Friday, July 10, 2015

June 2015 Progress Report

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in June, extending the streak to 33 consecutive months of increases. As noted in the June 19, 2015 post, in July 2015 I changed to reporting on total dividend income instead of just income from my Dividend Growth Portfolio.

Since I began tracking my total income progress in September 2012, annualized dividend income has increased in 33 of the last 33 months.

Dividends Growth Stocks Portfolio

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

- Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $0.70q>$0.75q
- Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) $0.69q>$0.73q
- Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) $0.655q>$0.70250
- Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) $0.635q>$0.64

For the year, the Dividend Growth Portfolio has recorded a 3.7% increase in dividend income from higher dividends. My goal for the year is a 5.0% increase. Yield on cost is currently 4.78%.

There were no sales in June.

Portfolio Allocaton

- 83.5% Dividend Growth Stocks
- 10.6% High-Yield
- 00.6% High Dividend Growth
- 05.3% Debt & Preferred Stock

My long-term target allocation is:

- 50.0% Dividend Growth Stocks
- 10.0% High-Yield
- 10.0% High Dividend Growth
- 30.0% Debt & Preferred Stock

Year-To-Date Annualized Portfolio Returns

-3.3% Dividend Growth Stocks
-3.0% High-Yeld
+3.9% High-Growth
+0.2% Debt & Preferred

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

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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