November Dividends

It wasn’t that great of a month. Not sure why ORC, which is usually one of my best monthly REITs delayed payment. That said this was money I didn’t have last month so I can complain.

457K Account: $0.00
Robinhood Account: $21.21
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $3.60
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Corp.) – $2.28
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
HCP (HCP Inc.) – $4.07
O (Realty Income Corp.) – $3.03
PER (Sand Ridge Permian Trust) – $4.02
YUM (Yum Brands) – $3.57

Sharebuilder Account: $20.12
CNSL (Consolidated Communications) – $13.26
KMI (Kinder Morgan) – $1.65
HAS – (Hasbro Inc.) – 3.70
O – (Realty Income Corp.) – $1.51

Total From All Sources: $41.33
Added shares of the following companies:
FTR, AGNC, WMC
Sold shares of the following company:
None

October 2016 Dividends

Well I totally forgot to add up my dividends at the beginning of the month but the good news about dividends is even if you forget they still come in, so here they are:
457K Account: $0.00
Robinhood Account: $39.93
-AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $3.60
-CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $2.40
-EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
-KO (Coca Cola Inc.) – $1.75
-LOAN (Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc.) – $8.00
-O (Realty Income Corp.) – $3.03
-ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $14.00
-WMC (Western Asset Mortgage Corp.) – $6.51

Sharebuilder Account: $37.82
-CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $8.83
-CMCSA – (Comcast Corp.) – $.56
-CSAL – (Communications Sales & Lease Inc.) -$2.03
-FPI – (Farmland Common Stock) – $5.83
-GE (General Electric) – $1.72
-O (Realty Income Corp.) – $1.50
-ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $12.83
-SNV (Synovus Financial Corp.) – $.74
-SPLS (Staples Inc.) – $1.69
-WIN (Windstream Holdings Inc.) – $2.09

Total From All Sources: $77.75
Added shares of the following companies:
FTR, YUM, YUMC, WFC, ORC, QCP
Sold shares of the following company:
None

Despite all the hype about how Wells Fargo did everyone wrong, the fact remains that the revenue charts still show them making money and I am still well under the current price per share on my investment so I still consider them a win. Even more so when you get a quarterly dividend from them. YUMC and QCP are two new interesting additions. They came as a result of spinoffs. I am very happy for the new YUMC shares as they represent YUM moving more into China. I am not so sure about the QCP shares, but we will have to see how that goes.

September 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $117.81

Robinhood Account: $23.06
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $3.60
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
FTR (Frontier Communications) -$2.63
HSY (Hershey Co.) – $.62
O (Realty Income Corp.) – $3.02
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.64
WFC (Wells Fargo & Co.) – $1.14
WTR (Aqua America Inc.) – $.77

Sharebuilder Account: $35.10
FTR (Frontier Communications Corp.) – $5.62
FUN (Cedar Fair LP) – $10.68
LUV (Southwest Airlines) – $.80
O (Realty Income Corp.) – $1.49
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $12.66
UL (Unilever Plc.) – $2.57
WM (Waste Management Inc.) – $1.28

Total From All Sources: $175.97
Added shares of the following companies:
None
Sold shares of the following company:
None

Didn’t do anything investing wise except let my money sit a investment account and I still made money, kind of a crazy thought.

August Dividends

457K Account: $0

Robinhood Account: $34.23
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $4.00
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Corp.) – $1.80
DF (Dean Foods Comp.) – $2.07
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
HCP (HCP Inc.) – $6.33
O (Realty Income Corp.) – $2.39
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.64
PER (Sand Ridge Permian Trust) – $3.60
YUM (YUM Brands) – $2.76

Sharebuilder Account: $31.13
CNSL (Consolidated Communications) – $13.08
HAS (Hasbro Inc.) – $3.68
KMI (Kinder Morgan Inc.) – $.40
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.48
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $12.49

Total From All Sources: $65.36
Added shares of the following companies:
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Corp.)
FTR (Frontier Communications)
DF (Dean Foods Comp.)
O (Realty Income Corp.)
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.)
Sold shares of the following company:
None

