Tagged: dividends

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October 2016 Income

October hasn’t been one of my high payout months, yet it still generated $178.99. This is nearly $179 that I didn’t have to work for this month. It is even up 9.3% from last year! And, this amount does not include the Diageo dividend, which I must have just missed...

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Purchase of EMR and two new stocks — Kroger and Diageo

My first purchase was buying additional shares of a company I already own, Emerson Electric (EMR). EMR pays a dividend of 3.49% and has a 3-year dividend growth rate of 5.5%, 5-year dividend growth rate of 7.0%, and a 10-year dividend growth rate of 8.5%. I already owned 46.9153 shares...

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September 2016 Income

September has historically been one of the higher payout months. Total dividend income for September 2016 was $735.76, an increase of 15.7% over last September. Total dividend income for September 2015 was $635.77 and in September 2014 I received $312.11. I like this trend! Options: None currently open. Symbol Dividend...

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Back at it with new dividend buys — FLO and GILD

The first was buying an additional 50 shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD). I had purchased this biotechnology company in February 2016 at a share price of $89.779. I liked the company at that price and recently it has gotten even more attractive. I was able to buy these 50 shares...

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August 2016 Income

In total, I received $278.82 in dividends for August 2016. Due to dividend cuts from KKR and KMI, I actually dropped substantially this month (first time that has happened!). Last August I received $414.84. The loss of KMI cut out about $89 this month and KKR dropped it by another...

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Optimal Asset Allocation

Like many of you here, you’re probably taking advantage of the excellent portfolio tools available for free at Personal Capital. If you haven’t, I recommend you check it out. It is kind of like Mint but with more of a focus on investments. Once you get more than $100,000 in...

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Latest Purchase of Amgen (Finally!)

It has been a while since I posted here (despite being very active troubleshooting the dividend portfolio tracker spreadsheet). On June 8th I added 20 additional shares of the biotechnology company, Amgen (AMGN). This purchase adds on to the already 34 shares that I had, adding an additional $80 per...

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Investing for Total Returns

I came across an interesting forum post on bogleheads.org. (For those of you unfamiliar with the name, John Bogle is the founder of The Vanguard Group. He advocates investing in cheap index funds.) I was trying to get to Dividend Mantra’s site to see if any changes have been made...

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October 2015 Income

October hasn’t been one of my high payout months, but it still came in respectably at $163.81. This is up 63% from last year but is actually down slightly from its most recent quarter in July. This can be attributed to the fact that the spinoff combination of Baxter and...

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September 2015 Income

September has historically been one of the higher payout months. Total dividend income for September 2015 was $635.77, an all time single month record! In September 2014 I received $312.11; in September 2013, I received $186.88; and in September 2012, I received $87.42. I like the trend that I’m seeing!...