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?

Recent Stock Sale I – April 2017

Last week, I continued my strategy of selling positions in companies to raise some cash due to the reasons documented in prior posts. I kept steady at it and now, a big spring cleanup is becoming a summer trimming. I believe that most of the selling is behind but market could still throw an unexpected curve ball and plans can change.

Last week’s sales were bitter sweet as I really like these companies and have been building positions over time, however, I’ve to stick to my strategy to keep some dry powder when market corrects. I completely sold positions in following 2 companies: BNS and RY. As I said, it was difficult to part these two companies, however, I hope that I could purchase them at a better price at some point in future.

So far, I’ve sold 58 companies in my portfolio, with remaining companies close to 39, still a fair 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.

What do you think about my strategy of selling some companies or Are you considering similar move in near future?

Dividend Income Update – March 2017

I’ve completed 690 days of freedom race and it has been awesome with great support of DGI bloggers. I’m truly blessed to be posting it from a 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 crossed magic figure of $2500 in passive income. However, over coming months, it will be down due to spring cleanup of my portfolio. Still, I’m super excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received in month of March. They are now pouring into my account without lifting a finger. So far, I’ve got 41 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:

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM): $16.00
Aflac Inc. (AFL): $6.45
Amgen Inc. (AMGN): $11.50
Avista Corp. (AVA) : $10.72
Boeing Inc. (BA): $7.10
Bank of America (BAC): $9.37
BHP Billiton ADR  (BBL): $328.00
BP plc (BP): $191.98
Crown Castle Corp. (CCI): $14.25
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $66.00
Cummins Inc. (CMI): $10.25
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP): $13.37
ConocoPhillips (COP): $53.00
Chevron Corp. (CVX): $118.80
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR): $46.50
Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED): $17.25
Emerson Electric (EMR): $12.00
EPR Properties (EPR): $34.00
Eaton Vance Fund (EXG): $26.60
Flower Foods, Inc. (FLO): $32.00
Gilead Sciences (GILD): $26.00
HCP, Inc. (HCP): $170.20
IBM Inc. (IBM): $7.00
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): $12.00
Kraft Heinz Comp. (KHC): $12.00
Coca-Cola Co. (KO): $10.50
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT): $9.10
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $87.88
McDonald’s Corp. (MCD): $9.40
Microsoft Inc. (MSFT): $11.70
New Mountain Finance Corp. (NMFC): $170.00
Realty Income Corp. (O): $32.63
Pepsico Inc. (PEP): $15.05
Pfizer Inc. (PFE): $32.00
Qualcom Inc. (QCOM): $13.25
Royal Dutch Shell, Inc. (RDS B): $282.00
Southern Company (SO): $56.00
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $49.00
Target Corp. (TGT): $18.00
United Tech. Corp (UTX): $6.60
Vector Group Ltd. (VGR): $280.00
Ventas Inc. (VTR): $96.88
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC): $38.00
Exxon Mobil (XOM): $45.00

Total passive dividend income for Mar: $2504.83, it was little higher than normal due to HCP paying this month, rather than last month in Feb.

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by above fantastic 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 several of above mentioned stocks.