Wednesday, May 31, 2017
May Review / June Preview, 2017
As of this moment I am still waiting on ol' Loyal3 to transfer funds, as requested. Apparently their transfer department was swamped by transfer requests. Guess they found out you cannot dupe thousands of people into paying you money easily. The new brokerage that has my account has told me to wait about 10 business days, and that was 7 business days ago, so time will tell if they can get it done in any normal amount of time, doubtful. I hope it goes smoothly, much easier to be nice on the phone instead of a big jerk.
This past month I put $1035.26 dollars to work in my IRA account, and started a new position in T. Rowe Price (TROW).
Last month I brought in a total of $246.08 in dividends ($36.86 taxable, $66.14 Roth, and $143.08 IRA). This is an increase from last year ($85.54 total) by 187%. The IRA money does it again, destroying a prior month.
In terms of dividend increases, I realized four this month from Apple (AAPL), Ameriprise Financial (AMP), General Dynamics (GD), and Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). Raises were between 1.5% to more than 9%. Thus far for 2017, I have realized 25 dividend increases!
Next month I will realize four raises, from Pepsico (PEP), Unilever (UL), Johnson and Johnson (JNJ), and Exxon Mobile (XOM). The increases range from around 2% to more than 8%.
This is my birthday month. I will post a serious look at my net-worth and general progress in life in terms of FI (and still having a roof over my head / food in the fridge).
Our only remaining debt is extremely low interest auto loans, however that may change. Stashing of cash for the impending house continues. In addition, I expect a significant amount of cash to come my way when my Loyal3 account transfers. This should speed another purchase in my brokerage account. At the moment the market is all over the place, the cash might sit for a month waiting for instructions.
Next month should produce around $293 in dividends, which is a 152% YOY increase, which is mainly attributable to my IRA and a few newer positions plus some growth in my other accounts.
My portfolio page is currently up to date.
Hope everyone has a great June, suns out - guns out!
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers mentioned