January 2017 Dividends

The stock accounts are definitely experiencing the Trump Boost. I can’t say I agree with his policies but there is no denying that the stock market likes the idea of Trump. Breaking through a 20K DOW Jones is pretty significant even though all the pundits say it isn’t, it is ironically what they all report on. I propose that the DOW Jones Index is significant in that it gives a significant indicator of the enthusiasm of the market. Finding value in this market is going to be difficult but I still think that there is value to be found. Especially in the tech. field.

457K Account: $0
Robinhood Account: $42.41
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $5.4
CIM – (Chimera Corp.) – $2.50
EPR – (Entertainment Properties Trust) – $.64
LOAN – (Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc.) – $9.70
O (Realty Income Corp.) – $3.04
ORC – (Orchid Capital Inc.) – $14.00
WMC – (Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.) – $7.13

Sharebuilder Account: $44.89
CIM – (Chimera Corp. ) – $9.47
CSAL – (Communications Sales & Leasing Inc.) – $2.07
CMCSA – (Comcast Corp. A) – $.56
DIS – (Disney Comp.) – $3.17
FPI – (Farmland Common) – $5.90
GE – (General Electric) – $1.81
LUV – (Southwest Airlines) – $.81
O – (Realty Income Corp.) – $1.52+.43
ORC – (Orchid Capital Inc.) – $13.17
SNV – (Synovus Corp.) – $.74
SPLS – (Staples Inc.) – $1.71
SPY – (S&P 500 Index) – $1.40
WIN- (Windstream Holdings Inc.) – $2.13

Total From All Sources: $87.30
Added shares of the following companies:
KO, WMC, FTR, O, YUM, and LOAN
Sold shares of the following company:
None

December 2016 Dividends

My personal accounts did fine (they went up) but my 457K account did horrible. Last year it gave me over $2K. The worst part is because it is all mutual accounts I can’t really track why I got less dividends. At least it was a gain and was tax free. My total dividends for 2016 was 1902.57 which is 32% less than last year. Hopefully I can improve that because I don’t know anywhere where $158 is going to provide a good living.

457K Account: $792.65
Robinhood Account: $44.81
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp.) – $3.60
DF (Dean Foods Inc.) – $2.70
ENZN (Enzon Pharmaceuticals)- $5.40
EPR – (Entertainment Properties Trust) – $.64
FTR – (Frontier Comm.) – $10.40
HSY – (Hersheys Inc.) – $.62
KO – (Coca Cola Inc.) – $1.75
O (Realty Income Corp.) – $3.03
ORC – (Orchid Capital Inc.) – $14.00
WFC – (Wells Fargo & Co.) – $1.90
WTR – (Aqua America Inc.) – $.77

Sharebuilder Account: $40.67
FTR – (Frontier Comm.) – $5.76
FUN – (Cedar Fair) – $11.23
O – (Realty Income Corp.) – $1.51
ORC – (Orchid Capital Inc.) – $13.00
UL – (Unilever) – $7.88
WM – (Waste Management) – 1.29

Total From All Sources: $878.13
Added shares of the following companies:
FTR, KO, LOAN, WTR, and HCP
Sold shares of the following company:
None

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.