DDI Monthly Income Update: January 2014

DDI Monthly Income Update: January 2014

new year dividend update income passiveA Quick Portfolio Update for the New Year

Let’s start off the New Year with a quick monthly update on the DDI Portfolio to see where things are at.

This month there were a total of 29 income payouts within the DDI Portfolio – that’s right on track to average one paycheck every day of the month. Just a little over a year ago I was excited to see 15 payments a month, or one about every other day. It hasn’t taken long to improve upon that and move towards the next goal of multiple daily payments.

Overall, the DDI Portfolio brought in $1645.81 in passive income through dividends and royalty payments. You can see the complete list of income payments in the spreadsheet below. With this update, I’ve started to track not only the payment dates and amounts but the day of the week the payments are made – for January 2014, Wednesday and Friday were the definite winners.

Top Income Producers for January 2014January 2014 DDI Income Report

Each month I also like to highlight the 3 or 4 top income producers for the DDI Portfolio. This month there were 4 top producers with over $100 each in passive income and together, these 4 producers generated just over $1000!

DDI Top Income Producers:

  • Sabine Royalty Trust                          $362.28
  • Healthcare Trust                                 $269.68
  • Digital Realty Trust                            $234.00
  • Realty Income                                      $145.73

Off to a Great Start

January is off to a great start for the DDI Portfolio. While I haven’t set my DDI Portfolio goals for the year yet, I do expect to continue growing the amount of passive income that the portfolio generates each month, moving towards $2000/month and beyond.

Look for my 2014 Goal setting post in the next few weeks. In the mean time, let me know about your Income Portfolio. How are you building your own passive income portfolio? I’d love to hear about your best picks or anything that’s worked well for you – I always enjoy getting your input and feedback.

Talk soon!

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DDI Monthly Income Update: November 2012 – How many Paychecks did you get?

DDI Monthly Income Update: November 2012 – How many Paychecks did you get?

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Itś been awhile since I´ve done a monthly income update on the DDI Portfolio, so here´s a quick recap of the numbers from November.

I recently sold a few  under-performing positions and have reallocated a small portion of the cash. I am currently sitting on just over $4000 in cash. With interest rates at .01% this basically makes this dead money with an effective yield less than 0%.

November 2012 Income Results

The total income for November was $623.77 showing that the DDI portfolio is now consistently paying out above my first income goal of $500/month. Onward to $1000/month!  The November payouts were spread across 41 separate ¨paychecks¨ or dividend payments.

Besides tracking the total number of monthly payouts, I thought it would be useful to start tracking the number of days during the month when I received a payment – for November this worked out to be 16 days, which means I basically got paid every other day for the entire month! Not bad….when was the last time your boss paid you that often??

The year to date (YTD) total income for the Daily Dividend Investor Portfolio is now at $6908.07 which puts it on track to top $7500.00 for the year.

Novemberś Bread Winners

The four top income produces for November include two Telecom companies, a Business Development Company and a Casino Operator. Wynn Resorts, the wynn resort daily dividend investor massive annual cashflow outcome paymentcasino operator, which normally pays a small 1% dividend, made the Bread Winners list this month thanks to itś annual special dividend of over $7/share paid at the end of each calendar year.

And the winners are:

  • Wynn Resorts                          $40.00
  • Solar Senior Capital               $35.25
  • AT&T                                          $30.80
  • Verizon                                      $25.75

Month Over Month Comparisions

Again, I haven’t done a monthly income update in a while, so I won’t give any month over month comparisons with previous or future quarters this month. I will return to these comparisons once we have a quarter of results posted on the blog – stay tuned. It’talk later ddi daily dividend updates blog post income report aprils always good to track the trends of the portfolio and I look forward to seeing these results as we move into 2013.

That’s it for the November round up. I hope you find these reports informative. Are you building your own passive income portfolio? Let us know what you’re up to by sharing your best picks or anything that’s worked well for you – I always enjoy getting your input and feedback.

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4 Dividend Increases For Tuesday June 5th, 2012 – Looking For Higher Yields?

4 Dividend Increases For Tuesday June 5th, 2012 – Looking For Higher Yields?

june monthly dividends passive retirement cashflow incomeFour dividend increases were announced today, including two with yields in the 7-8% range. I’m all for sprinkling a few higher yield holdings into the portfolio to juice the returns, but keep in mind the risk:reward trade off that goes along with higher yielding investments.

A Quick Update About The DDI Blog

While I’ll continue profiling the daily dividend updates on days when increases are announced, however I’ve decided to stop producing the daily update spreadsheets. Instead, I’ll just add each of the daily increases to the 2012 Daily Dividend Increases Report.

Four Daily Dividend Increases

Flowers Foods (ticker: FLO) – produces and markets bakery products in the United States, where it operates in two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. FLO announced a $.01/share dividend increase in it’s quarterly payout – putting the new yield at 2.8%

Hospitality Property Trust REIT Preferred D (ticker: HPTpD) – is a real estate investment trust (REIT), that engages in buying, owning, and leasing hotels including Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Staybridge Suites. The new quarterly payout is $.4453/share, giving investors a current dividend yield of 6.7%

John Hancock Holdings Equity Fund (ticker: HEQ) – is  an equity and income fund managed by John john hancock equity fund passive income stream daily dividend investorHancock Companies. HEQ announced an increase to $0.3337/share in it’s quarterly dividend, which brings the yield to an eye-poping 8.8% yield.

