Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Trades made

Just a quick trading update before the month end results are published in the next day or two.  Going forward, I expect no more than 1 trade a month in the dividend part of the portfolio.  MAT is the only stock that is I'm trying to trim, but my firm has been denying the trade for the last 6 months.  I'm happy to keep it and reinvest the dividends in the meantime.

Trades:

July 2 - bought 15 shares of Philip Morris (PM) at 87.20 to get to my target weight of 4%.  While I believe the stock to be fairly valued according to Fast Graphs, I added so that I now have a full position in this name.   PM's yield is 3.9% and I am plan this to be a long-term holding.

July 25 - bought 45 shares of Southern Co (SO) at 44.90.  This trade was made to establish my first utility position.  While this isn't trading at a discount to fair value, I was willing to invest sub-45 for the 4.5% yield.  I added this to the brokerage account and not the roth-IRA account.

July 31 - sold 30 shares of Anheuser-Busch (BUD) at a gain of $1,371, or roughly 100% over what I purchased it for in September 2011.  This is my second sale of BUD, executed for three reasons.  First, I have a target weight for BUD of 3%.  In June, BUD's weight was approaching 10% of my portfolio.  Secondly, I think BUD has run ahead of itself and Fast Graphs clearly indicates it's overvalued.  Thirdly, BUD's yield is only around 2%, paid annually, and the dividend can be a bit choppy.  Not the best way to compound dividend growth.

I now have roughly $3700 in cash and need to think about where to deploy it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

June/Q2 2013 Results

Present Plan:  
I will contribute $400 per month to the portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% year after year, with increasing dividend income.  I am allowed 30% in growth and speculative stocks at this point in my life.  
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 to positions and add to others, so I expect to make a few trades near term.  
   
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend (TGH does not have a reinvestment plan, BUD was double my target weight). New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.  
   
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:  
Portfolio is up 6.9% YTD, underperforming the S&P by -5.8% due to weakness in the Growth segment
Total dividends for June are $158.12, total for Q2 are $695.49, up YoY 2.3% and 32.2% respectively
Total dividends for 2013 are $1,118.35..... up 32% YoY through June.  
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Q2 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED:
TAXABLE ACCOUNT: (Dividends Reinvested)
Walmart (WMT) …..…… $21.69….. bot 0.290 shs
MFA Financial (MFA) ....  $160.00 ... special dividend
Philip Morris (PM) ……… $17.17…..bot 0.180 shs
Occidental (OXY) ……… $12.80…..bot 0.155 shs
MFA Financial (MFA) ..… $70.40…..(not reinvested, moving to IRA)
AT&T (T) ……………...   $38.18…..bot 1.020 shs
AnheuserBusch (BUD) … $133.15....(not reinvested, overweight)
Apple (AAPL) …..…….… $61.00…. bot 0.140 shs
Textainer (TGH) …..…… $23.00….. (no reinvestment program)
Walmart  WMT) ……..… $21.81 …..bot 0.290 shs
Pfizer (PFE) …..…....…  $26.92…..   bot 0.983 shs
Chevron (CVX) ….…… $20.67 ….. bot 0.170 shs
CSX Corp (CSX) .….…  $22.31…..  bot 0.899 shs
Mattel (MAT) ..………… $37.61…..bot 0.850 shs
McDonalds (MCD) …… $28.80 ….. bot 0.291 shs
ROTH IRA: (Dividends Reinvested)
Q2 Dividends:
MFA Financial (MFA)..... $0 ... MFA moved to IRA on 6/24
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……..  5.14 .….. 2,048.66 ….  28.50 …….. -11.0%
T     ……..  85.87 .….. 3.039.83 ….  244.33 …….. 34.3%
BUD …….. 55.0 .…... 4,964.30 ….  152.61 …….. 86.2%
CVX …….. 20.84 ..…. 2,465.97 ….  126.00 …….. 32.7%
CSX …….. 149.63 .... 3.471.30 ….   104.28 …….. 14.9%
MAT …….. 105.33 …. 4,773.69 ….  381.52 …...  121.6%
MCD …….. 37.68 .….. 3,729.00 ….  398.67 ……. 76.5%
MFA …….. 305.00 ....  2,577.25 ….    0.00 ……...   5.6%
OXY …….. 20.16 .….. 1,799.84 ….  12.80 ……... 5.3%
PFE …….. 113.13 .….. 3,168.74 …. 286.18 ……..73.1%
PM   …….. 20.38 .….. 1,763.95 ….  112.77 …….. 37.0%
QCOM…… 35.00 .….. 2,137.80 ….   0.00 ……..   -0.7%
TGH  …….. 85.00 .….. 3,267.40 …. 107.50 …….. 8.5%
VOD …….. 81.57 .….. 2,344.26 ….  119.93 …….. 10.7%
WMT …….. 46.68 .….. 3,473.93 ….  212.38 …….. 54.6%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $45,017.19
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Gain/Loss 
ATRS call …  40.00  …...  781.98  …..… 0.0%
AAPL  …..…  15.00  …...  5,955.00  .… -2.9%
ATRS …..…  4000.00  .... 16,640.00  … 21.3%
ACTC  ....…  8500.00  ….. 671.50  …… -24.0%
AMRN …..…  600.00  ..... 3,480.00  …. -39.4%
PSTI  …..…  800.00  …..  2,456.00  ..... -4.1%
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Growth Account Value ………………... $29,202.50
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CASH ….………………………….….… $3.772.68
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Trading and IRA Account Value .........    $77,992.37
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Allocations
Target Retirement 25%
Fixed Income 10%
US Equity 50% (9% REITs)
International Equity 15%
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401K Account Value …...................... $104,786.98
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Total Portfolio Value ………........     $182,943
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2013):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
MFA …….. 6/24/13 …. 1,004.50 ……. 44.7% …. Swapping MFA into Roth IRA account
BUD…….. 6/17/13 …. 1,144.36 ……. 88.0% …. Reducing overweight, buy QCOM for tech exposure
PFE……... 4/2/13 ……. 566.61 …….  83.8% …. Reducing overweight, no trade identified
T   …….... 2/19/13 …... 502.55 ……. 44.7% ….  Reducing overweight, buy OXY for energey exposure
NLY …….  2/12/13 …… 73.88 ……… 5.9 % ….Reducing mREIT exposure, adding to ATRS position
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
ATRS call …….. 6/22/13 … 381.99 ….. n/a …. Covered call, expired worthless (yield 2.5% at purch)
PSTI call …….. 3/16/13 ….. 76.39 ……. n/a …. Covered call, expired worthless (yield 3.0% at purch)
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Total Cash Gains ... $3,750.28