Tuesday, December 9, 2014

November 2014 Results

November 2014 Results
Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to make a few trades this year.

All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
 
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Current Month-end Watchlist:
I am considering the purchase of the following positions in December:
Div Growth: JNJ, PG
Growth:  MA, GOOG (MA and GOOG denied by personal trading department)
Roth IRA:  O (currently being denied by personal trading department)
 
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was up 3.63% in November outperforming the S&P by 1.17% 
Total dividends for November are $170.43, up 68.9% YoY 
Total dividends for 2014 are $2,456.56, up 26.4% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
None
YTD Dividend Raises
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 8.2%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1822/mo to 0.1825/mo. (March 11th)
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1825/mo to 0.1828/mo. (June 17th)
KMI increase of 2.4% from 0.42/qtr to 0.43/qtr (July 16th) 
VZ increase of 3.8% this month from 0.53/qtr to 0.55/qtr (Sept 4th)
PM increase of 6.4% this month from 0.94/qtr to 1.00/qtr (Sept 10th)
O increase of 0.17% from 0.18279/mo to 0.1831/mo. (Sept 10th)
MCD increase of 5.0% from 0.81/qtr to 0.85/qtr (Sept 18th)
KMI increase of 2.3% [9% YoY] from 0.43/qtr to 0.44/qtr (October 15th) 
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NOVEMBER 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
AT&T Inc (T)  …..…..     $42.12…… bot 1.212 shs
Deere & Co (DE) …… . $15.28…… bot 0.179 shs  
Verizon Comm (VZ) …..$12.36…… bot 0.247 shs
Apple Inc (AAPL) …..… $39.38…… bot 0.356 shs
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.34 ….. bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
Kinder Morgan (KMI) …$34.51….. bot 0.889 shs  
HCP Inc (HCP)  ..…......   $17.44….. bot 0.397 shs
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 40.14 .…  4,773.51 ….  132.27 ………84.0%
T     ……..  92.78 .….. 3,282.52 .….  487.37 ……. 40.3%
BAX …….. 28.00 ..…. 2,044.00 …..   0.00  ……..   4.9%
CVX …….. 31.99 ..…. 3,482.75 …..  267.45 …….. 13.4%
CSX …….. 153.69 ....  5,608.26 ….  220.80 …….. 80.5%
DE   …….. 25.64 .….. 2,221.11 …..  56.02 ……..   7.5%
HCP   …….32.40 .…...1,451.38 ….. 34.88  ….…..  9.8%
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,297.36 …..  17.60 ….…. (-13.0%)
KMI   ……. 79.32 .….. 3,279.80 …..  87.36 ….….  32.2%
KO   …….. 97.13 .….. 4,354.25 …..  87.59 ..…...   16.6%
MAT …….. 110.41 …. 3,483.44 …..  580.94 …...   60.9%
MCD …….. 39.27 .….. 3,802.02 ….  552.32 ……. 74.7%
OXY …….. 21.06  .….. 1,679.56 ….  96.57 ……... (-1.6%)
PFE …….. 117.94 .…. 3,673.80 ….  431.13 …….. 91.8%
PM   …….. 37.61 .….. 3,269.35 ….  303.24 …….. 24.6%
O   …..….. 51.00 .…..  2,369.45 ….. 111.71……... 21.6%
QCOM…… 35.89 .….. 2,616.38 ….  66.84. ……..  20.9%
SCG   …… 68.00 .….. 3,878.04 ….. 35.74  ……… 13.9%
SO   …….. 43.12 .….. 2,045.18 ….. 131.84 ……..  23.1%
VZ ……..    45.73 .….. 2,313.28 …..  35.81  ……..  6.5%
WMT ……. 48.16 .….. 4,216.28 ….  324.89 …….. 81.8%
XEL ……..  116.16 .…. 3,942.54 ….. 105.84  ……..18.5%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $69,084.27
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Divs….      Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  44.00  …...  5,232.92..…  118.93 …… 73.2%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  .... 11,500.00 .…     0       …. (-35.0%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  387.00  …..      0       …. (-81.6%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,016.00  .....     0       …. (-19.0%)
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 864.00 …...      0       …. (-20.7%)
GILD ……..    15.00 .…..  1,504.80 …...     0    …….  (-3.9%)
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  2,378.48 …..  10.40  …….36.1%
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Growth Account Value ………………... $22,883.20
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CASH ….………………………….….… $1,759.08
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $93,726.55
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 51% 
International Equity 21% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $108,290.76
      [O/S 401K Loan balance…………... (-$30,546.93)]
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $202,017.31
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
VOD …….. 10/14/14 ….(118.22)  ..…..(-5.1%)…. Eliminate VOD, purch VZ
MFA ……...  6/6/14 …..  391.96  ..…..  33.7% ….  Eliminate mREITs, add higher quality REIT
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, add to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
ATRS call…11/21/14 …. (662.00) ..….(-100%) …. Call expired worthless
AAPL ……..9/24/14  …. 1,078.97 ..…. 103.7% …. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL …….. 7/8/14  ….   950.57 ..…..  91.4% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL call.… 6/9/14  …… 48.29  ..…    n/a    …..  Covered call (weekly), expired worthless
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce spec wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
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Total Cash Gains YTD ………………….. $2,717.78
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $3,064.31  (restated: previously all gains prior to 12/31/13)
Total Cash Gains for 2012 ……………....   $269.67 

