My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2009 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.
|Div. Changes YTD||(332)||-0.29%|
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For the month, annualized dividend income increased $190, and Yield on Cost (YOC) decreased -0.03%. These changes were a net of new purchases, dividend changes and sales. Let's examine each of the these categories:
Purchases: The $246 increase in annual dividend income and (0.07%) decrease in YOC related to the following purchases (yield at the time of purchase):
- 68 UTX (3.41%)
- 60 MCD (3.61%)
- 63 CVX (3.75%)
- 55 ABT (3.61%)
Dividend Changes: The ($4) decrease in annual dividend income and (0.00%) no change in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):
- $2 KMB $0.58q>$0.60q 0.01%
- $10 KO $0.38q>$0.41q 0.00%
- ($5) SDY $2.21a>$2.11a 0.00%
- $1 CNI C$0.23q>C$0.2525q 0.00%
- $9 WMT $0.2375q>$0.2725q 0.01%
- ($1) BLV $4.03a>$4.02a 0.00%
- $1 O $0.14175m>$0.14206m 0.00%
- ($21) ETO $1.97m>$1.90m (0.02%)
Sales: The ($52) decrease in annual dividend income and 0.04% inrease in YOC related to the following sale:
- ($52) HD 0.04%
I see 2009 as a troubled and volatile year. Given that backdrop, I will continue to focus on quality and upgrading my portfolio. As noted last month, this strategy will not lead to the highest current income, but should optimize long-term results. Based on year-to-date results, I believe my revised estimate of $6,300 of annualized dividend income on December 31, 2009 is still obtainable.
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be on Saturday, June 13th.