May 2015 Dividends

In May of 2014 I got my first dividend payments in my taxable accounts. It was $7.75 and it all came from one stock, CNSL (Consolidated Communications). I really haven’t done much with that stock and now I am making $11.95 every quarter with just that one stock. Fast forward to May of 2015 where I received a total of $52.85 from 13 dividend stocks that pay out in May. My current projections have me at $44 a month, apparently I need to adjust my predictions. I will save you the math and tell you that represents a 581.94% increase in just one year!! That is crazy!

There is a saying in the stock market that “the best time to invest in the market was ten years ago.” This may be true. Lots of people are predicting a end to our current bull market and they are right, good times can’t last forever. The thing is there is also another saying that says “the second best time to invest in the market is today.” That is what I am going for, stocks will go up and down, but time in the market is going to conquer that. The best I can hope for is that I am constantly looking after my average.

This is where I got dividends in May:

457K Account: $0

Robinhood Account: $15.34
YUM (YUM Brands Inc.) – .82
AGNC (American Capital Agency Corp) – $1.32
ARTNA (Artesian Resources Inc.) – $.22
O (Realty Income Corp) – $ 1.52
ORC (Orchid Capital Inc) – $3.78
PER (Sandridge Permian) – $7.68

Sharebuilder Account: $37.51
ARP (Atlas Resource Partners LP) – $8.51
CNSL (Consolidated Communications) – $11.95
HAS (Hasbro Inc.) – $1.39
KMI (Kinder Morgan Inc.) – $1.44
NMM (Navios Maritime Partners) – $7.08
O (Realty Income Corp) – $ 0.95
ORC (Orchid Capital Inc) – $6.18
Account Interest – $.01

Total From All Sources: $52.85


May 2015 Dividends — 6 Comments

  1. Great job with your dividend income coming in from quite a few different names for the month. I see we have YUM in common for the month. I’d love to add more to that one but not at current prices/valuation. Keep that dividend snowball growing.

    • It’s getting hard to find good values right now, but I am convinced there is always a good game out there if you study long enough (hopefully not too long though).

  2. Interesting stocks selection. I didn’t know many of the stocks you have, I only have heard about HAS and YUM (I didn’t even know YUM was paying dividends). ARTNA and YUM look like good stocks, nice dividend history!

    • Thank you for visiting. I am glad I was able to introduce you to some new stocks. I get a lot of new ideas from other people’s blogs.

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