Monday, November 3, 2014

October 2014 Results


October 2014 Results
Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  
I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to make a few trades this year.
 
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
 
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Current Month-end Watchlist:
I am considering the purchase of the following positions in November:
Div Growth: JNJ, PG
Growth:  MA, GOOG (MA and GOOG denied by personal trading department recently)
Roth IRA:  O (currently being denied by personal trading department)
 
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was up 4.89% in October outperforming the S&P by 2.57% 
Total dividends for October are $161.19, up 36.6% YoY 
Total dividends for 2014 are $2,286.13, up 24.1% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
KMI increase of 2.3% [9% YoY] from 0.43/qtr to 0.44/qtr (October 15th) 
YTD Dividend Raises
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 8.3%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1822/mo to 0.1825/mo. (March 11th)
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1825/mo to 0.1828/mo. (June 17th)
KMI increase of 2.4% from 0.42/qtr to 0.43/qtr (July 16th) 
VZ increase of 3.8% this month from 0.53/qtr to 0.55/qtr (Sept 4th)
PM increase of 6.4% this month from 0.94/qtr to 1.00/qtr (Sept 10th)
O increase of 0.17% from 0.18279/mo to 0.1831/mo. (Sept 10th)
MCD increase of 5.0% from 0.81/qtr to 0.85/qtr (Sept 18th)
KMI increase of 2.3% [9% YoY] from 0.43/qtr to 0.44/qtr (October 15th) 
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OCTOBER 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
Coca Cola (KO) …..….. $29.41…… bot 0.694 shs
Scana Corp (SCG) …...  $35.70…… bot 0.000 shs  (dividend reinvestment not setup)
Philip Morris (PM) …..…$37.18…… bot 0.434 shs
Occidental (OXY) …..... $15.04…… bot 0.172 shs 
Xcel Energy (XEL) ….... $34.52…… bot 1.081 shs 
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.34 ….. bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 39.78 .…  4,296.36 ….  113.58 ………67.9%
T     ……..  91.57 .….. 3,190.19 .….  445.25 ……. 37.5%
BAX …….. 28.00 ..…. 1,963.92 …..   0.00  ……..   0.8%
CVX …….. 31.99 ..…. 3,837.20 …..  267.45 …….. 24.6%
CSX …….. 153.69 ....  5,476.08 ….  220.80 …….. 76.4%
DE   …….. 25.46 .….. 2,178.11 …..  40.75 ……..   5.5%
HCP   …….32.00 .…...1,407.04 ….. 17.44  ….…..  6.6%
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,315.20 …..  17.60 ….…. (-11.9%)
KMI   ……. 78.43 .….. 3,035.20 …..  52.68 ….….  22.9%
KO   …….. 97.13 .….. 4,067.72 …..  87.59 ..…...   9.1%
MAT …….. 110.41 …. 3,430.44 …..  580.94 …...   58.8%
MCD …….. 39.27 .….. 3,681.06 ….  552.32 ……. 69.8%
OXY …….. 21.06  .….. 1,872.42 ….  96.57 ……... 9.1%
PFE …….. 117.94 .…. 3,532.27 …. 431.13 ……..  85.2%
PM   …….. 37.61 .….. 3,347.58 ….  303.24 …….. 27.3%
O   …..….. 51.00 .….. 2,347.02 …..  102.37……... 20.1%
QCOM…… 35.89 .….. 2,817.72 ….  66.84. ……..  30.0%
SCG   …… 68.00 .….. 3,732.52 ….. 35.74  ……… 9.7%
SO   …….. 43.12 .….. 1,999.04 ….. 131.84 ……..  20.5%
VZ ……..    45.48 .….. 2,284.41 …..   23.45 ……..  5.4%
WMT ……. 48.16 .….. 3,673.47 ….  324.89 …….. 60.1%
XEL ……..  116.16 .…. 3,887.94 ….. 105.84  ……..16.9%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $67,373.29
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Divs….      Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  44.00  …...  4,752.00..…  168.04 …… 57.2%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  ....10,350.00 .…     0       …. (-41.5%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  282.30  …..      0       …. (-86.6%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,172.00  .....     0       …. (-6.5%)
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 984.00 …...      0       …. (-9.7%)
GILD ……..    15.00 .…..  1,680.00 …...     0    …….   7.3%
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  2,098.72 …..  10.40  …….20.2%
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Growth Account Value ………………... $21,319.02
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CASH ….………………………….….… $1,149.72
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $89,842.03
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 51% 
International Equity 21% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $106,373.35
      [O/S 401K Loan balance………………. (-$31,086.74)]
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $196,215.38
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
VOD …….. 10/14/14 ….(118.22)  ..…..(-5.1%)…. Eliminate VOD, purch VZ
MFA ……...  6/6/14 …..  391.96  ..…..  33.7% ….  Eliminate mREITs, add higher quality REIT
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, add to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
AAPL ……..9/24/14  …. 1,078.97 ..…. 103.7% …. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL …….. 7/8/14  ….   950.57 ..…..  91.4% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL call.… 6/9/14  …… 48.29  ..…    n/a    …..  Covered call (weekly), expired worthless
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce spec wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
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Total Cash Gains YTD ………………….. $3,379.78
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $3,064.31  (restated: previously all gains prior to 12/31/13)
Total Cash Gains for 2012 ……………....   $269.67 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September 2014 Results


