My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2014 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.
|Div. Changes YTD||102||0.03%|
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 $613, and Yield on Cost (YOC) was up 0.02%. This month's changes were a net of new purchases and dividend changes (no sales during the month). Let's examine each of the these categories:
Purchases: Purchases this month increased my annual dividend income by $961 and did not change yield on cost 0.00%. 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 normally be sufficient to offset the decline.
Dividend Changes: The $78 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):
- $21 AT&T, Inc. (T) $0.45q>$0.46q
- $22 ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) $0.274q>$0.278q
- $35 HCP, Inc. (HCP) $0.525q>$0.545q
Sales: In February, I liquidated my position in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) with a significant gain. With a 2.2% yield, NSC was one my lowest yielding stocks; and with 0 stars, it also was my lowest ranked stock.
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be early April.
Full Disclosure: Long, all the aforementioned securities, except NSC. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
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