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

 

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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

Monthly Income Update: November 2011thanksgiving november 2011 monthly update daily dividend investor blog passive cashflow income stream retire rich young healthy

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.

Continue reading “Monthly Income Update: November 2011”

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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Monthly Income Update: August 2011

Monthly Income Update: August 2011

monthly dividend cash flow report stocks bonds gold silver bullionWell even though the market has been showing signs of falling apart, the DDI portfolio knocked it out of the park and surpassed my $500/month income goal in August coming in with passive income of $527.18!

If you remember back to my post in May (May and August are both month #2 in the quarter), the portfolio fell just short of the $500/month income goal with a respectable showing of $499.90.

I have to say that I am very happy with the results as this not only exceeds the goal for this month, but provides some much needed  income cushion to make up for July’s sub-$500 dividend stream!

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Monthly Income Update: July 2011

Monthly Income Update: July 2011

monthly dividend cash flow reportSince July is the first month of the quarter it’s a “slow” month for dividends and once again fell a little short of the $500/month target I’ve set for the DDI portfolio.

With that said, the portfolio picked up a bit of steam and brought in $408.74 for the month of July which is about a 2% increase over April’s results.

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A new look for the DDI blog…

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I’ve spent some time over the last week or so tweaking the design and look of the Daily Dividend Investor blog. While ultimately, it’s true what they say that  the substance and content is way more important than the style – I think style is important in that the content needs to be easy to read to have real value.

I spent a couple of hours previewing all of the   WordPress themes that are available and finally settled on one called “Freshly”. I like it because the header image is clean and the menus are crisp and easy to find. I’m not wordpress tools change design daily dividend income investor portfoliothrilled about the font selection, but since I’m only using the free WordPress service I don’t get a lot of choices. For now I’m quite happy with this theme and the layout – I hope you’ll find it easier to read as well.

Over the next week or so I hope to provide more information / content about the current portfolio holdings as well as how I got where I am and how I plan to move the portfolio forward, as well as a Q&A section. I hope you will come back often – I look forward to hearing from you!

Monthly Income Update: April 2011

Monthly Income Update: April 2011

monthly dividend cash flow reportThis month’s income numbers for the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio are in. The portfolio generated $398.38 for the month of April which is $101.62 short of the monthly target income number of $500.00/month. The first month of each quarter is traditionally the weakest as fewer companies pay out a dividend this early in the quarter.

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