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||(328)||-0.29%|
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For the month, annualized dividend income increased $83, and Yield on Cost (YOC) decreased -0.11%. These changes were a net of new purchases, dividend changes and sales. Let's examine each of the these categories:
Purchases: The $219 increase in annual dividend income and (0.09%) decrease in YOC related to the following purchases (yield at the time of purchase):
- $40 WMT (1.91%)
- $97 KO (4.15%)
- $82 MMM (4.25%)
Dividend Changes: The ($24) decrease in annual dividend income and (0.02%) decrease in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):
- $9 AFL $0.24q>$0.28a 0.01%
- $2 CNI $0.18852q>$0.1963a 0.00%
- $2 ED $0.585q>$0.59a 0.01%
- $4 LLY $0.47q>$0.49a 0.00%
- ($2) MFC $0.21325q>$0.206a 0.00%
- ($18) ETO $2.03a>$1.97a -0.04%
- $4 TEG $0.67q>$0.68q +0.01%
- $2 MFC $0.206q>$0.21167q +0.00%
- ($13) VFH $1.33a>$1.11a -0.03%
- $3 VIG $1.03a>$1.08a 0.00%
- ($1) VNQ $3.00a>$2.98a 0.00%
- ($16) VYM $1.57a>$1.38a 0.02%
Sales: The ($112) decrease in annual dividend income and no change in YOC related to the following sales:
- ($71) USB -0.01%
- ($41) CAT 0.01%
As noted in last month's update, I will likely not achieve my 2009 goals. I continue to anticipate a troubled environment throughout the remainder of 2009 and into early 2010 and I will continue to focus on quality and upgrading my portfolio. This will not lead to the highest current income, but should optimize long-term results. I now estimate $6,300 as my ending annualized income on December 31, 2009.
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be on Saturday, May 9th.