Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dividend income & raise - June 2016

June was a great month, despite Great Brittain choosing to leave the EU.
As a matter of fact, the portfolio achieved its alltime high dividend income!
Hopefully my first 3 digit income, soon. :)

Here's the breakdown.

Dividend income

JNJ $12.80
TGT $15.68
AFL $7.79
MCD $4.45
CVX $10.70
TROW $6.48
QCOM $7.42
WFC $6.46
ADM $6.90
UNP $4.40

Total June: $89.58 (pre tax)
Net received: $76.14

Comparison with last year (gross)
June 2015: $54.02
June 2016: $89.58

This is a 66% YoY increase. Once again, I'm very happy with this progress!

Dividend raises

On June 8th, TGT increased their quarterly dividend from $0.56 to $0.60.
This is a 7.14% increase. Due to this change, my YOC is now at 4.09%.

Update on goals
My goal is to receive $750 net dividends in 2016.
With the first half year already in the books, I'm afraid I am behind on schedule..
Net dividends received so far: $300.24, while it should have been $375.

Due to a recent car accident, I had to buy another (used) car.
Good news however: the accident did not harm me in any way.
I'm very happy to be alive, as it was an accident at the highway due to aquaplaning.

Bad news: it was an old car, so my own costs to replace it, are not insured. That's why I have to refill my emergency funds, lowering the amount I could invest for the next 10~11 months.
But after all, that's just money and my health is a lot more important than that!

How was your June? Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Recent sales and (not so) recent buy

Recently, I haven't been very active at the blog.
However, I did make some transactions!

In the USA and Canada your portfolio is protected by the SIPC and the CIPF, in case your broker goes broke. In The Netherlands, we do not have such a fund available, unfortunately.

This is the reason why I'm setting up another account, at a second broker. Just for safety reasons.
This broker required me to deposit a fairly large amount of money, so these sales are related to that fact.

Another reason for selling these stocks, is to reduce my stake in them.

Recent sell - WMT
At 5/20 I sold 8 shares of WMT for $70.10 a piece

10/26/2015 bought 13 shares for $58.29
2016 Dividends received - $11.92
5/20/2016 sold 8 shares for $70.10
Total profit $106.40

Recent sell - MCD
At 5/19 I sold 6 shares of MCD for $124.99 a piece

8/25/2014 bought 11 shares for $94.77
2014 Dividends received - $5.10
2015 Dividends received - $20.64
2016 Dividends received - $5.34
5/19/2016 sold 6 shares for $124.99
Total profit $212.14  

Recent buy - UNP
At 4/1 I bought 8 shares of UNP for $78.82 a piece

This railroad giant was on sale.

Besides that, you can't ignore a 25% average growth over the past 5 years, combined with a reasonable 2.5% yield and an aveage payout ratio of 41%.

Did you buy any stocks?
Seems to me, people are not investing at the moment!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Dividend income - May 2016

May was a great month! I love posting messages like these.

T - $23.52
PG - $8.70
OHI - $26.10
CAT - $9.24
ABT - $3.90

Total May (gross): $71.46

Comparison with last year
May 2016: $71.46
May 2015: $22.56

This is a 317% YoY increase.
Looks like this strategy is working out quite well!

How was your May?

Thanks for reading.