OK so it was bound to happen eventually that I would have a month where compared to last year I didn’t make as much in dividends. It isn’t a great feeling but I am not too worried. Last year I made $70.16 and this year it was $65.35, -6.84% . This was mostly due to some special declared dividends that came my way. I made a lot of what I think are good buys this month. In particular I am excited about FTR. A lot of people are mad about their implementation plan, and I agree with that, but at the end of the day they are taking on more market share and that means a lot in the communication business. Another thing I am excited about is I just looked at the worth of my investment accounts compared with this year and last year and I am up 20%. That is a great rate of return and a lot of that is in retirement accounts so it is growing tax free right now, which is awesome.

July 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $0

Robinhood Account: $35.11
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $4.0
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $2.40
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
KO (Coca Cola) $1.75
LOAN (Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc.) – $7.20
O (Realty Income Corp) – $2.39
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.22
WMC (Western Asset Mortgage Corp.) – $6.51

Sharebuilder Account: $39.72
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $8.58
CMCSA (Comcast Corp.) – $.56
CSAL (Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.) – $1.99
DIS (The Walt Disney Co.) – $2.86
FPI (Farmland Common) – $5.76
GE (General Electric) – $1.71
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.47
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $12.33
SNV (Synovous Fin. Corp.) – $.74
SPLS (Staples Inc.) – $1.66
WIN – (Windstream Holdings Inc.) – $2.06

Total From All Sources: $74.83
Added shares of the following companies:
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.)
DF (Dean Foods Inc.)
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.)
Sold shares of the following company:
ARPJ (Atlas Resource Partners)

Lost kind of big on Atlas Resource Partners but that is how it goes. I knew buying into them they had a lot of debt and that was a risk. I don’t agree on how they handled it by creating a new company but I didn’t have enough shares to change that decision either so it was time to go. Better to get out now than to hold on and add insult to injury by incurring a tax penalty.

On the positive side the dividends continue to rise. I am well over my $65 estimated average per month and a staggering 64% increase comparing this month to last year.

June 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $106.21

Robinhood Account: $19.78
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $2.8
DF (Dean Foods Co.) – $1.44
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
HSY (Hershey Co.) – $.58
O (Realty Income Corp) – $2.39
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.08
WFC (Wells Fargo Co.) – $1.14
WTR (Aqua America Inc.) – $.71

Sharebuilder Account: $34.39
FUN (Cedar Fair LP) – $10.54
FTR (Frontier Communications Corp.) – $5.50
LUV (Southwest Airlines) – $.80
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.46
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $12.17
UL (Unilever Plc.) – $2.64
WM (Waste Management) – $1.28

Total From All Sources: $160.38
Added shares of the following companies:
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.)
WMC (Western Asset Mortgage Captl Corp.)
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Corp.)

May 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $0

Robinhood Account: $26.06
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $2.80
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Corp. ) – $1.12
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
HCP (HCP Inc.) – $6.33
O (Realty Income Corp) – $2.39
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.08
PER (San Ridge Permian Trust) – $2.70

Sharebuilder Account: $30.40
CNSL (Consolidated Cable) – $12.87
HAS (Hasbro Inc.) – $3.66
KMI (Kinder Morgan Inc.) – $.40
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.46
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $12.01

Total From All Sources: $56.46
Added shares of the following companies:
DF (Dean Foods Inc.)

May is usually a down month for dividends but it was a little bit harsher due to the fact that ARP (Atlas Resource Partners) cut their dividend and in so doing sharply plummeted (double whammy). If oil prices recover so should they, but at this point it is going to be a long road. My guess is the company executives are driving it down so they can take it over cheaper under a new ticker symbol.

I also got a letter this month from my 457K my T. Rowe Income Fund and wanted to change my money over to some Great-West general fund. That is the one thing that annoys me the most about my 457K plan. First of all, the selections on what you can invest in are very small and then they keep changing them to other options that have higher fees. It feels like a sham. Anyhow, I moved the money I had in that fund to a different T. Rowe Price Dividend Growth fund. I am hoping that works out. It is a little bit more aggressive than the income fund was, but it is still very conservative compared to my trading accounts.

