March 2016 Dividends

Company
Held In
Dividend Paid (Qtr)
Amount Received
Shares of life purchased
March
IBM
Taxable
1.3
5.27


HRZN
Taxable
0.345
6.99


VNR
Taxable
0.09
0.1


NUS
Taxable
0.355
8.27


CTL
Taxable
0.54
9.3


FTR
Taxable
0.105
11.17


HMN
Taxable
0.265
9.26


JNJ
IRA
0.75
18.75
0.1757

CVX
IRA
1.07
10.09
0.1087

EMR
IRA
0.475
15.2
0.3036

MSFT
IRA
0.36
9.06
0.1715

TGT
IRA
0.56
10.02
0.1234

ED
IRA
0.67
54.15
0.737

MCD
IRA
0.89
10.08
0.082

ORI
IRA
0.1875
20.34
1.1382

MCY
IRA
0.62
67.36
1.2063

UHT
IRA
0.645
70.79
1.261

INTC
Taxable
0.26
0.97


HP
Taxable
0.6875
0.98


CMI
Taxable
0.975
0.59


MUR
Taxable
0.35
0.87


ADM
Taxable
0.3
4.04


XOM
Taxable
0.73
1.65


IBM
Taxable
1.3
0.88


CVX
Taxable
1.07
2.18


MCD
Taxable
0.89
1


ORI
Taxable
0.1875
0.8


NUS
Taxable
0.355
0.59


BHP
Taxable
0.39
0.67


BBL
Taxable
0.39
0.68



This was a good month with several payouts in both my taxable and IRA accounts.  My exposure to more companies was expanded when I started using Motif Investing.  I now can get more diversification for a decent price.  I have many great ideas each month so I am always looking for the most cost effective way to purchase multiple companies.

The only downside to Motif is Quicken is unable to connect and download my transactions automatically.  While I get diversification I also get the joy of having to add everything manually.  I am getting pretty good at entering transactions manually.

I do have some stock in BHP/BBL but it is so small I will not sell them.  Energy will rebound someday so I will take what I can get from them.


Looking year over year I am up 3.6%.  I will attribute it to mostly dividend reinvestments as there has been dividend cuts which resulted in me selling several stocks.  Some of the money was reinvested but most of it sits as cash waiting for another market drop or good idea.

I hope you saw an increase in your dividends compared to last year!

Happy investing,
Dividend Family Guy

Comments

  1. Do you have your entire portfolio in Motif? I'm curious if you are using someone else's Motif or if you created your own. Also, how often do you rebalance, add, drop a stock from a Motif.

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    1. I have the bulk of my retirement in CapitalOne Investing. Last year I started in Motif. I have my own Dividend Family Guy motifs I use for purchases but also used the Dogs of the Dow motif. Good thing I did (and it proves the dogs work) as it is up for the year. I don't plan on rebalancing until my portfolio gets larger. Thanks for stopping by IH.
      DFG

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  2. Thanks for sharing your list of companies paying you dividends in March. Nice to see a year over year increases despite divvy cuts. Those reinvestments can almost always help ensure a raise no matter what. Many companies I'm familiar with but some symbols that I do not recognize.

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    1. Ha yeah ignore the ones you don't recognize. Those were pre DGI and not worth looking at.
      Later DivHut,
      DFG

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