Saturday, April 30, 2016
Total dividends received for April is DRUM ROLL....................................$0.00. This is the first time since early 2012 that I didn't receive any dividend income.
Hopefully this will be the last month that I put up a "Goose egg"
My savings account is almost to a level which could provide 10 years of expense coverage. Once it reaches this point, (probably around the end of June) I plan to go into BEAST MODE with 100% of my disposable income invested in dividend stocks and bonds.
I may jump in a bit earlier if ABT, AAPL, CSCO, INTC, and MSFT show further weakness. They all are really starting to look pretty attractive.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Here are the dividends that I received during March.
- RDS-b --- $148.42
- BP --- $123.34
- XOM --- $73.97
- BA --- $27.24
- NEA --- $22.73
- CMI --- $18.53
- EMR --- $16.63
- IBM --- $15.60
- ADM --- $14.40
- UL --- $12.33
- MMM --- $12.21
- JNJ --- $12
- ESV --- $1.69
Total dividends received in my taxable account is $499.10.
I sold out of most of the positions at the end of February to continue my cash buildup. Many of these names have continued their strong moves up. I would love to add some high yielders like T, SO, and PM, but even these boring companies are nearing 52 week/all time highs. Crazy shit. Meanwhile oil companies are still at very depressed levels.
April may be my first "dividend free" month since early 2012. I still plan on resuming my aggressive investing sometime in June or July. Hopefully there is a massive pullback. If not, there will always be values somewhere in the market.