Saturday, October 26, 2019

Investing Update 10/25/2019

Here is this week's investing update -

1/1/201910/25/2019Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$4,434.08$6,180.70$1,746.62
Money from my pocket$4,593.98$5,203.98$610.00$14.28
Dividends$240.00$375.02$135.02$3.16
Gains/Realized & Unrealized-$399.90$601.70$1,001.60

My overall portfolio has increased $1,746.62 since January 1st. I have received $135.02 in dividends in 2019 and added $610.00 from my pocket. That means the other $1001.60 increase came from the value of my stocks going up.

Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -

Dividends Received in 2018$135.02
# of Dividends Received in 2018352
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.384

Today is the 299th day of 2019, and I've received 352 dividends this year.

I received 6 dividends this past week for a total of $1.55. I received a dividend payment every week day this past week, which is great!

Signed,

Mitch

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Portfolio Numbers - July 2019

Hello,

Here are some updates on my Robinhood Portfolio - 
  • 73 stocks
    • 72 that pay dividends and 1 that does not
  • 456 dividend payments/year
    • ~1.25 dividend payments/day (average)
    • 21 stocks that pay 12 dividends/year
    • 51 stocks that pay 4 dividends/year
Below is an update on the dividends I've received, including all of June 2019. 

20152016201720182019
January-$1.92$4.19$7.26$8.51
February-$2.51$5.19$7.96$9.58
March-$2.47$9.41$12.86$20.21
April-$1.29$3.06$6.18$10.43
May-$4.48$5.02$9.17$11.62
June-$7.96$9.63$12.10$21.92
July-$1.97$4.55$4.23
August-$3.09$5.03$5.18
September$0.85$7.99$9.85$7.47
October$0.33$2.72$5.95$6.01
November$4.10$3.68$5.48$6.08
December$4.51$9.40$11.13$17.74
Total$9.79$49.48$78.49$102.24$82.27
Something that I think is cool is that I've already received more dividends in the first six months of 2019 than I did in all of 2017. 

Now that I see I have 73 stocks, I'll probably want to buy 2 more soon to make it an "even" 75. We'll see what happens.

Signed,

Mitch

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Investing Update 3/30/2019

Here is this week's investing update -

1/1/20193/30/2019Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$4,434.08$5,164.22$730.14
Money from my pocket$4,593.98$4,758.98$165.00$12.98
Dividends$240.00$278.30$38.30$3.01
Gains/Realized & Unrealized-$399.90$126.94$526.84

My overall portfolio has increased $730.14 since January 1st. I have received $38.30 in dividends in 2019 and added $165.00 from my pocket. That means the other $526.84 increase came from the value of my stocks going up.

Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -

Dividends Received in 2018$38.30
# of Dividends Received in 2018104
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.368

Today is the 89th day of 2019, and I've received 104 dividends this year.

I received 19 dividends this past week for a total of $5.75

                          Stock Name          -            Stock Ticker - Dividend Amount - Yearly Yield

Arrow Dow Jones Global ETFGYLD$0.064.46%
Qualcomm IncQCOM$1.244.83%
Union PacificUNP$0.884.03%
WisdomTree U.S. High DividendDHS$0.254.34%
YieldShares High Income ETFYYY$0.138.84%
PowerShares Preferred PortfolioPGX$0.075.99%
PowerShares Financial Preferred PortfolioPGF$0.095.76%
Principal Real Estate Income FundPGZ$0.117.29%
S&P 500 Low VolatilitySPLV$0.102.43%
Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income FundEVT$0.157.77%
PowerShares S&P 500SPHD$0.294.19%
PepsiCoPEP$0.933.35%
SpartanNashSPTN$0.194.32%
Multi-Asset Diversified Income ETFMDIV$0.106.59%
PowerShares KBW High DivKBWD$0.317.98%
Peritus High Yield ETFHYLD$0.227.55%
Pub Svc Enterprise GroupPEG$0.474.10%
PowerShares High YieldPEY$0.053.48%
Empire State Realty TrustESRT$0.112.78%

Receiving $5.75 in dividends in the last week of March was a fun way to end the month. I also received the dividend from ESRT, which was a stock I bought not too long ago! 

