This month I added shares to seven positions in my accounts.
Last month I brought in a total of $134.44 in dividends ($112.77 taxable, $11.08 Roth, and $10.7 in my IRA). This is an increase from last year ($102.81 total) by 30%.
In terms of dividend increases, I realized 16 dividend increases from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), Coca Cola (KO), Realty Income (O), TD Bank (TD), WalMart (WMT), and Kimberly Clark (KMB). The increases range from 0.2% to 7%. This brings my total raises to 23 for 2020.
Next month I will realize 4 dividend increases from the Apple (AAPL), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and General Dynamics (GD). The increases range from about 3% to 10%.
In addition, I have received one dividend halt/pause/suspension from the Gap (GPS) and Dunkin Brands (DNKN). These are not a huge positions for me, and I will hold, but it is annoying. DNKN should especially be able to return to form once this crisis is over. Total lost forward 12 month income stands at: $27.74 (approx. 1.58% of taxable income)
NOTE: I only count increases when realized, because until that money is delivered any statements or declarations are simply conjecture.
The mortgage continues and I am putting extra cash towards the principal monthly - not a huge number, but every little bit counts. Our debts currently outstrip our assets, because I consider our house a liability and NOT an asset.
I will continue to make rolling purchases going forward.
Next month should produce around $350 in dividends, which is a 8% YOY increase.
My portfolio page is currently up to date.
Hope everyone has a May that is better than April.
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers