Dividend Income Update – May 2017

I’ve completed 750 days of freedom race and it has been awesome with all the support. I’m truly blessed to be posting it from the country where Statue of Liberty stands. It stands for freedom and I hope to achieve my own financial freedom in 3000 days when I complete my race.

I crossed a figure of $1500 in passive income, though it was less than last month due to many sells made. I’m excited to write about my passive dividends received in month of May as they flowed into my account even without me lifting any fingers. Now, I’ve got 34 fantastic companies in my Portfolio.

I hope that this passive income report provides inspiration to all the readers out there that even when you are starting out fresh, you can still do it, like my journey just short time back. Although, it is a long race: slow and steady, we can win it on our terms and time. Without further ado, here are dividends received:

Abbvie Inc. (ABBV): $38.40
AES Corp. (AES): $18.00
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $77.00
EPR Properties (EPR): $34.00
Eaton-Vance In. (EXG): $38.00
Gov. Properties Income Trust (GOV): $129.00
HCP, Inc. (HCP): $185.00
Hospital Properties Trust (HPT): $117.00
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $101.75
National Healthcare Inv., Inc (NHI): $95.00
Realty Income Corp. (O): $35.87
Omega Healthcare Inv., Inc. (OHI): $346.50
Sr. Housing Properties Trust (SNH): $195.00
STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG): $58.33
AT&T, Inc. (T): $147.00
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $52.69
Verizon Com. Inc. (VZ): $202.13

Total passive income for May: $1,870.67.

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by above companies throughout the month, simply by owning a tiny sliver of a slice. Imagine that there are thousands of people hired by those companies and that they are working for you, rather than, you working for them. This feeling of achieving financial freedom over 3000 days, is what drives me to keep racing and I’m sure readers alike!

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

How did your passive dividend income come along in May?

Recent Stock Purchase – May 2016

I added positions in 1 existing company in last week of May. After heavy selling over last few months, this is my first purchase in a while: a welcome change. Stock market is still at peak levels and that makes it difficult to find good values in such an environment. But, as they say, show must go on, rain or shine.

Below is the company where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 720 days of my freedom race and it was fantastic to have crossed $2000 in passive income. Without further ado:

1) Ventas Inc. (VTR): 5 positions at $66.56 on 5/30

Due to sale of many companies over last several weeks, total count of companies is down in my portfolio. Also, passive income will be down but start stabilizing in next few months.

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

Dividend Income Update – April 2017

I’ve completed 720 days of freedom race and it has been awesome so far. I’m truly blessed to be posting it from the country where Statue of Liberty stands. It stands for freedom and I hope to achieve my own financial freedom in 3000 days when I complete my race.

Wow. I edged past a milestone figure of $2000 in passive income. I’m super excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received in month of April. They come into my account like a clockwork without lifting any fingers. I’ve got 34 fantastic companies in my Portfolio

I hope that this passive income report provides inspiration to all the readers out there that even when you are starting out fresh, you can still do it. Although, it is a long race: slow and steady, we can win it on our terms and time. Without further ado, here are dividends received:

Apollo Inv. Inc. (AINV): $45.00
Baxter Intl. Inc. (BAX) : $3.25
BCE Inc. (BCE): $161.95
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $112.08
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $77.00
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS): $5.80
EPR Properties (EPR): $34.00
Eaton-Vance In. (EXG): $38.00
General Electric (GE): $24.00
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK): $171.35
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST): $40.00
Coca-Cola Company (KO): $18.50
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $101.75
Altria Group, Inc. (MO): $61.00
Merk & Co. Inc. (MRK): $21.15
Nike Inc. (NKE): $4.50
Realty Income Corp. (O): $35.87
Occidental Pet. Corp (OXY): $38.00
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB): $76.00
Phillip Morris Intl., Inc. (PM): $104.00
PennantPark Investment (PNNT): $54.00
Reynolds American Inc. (RAI): $96.90
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $58.34
Starwood Property Inc.(STWD): $336.00
Telus Corp. (TU): $107.45
Walmart Stores (WMT): $12.75
W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC): $298.50

Total passive dividend income for April: $2137.14.

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by above companies throughout the month, simply by owning a tiny sliver of a slice. Imagine that there are thousands of people hired by those companies and that they are working for you, rather than, you working for them. This feeling of achieving financial freedom over 3000 days, is what drives me to keep racing and I’m sure readers alike!

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

How did your passive dividend income come along in this month of April?

Recent Stock Sale III – April 2017

I continued selling companies and raise some cash. I believe that most of the selling is behind but market always manages to surprise me and throw some of its own curve balls: instead of correction, market had rallied in last few days.

I completely sold positions in following 2 companies: KMI and ABBV. As I said, I like all the companies that I’m selling, its just that valuations have got ahead of them self. However, I hope to purchase them at a better price at some point in future.

Currently, I’ve got remaining 34 companies, a fairly decent size for a diversified portfolio. I consider it prudent to sell some of the companies while the market is offering better prices, rather than waiting when it really starts tanking.

Are you considering to sell any company in near future?

Recent Stock Sale II – April 2017

My strategy of selling positions in companies is getting to a climax, though, there could be couple of more companies to go through. I’d have some dry powder at the end of this exercise.

Last week, I completely sold positions in following 2 companies: PFE and TD. As I’ve said earlier, it is getting increasingly difficult to part these companies that I painstakingly built up over a period of time, however, I hope that I could purchase them at a better price at some point in future.

So far, I’ve sold 60 companies in my portfolio, with remaining companies close to 37, still a fairly decent size for a diversified portfolio. I consider it prudent to sell some of the companies while the market is offering better prices. All of these sells will put me a little behind in my race towards $3K in 3K.

Are you considering selling some companies to raise cash in near future?