Monday, September 4, 2017

August 2017 Dividend Update


It's time for my August dividend update! For the month of August I was able to earn $372.58 in dividend income.

In made one purchase for the month in Altria, I wish I would have waited a bit since it's even cheaper now. That's how the market works and that's why I'm not a trader. My timing is usually pretty crummy in the short term. Other than my one purchase I had a pretty quiet month but still managed to earn some steady income as you can see below.

August Stock Purchases
  • Altria (MO) - 19 shares @ $65.71 = $1,255.44
August Dividend Income
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - $3.51
  • WGL Holdings (WGL) - $38.76
  • Realty Income (O) - $7.94
  • General Mills (GIS) -  $47.04
  • Verizon (VZ) - $60.06
  • AT&T (T) - $110.25
  • Clorox (CLX) - $15.96
  • Proctor & Gamble (PG) - $33.10
  • Abbott Labs(ABT) - $7.16
  • Peoples United Financial (PBCT) - $ 38.47
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $10.33
Total Dividends August 2017: - $372.58
 
In the chart below you can see my dividend growth. Lets keep that moving average going up!


Bitconnect Update:

I was not in Bitconnect for the entire month of August but on average I would have earned 0.95% per day. So far I've earned almost $100 in income with my $1460 investment. It is free to join but I put in a little over $100 to see how Bitconnect worked then I added another $1200 or so later. The platform pays interest based on the trading volatility so some days you may only earn a little and others you quite a bit. For instance today paid out 1.76% but tomorrow looks like less. I'll keep you posted on my progress. They also have a referral program which gives sponsors a little kickback as well.


Here's a video of how it works if you're wondering ...


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My experience with Bitconnect




What is Bitconnect ? 

'Bitconnect is an open source, peer-to-peer, community driven decentralized cryptocurrency that allows people to store and invest their wealth in a non-government controlled currency, and even earn a substantial interest on investment.'

Recently I have been looking into Bitcoin and what it's all about. I used to mine it years ago but it just wasn't profitable for me at the time. In hindsight I wish I would have kept at it and held on to those bitcoins since the price is over $4300 now!!! Anyway recently I ran across another bitcoin related site called Bitconnect. There are a few ways to invest on Bitconnect but I went with Bitconnect lending. 



With Bitconnect lending you will receive daily profit based on your investment option. Upon investment term completion, you will receive your capital back to take out from the bitconnect lending platform or optionally reinvest back in lending platform to continue receiving daily profit.

I'm not confident enough in the platform to put in any serious money so I only put in $140 and I'm already earning interest on that. Right now I'm averaging a return on 1.6% daily (yes, daily) interest which I am reinvesting once I build up to the $10 minimum reinvestment total.




If you want to invest in BitConnect lending first you need to buy Bitcoins. I used Coinbase.com to purchase mine and then just transferred it over to Bitconnect. From there you simply exchange the bitcoin into Bitconnect tokens.

I admit I am still skeptical of the program but if anyone wants to give it a try here's my link. https://goo.gl/e619hw


Disclaimer:

The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. All bitconnect promoters are independent mentor of cryptocurrencies. I give no representation, warranty, or guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of any information. You represent that you have been, are, and will be solely responsible for making your own independent appraisal and investigations into the risks of the transaction.

Monday, August 14, 2017

July 2017 Dividend Update



It's time for my July dividend update! For the month of July I was able to earn $324.75 in dividend income.

In July I sold my shares of Avista since it was being bought out by another company and it drastically shot up in price close to the actual buyout price. I nearly doubled my return on this investment and with the proceeds I bought a little more Southern Company to stay in the utility space, and with the rest I purchased more General Mills (GIS) as I think it has bottomed here and it's still a great company despite some growing pains.

July Stock Sales
  • Avista (AVA) - 58 shares @ 52.15 = $3,017.68
July Stock Purchases
  • General Mills (GIS) - 37 shares @ 54 = $2,004.95
  • Southern Co. (SO) - 26 shares @ 47.00 = $1,228.95
  • Southern Co. (SO) - 25 shares @ 47.43 = $1,192.70
July Dividend Income
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - $3.40
  • Annaly Capital (NLY) - $16.80
  • Realty Income (O) - $7.91
  • Coke (KO) -  $22.57
  • Sysco (SYY) - $21.78
  • Cisco (CSCO) - $40.89
  • Glaxso Smith Kline (GSK) - $37.76
  • Philip Morris (PM) - $14.56
  • Altria (MO) - $57.95
  • New Jersey Resources (NJR) - $ 90.78
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $10.35
Total Dividends July 2017: - $324.75
 
In the chart below you can see my dividend growth. Lets keep that moving average going up!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dividend Update - June 2017



It's time for my June dividend update! For the month of June I was able to earn $478.90 in dividend income. This is a YOY increase of nearly 19% which is great. Can't wait for next month!

In June I made one purchase and I made no sales. I also received 7 dividend raises!

June Stock Purchases
  • Realty Income (O) - 19 shares @ 57.00 = $1083
June Dividend Increases
  • Unilever (UL) - From .344 to .383 (+11.3%)
  • Exxon (XOM) - From .75 to .77 (+2.6%)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - From .80 to .84 (+5%)
  • Flowers Foods (FLO) - From .16 to .17 (+6.2%)
  • Travelers (TRV) - From .67 to .72 (+7.4%)
  • Pepsi (PEP) - From .753 to .805 (+5%)
  • Universal Health Trust (UHT) - From .655 to .66 (+0.7%)
June Dividend Income
  • Walmart (WMT) - $44.37
  • Southern Co (SO) - $17.40
  • Unilever (UL) - $21.44
  • Exxon (XOM) - $52.36
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - $3.54
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $51.24
  • Avista (AVA) - $20.74
  • Compass Minerals (CMP) - $39.60
  • Realty Income (O) - $3.87
  • Kraft/Heinz (KHC) - $25.80
  • McDonalds (MCD) - $32.90
  • Flowers Foods (FLO) - $79.05
  • Travelers (TRV) - $8.64
  • Pepsi (PEP) - $34.62
  • Universal Health Trust (UHT) - $33.00
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $10.33
Total Dividends June 2017: - $478.90
 
In the chart below you can see my dividend growth. Lets keep that moving average going up!