Wednesday, July 8, 2020

JUNE 2020 DIVIDEND INCREASES


Dividend increases were minimal in June.  Maybe I missed some.... 

The big surprise was AMNF cutting theirs by 36.4%.   That sucked. 

The big increase by TWO was actually a resumption of the suspended dividend.  But it came back at 1/4 of what it used to pay.  Better than nothing.

Hopefully July will be more interesting.


TICKER
OLD DIV
NEW DIV
% Gain
old annual
new annual
INCREASE
Yield 
Yield on Purchase
Date
O
$0.2330
$0.2335
0.2%
$187.33
$187.73
$0.40
4.46%
4.74%
6/11/20
TGT
$0.6600
$0.6800
3%
$168.96
$175.08
$6.12
2.27%
3.22%
6/11/20
TWO
$0.0400
$0.1400
250%
$70.80
$198.24
$127.44
11.38%
3.75%
6/18/20
AMNF
$0.0275
$0.0175
-36.4%
$175.67
$111.79
-$63.88
2.89%
2.77%
6/19/20














$602.76
$672.84
$70.08
11.63%


JULY 2020 GOAL UPDATE

Posting my 2020 New Years' goals was a great idea.  It forced me to focus on meeting these goals or otherwise look like a massive chump.

Not only did I keep up with my goals, but I have completed the goal of matching my 2019 spending with 2020 stock purchases for 6 companies.   In fact, I plan on breaking down my Target spending to brands of products I can match, like Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson.  As of July 1, I will be breaking them down more for 2021 share buys

GOAL
AMOUNT
SO FAR
REMAINING
%
$5,000 to Fidelity
$‎ 5,000.00
$‎ 2,500.00
$‎ 2,500.00
50.00%
Save $16K for bills
$‎ 16,000.00
$‎ 7,500.00
$‎ 8,500.00
46.88%
BBBY
$‎ 270.14
$‎ 280.32
$‎ (10.18)
103.77%
COST
$‎ 1,395.80
$‎ 1,522.07
$‎ (126.27)
109.05%
HD
$‎ 754.01
$‎ 962.65
$‎ (208.64)
127.67%
SBUX
$‎ 172.63
$‎ 175.19
$‎ (2.56)
101.48%
T
$‎ 3,006.81
$‎ 3,021.30
$‎ (14.49)
100.48%
TGT
$‎ 4,085.92
$‎ 4,171.44
$‎ (85.52)
102.09%






$‎ 30,685.31
$‎ 20,132.97
$‎ 10,552.34
65.61%


PERSONAL PROGRESS:

1. Take a spring road trip.  Yellowstone would be ideal.  NOPE.  CAN'T WORK THAT ONE OUT.  BUT WILL GO ON A 10 DAY LONG TRIP THROUGH OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.  MY  KID NEEDS TO SEE THE REDWOOD FOREST AND CRATER LAKE.

2. Exercise more.  KEEPING UP.  DOING WALKS, SOME BIKE RIDES, AND GOT BAKC INTO THE SWORKIT APP.

3. Drop about 20 lbs.   STILL DOWN ONLY 6.  MUST. NOT. GRAZE....

4. Drink more green tea. STILL HITTIN' IT.

5. Sell off some of my record collection.   It was a long term goal to sell eventually.  Well, I have run out of room.  I think I would rather sell than keep some of the ones I rarely listen to.  GOT 2 FOR SALE ON EBAY RIGHT NOW, BUT NO TAKERS.  COVID REALLY TANKED THE ONLINE RECORD SELLING MARKET.

6. Improve piano skills and improve guitar skills. PLANNING ON RELEASING AN AMBIENT ALBUM LATER THIS YEAR.  MORE LIKE AMBIENT MEETS PSYCHEDELIC. (THINK: RECENT WORKS BY THE FLAMING LIPS) 

7. Blog more. LOL

8. Enjoy more oysters like these.  I LOVES ME MY OYSTERS.  GOONA GET SOME FOR SURE THIS MONTH


SEE YOU SOON!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

JUNE 2020 BUYS


Well, June kind of flew by.  The stock market is still on it's inexplicable rise to pre-Covid levels.  but it will not slow my enthusiasm for increasing my dividend income to achieve financial independence.

Not only did I reinvest all of my dividend earnings, I deployed the value of some shares that paused their dividend and let it go to work for me.

I loved owning Boeing (BA).  But as long as I am still in positive territory, I might as well put that money to better use earning something back.  It resulted in gaining $154 in annual dividend income by switching out Boeing for Target and Pfizer.

TICKER
DATE
QTY
PRICE
TOTAL
DIV INC / Yr
YIELD
WU
6/3/20
8
$23.0350
$184.28
$7.20
3.91%
TGT
6/10/20
4
$121.3450
$485.38
$10.56
2.18%
HBAN
6/10/20
5
$10.7066
$53.53
$3.00
5.60%
TGT
6/12/20
5
$116.5100
$582.55
$13.60
2.33%
TGT
6/19/20
2
$121.1750
$242.35
$5.44
2.24%
BA
6/26/20
-25
$169.6086
-$4240.12
$0.00
0.00%
TGT
6/26/20
17
$119.4272
$2030.26
$46.24
2.28%
PFE
6/26/20
71
$31.7450
$2253.90
$107.92
4.79%
TSN
6/30/20
2
$59.9800
$119.96
$3.36
2.80%







TOTALS



$1,712.09
$197.32
11.53%


Overall, I gained $197.32 cents in my annual dividend income.

Also, I fulfilled my goal of matching my spending of 2019 with stock purchases in 2020 of the following companies:  Bed Bath and Beyond, Costco, Home Depot, Target, Starbucks, and AT&T.

I figured if I could afford spending money there, I can afford to buy the shares.  In the long run, my purchases will pay for themselves.