Saturday, May 7, 2016

April Buys

 Using Vanguard, Fidelity, and Loyal 3, I invested $2,802.25 compared to $1,344.99 in March.  This was driven mostly buy the fact that I sold SPXL and SDIV for proceeds of almost $1,100.  The yield for the month is 1.78% which is exactly 0.01% more than last time!  It is only that much higher despite the higher amount invested because of my TWTR investment (and boy does it look like a bad one for now).  These purchases have added $49.79 to my yearly dividend income! My current projected dividend income in the next year has also grown DOWN from $648.50 to $554.40.  This is because BX gave out a much lower dividend and I had calculated it based off of the Q4 payment from BX.  I think maybe to normalize the dividend I can take an average of the previous 4 months? What do you think?  It has also been 4 months without paying a commission fee!  #SlowandSteady





What do you think of my April?  Any advice on projecting dividend income from BX?  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Full Disclosure: Long VYM, VYMI, AXP, AMGN, BUD, AAPL, FUSEX, MCD, MSFT, NKE, PEP, SBUX, STAG, UL, YUM, DIS, WMT, WFC, FB, BABA, GOOGL, AMZN, BRK.B, NFLX, TWTR, ALL HOLDINGS IN MY PORTFOLIO

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4 comments:

  1. 4 months without paying a commission fee? That's freaking awesome!

    I love your non-dividend stocks like Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook. I've been thinking about them, but I'm trying SO hard to stick my dividend rules of only picking up dividend stocks. They're so nice though.

    Also I love that you have some vanguard stocks in there. They aren't actual companies, but they do provide dividends. I may have to look at some of these. Especially VYM.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Wallet Squirrel-

      Right? Four whole months while making small purchases throughout the months. AND $0 IN COMMISSION FEES!! I love these companies as well because I use them pretty much every day of my life, and for that reason along with my age I have stayed in them. I have however stopped contributing to them and plan to only add if I see some drops in the market or have some extra cash.

      VYM is such a great ETF giving you exposure to everything while investing in strong dividend paying companies. It is great as a whole, but if you are able to pick individual stocks at a discount consistently that is probably a better method to go. I go in this as I see less risk going into this. Similarly, I invest in FUSEX as it helps manage my accounts to perform closer to the market as a whole.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      -TDM

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  2. Hi Dividend Mogul,

    I like your portfolio of dividend paying household names like NIKE and Starbucks, and also like the fact that you have some non-paying stocks.

    keep up the good work,
    greetings
    valuetradeblog

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I try to invest mostly in dividend stock, but I also like to invest in companies that I use in my daily life some of which do not pay dividends. I am however trying to transition to having more in dividend paying companies.

      -TDM

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