STOCK PURCHASES :: ABBV, AFL, CSCO, INTC, MET, MO, PRU, PSX, T

On October 30, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 3 shares of ABBV for $253.77; 7 shares of INTC for $309.72; 8 shares of CSCO for $285.24; 6 shares of MET for $223.14; 7 shares of AFL for $236.11; 3 shares of MO for $109.29; 3 shares of T for $80.60; 1 share of PRU for $63.09; and 2 shares of PSX for $91.52. In total we purchased $1,652.21 worth of stocks this month.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: AUGUST 2020

For August 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (CIM, T, OHI, VALE, ABBV, AOS, TXN). The total was $425.27. This was a 483% increase from August of 2019 where the total was only $72.91. The difference was increased payments from T, TXN, AOS, ABBV, OHI. Further CIM paid out in August this year instead of July like in 2019. However, the largest part of the increase was from VALE who reinstated their dividend after suspending it back in early 2019 due to a dam collapse at one of their facilities. As VALE is our biggest paying company we’re happy to see regular dividends to start up again. Overall, this is a another great month in spite of everything going on in the world. We cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month to finish out the year strong.

DIVIDEND REPORT: JULY 2020

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 27% 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!

STOCK PURCHASE :: OHI, MO, SPG, SEIC, T, PRU, ABBV, TROW, GNTX, MSM, CIM, AEG

On July 31, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $493.79; 1 share of TROW for $134.14; 5 shares of MO for $203.45; 8 shares of T for $235.05; 10 shares of SEIC for $515.41; 2 shares of PRU for $125.46; 1 share of SPG for $62.38; 2 shares of OHI for $63.80; 2 shares of CIM for $17.94; 5 shares of GNTX for $133.20; and 1 share of AEG for $2.95. In total we purchased $1,653.61 in these existing holdings.

STOCK PURCHASE :: ABBV, TROW, MO, T, SEIC, PRU, SPG, OHI, CIM

On June 30, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings plus one new purchase in SEIC. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $490.85; 1 share of TROW for $123.12; 5 shares of MO for $196.25; 2 shares of T for $60.27; 10 shares of SEIC for $546.90; 2 shares of PRU for $121.92; 1 share of SPG for $68.55; 1 share of OHI for $29.68; and 1 share of CIM for $9.61. In total we purchased $1,647.15 in these existing and new holdings.

STOCK PURCHASE :: MO, T, PRU, OHI, SPG, CIM

On May 29, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings. We purchased the following: 10 shares of MO for $387.65 for an average cost per share of $38.76; 10 shares of T for $307.45 for an average cost per share of $30.74; 8 shares of PRU for $492.36 for an average cost per share of $61.65; 5 shares of OHI for $156.25 for and average cost per share of $31.25; 5 shares of SPG for $288.44 for an average cost per share of $57.69; and 2 shares of CIM for $16.61 for an average cost per share of $8.30. In total we purchased $1,648.76 in these existing holdings.

Over 1000% Dividend Growth Year over Year for February

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.