Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 2016 Dividends

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

March 2016 Dividends

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.