Daily Dividend Portfolio 6 Month Update – December 2014

Daily Dividend Portfolio 6 Month Update – December 2014

holiday shopping for passive income more cash gifts wealth creation passive income ddi blogThe DDI Portfolio has mostly been on auto-pilot these last 6 months, but has not only continued to pump out the dividends but has had a nice 3% capital gain since the last update in May. That’s a 6% annualized return, on top of the roughly 5% average dividend return the portfolio generates on an on going basis.

DDI Portfolio Holding Changes

You can take a look at the current portfolio as well as the May portfolio here: DDI Portfolio Current Holdings – December 2014

You’ll probably notice that even though I’ve mostly been hands off, I did make a few changes.

I started out with a few trades including:

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Aflac – AFL  50 Shares
Cincinnati Financial – CINF 50 Shares
National Retail Properties – NNN 100 Shares
Tupperware – TUP 50 Shares
Vector Group Ltd – VGR 10 Shares
CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate – IGR 300 Shares
Gladstone Investment – GAIN 300 Shares

SOLD

California Water Service Group – CWT 400 Shares
Douglas Dynamics – PLOW 50 Shares
Gladstone Land – LAND 200 Shares
Sherwin Williams – SHW 5 Shares
Metlife Preferred – MLU 25 Shares

Also during the last 6 months one of the DDI holdings, Northstar Realty Finance issues new shares via a spin-off leaving the portfolio with:

150 Shares of NSAM – Northstar Asset Management
and
150 Shares of NRF – Northstar Realty Finance

More updates coming soon

Thanks for following along on Facebook and Twitter as well as the blog updates. Remember, I’m always interested in your thoughts and ideas, so if you have a question or comment, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

That’s it for now – Talk soon!

Daily Dividend Portfolio Update – May 2014

Daily Dividend Portfolio Update – May 2014

time passes daily dividendsI have to admit, even I didn’t realize it had been almost 2 years since I last updated the Daily Dividend Investor blog! Well, slowly but surely, I’m back and making updates.

I’ve started by finally updating the DDI portfolio holdings page – it’s now up to date as of May 2014 and I’m happy to say that I think I’ve found a little bit cleaner way to display all the holdings. Half the battle with keeping a blog updated is just trying to make things presentable in a half way decent fashion. I hope it’s more readable in it’s current form. I’ve also provided links to download a PDF copy if you’re interested.

I’ve already recorded a few videos that I believe will be helpful for anyone building their own dividend income portfolio. I’ll update the blog once I’ve got them uploaded to YouTube.

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I’m encouraged that even with no significant updates to the Daily Dividend Investor blog for the last few years, it continues to get several hundred hits a day! Obviously I’m not the only one looking to build passive income with dividends and I’m glad that you’ve stopped by to take a look.

That’s it for now – just a quick update. Take a look at the new DDI portfolio holdings page and give me your thoughts and feedback – both on the look and feel as well as any questions about the current holdings.

Talk soon!

DDI Monthly Income Update: November 2012 – How many Paychecks did you get?

DDI Monthly Income Update: November 2012 – How many Paychecks did you get?

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Itś been awhile since I´ve done a monthly income update on the DDI Portfolio, so here´s a quick recap of the numbers from November.

I recently sold a few  under-performing positions and have reallocated a small portion of the cash. I am currently sitting on just over $4000 in cash. With interest rates at .01% this basically makes this dead money with an effective yield less than 0%.

November 2012 Income Results

The total income for November was $623.77 showing that the DDI portfolio is now consistently paying out above my first income goal of $500/month. Onward to $1000/month!  The November payouts were spread across 41 separate ¨paychecks¨ or dividend payments.

Besides tracking the total number of monthly payouts, I thought it would be useful to start tracking the number of days during the month when I received a payment – for November this worked out to be 16 days, which means I basically got paid every other day for the entire month! Not bad….when was the last time your boss paid you that often??

The year to date (YTD) total income for the Daily Dividend Investor Portfolio is now at $6908.07 which puts it on track to top $7500.00 for the year.

