DDI Monthly Income Update: April 2012 / Back In The Saddle Again

DDI Monthly Income Update: April 2012  / Back In The Saddle Again

Yeah, it’s been awhile.

As I’ve mentioned in several posts over the last few days, I got off to a rough start in the first quarter of 2012 back in saddle return daily dividend investing passive income stream retirement livingdue to some illnesses and other family issues. But the good news is that even while I was away tending to my family, the DDI portfolio just kept doing it’s thing. Not only did it continue to generate “daily” passive income, but the income continued to increase as well!

The best “surprise” of all (which really isn’t a surprise), is that while the DOW, Nasdaq and S&P were all barreling ahead, the DDI portfolio was right there along for the ride! After trading between $125-$130k for the later part of 2011, the DDI portfolio recently hit a high of just over $150k. While the portfolio has pulled back with the recent market declines, it remains comfortably in the mid $145k range.

April’s Income Results

show me money now passive income dividends royalty stream life ddi blogWe’re here for the passive income though, so let’s get back to the monthly income results for April. As the first month of the quarter, April’s results will tend to lag those of the second and third months…

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Monthly Income Update: November 2011

 

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To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the site over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

 

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks,  but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

 

Thanks!

 

Neil

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The DDI Portfolio does it again!

41 companies spread over a multitude of sectors including Oil Production, Real Estate, Consumer Staples, Pharmaceuticals and Telecom produced a total income for the DDI portfolio of $509.24 in Noevember.

With the exception of the passive income stream from the incoming dividends, the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio was fairly quiet in November – recording only one new purchase. Near the beginning of November I added 10 shares of Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) to the portfolio using the available cash on hand.

November News

November is the second month of the quarter which means I’ll be comparing it’s results to May and August looking back.

The good news for November is that once again the DDI portfolio exceeded the $500 mark in passive dividend income, marking the second straight quarter for month #2 to make it’s quota.

However, November was not strong enough to add on to the fantastic gains we had back in August when the DDI portfolio topped out at $527.18.

cal maine foods daily dividend investor portfolio cashflow blog time save income stream retire young travelThere were two holdings that negatively affected the results this month. Cal Maine Foods (ticker: CALM) has a floating dividend policy that is tied to the company’s quarterly results, as such this quarter was down slightly from the previous quarter.

Also, income from Sabine Royalty Trust (ticker: SBR) was lower this month due to the recent pull-back in oil prices at the beginning of Fall.

With signs of the economy strengthening, I expect both of these holdings to perform better in the months ahead.

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Monthly Income Update: November 2011

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The DDI Portfolio does it again!

41 companies spread over a multitude of sectors including Oil Production, Real Estate, Consumer Staples, Pharmaceuticals and Telecom produced a total income for the DDI portfolio of $509.24 in Noevember.

With the exception of the passive income stream from the incoming dividends, the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio was fairly quiet in November – recording only one new purchase. Near the beginning of November I added 10 shares of Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) to the portfolio using the available cash on hand.

November News

November is the second month of the quarter which means I’ll be comparing it’s results to May and August looking back.

The good news for November is that once again the DDI portfolio exceeded the $500 mark in passive dividend income, marking the second straight quarter for month #2 to make it’s quota.

However, November was not strong enough to add on to the fantastic gains we had back in August when the DDI portfolio topped out at $527.18.

cal maine foods daily dividend investor portfolio cashflow blog time save income stream retire young travelThere were two holdings that negatively affected the results this month. Cal Maine Foods (ticker: CALM) has a floating dividend policy that is tied to the company’s quarterly results, as such this quarter was down slightly from the previous quarter.

Also, income from Sabine Royalty Trust (ticker: SBR) was lower this month due to the recent pull-back in oil prices at the beginning of Fall.

With signs of the economy strengthening, I expect both of these holdings to perform better in the months ahead.

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Quiet like a mouse…

The Daily Dividend Investor Has Been Quiet Like A Mouse…

Things around the Daily Dividend Investor have been a bit quiet lately. Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve started migrating the site over to a hosted WordPress solution.

erica dot biz daily dividend investor income passive cash flow equity stock purchase lifelong freedomThanks to Erica Douglass over at : www.erica.biz (who writes one of my all-time favorite blogs) – she recently hooked me up with great a 50% off all hosting plans disount at Hostgator (www.hostgator.com)! I signed up for their “Baby Plan” which lets me host unlimited sites for 2 years for $100! I figured I couldn’t beat the price and I’d heard really great things about their service so I went for it.

I’ve spent the last week or so working on bringing up a few sites including Daily Dividend Investor and I have to say that it’s been easier than I ever expected. Although I still have a lot to learn – I haven’t even begun to implement 10% of the tools they provide for building, maintaining and growing your own web site. If you’re in the market to setup a site – you should definitely check them out. If you have questions about setting up a new blog or site on Hostgator, drop me a line and I’ll do what I can to help you. Remember, to succeed you must take action! I wish I had made the move sooner.

