Dividend Income Update August 2015

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

Dividend Income

Another month is in the books and its now time to update things for August.  As with most people stock portfolios, this month we show another big decline.  Although not as big as July's decline, August showed a 3.8% overall decline of the portfolio.  This month I am proud to report that I have received over $3000 in income over the last 12 months.  This is a major milestone that I am very proud of.

Also this month I had a couple reductions of dividend income from a couple of my smaller oil stock positions.  RIG announced a reduction to a zero dividend policy, while CPG reduced the monthly dividend to .10 cents.

Moving forward things keep tracking along.  My monthly income was 133% higher than the same period a year ago and 65% higher compared to my income in July.  

If you wish to view any of my past monthly updates you can find them here.

Current Stats
  • 12 Month Income = $3142.94
  • Total 12 Month Future Dividends = $4615

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Key:

  • Dividend Income
  • Account Value
  • 8 Month Moving Average

Monthly Capital Contribution

The portfolio was again negative for the month, deceasing by 3.8%.  The decline in energy companies continues to take a near term toll on the portfolio.  Overall the portfolio actually increased this month thanks to my contributions going from $95,992 to $96920.  Below you can view the total contributions made to my Dividend Portfolio since inception along with the 12 month total.  For the last 6 months my contribution rate has been over $4000.  My overall contribution rate is tracking very nicely.  Currently my 12 month capital contribution total is coming in at $48,497 which increased by $1000 over last months average. I would like to see the red moving average continue to increase over time.

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Portfolio Weighting

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I continue to make small couple share positions in energy stocks but for the most part I have begun focusing elsewhere.  I still plan on building up XOM, EPD, SXL, SHLX, and TRGP, but this month I added to TROW, IBM, MJN, WPC, OHI, ETN, MSFT, EMR

If you wish to view any of my past monthly updates you can find them here.

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