Monthly Progress Update – September 2009

Summary for September 2009 is that I did buying to increase my annualized dividends. In addition, I also continued to add to my existing positions because I have automatic dividend re-investments for all stocks. Attached below is the summary table to reflect the status as of September 30, 2009.

September 2009

Portfolio Status Update

  • The total portfolio dividend cash flow was $1786 (up from $1612 in August 2009). This change was due to new purchases.
  • The portfolio’s total yield on cost went up to 5.21% (up from 4.82% in August 2009)

New Purchases

  • Purchased JW-A with annualized dividends of $36.00 (2.0% of total portfolio dividends). The purchase yield was 1.9%.
  • Purchased DOV with annualized dividends of $53.00 (3.0% of total portfolio dividends). The purchase yield was 2.94%.
  • Purchased WMT with annualized dividends of $44.00 (2.4% of total portfolio dividends). The purchase yield was 2.21%.

Additions to Existing Positions

  • Added SYS, annualized dividends is now $77.00 (4.3% of total portfolio dividends).

Selling – None

General Comments

  • My over exposure to AOD for total portfolio dividends is automatically getting reduced since I am not adding to my existing position. My exposure has reduced to 14.2% (from more than 20% in January 2009).
  • As we enter the last quarter of calendar year, it is almost certain now that I will miss my year end goal to reach total dividend income of $3000. I am holding on to cash expecting that there will be better opportunities (i.e. at lower price levels). Most of the stocks on my shopping list are quite above my high end of fair value buy range. Therefore, I am continuing to pursue my year end goal instead of revising the goal. I would have revisited and revised my goal if I did not have cash waiting to be deployed.

Later this week, I will publish the quarterly risk analysis.

Monthly Progress Update – June/July 2009

I realized that I did not publish my progress update in July or July 2009 because of traveling in late July 09/early July 09. In general, the summary for June/July 2009 is that dividend portfolio is showing some stability in capital value. The strength is market is also reflected in my portfolio total value. I don’t know what is there in store for future, but I think I can have some control if I buy carefully. I initiated four new starter positions. Attached below is the summary table to reflect the status as of July 31, 2009.

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Monthly Progress Update for May 2009

Summary for May 2009 is that my dividend portfolio is showing some signs of stability in value. The volatility seen in 1Q2009 is reduced. I initiated one new starter position. Attached below is the summary table to reflect the status as of May 31, 2009.

Portfolio Status Update

  • The total portfolio dividend cash flow was $1444 (up from $1380). This change was due new purchases.
  • The portfolio’s total yield on cost crawled up to 5.11% (up from 5.07%).

Dividend Tree Monthly Progress : May 2009

Dividend Tree Monthly Progress : May 2009

New Purchases

  • Purchased VZ with annualized dividends of $64.4 (4.0% of total portfolio dividends). The purchase yield was 6.35%.

Additions to Existing Positions

  • None

Selling

  • None

General Comments

  • I am continuing to be positive about many opportunities out there. I am being patience and will continue to hold my capital (if necessary).
  • Now that the second half of the year has started, I will be closely monitoring my ability to meet my year end goal or whether it needs revision. As of today, I am still positive that I will be able to meet my year end goal of $3000 in dividend income.

The next monthly progress update will be on July 1, 2009. In addition, I will also post an article on my quarterly risk analysis of my dividend portfolio.


Year 2009 – First Quarter Update

My dividend portfolio consists of stocks, exchange traded funds, and closed-end funds. Since all of them are dividend focused and provide cash flow, I look at this together (and not standalone).

In general, companies are showing reduced earning, paring down growth plans and expenditure, and slashing and suspending dividends. Not only that many companies are not able to look forward and predict their own earning expectations. To me, not able to put an expectation is a sign that management is either not able to plan (clueless?) or not sharing the true state of their business. This recession wind is clearly separating chaff from wheat. Against all the sky is falling scenarios, I am continuing to invest in some really good companies at bargain prices.

Year 2009 Quartely Update

Year 2009 Quartely Update

The status or update is as follows:

  1. Dividend cash flow was $1380 per year.
  2. Yield on my original investments (YOC) is 5.07%.
  3. Year-to-Date the portfolio lost 1.6% of the value (relative to loss of -4.90% in SPY); and
  4. At present, I hold 22 stocks. continue reading rest of the article….

Monthly Progress Update for March 2009

Some stability… that’s the summary of my dividend portfolio’s progress for the month of March 2009. The month of March had some good opportunities. I initiated few starter positions in ETFs and stocks which I had been waiting for to fall into my buy range. Attached below is the summary table to reflect the status as of March 31, 2009.

Portfolio Status Update

  • The total portfolio dividend cash flow was $1380 (up from $1317). This change was combination of dividend cuts (WFC), new purchases (PG), and additions (DUK and O).
  • The portfolio’s total yield on cost crawled up to 5.05% (up from 4.94%). continue reading rest of the article….

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