Other musings…

cash piles up daily dividend investor wsop cashflow income stream lifeWhile I’ve been focusing my time on the technical side of things, the DDI portfolio has been quietly churning away, building up cash, which as of today is just shy of $600, at $598 and change.

I’ll be making my planned capital additions for November and December in the next few days which will bring the cash balance up closer to $3000 – priming the portfolio to add new positions when the time is right.

A Positive Market

Because the stock market has been moving upward over the last few days, I’m not in a big hurry stocks rise christmas santa claus rally bull market daily dividend investor passive income stream lifetimeto add to my positions. Several positions have recently announced dividend increases, so the portfolio continues to gain momentum even with no new asset purchases. As the European debt crisis continues to work towards a positive solution, it appears that the US Markets will likely continue this “melt-up” process we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks.

In the mean time as the broader market rises, I’m spending some time looking for undervalued dividend stocks that I can deploy my cash into sooner rather than later. As bank savings and CD rates remain low and continue to trend lower, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find the quality dividend assets, but I’m still looking.

Focus!

bulls eye daily dividend investor focus results passive income stream life cash flowAs I refocus my efforts on finding those hidden dividend producing gems, I’ll be providing more daily updates of the stocks that have announced recent increases – I find it to be a great way to discover small to mid-size niche companies that have long track records of competent and conservative financial management.

Stay tuned…..you won’t be disappointed.

Monthly Income Update: October 2011

 

Daily Dividend Investor Update

 

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the site over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

 

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks,  but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

 

Thanks!

 

Neil

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Just like a diet or a workout routine, when I look back over the last few months I continue to be amazed by the progress that the DDI portfolio continues to make with only small adjustments here and there.

Not only has the NAV (net asset value) of the portfolio remained fairly stable, the dividend stream continues to increase.

Since October is the first month of the quarter I’m most interested in comparing the results this month to April and July, the previous “first” month reports.

To say that I’m pleased with the performance of the portfolio would be an understatement, as October brought in $448.85 in passive dividend income! Compare that with $408.74 in July and $398.38 in April for an increase of over 10% from previous quarters.

I believe that I am now only a few months away from reaching my goal of $500/month in passive income. Because many of the holdings within the portfolio often increase their payouts, it’s only a matter of time before I can completely check this goal off my list.

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My BIG “why”?

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That’s the question, why?

Why build the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio?

Why seek passive income?

Why bother at all?

For me there are TWO answers:

1. Spending time on new business projects.

and

2. Spending time with my kids.

There is nothing wrong with a 9-5 job, I’ve had several of them and I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the work that I had. Whether it was working in a warehouse stocking shelves or configuring large computer networks for a Fortune 500 software company – I’ve always found work that I loved.

But the problem with a 9-5 job is that it means you are at the mercy of some else (your boss) when it comes to the allocation of your time.

For me, I get bored easily, wanting to constantly move from one challenge to the next. Most “jobs” don’t give you that flexibility – they prefer that you master a few tasks and repeat them again and again and again.legoland park family time freedom passive income cashflow daily dividend investor income stream

Earlier this month my wife and I decided to take the kids out of school for a couple of days for a quick road trip to San Diego. We spent 5 days together as a family, in the sunny SoCal weather enjoying Legoland, the San Diego Zoo and several local beaches, not to mention some of the best Mexican food around.

  • I didn’t have to think about asking (permission) for time off.
  • I didn’t have to worry about (not) getting paid.
  • I didn’t have to constantly check emails and voicemails to make sure all was fine back at the office.

I spent my time focused on my family and enjoyed the time we had together.

Because we have the flexibility to go on trips like this when we want, we can avoid the peak travel times and the crowds that go with them. It makes for a lot less stressful trip!

The DDI portfolio is one of several passive income streams I’ve created and  it currently is the smallest in the size of income it generates for me. However, I expect to grow it consistently over the next few years. My ultimate goal would be for the DDI portfolio to generate $5000.00 /month in passive unmanaged income.

project management business income passive development new different income sources daily dividend investorRight now the growth of the DDI portfolio is one of my main projects. I’m positive that over time, I will find newer more interesting projects – but if I build it with a firm foundation, I know that it will continue to serve me well for the long-term.

Eventually, it is an asset that I will pass along to my kids, and in turn perhaps it will someday help their kids as well – a legacy of sorts. For now I am enjoying the journey of continuing to build the DDI portfolio and am thankful that it is already providing support for my family to enjoy an occasional vacation and time together!

Monthly Income Update: September 2011

Monthly Income Update: September 2011

monthly dividend cash flow reportWhen I look back over each month to calculate the total income, I am always amazed that so many “small” deposits (most less than $15) can add up so quickly.

September was no different, with 47 total deposits the DDI portfolio generated passive income of $567.67. That works out be about 1.5 total cash deposits per day, averaged over the entire month and the largest cash deposit since I started tracking the DDI portfolio on the DailyDividendInvestor.com blog!

The best news of all, is that the DDI portfolio generated $1503.59 for the 3rd quarter of 2011, bringing the average monthly income stream to over $500 per month, effectively exceeding my #1 short term goal!

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