Signed,

Mitch

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ally Bank - Inaccurate Yield???

I received another interest payment from my Ally bank, but I don't believe I got the 2.20% savings yield that I was supposed to. Here's the math -

  • Previous balance - $526.53
  • Interest Rate I should have received - 2.20% 
  • $526.53 * 2.20% = $11.584
  • $11.584 / 12 months = $1.053
I think I should have received $1.05 this past month, but I actually received $0.88. Now, 88 cents is still wayyyyy more than the interest I receive from my big bank savings rate, but I'm still a little confused. Am I doing my math wrong? 

I think I received a 2.00% interest rate 
  • Previous balance - $526.53
  • Interest Rate I think I received - 2.00%
  • $526.53 * 2.00% = $10.531
  • $10.531 / 12 months = $0.878 or $0.88 cents
So I'm going to e-mail Ally and see if I missed something, or didn't read the fine print of something. 

Anyone else have this issue?

Signed,

Mitch

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Investing Update 3/23/2019

Here is this week's investing update -

1/1/20193/23/2019Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$4,434.08$5,071.23$637.15
Money from my pocket$4,593.98$4,733.98$140.00$12.89
Dividends$240.00$272.55$32.55$3.00
Gains/Realized & Unrealized-$399.90$64.70$464.60

My overall portfolio has increased $637.15 since January 1st. I have received $32.55 in dividends in 2019 and added $140.00 from my pocket. That means the other $464.60 increase came from the value of my stocks going up.

Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -

Dividends Received in 2018$32.55
# of Dividends Received in 201885
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.383


Today is the 82nd day of 2019, and I've received 85 dividends this year.

I received 5 dividends this past week for a total of $2.38

Duke Energy CorpDUK$0.934.37%
UnileverUL$0.434.13%
Kraft Heinz CompanyKHC$0.403.04%
Wal-MartWMT$0.512.01%
Gabelli Dividend & IncomeGDV$0.116.81%

I have about 16 more dividends to receive in March. I hope you all have a good weekend and are able to enjoy nicer weather. 

Signed,

Mitch

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Investing Update 3/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here is this week's investing update -


1/1/20193/17/2019Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$4,434.08$5,045.23$611.15
Money from my pocket$4,593.98$4,703.98$110.00$10.13
Dividends$240.00$270.17$30.17$2.78
Gains/Realized & Unrealized-$399.90$71.08$470.98


My overall portfolio has increased $611.15 since January 1st. I have received $30.17 in dividends in 2019 and added $110.00 from my pocket. That means the other $470.98 increase came from the value of my stocks going up.

Here are the year-to-date numbers on my dividends -


Dividends Received in 2018$30.17
# of Dividends Received in 201880
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.377


Today is the 76th day of 2019, and I've received 80 dividends this year.

I received 15 dividends this past week, for a total of $10.26! Over $10 of dividends in one week!


Emerson ElectricEMR$0.983.72%
TargetTGT$0.642.93%
Archer Daniels MidlandADM$0.354.12%
Hanesbrands, Inc.HBI$0.154.76%
3MMMM$1.442.87%
United Parcel ServiceUPS$0.963.50%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ$0.902.49%
Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETFSPFF$0.066.29%
Global X SuperDividendSDIV$0.958.15%
Global X SuperDividendDIV$0.286.69%
Microsoft Corp.MSFT$0.923.61%
#N/AED$0.743.82%
International PaperIP$0.505.81%
McDonaldsMCD$1.162.52%
Realty Income DelawareO$0.235.38%

The dividends will slow down for the rest of March, but I still have around 15 dividend payments coming tomorrow and through the rest of the month. Hope you've been having a good weekend!

Signed,

Mitch