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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Monthly Review, July 2013

Time again for a monthly review! Despite being away for two weeks (without internet access), I've been quite active on my blog...

In July, I purchased 2 more dividend growth stocks, China Mobile Limited (CHL) and Textainer Group Holdings Ltd (TGH), bringing to 12 the number of stocks I own in DivGro. These purchases increased my expected dividend income for 2013 by $113.65.

Also this month, I finally received NTT's dividend payment, almost 3 months after it was announced. Unfortunately, the payment of $0.4093 per share is a decrease of nearly 16%, which I'm not happy about. As a semi-annual dividend payer, NTT has a pattern of paying a smaller dividend in the first half of the year, followed by a larger dividend in the second half of the year. To retain their streak of annual dividend increases, NTT's second dividend payment later this year would need to be at least $0.53 per share. 

I've updated my portfolio and watch list pages this month. I'm now using the GoogleFinance function to update current prices automatically and I've reorganized the presentation of my watch list stocks into tables. I think these updates are nice improvements, at least for me!

The market value of DivGro is now $42,825.15, an overall gain of $2,825.15 since January.

  • 2013-07-03: Cash Dividend Receipt NTT: $45.02
  • 2013-07-03: Fee - Trading Expense: (3.22)
  • 2013-07-26: BUY 47 CHL @ $53.27 ($102.35 Annual Income)
  • 2013-07-29: BUY 75 TGH @ $33.97 ($138.00 Annual Income)
  • 2013-06-28: AUG Cash Deposit: $1,000
New Dividends/Dividend Increases:
  • NTT's dividend represents a decrease of $16.73 in dividend income for 2013
  • The purchase of CHL increased expected dividend income for 2013 by $44.65
  • The purchase of TGH increased expected dividend income for 2013 by $69.00
  • COP increased their annual dividend by 4.55% to $2.76 (previously $2.64)
    •  this adds $2.28 to expected dividend income for 2013
  • Total expected dividend income for 2013 is $1,099.89
  • Forward 12-month projected dividend income is $1,374.35
Dividends Received:
  • NTT: $0.4093/share x 110 shares = $45.02
  • Total year-to-date: $419.24 of $1,099.89 (38.11%)
Jun 30, 2013
DOW: 15,053.59 S&P 500: 1,623.28 10-YR BOND: 2.48%
Jul 31, 2013
DOW: 15,499.54 S&P 500: 1,685.73 10-YR BOND: 2.59%

Portfolio: Here is a spreadsheet showing DivGro's current holdings:
Yields: The following spreadsheet presents the current yield on cost for my stocks and the cumulative dividends received:
Looking Ahead: I still have about $8,000 in cash available to buy new stocks, so I'll be looking for new candidates early in August. I'm thinking about no longer tracking expected dividend income for the calendar year. Rather, I'd like to track 12-month projected dividend income exclusively. I think its a simpler concept and it would simplify my posts.

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