January 2017

Whelp, January came and went and at the end of the month I was highly surprised by amount of this month’s payout. I was expecting to get only $90.92 but because DLNG moved its payout date I received $116.27. Looking back at what I received in January 2016, this was an increase of $116.27 because January of last year was my first month of dividend investing thus I had no payouts for that month. I also bought 25 shares of KNOP at $22.15 costing $553.75. Currently, KNOP has a quarterly dividend of 2.08 which gives me a forward dividend of $52.00 bringing my total forward dividend of $770.34. 

 

Stock # Of Shares Avg Share Price Total Cost Forward Dividend
KNOP 25 $22.15 $553.75 $52.00

 

Stock Dividend Payout
BXMT $11.16
CSAL $24.00
MAIN $4.63
APLE 6.00
STAG $4.63
DLNG $25.35
CLDT $24.00
CIM $35.00
Total $116.27

 

january-2017

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Quick review of 2016

I was going to write a long blog post about how last year went for me but instead I am going to keep it short and sweet. My dividend total for 2016 came to $417.12  while my expected forward yearly dividend total is $716.94. My cost basis for 2016 was $8,378.54 which brings my dividend yield to 8.557%  My stock portfolio had a value of $9,091.38 on January 1st. Of course as a dividend investor I am less concern of the rise and fall of stock prices and more concerned about the cash flow and progress of a company which influences their dividend payout and if I am going to invest in them or not. My goal for 2017 is to invest between $7,000-7,500 but right now a lot of stocks are at their 52 week high thanks to the stock market rally that followed the US election. I plan to wait for the right opportunity to buy stocks which means my forward dividend might not reach as high as I would like but my goal is to at least get to $1,000.

Here is my 2016 dividend monthly payout. As you can see my monthly payout grew nicely as the year went on. I would like to see most of my payouts hit between $50 and $100 a month by the end of 2017. We shall see.

2016-dividends

July’s Dividends

This month I saw a payout of $64.74 in dividends. This is the biggest payout so far this year which dwarfed last month’s payout by 63%. The main reason for this was because of CSAL stock in which I bought 60 shares of back in May. As you might have also noticed I decided to show my dividend payouts from my ROTH IRA account that I opened back in January.

Taxable Individual Account

Stock Dividend Payout
MAIN $7.20
CLDT $2.20
BRG $3.87
STAG $5.79
APLE $6.00
CSAL $24.00
DLNG $12.68
Total $$64.74

Roth IRA

Stock Dividend Payout
STAG $.58
BRG $2.42
Total $3.00

July 2016 Dividends

 

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July’s Stock Purchases and Sales

Another month down and another month I decided to sell shares in another company I bought. This time I sold all my shares in BRG mainly because I wanted to buy shares in CLDT before the PPS got to high. I plan on buying BRG in the near future because I think it has a lot of potential especially with dividend growth!

After this month’s sells and purchases my current cost expense is now $6,213.79 and my forward yearly dividend is now $491.00 which gives me an monthly average of $40.92. This brings my dividend yield to 7.90%.

Stock # Of Shares Avg Share Price Total Cost Forward Dividend
Sold:
BRG 40 $12.40 $491.05 -$46.40
Bought:
CLDT 30 $23.06 $691.70 $39.60
OHI 8 $34.28 $274.24 $19.20

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June’s Dividends

This was another month in which I saw a decent size dividend payout thanks in part to MAIN’s bi-annual special dividend. At the rate I am going I should see $50 within the next month or two and hopefully $75 by the end of the year.

Stock Dividend Payout
BRG $3.87
APLE $2.00
MAIN $7.20
STAG $4.63
CLDT $2.20
FTR $6.30
MAIN Special Dividend $11.00
Total $37.20

June 2016 Dividends

 

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June’s Stock Purchases and Sales

Stock # Of Shares Avg Share Price Total Cost Forward Dividend
Sold:
FTR 60 $4.84 $290.40 -$25.20
HCP 12 $34.55 $414.60 -$27.60
Bought:
APLE 40 $18.24 $729.60 $48.00
OHI 12 $33.26 $399.12 $27.84
STAG 10 $22.51 $225.10 $13.90
DLNG 30 $13.12 $393.60 $50.70

Like for May, in June I sold a few stocks that I believe are great stock but because I need to build up my portfolio sooner than later I had to get rid of a few that were going to cause short-term trouble. One of those were HCP which most know is splitting off portion of its portfolio into a new company which many believe will cause HCP to decrease its dividend payout thus I decided to sell HCP before we saw a price drop and replaced it with OHI. Another stock I think has long term potential is FTR but I do not see anything happen with either the PPS or Dividend anytime soon so I decided to sell my shares in those and pick up some more STAG shares. Selling FTR and HCP decrease my portfolio market value by $695.08 and decreased my forward dividend by $52.80

I used those funds, funds I had leftover in my account, and my monthly deposit to buy 40 more shares of APLE at the cost of $729.60, 12 shares of OHI for $399.12, 10 shares of STAG $225.10, and 30 shares of DLNG for $393.60 which came out to $1,747.42 with a forward yearly dividend of $89.74. This brings this year’s current cost expense to $5,644.45 and forward yearly dividend to $475.25 which makes the dividend yield to 8.42%.

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May’s Dividends

As each month comes and goes my dividend payouts increase as I continue to buy more stock. While April was my best month so far. May was my second best month with having a payout of $22.60. Now that my payouts are getting bigger I will start putting them towards actually buying more stock and not just using them to pay fees. This is what compound investment is all about.

Stock Dividend Payout
MAIN $7.20
HCP $6.90
STAG $4.63
BRG $3.87
Total $22.60

Dividen payout - May

 

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