For July 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (EVC, TROW, AVGO, MO, GNTX, CMCSA & CIM). The total was $159.10. This was a 1,163% increase from July 2018 where the total was $12.60. The increase was due both to new stocks added to the portfolio since last year, as well as repeat payments from EVC and CMCSA. EVC paid out 4.8% more than last year due to DRIPing and CMCSA paid out 12.89% more than last year due to DRIPing and a dividend increase. We should note CIM paid out in August last year so it was not included in the July 2018 total. Let’s see if we can top August of 2018’s total even without CIM since it’s been included in July’s total this year.
On July 30, 2019, 10 shares of SNA were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,552.65. For an average cost per share of $155.27.
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.
On June 28, 2019, 28 shares of RHI were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,595.95. For an average cost per share of $57.00.
For May 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (CIM, MO, T, ABBV, OHI, TXN). The total was $172.77. This was a 2280% increase from May 2018 where the total was $7.26. Most of this was due to the increasing amount of stocks that were added to the portfolio over the year and also that CIM hit in May instead of April this year. Either way, this is awesome to see and I’ll take a 2000% increase any day of the week. Let’s see how June turns out. As of now the Divs4Jesus portfolio is now ahead of its 2018 totals at this time last year. This is even with the suspension from VALE.
On May 28, 2019, 35 shares of AOS were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,535.40. For an average cost per share of $43.84.
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!
On April 24, 2019, 30 shares of WBA were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,622.75. For an average cost per share of $54.09
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.
For March 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (F, V, LYB, PRU, NWL, SWKS). The total was $89.11. This was a 67% decrease from March 2018 where the total was $271.80. The decrease is due to the suspension of the dividend from VALE. VALE suspended its dividend back in January after a massive dam collapse in Brazil. The hope is VALE will pay out the dividend later in the year, but as of now there is no set date. While it’s never good for a company to suspend its dividend this was due to a ‘one time’ event and is not a reflection of the strength of the company itself. As such, we will continue to hold VALE in the portfolio. We hope April brings us back to positive increases!