My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2013 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.
|Div. Changes YTD||525||-0.01%|
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 $340, and Yield on Cost (YOC) decreased 0.01%. 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 $474 and decreased yield on cost 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 $21 decrease in annual dividend income and -0.01% decrease in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):
- ($32) U.S. Preferred Stock Index (PFF) $0.19153m>$0.1838m
- $ 3 3M Company (MMM) $0.59q>0.935q
- $ 8 Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED) $0.605q>0.615q
Sales: During March, I sold my remaining shares of ABT at a significant gain. ABT was the lowest yielding stock that I held (well below my minimum.)
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be early May.
Full Disclosure: Long all the aforementioned securities, except ABT. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
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