DIVIDEND REPORT :: OCTOBER 2019

For October 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from five different companies (EVC, AVGO, MO, GNTX, and CMCSA). The total was $97.56. This was a 42% increase from October 2018 where the total was $68.57. It was great to see an increase even as we lost the income from GME’s dividend suspension and TROW which was paid out in September this year instead of October. The increases were attributed to DRIPing and/or dividend increases from EVC, GNTX, and CMCSA; plus new payments from AVGO and MO. After two months in in negative for year over year growth, we are glad to see a strong increase for October.

We are hoping to close out the year strong and still beat out last year’s total. Originally we were targeting to crack $2,000.00 at the beginning of the year however, we will be content with surpassing 2018’s total in light of the fact both VALE and GME suspended their dividends in 2019. Those two stocks accounted for 62% of the total income generated in 2018. So losing 62% of our income, but still coming out ahead will suffice for now. Further, it will be a giant boost to the portfolio once these stocks resume payments (likely for VALE not likely for GME anytime soon).

DIVIDEND REPORT :: JUNE 2019

DIVIDEND REPORT :: JUNE 2019

For June 2019,  the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (F, V, SWKS, WBA, TSN, NWL, LYB, PRU, & AEG). The total was $121.60. This was a 48% increase from June 2018 where the total was $81.99. The increase was due both to new stocks added to the portfolio since last year, as well as repeat payments from F, V, and TSN. The 48% increase is great to see since the Portfolio had another dividend suspension this month. GME has suspended its dividend indefinitely as it tries to figure out a path for the future. The Divs4Jesus Portfolio has now lost its two biggest dividend paying stocks; GME and VALE. GME’s looks gone for the foreseeable future, but I hope to see VALE’s resumed before the end of the year if it gets its dam and safety issues under control. The good news is even without these two top payers the portfolio is ahead of where it was last year. Through continued diversification we still hope to top our total dividends from 2018.  Let’s see how the second half the year turns out for the Divs4Jesus portfolio.

Dividend Report :: April 2019

DIVIDEND REPORT :: APRIL 2019

For April 2019,  the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (EVC, AVGO, GME, TROW, GNTX, CMCSA). The total was $89.31. This was a 79% increase from April 2018 where the total was $50.00. The $50.00 I received in April last year was from solely from CIM which paid out in May this year. As such, the 79% increase doesn’t include any payment for CIM and is due to all new companies in the portfolio. This is awesome to see.  May should be an even better month as it will include that ‘late’ payment from CIM!

DIVS4JESUS PORTFOLIO VS S&P500 IN 2018

Here at Divs4Jesus we’ve been playing around with charts the past couple weeks. In doing so we’ve decided to not only track our overall gains from inception, but also by calendar year.

Since 2018 was our first full year tracking the Divs4Jesus Portfolio it will be our first chart. The chart is similar to the others we’d posted. It includes charting the percentage change of the Divs4Jesus Portfolio, the S&P500, and our overall Account Value. The chart automatically adjusts for any added capital contributions as to not skew the results. We made sure not to show money deposited into the portfolio as capital gains. Also it’s important to note, both the Divs4Jesus numbers (percentages and account value) and the S&P500 percentages DO NOT take into account any dividends at all. This chart is looking at capital gains in a vacuum. We simply want to see how our portfolio has appreciated in value vs the benchmark S&P500.

As detailed in the chart below – we ended 2018 down -2.31%. However, the S&P500 ended down -6.65%. And while it’s never good to see negative capital appreciation, we’re happy to see we beat the S&P 2.88 times over. Since the Divs4Jesus portfolio is long term and dividend focused we are not so concerned by the dip in 2018. Hopefully we’ll produce stronger, positive results in 2019. What’s also promising for us is the growth of our portfolio due to consistent capital contributions – it really shows little by little you can grow a solid portfolio if you can stick with a solid savings plan.