In good news despite the dividend cut by ARP, my dividends grew 6.83% over this time last year. I am adding funds in June, so I should see more growth soon. This is the advantage of a balanced portfolio. Even if one of your stocks gets jolted, the rest will help you keep growing.

April 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $0

Robinhood Account: $35.51
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $2.80
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $2.40
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
KO (Coca Cola) – $ 1.40
LOAN (Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc.) – $6.80
O (Realty Income Corp) – $2.39
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.08
WMC (Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.) – $9.00

Sharebuilder Account: $38.52
ARP (Atlas Resource Partners LP) – $2.94
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $8.01
CMCSA (Comcast Corp A) – $.56
CSAL (Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.) – $1.94
FPI (Farmland Common Stock) – $5.70
GE (General Electric) – $1.69
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.45
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $11.83
SNV (Synovous Finl Corp.) – $.73
SPLS (Staples Inc.) – $1.65
WIN – (Windstream Hldgs Inc.) – $2.02

Total From All Sources: $74.03
Added shares of the following companies:
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.)

A nice gain of 70% more in dividends over this time last year.

March 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $107.84

Robinhood Account: $20.88
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $2.8
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $1.50
DF (Dean Foods Co.) – $1.44
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
HSY (Hershey Co.) – $.58
O (Realty Income Corp) – $2.38
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $10.08
WFC (Wells Fargo Co.) – $.75
WTR (Aqua America Inc.) – $.71

Sharebuilder Account: $44.38
ARP (Atlas Resource Partners LP) – $2.90
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.) – $8.34
FUN (Cedar Fair LP) – $10.39
FTR (Frontier Communications Corp.) – $5.40
LUV (Southwest Airlines) – $.60
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.45
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $11.67
UL (Unilever Plc.) – $2.36
WM (Waste Management) – $1.27

Total From All Sources: $173.10
Added shares of the following companies:
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.)
PER (Sandridge Permian Trust)
KO (Coca-Cola Co.)
CIM (Chimera Investment Corp.)
DNR (Denbury Resources Inc.)

A nice gain of 78% over this time last year.

February 2016 Dividends

457K Account: $0
Robinhood Account: $24.82

AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $2.8
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Corp.) – $1.11
HCP (HCP Inc.) – $3.45
O (Realty Income Corp) – $2.38
EPR (EPR Properties) – $.64
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $9.38
PER (SandRidge Permian Trust) – $2.30
YUM (Yum Brands Inc.) – $2.76

Sharebuilder Account: $32.08
ARP (Atlas Resource Partners LP) – $2.84
HAS (Hasbro Inc.) – $3.28
CNSL (Consolidated Communications) – $12.62
KMI (Kinder Morgan Inc.) – $.39
O (Realty Income Corp) – $1.44
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.) – $11.50
Interest – $.01

Total From All Sources: $56.90
Added shares of the following companies:
ORC (Orchid Capital Inc.)
LUV (Southwest Airlines)
HCP (HCP Inc.)
ORC (Orchid Island Capital Inc.)
WMC (Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.)
KO (Coca-Cola Co.)
WFC (Wells Fargo & Co.)
DF (Dean Foods Co.)

Sold shares of the following companies:
NMM (Navios Maritime Holdings)

This month I took a loss in selling NMM (Navios Maritime Holdings). In addition to owning NMM I used to own FREE (FreeSeas Inc.). I sold out of that stock awhile ago as I saw an oversupply in the market along with the inability to repair their ships in an expeditious manner. At that time I kept NMM on the hope that they would secure new credit and maybe address the issue of oversupply in the market. While I was hopeful when it secured a line of credit from NNA, it did not disclose any significant details regarding the credit line. This is tempered by the fact that NMM is currently yielding a 85% dividend. This is simply unsustainable. The dry goods shipping market may see some improvement in 2017, but it is doubtful that NMM will benefit from that market turnaround. Due to that reasoning I felt it was necessary to reallocate capital.

Most of the reallocation was in REITs. I have gained lately from REITs and though the stock prices have swung widely the dividend portion has been steady.