Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dividend Stocks (Update) - May 2014

Here is the recent update to our dividend stocks portfolio – May 2014.

As noted in the narrative for our dividend stocks portfolio, we are in the process of rebalancing our portfolio to meet our current stock criteria. Some of our holdings, therefore, do not reflect our current goals, but we are in the process of selling a few of them as they reach our limit price.  With that said, we have sold the following positions this past month:

4/15/2014 - 25 shares of EXC (Exelon Corp) at $36.00/per share (total: $899.98).
4/16/2014 - 50 shares of FTR (Frontier Communications Corp) at $5.75/per share (total: $287.49).
4/21/2014 - 25 shares of FTR (Frontier Communications Corp) at $6.09/per share (total: $152.25).
4/28/2014 - 25 shares of EXC (Exelon Corp) at $36.50/per share (total: $912.48).

Total value of all sales: $2,252.20*

*We receive 100 free trades per year through our brokerage account so there was no commission paid on these sales.

April was a busy month for me so I didn't get to add as many positions as I would have like to.  This past month we have added the following position:

4/28/2014 - 50 shares of ARCP (American Realty Capital Partners Inc) at $12.63/per share (total: $631.50).

Total spent on new acquisitions: $631.50*

*We receive 100 free trades per year through our brokerage account so there was no commission paid on this purchase.
April was another decent month.   So far this year, we are averaging $159.265 in dividends each month.  This past month we receive the following dividends:

4/1/2014 - Dividend from BPY (Brookfield Property Partners) : $11.79
4/2/2014 - Dividend from EDIV (SPDR S&P Emerging ETF Markets Dividend) : $0.91
4/8/2014 - Dividend from BBD (Banco Bradesco) : $0.59
4/14/2014 - Dividend from ARI (Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc) : $42.52
4/30/2014 - Dividend from AMTG (Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc) : $72.91

Overall dividend total this month: $128.72*

* We currently receive our dividends as cash in all stock positions held.
Amount added to cash reserves: $1,749.42 ((2,252.20 + 128.72) - 631.50)). I'm hoping for a small sell off or correction in May so we have more opportunities to use our cash from April to add a few new positions. 

In case you interested, our family's dividend stocks portfolio can be found here.


  1. Looks like a pretty good month! Busy. I spent most of last year converting my portfolio to a dividend growth one. It took a while, but I am glad for the change.

    Take care!

    1. Yes, I'm trying to not unload for the sake of unloading but to find an attractive exit whenever possible. I would be happy if I can finish converting my portfolio in a year. Thanks for stopping by...wish you continued success on your journey!