Novemberś Bread Winners

The four top income produces for November include two Telecom companies, a Business Development Company and a Casino Operator. Wynn Resorts, the wynn resort daily dividend investor massive annual cashflow outcome paymentcasino operator, which normally pays a small 1% dividend, made the Bread Winners list this month thanks to itś annual special dividend of over $7/share paid at the end of each calendar year.

And the winners are:

  • Wynn Resorts                          $40.00
  • Solar Senior Capital               $35.25
  • AT&T                                          $30.80
  • Verizon                                      $25.75

Month Over Month Comparisions

Again, I haven’t done a monthly income update in a while, so I won’t give any month over month comparisons with previous or future quarters this month. I will return to these comparisons once we have a quarter of results posted on the blog – stay tuned. It’talk later ddi daily dividend updates blog post income report aprils always good to track the trends of the portfolio and I look forward to seeing these results as we move into 2013.

That’s it for the November round up. I hope you find these reports informative. Are you building your own passive income portfolio? Let us know what you’re up to by sharing your best picks or anything that’s worked well for you – I always enjoy getting your input and feedback.

Talk soon!

 

Tis’ the Season for Giving – Cash Dividend Bonuses that is…

Tis’ the Season for Giving – Cash Dividend Bonuses that is…

So I’ve left the DDI Portfolio mostly on auto-pilot over the last few months while I’ve tended to a death in the family, but upon my return I’ve been greeted with some good news!

Just last week I received a Special Dividend from Wynn Resorts (ticker: WYNN) good for holiday stack cash dividend increase passive income daily dividend investor$7.50/share! And this week things continued to get better with news that Las Vegas Sands (ticker: LVS) is going to pay a $2.75/share special dividend *and* increase the annual dividend by 40%. WOW.

To top things off, Costco Wholesale (ticker: COST) adds another whopping $7.00 special dividend to the list.

What’s interesting about this special dividend is that even though Costco has approximately $4.6 billion in cash, more than enough to pay out the $3 billion plus dividend, they chose instead to take advantage of the low interest rates available, and have sold bonds to finance the one-time payout. While I would have preferred that they pay a smaller dividend and use the cash on the balance sheet – as a small investor I don’t get a whole lot of say in the matter.

Holiday Bonus

All together these extra payouts are adding up to a nice holiday bonus! You know what, I’ll take it.

holiday shopping more cash gifts wealth creation passive income ddi blogWhile extra dividend payments at the end of the year aren’t all that uncommon, there is a lot of talk about how the pending “Fiscal Cliff” and the possible tax increases that will go with it are encouraging more companies with extra cash on their balance sheets to throw off generous one-time or special dividends.

For those that follow the “Special Dividend” payers, this is the time of year when National Presto (ticker: NPK) has typcially announced their own special dividend, as I wrote about this time last year.

Time For Economic Improvement

With all this extra cash floating around, I’m looking forward to heading into December and the remainder of the holiday season, hopeful that the bonus payouts will continue to be generous. If the President and Congress can reach an agreement on how to manage the pending tax increases before  Christmas, it’s likely we’ll get several gifts in our stock portfolios stockings this year:

  • Increased Dividend Payouts
  • Special Dividends
  • Rising Share Prices

happy holidays daily dividend investor ddi blog income passiveI’ll remain optimistic that the coming months and the new year will bring continued economic improvement for all of us.

Here’s to continued continued success in passive dividend investing!

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30 Days of Increased Dividends and Counting…

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With Monday’s dividend announcement by both Game Stop Corp (ticker: GME) and ITC Holdings (ticker: ITC) we’ve now seen 33 straight days of dividend increases! In 2012 alone, we’ve seen well over 500 dividend increases with a number of companies announcing multiple increases.

Improving Economy?

The fact that we continue to see more and more companies increase their dividend payout is a good sign that the economy and the markets in general are continuing to improve.

On a regular basis I continue to read that more and more investors are pulling money out of the stock Continue reading 30 Days of Increased Dividends and Counting… →