My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.
|Div. Changes YTD||445||0.05%|
The above information covers the current month and year-to-date through the current month.
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For the month, annualized dividend income increased $604, and Yield on Cost (YOC) was up 0.04%. This month's changes were a net of new purchases, dividend changes and sales during the month. Let's examine each of the these categories:
Purchases: Purchases this month increased my annual dividend income by $569 and increased my yield on cost by 0.02%. As noted in earlier updates, I generally expect YOC to drop in most months since new investments will yield less than my current YOC, and dividend increases will not be sufficient to offset the decline.
Dividend Changes: The $218 increase in annual dividend income and 0.02% increase in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):
- ($14) U.S. Preferred Stock Index (PFF) $2.38a>$2.34a
- $14 General Dynamics Corp. (GD)$0.47q>$0.51q
- $152 Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) $0.525q>$0.562q
- $15 Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) $0.58q>$0.62q
- $51 Abbott Laboratories (ABT) $0.48q>$0.51q
During May, I liquidated my position in PSX. This resulted in a 3.1% loss on the shares.
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be early July.
Full Disclosure: Long all the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
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