Lowe’s Company (ticker: LOW) – together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. LOW announced a $.02/share dividend increase in it’s quarterly payout – the new yield is ~2.4%

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Flowers Foods FLO 2.8% .16 .15 Quarterly
Hospitality Prop. Tr. Pf. D HPTpD 6.7% .4453 .43047 Quarterly
John Hancock Hld Eq Fund HEQ 8.8% .3337 .3237 Quarterly
Lowe’s Companies LOW 2.4% .16 .14 Quarterly


Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals o smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual fundsf the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Please remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE you invest – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. As always, if you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

 

Dividend Increases For Monday June 4th, 2012 – Electricity & Real Estate

Dividend Increases For Monday June 4th, 2012 – Electricity & Real Estate

add new items daily dividend investorAfter another rough week of declines in the broader markets, we have two companies announcing dividend increases this morning. When I´m looking to add new positions to my income portfolio, the first place I look is at the list of dividend increases for the year. When ever there are dividend increase announcements, I try to provide a brief outline each company as a first step to determine if they warrant further investigation as a possible addition to the DDI portfolio. However, if you miss a day or want to look back at the dividend trends,  just look at my year to date dividend round up here:  2012 Daily Dividend Increases Report.

Two Dividend Increases

El Paso Electric Co. (ticker: EE) – is  a public utility company that engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity primarily in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. EE announced a $.03/share dividend increase in it´s quarterly payout – the new yield is ~3.2%

Health Care REIT Preferred J (ticker: HCNpJ) –  is an independent equity real estate investment trust that primarily invests in senior living and health care retirement living older adults daily income passive cashflowproperties. HCN raised the payout on it´s preferred J shares only – not it´s common shares. The new quarterly payout is $.4063/share, which is more than double from the previous amount of $.17153 giving investors a current dividend yield of 6.2%

What Is Your Best Investment Idea?

Equity investors have had a rough road over the last decade or so, but there have still been good opportunities to grow your wealth as well as provide cashflow and income streams if you invested your money wisely. I´d love to hear more about where you are putting your money? What´s your best investment?

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
El Paso Electric EE 3.2% .25 .22 Quarterly
Health Care REIT Pr. J HCNpJ 6.2% .4063 .17153 Quarterly

 


Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals o smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual fundsf the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

 

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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Dividend Increases For Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Fashion Rules The Day

Dividend Increases For Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Fashion Rules The Day

After a quiet day with no dividend increases on Wednesday, investors were rewardedfashion brands dsw ralph lauren prada gucci dolce passive income stream retire young today with four companies announcing that they would increase the amount of their cash payouts.

Included in today’s mix were two fashion and clothing related names, DSW (ticker: DSW) Designer Show Warehouse and Ralph Lauren (ticker: RL) along with two insurance related names: W.R. Berkley (ticker: WRB) and Independence Holding Co. (ticker: IHC).

Doing The Research

As I’ve mentioned before, I take a few minutes to do a quick background check and lookstock investing requires research daily dividend investor creates passive cash flow stream for life over a few key financial facts for each company that makes a daily dividend increase announcement. As I was looking at DSW the shoe retailer, I was actually surprised to learn that the company has been in business since 1917, almost 100 years.

When I find a company in a niche field, like selling shoes that has also been in business for over 50 years that is often a good sign that there may be a trend in long term dividend payments to shareholders, possibly even increasing dividends. Looking back to 2008 at Ddesigner shoe warehouse dividend increase may passive income portfolio names blogSW’s dividend history, I found that the company has only paid one small dividend until reviving the payout at the beginning of 2012.

I’ll add DSW to my watch list for potential investments, however, they’ll have to establish a longer term series of dividend payments before becoming a member of the DDI portfolio.

What Is Your Best Investment Idea?

I appreciate all the email and other feedback I get from writing the Daily Dividend Investor Blog. While I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas, I’m also interested in hearing about your investment ideas. What’s the best investment move you’ve made in the last 12 months?

Cash? Stocks? Gold? Comic Books? Let me know what you’re thinking.

Thanks!

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
DSW Class A DSW 1.2% .18 .15 Quarterly
Independence Holdings IHC 0.8% .035 .025 Semi-Annual
Ralph Lauren Class A RL 1.1 .40 .20 Quarterly
WR Berkley WRB 0.9% .09 .08 Quarterly

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals o smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual fundsf the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

 

When A Dividend Increase Isn’t

When A Dividend Increase Isn’t

things dont go as planned investment ideas bad daily passive income streamWhile there were a couple of companies that announced initial dividends today, Georgia Gulf (ticker: GGC) and Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ticker: ROYT), there were no companies announcing dividend increases today.

Normally on days when there are companies announcing a dividend increase I take a few minutes to look over each company to see if it might be worthy of further research for inclusion in the Daily Dividend Investor Portfolio. However, since there was little to research today, I took a few minutes to look back over some of the more recent increases of the last week or so.

The Royalty Trust Dilema

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