Friday, March 13, 2015

February 2015 Progress Report

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in February, extending the streak to 56 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline.

Since I began publicly tracking my progress in November 2007, annualized dividend income has increased in 85 of the last 87 months.

Dividends Growth Stocks Portfolio

Dividend Changes:
During the month the following securities paid a higher dividend (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):

- AT&T, Inc. (T) $0.46q>$0.47q
- AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) $0.42q>$0.49q
- Realty Income Corporation (O) $0.18341m>$0.189m
- Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) $0.289q>$0.2925q
- HCP, Inc. (HCP) $0.545q>$0.565q

For the year, the Dividend Growth Portfolio has recorded a 1.1% increase in dividend income from higher dividends. My goal for the year is a 5.0% increase. Yield on cost is currently 4.64%.

There were no sales during February.

Year-To-Date Annualized Portfolio Returns

- Dividend Growth Stocks: -0.8%
- High-Yeld: 1.1%
- High-Growth: 80.8%

That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be in early April.

Full Disclosure: Long, all the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my Dividend Growth Stocks Portfolio holdings here.

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(Photo: Arcelia Vanasse)

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