Saturday, March 5, 2016

February 2016 Update

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $809.02
  • KMI $114.82
  • ABBV $175.14
  • PG $120.74
  • CAT $122.34
  • PAYX $64.73
  • AAPL $62.55
  • VZ $51.43
  • ABT $76.85
  • CLX $20.42


This months purchases ($2700):
  • $600 of DIS at $92.51. Yield 1.48%
  • $500 of GILD at $85.67. Yield 2%
  • $400 of AAPL at $95.30. Yield  2.18%
  • $250 of ABBV  at $52.96. Yield 4.31%
  • $250 of DEO at $103.70. Yield 3.29%
  • $200 of ABT at $37.73. Yield 2.76%
  • $200 of AFL at $57.77. Yield 2.84%
  • $200 of BP at  $29.15. Yield 8.23%
  • $100 of RDS.B at $44.91. Yield 8.37%
Also reinvested all dividends.
$3,509 in total new capital added (including reinvested dividends)

Dividend Increases

  • PEP 7.1% raise. +$30.01 annual income.
  • GILD 9.3% raise. +$3.81 annual income.

Dividend Decreases

  • BBL 74% decrease. -$899.96 annual income.
  • BHP 74% decrease. -$61.72 annual income.

Annualized Dividend Income

All together, annualized dividend income decreased by $815.50 from last months total of $16,477 to $15,661. This means my dividend stocks will pay $15,661 in dividends over the next 12 months.


  • Lending Club interest received: $183.75
  • Bank interest received: $27.12

Total passive income: $1,019.09

Note: Another big dividend cut with BBL/ BHP. It stings but I will recover and keep feeding the fire. 


  1. Accumulating,

    You bought an awesome amount of companies this month! That should set you up nicely to offset the cut in KMI. Any idea what you're looking at next?

    -Dividend Monster

    1. The BHP/BBL dividend cut was a bruiser, but it was expected and I'll ride it through. However, with your large position I'm sure it hurt more. Anyways, great month overall, even with the dividend cut, you added to some exceptional companies!

  2. AA,

    You will recover no doubt, don't you worry. Those cuts will be pushed through and heck - the appreciation on the stocks that made the cuts are booming, the heck is going on?! Nice job on the div income for the month by the way!


  3. I cannot see the logo on the door of the upside down dump truck. Is it BBL or KMI :-)

  4. Nice figure for a passive income total in Feb. I see we share a few names for the month too. Some of those high yield buys will offset the KMI reduction. Thanks for sharing.

  5. That's too bad about Billiton -- you probably couldn't have chosen a better photo, considering. Still, over $800 in monthly dividends is nothing to sneeze at. You've got some interesting picks as well, BP and Shell stand out. I'm curious if you think it's time to get back into Oil & Gas?

  6. Great list of purchases out there.. Expecting some increase in the yields for sure...!!!

  7. Yeah I got hit by the BBL div cut as well. Not nearly as much as you so it didn't hurt as much. I see your still holding on to KMI. I dumped mine but BBL/BHP holdings are not large enough to sell. You win some you loose some, that is the diversification game!
    Cheers AA,

  8. nice passive income. This is my goal income right now. :) We all suffer from BBL and KMI... :(

  9. AA,

    I hope you are doing ok, haven't heard from you in a while. Take care, bud.