September 2017 Income & Status Update

Well, 3rd Quarter is over and we are 3 months away from the conclusion of 2017.  It seems how time is flying.  Stock markets are running red hot and seems there is no end to this Bull market.

September was a slow month in regards to stock buying.  This has been the first month since I purchased a stock for my long term portfolio, reason being with all the hurricanes down hear in the Florida and all the madness going on I didn’t get a chance.   October is waiting.

New Capital

This was the first month that I did not contribute a lot of capital to the Dividend Growth Fund.  I paid down all credit card debt and had to do some much needed repairs to the house.  Replaced all the flooring and that ended up eating all the money that was left over.

As you can see on the chart below, I was rather disappointed with the outcome contributing only $350.42 to the fund vs $7,773.73 last September.


Dividends are flowing in very nicely and the change from since I started this whole journey is amazing.  It shows that being consistent every month definitely pays off on the end.   Total Dividend Income came in at $386.66 compared to $48 last September, a 700% Increase.  I am extremely happy with how things are turning out.

As you can see on the chart above, the uptrend is real.   The dip in June 2017 was attributed to me shifting some of the winners into ETFs to make managing the portfolio as it grows easier.

Below are the companies/ETFs that paid me in Sept.

  • SCHD – $149.39
  • SCHG – $79.85
  • TGT – $43.79
  • SCHB – $25.57
  • CVX – $22.91
  • SPHD – $20.12
  • QCOM – $19.68
  • V – $12.05
  • LMT – $7.38
  • COST – $6.56
  • MSFT – $5.49
  • MCD – $2.86
Portfolio Update & Goal

Current Portfolio balance is $115,049.94, a whooping $11,671.03 (11.29%) change from August.  This was income on some options calls that I purchased and they worked out beautifully.  My strategy has been buying calls on companies that dropped because of the North Korea missile threats and selling them within a few days.  This makes it all possible to get closer to the next goal of $200,000.

Estimated Monthly Income for the portfolio is sitting at $349.94 or about 7% of my goal of $5,000 a month in dividend/portfolio generated income.

Next Quarter Goals

Add on to all positions, double some of my smaller positions like MA, MCD, MSFT and so on and add a Chinese ETF to the mix.  I believe China still has a lot of growth and companies based there have a bigger advantage than foreign companies because the way the government operates.  I have been watching CQQQ as a potential ticker that will be added to my Core ETF portfolio.

That’s it for this month.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

August 2017 Income & Status Update

I apologize for the late post, with all madness that has been happening the past few weeks with the Hurricanes and being without power, I had some other things that took priority over updating the blog.

Things are still moving nice and smoothly and new records being broken every month.  I have been playing with options also to generate additional revenue to invest into the dividend stocks and ETFs.

New Capital

This was a record month in terms of new capital added, I finally got my state tax refund back after months and months of delays.  Total new capital contributed was $11,342.78, an astonishing increase of over $7,000 from August 2016 of $2,787.37


Dividends are continuing coming in and got to love receiving all this “extra” incoming monthly.  Total income for August was $66.03, a 250% increase from last August. The following are companies/ETFs that paid out in August.

  • MA – $1.76
  • SPHD – $20.06
  • T – $12.40
  • VZ – $31.80
New Buys
  • SPHD – 100 shares $40.50
  • SCHD – 100 shares $45.95
  • SCHG – 70 shares $65.02
Portfolio Balance & Metrics

Current Portfolio balance is $103,378.91, finally achieving my first goal of $100,000 portfolio.  Next goal is $200,000.

The portfolio still performing, things are still growing and Monthly Estimate Income, which is the metric I use to track income growth, finished at $314.44, a $35.21 increase from the previous month.

Thanks for reading 🙂