another SPCE call in future.

 

 

 

2020 Dividend Hikes -CVX,ADM,O

Following Companies in my portfolio announced dividend hikes .

CVX increased their dividend by more than 8% ,it went up from 1.19 to 1.29. This will add $10 to my account.

ADM increased their dividend by 2.8% and this will add another $.76 to my account.

O increased their dividend  ad this added another $1.5 to my account.

All these increases add up $12.42 to my account.

Recent Investment –FUNDRISE

This month i put in new capital to work in Fundrise. I added another $500 to my existing capital.This is the third time adding capital ,first time since 2016 .My dividends are also being reinvested .Thinking of doing $500 quarterly investment in fundrise or semi annually .

For Q4 i received 35.54 Dividends which are reinvested as follows.Compared to 2018 Q4 this is $3 less in dividends.

Since i started investment in fundrise in 2016 ,so far received $490 in dividends and $311 in appreciation.

Any one else investing in fundrise or crowd street or similar platforms.

2020 Buys -GD,GILD

New Year started and the market isnt slowing ,I was waiting to invest in my roth IRA account .

I added 5 shares of GD at 178.18 on Jan2nd .I am was waiting to add GD and this will add another $20 to my dividends and i will receive my first dividend payment in Feb .The ex dividend date is jan16th ,so there is a chance i may add another 5 or wait.

I averaged down GILD  by adding 2 more shares if GILD at 64.61,this brings my average to 69.23 and this will add another $5 to my account.

So with 1K invested i will add another $25 dividends to my account.

Buy —-2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof American Eagle silver dollar

As  you see this is not a regular buy of stock or ETF. It a limited edition silver coin that was offered on 11/14 at 11 am CST by the US Mint and it was sold out in less than 20 minutes. It was lucky for me  to get one of the 30000 coins.

This was my first ever coin purchase from mint on the release date.Previously i bought coins from Ebay APMEX store. The reason i got was out of curiosity and see if i could get one with such huge rush  . After some troubles with  getting the order and website crashing and refreshes i was able to order 1  and it was confirmed . Eagerly waiting for the coin to see if it worth the hype. Mean while the coin prices are going crazy on ebay  like this  or this one  ,prices are fluctuating between  400 to all the way 2000.

 

Will decide once i get the coin to either keep it or sell it.Does any of the DGI members collect coins ?.