September 2014 Results
Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  
I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to make a few trades this year.
 
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
 
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Current Month-end Watchlist:
I am considering the purchase of the following positions in October:
Div Growth: BAX, PG
Growth:  GILD, MA, GOOG
Roth IRA:  O (currently being denied by personal trading department)
 
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was down (-5.10)% in September underperforming the S&P by (-3.55%) 
Total dividends for September are $245.50, up 26.3% YoY 
Total dividends for 2014 are $2,124.94, up 23.2% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
VZ increase of 3.8% this month from 0.53/qtr to 0.55/qtr (Sept 4th)
PM increase of 6.4% this month from 0.94/qtr to 1.00/qtr (Sept 10th)
O increase of 0.17% from 0.18279/mo to 0.1831/mo. (Sept 10th)
MCD increase of 5.0% from 0.81/qtr to 0.85/qtr (Sept 18th)
YTD Dividend Raises
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 8.3%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1822/mo to 0.1825/mo. (March 11th)
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% [13.5% YoY] from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1825/mo to 0.1828/mo. (June 17th)
KMI increase of 2.4% [11% YoY] from 0.42/qtr to 0.43/qtr (July 16th) 
VZ increase of 3.8% this month from 0.53/qtr to 0.55/qtr (Sept 4th)
PM increase of 6.4% this month from 0.94/qtr to 1.00/qtr (Sept 10th)
O increase of 0.17% from 0.18279/mo to 0.1831/mo. (Sept 10th)
MCD increase of 5.0% from 0.81/qtr to 0.85/qtr (Sept 18th)
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SEPTEMBER 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
Pfizer Inc (PFE) …..….. $30.40…… bot 1.039 shs
Walmart (WMT) …..….. $22.97…… bot 0.303 shs
Southern Corp (SO) ….. $22.37……  bot 0.503 shs
IBM Corp (IBM)  …..….. $8.80 …… bot 0.000 shs  (doesn't meet min reinvestment amount)
Chevron Corp (CVX) ….. $33.94……bot 0.271 shs
CSX Corp (CSX) …..….. $24.47…… bot 0.781 shs
McDonalds (MCD) ….... $31.54…… bot 0.337 shs
Mattel Inc (MAT) ….….. $41.50…… bot 1.213 shs
Qualcomm (QCOM) ….. $14.99…… bot 0.196 shs
Ross Stores (ROST) …. $5.20 ……  bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.32 ….. bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 39.78 .…  4,007.95 ….  113.58 ………56.9%
T     ……..  91.57 .….. 3,226.82. ….  445.25 ……. 38.9%
CVX …….. 31.99 ..…. 3,817.05 …..  267.45 …….. 24.0%
CSX …….. 153.69 ....  4,927.40 ….  220.80 …….. 59.4%
DE   …….. 25.46 .….. 2,087.71 …..  40.75 ……..  1.2%
HCP   …….32.00 .…...1,270.72 ….. 17.44 ….…..  (-3.6%)
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,518.64 …..  17.60 ….…..  1.6%
KMI   ……. 78.43 .….. 3,006.97 …..  52.68 ….….  21.8%
KO   …….. 96.43 .….. 4,113.87 …..  58.18 ..…...   10.4%
MAT …….. 110.41 …. 3,384.07 …..  580.94 …...   57.0%
