Dividend Portfolio Update for October 2017

Another quick month has come and gone and I hope everybody had a fun and safe Halloween as holiday season is now officially in effect. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on their way, I hope everybody finds some time to spend with their loved ones. Perhaps instill on them the values of dividend investing! 😉

In a surprising turn of events, I managed to sell two stocks this month. One was due to its price spiking insanely high prompting me to go ahead and take the growth versus keeping it for the long run. The other sell was due to trimming down a position that had inflated when I decided to average down.

In other news, I signed up for a service called MoviePass (referral link) that allows me to see any standard 2D film in theaters. It’s limited to one ticket a day but that’s a lot of potential movies you can see in a month and it only costs $9.99 a month. I’ve used it for the last two months and so far I’ve had zero issues with it. This isn’t something I usually talk about since saving is usually what the name of the game is about but I’m a big movie lover and this definitely helps saves. If you think you’d be interested in something like that, please feel free to use my link above for a small kickback for myself.

Let’s get to the portfolio review for the Month of October!

Summary

  • $125.03 in dividends
  • Added $1,400 to dividend portfolio

dividend noob october 17

Account Deposits

As usual, I automatically pull out $200 per paycheck with automatic deposit and at the end of the month, I throw whatever is left into the account. Again I managed to squirrel away an extra $1,000 into the account.

$200 + $200 + $1,000 = $1,400

Dividend Payouts

September was very kind to my dividend portfolio:

KO $22.94
MRK $4.23
MO $6.60
SDIV $12.17
DEO $20.19
STWD $19.68
CAH $9.71
MAIN $0.95
CSCO $5.51
GE $6.00
CLDT $17.05

Monthly Total: +$125.03

Stock Purchases

It was a pretty active month as I purchased quite a bit of shares of some good companies.

  • 5 shares of DKS@$25.70
    I continue to add to my position on the stock dip. Retail as a whole had been pretty rough lately but I believe they’ll get through it. Dicks yields 2.78%. This adds +$3.40 to my annual income!
    dicks 2017
  • 10 shares of DIS@$97.14
    I decided to purchase shares of this media juggernaut after I bounced below it’s usual $98.00 support line. I have flipped Disney in the past so I expect something similar if it decides to spike back up to another trend line. This adds +$15.60 to my annual income!
    DIS 2017
  • 10 shares of WBA@$69.15
    Walgreens is a big player in the pharmacy business (alongside CVS) that currently yields 2.39% and has been paying increasing dividends for the last 42 years! It’s recently dipped even more since I purchased and I plan on buying a few more shares. This adds +$16.00 to my annual income!
    WBA 2017I bought some more shares of the following:
  • 5 shares of QCOM @ $51.10
    This adds +$11.40 to my annual income!
  • 10 shares of T@$33.50
    This adds +$19.60 to my annual income!
  • 2 shares of XOM @ $82.95
    This adds +$6.16 to my annual income!
  • 10 shares of CVS @ $69.68
    This adds +$20.00 to my annual income!

Added Annual Income Total = +$92.16

Stock Sells

  • 3 shares of BA @ 260.02
    BA was originally just going to be a very, very small position that ended up blooming on political news. I originally picked up the shares @155.78 and  I decided to lock in the gains.
  • 40 shares of FLO @ $19.00
    FLO was originally a play that I had to continue to average down on. Once its price with back up, I decided to trim my position a little bit for a nice profit of around $1.70 a share.

Conclusion

I want to thank everybody for reading my blog over the last two years. I can’t believe the response that I’ve gotten and I’m glad people are finding an interest in it.

Next month my family will be experimenting with something that I saw on Reddit called “No-Spend-vember“. Basically you try not to spend money outside of bills, normal grocery shopping and any other usual expense. So no takeout, frivolous spending or anything that takes money from your wallet! I’ll let everybody know how it goes.

Thanks again for reading!

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