For July 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (TROW, AVGO, EVC, MO, LECO, GNTX, CMCSA, SPG, & MSM). The total was $202.21. This was a 21% increase from July 2019 where the total was $159.10. The difference was increased payments from TROW, AVGO, MO, GNTX, and CMCSA. New payments from LECO, MSM, and SPG. And in spite of EVC cutting their dividend and CIM not paying dividends this July, but instead in August. Overall, this is a another good month and we cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month as the companies in our portfolio deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. The great news is with the increase this month we have now surpassed our entire yearly total from 2019 ($1,389.58) and we still have five more months to go!
On December 18, 2019, 21 shares of MSM were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,582.56. For an average cost per share of $75.36.
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).
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 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.
February 2018 was the first month the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received a dividend payment. The payment was $7.26 from one company, OHI, and was the only amount received that month. Fast forward one year and for February 2019 the D4J Portfolio received a total of $84.26 in dividend payments. This time the payments came from three separate companies: CIM; T; and OHI. A total increase of $77.00 over the prior year’s amount and a massive 1,060.61% increase on a percentage basis. Of course, this is almost completely due to additional capital contributions over 2018 and will surely level off to much smaller increases in the future, but it’s a good motivator to show that sticking to a routine and a savings strategy can produce solid returns.
In fact, OHI’s dividend payment was $0.47 greater than the year before or a 6.47% increase year over year. This was despite that fact that there was no increase in dividends payments. The increase was simply due to DRIPing the dividend payments throughout the year, which D4J didn’t actually institute until May 2018. AND YES – this is not a “true” growth increase as dividend payments from OHI were ‘money in hand’ to do as we please… so investment of the “new” OHI capital should not be looked at as growth. However, we track the DJ4 account using the three Cs: 1. YIELD ON CASH – dividends vs the actual dollar amount contributed into the D4J Portfolio; 2. YIELD ON COST – dividends vs the actual dollar amount transferred into the D4J Portfolio + the cost of all DRIP purchases and 3. YIELD ON CURRENT – dividends vs current market value of the D4J Portfolio.
And we are always happy to see our Yield on Cash increasing.
On February 25, 2019, 14 shares of TXN were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,537.01. For an average cost per share of $109.79.
On January 23, 2019, 35 shares of MO were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1583.35,. For an average cost per share of $45.24.