MCD …….. 39.27 .….. 3,723.47 ….  552.32 ……. 71.5%
OXY …….. 20.88  .….. 2,007.90 ….  81.52 ……... 16.8%
PFE …….. 117.94 .…. 3,487.46 ….  431.13 ……..  83.1%
PM   …….. 37.18 .….. 3,100.40 ….  266.07 …….. 18.9%
O   …..….. 51.00 .…..  2,080.29 …..  93.03 ……...  6.5%
QCOM…… 35.89 .….. 2,683.50 ….  66.84. ……..   23.9%
SCG   …… 68.00 .….. 3,373.48 …..  0.00  ……...   (-1.8%)
SO   …….. 43.12 .….. 1,882.19 …..  131.84 ……..  13.9%
VOD …….. 46.00 .….. 1,512.96 ….  792.80 ……..  (-1.1%)
VZ ……..    22.48 .….. 1,123.73 …..   23.45 ……..  6.0%
WMT …….. 48.16 .….. 3,679.73 ….  324.89 …….. 60.4%
XEL ……..  115.08 .…. 3,498.46 …..  71.32   …….. 5.5%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $63,514.77
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Divs….      Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  44.00  …... 3,130.50..…  168.04 ……. 47.0%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  ....  9,150.00 .…     0       …. (-48.3%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  327.00  …..      0       …. (-84.4%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,144.00  .....     0       …. (-8.8%)
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 720.00 …...      0       …. (-33.9%)
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  1,965.08 …..   10.40  ……. 12.6%
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Growth Account Value ………………... $16,436.58
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CASH ….………………………….….… $3,748.21
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $83,699.56
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 51% 
International Equity 21% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $103,026.38
      [O/S 401K Loan balance………………. (-$31,624.64)]
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $186,725.94
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
MFA ……...  6/6/14 …..  391.96  ..…..  33.7% …. Eliminate mREITs, add higher quality REIT
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, add to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
AAPL ……..9/24/14  …. 1,078.97 ..…. 103.7% …. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL …….. 7/8/14  ….   950.57 ..…..  91.4% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL call.… 6/9/14  …… 48.29  ..…    n/a    …..  Covered call (weekly), expired worthless
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce spec wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
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Total Cash Gains YTD ………………….. $3,498.00
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $3,064.31  (restated: previously all gains prior to 12/31/13)
Total Cash Gains for 2012 ……………....   $269.67 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August 2014 Results

August 2014 Results
Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  
I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to make a few trades this year.
 
