Monday, August 31, 2015

August Activities



August has been a crazy month. I’ve been DGI investing for one year - and the market was like a roller coaster. I’ve been busy buying great qualities at the beginning of the month and with my insurance bills and property taxes at the end of the month, I was all out of capital - missing out the excellent opportunities. However, I am not worried since I plan to invest regularly and I believe we will have more sales ahead.


Here’s a summary of my blog posts, investments and dividends for August 2015.



Summary of blogs and Analysis


I’ve been a bit lazy in terms Analyses. My backlog includes DOV, UTX and JNJ which I recently bought - see below.

Investments


I actually bought a lot of the companies from my August screen: http://div4son.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-screen.html

Purchases - $9687
Sells - $4025
Total Invested - $5662


Transaction
Ticker
Price
Quantity
Amount
Dividends per Year
Est. Forward Dividend
Buy
CAT
76.88
20.00
1537.60
3.08
61.60
Buy
UTX
98.90
15.00
1483.50
2.56
38.40
Sell
BXLT
37.89
-50.19
-1901.79
0.28
-14.05
Sell
BAX
42.00
-50.56
-2123.65
0.46
-23.26
Buy
EMR
49.62
30.00
1488.60
1.88
56.40
Buy
TROW
75.89
20.00
1517.80
2.08
41.60
Buy
UNP
93.07
15.00
1396.02
2.20
33.00
Buy
MMM
146.80
10.00
1468.00
4.10
41.00
Buy
JNJ
94.36
8.44
796.05
3.00
25.31



Totals
5662.14

260.00


I sold off my BAX and BXLT positions due to the ‘cut’ in dividends. Basically, my forward dividends went from ~$120 for BAX before the split  to ~$38 to after the split. I used to proceeds to buy EMR, TROW and 'most of' UNP. My total investment for this month is $5,662. This is not bad considering that I had take care of some massive bills.

Based on all the trades this month, my forward dividends increased by $260.


Dividends


Total Reinvested - $168.94


Date
Transaction
Ticker
Dividends
8/3/2015
ReinvDiv
GIS
15.77
8/3/2015
ReinvDiv
DE
12.16
8/3/2015
ReinvDiv
T
19.33
8/3/2015
ReinvDiv
VZ
16.88
8/17/2015
ReinvDiv
PG
52.58
8/20/2015
ReinvDiv
CAT
15.52
8/25/2015
ReinvDiv
FAST
11.27
8/25/2015
ReinvDiv
HCP
25.43


Total
168.94


I received dividends from GIS, DE, T, VZ, PG, CAT, FAST and HCP. It’s good to receive paychecks for doing nothing. My total dividends received this month is $168.94.


My estimated forward dividends per year is $2788. I am getting close to the $3k per year milestone.


Portfolio Percentages & Sectors Allocation






Overall, I am happy that I am not over allocated in any one company. Lately, I’ve been try to balance my portfolio. My BAX and BXLT sells reduced my Healthcare sector allocation. I will be looking to improve this sector in the next coming months.


Totals


Summary Totals
Total Valuation
76,698.98

Total Cost
81,460.38

Total Gain
-5.85%

Est FW Div
2788.44

Est Yield
3.42%


My portfolio total is down close to 6% due to the recent market selloff. If my focus is on capital appreciation, then these are scary times. However, my focus is on dividend income and growth. It is clear that this is increasing month over month. So, the volatility of the market is just noise.


I just need to continue to invest regularly and grow my dividends income.


How was your August?

D4s

4 comments:

  1. Awesome progress, Div4Son. Looks like another great month in the book. Congrats on adding a $260 in FY dividends.

    R2R

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    1. Thanks R2R. While not as high as the previous few months, this is the level of investment I want to be at. Ie 3-5k range per month. Hopefully, I can keep it at this pace for the foreseeable future.
      D4s

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  2. Congrats on all that extra income! You definitely have the right mindset. All of our portfolios are getting hammered right now but the dividends keep rolling in. Just keep on buying the bargains.

    Ken

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  3. Thanks Ken. I trying hard not listening to the market.
    I am not sure which direction it is going, but with DGI investing, it doesn't matter too much. Just save hard and buy regularly.
    D4S
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