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
 
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Current Month-end Watchlist:
I am not looking to purchase any companies at present, cash under $1000…
Div Growth: BAX, PG
Div Growth w/ higher yield:  none at this time
 
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was up 5.07% in August outperforming the S&P by 1.31% 
Total dividends for August are $235.77, down (-25.0%) YoY 
Total dividends for 2014 are $1,879.44, up 22.8% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
None
YTD Dividend Raises - 
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 9.0%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1822/mo to 0.1825/mo. (March 11th)
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% [13.5% YoY] from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1825/mo to 0.1828/mo. (June 17th)
KMI increase of 2.4% [11% YoY] from 0.42/qtr to 0.43/qtr (July 16th) 
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AUGUST 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
Deere & Co. (DE) …….. $15.17…… bot 0.179 shs
AT&T Inc. (T) ….. …….. $41.59…… bot 1.151 shs
Verizon Comm (VZ) ….. $11.79…… bot 0.230 shs
Vodafone (VOD) ……...  $58.56 …… bot 0.000 shs (brokerage not reinvesting VOD shs)
Apple (AAPL)  ……...     $48.54 …… bot 0.502 shs 
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.32 ….. bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
Kinder Morgan (KMI) …... $33.36 ….bot 0.847 shs
HCP Inc (HCP) …..…...   $17.44 ….bot 0.000 shs (did not get div reinvestment applied in time)
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 39.78 .…  4,077.41 ….  113.58 ………59.5%
T     ……..  91.57 .….. 3,201.18. ….  445.25 ……. 37.9%
CVX …….. 31.72 ..…. 4,106.02 …..  233.51 …….. 33.2%
CSX …….. 152.91 ....  4,726.51 ….  196.33 …….. 53.6%
DE   …….. 25.46 .….. 2,141.18 …..  40.75 ……..  3.7%
HCP   …….32.00 .…...1,386.56 ….. 17.44 ….…..  4.8%
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,538.40 …..  8.80 ….…..   2.3%
KMI   ……. 78.43 .….. 3,157.55 …..  52.68 ….….  27.7%
KO   …….. 96.43 .….. 4,023.23 …..  58.18 ..…...   8.0%
MAT …….. 109.20 …. 3,766.24 …..  539.45 …...   73.3%
MCD …….. 38.94 .….. 3,649.64 ….  520.78 ……. 69.4%
OXY …….. 20.88  .….. 2,166.19 ….  81.52 ……... 25.6%
PFE …….. 116.91 .…. 3,435.90 …. 400.73 ……..  81.8%
PM   …….. 37.18 .….. 3,181.44 ….  266.07 …….. 21.8%
O   …..….. 51.00 .….. 2,280.70 …..  83.71 ……...  15.9%
QCOM…… 35.69 .….. 2,716.31 ….  51.85. ……..   25.6%
SCG   …… 68.00 .….. 3,531.90 …..  0.00  ……...   2.8%
SO   …….. 42.62 .….. 1,892.19 ….. 109.48 ……..  14.7%
VOD …….. 46.00 .….. 1,579.64 ….  792.80 ……..  1.7%
VZ ……..    22.48 .….. 1,119.90 …..   23.45 ……..  5.7%
WMT …….. 47.86 .….. 3,613.51 ….  301.92 …….. 58.2%
XEL ……..  115.08 .…. 3,688.35 …..  71.32   …….. 11.2%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $64,979.95
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Divs….      Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  64.00  …...  6,559.64..…  244.41 ……. 63.2%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  .... 11,750.00 .…     0       …. (-33.6%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  579.00  …..      0       …. (-72.4%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,100.00  .....     0       …. (-12.2%)
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 760.00 …...      0       …. (-30.3%)
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  1,969.92 …..    5.20  ……. 12.0%
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Growth Account Value ………………... $22,710.26
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CASH ….………………………….….… $1,082.94
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $88,773.15
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 51% 
International Equity 21% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $105,924.98
      [O/S 401K Loan balance………………. (-$32,160.64)]
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $194,698.13 
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
MFA ……...  6/6/14 …..  391.96  ..…..  33.7% …. Eliminate mREITs, add higher quality REIT
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, add to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
AAPL …….. 7/8/14  ….   950.57 ..…..  91.4% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL call.… 6/9/14  …… 48.29  ..…    n/a    …..  Covered call (weekly), expired worthless
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce spec wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
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Total Cash Gains YTD ………………….. $2,419.03
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $3,064.31  (restated: previously all gains prior to 12/31/13)
Total Cash Gains for 2012 ……………....   $269.67