Thursday, January 7, 2016

Monthly Report: December 2015

I post an update every month on the taxable dividend income I receive in my brokerage accounts, the non-taxable dividends I receive from my Roth IRA accounts, the market value of my taxable brokerage accounts, the market value of my Roth IRA accounts, the market value of my 401(k) account, and my savings rate.

Below is the monthly report as of December 31, 2015:

Taxable Dividend Income (Total: $563.70)
  • Bank of America Corporation (BAC) - $6.37 (Increased 1.27% from December of last year)
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) - $11.48 (Increased 4.56% from December of last year)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - $17.93 (Increased 13.34% from December of last year)
  • Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) - $104.65 (Increased 7.58% from December of last year)
  • Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) - $0.18
  • Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - $24.57 (Increased 4.55% from December of last year)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - $18.74
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $7.67
  • Kellogg Company (K) - $0.46
  • Mattel, Inc. (MAT) - $0.60
  • McDonald's Corp. (MCD) - $98.55 (Increased 8.62% from December of last year)
  • Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - $207.27 (Increased 19.42% from December of last year)
  • Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - $15.22 (Increased 11.34% from December of last year)
  • Realty Income Corporation (O) - $5.25 (Increased 8.92% from December of last year)
  • Southern Company (SO) - $13.91
  • Target Corp. (TGT) - $26.50 (Increased 10.69% from December of last year)
  • Time Inc. (TIME) - $0.20 (Increased 5.26% from December of last year)
  • Time Warner Inc. (TWX) - $3.90 (Increased 12.07% from December of last year)
  • Unilever plc (UL) - $0.25
    • Total taxable dividend income of $563.70 increased by 21.42% from December of last year.
New stocks purchased this year are DNKN, JNJ, K, MAT, SO, and UL.  Existing positions I added fresh capital to this year are CVX, KO, EMR, XOM, and MCD.  All other dividend increases are from dividends reinvested and dividend raises from the companies.  I'm very happy with the total year over year dividend increase.

You can see a schedule of all the taxable dividends I have received here.

Non-Taxable Dividends (Total: $477.95)
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) - $12.84
  • Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - $10.45
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - $8.76
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund (VBLTX) - $142.56 (Increased 40.63% from December of last year)
  • Vanguard REIT Index Fund Admiral Shares (VGSLX) - $303.34 (Increased 3.56% from December of last year)
    • Total non-taxable dividend income of $477.95 increased by 21.22% from December of last year.
New stocks purchased this year are CVX, EMR, and XOM.  The increase in distributions for this month compared to last December is very good.

You can see a schedule of all the non-taxable dividends I have received here.

Market Values (Total: $302,603.51)
  • Brokerage Accounts - $80,640.45 (Increased 2.13% from prior month)
  • Roth IRA - $56,012.59 (Increased 4.15% from prior month)
  • 401(k) - $165,950.47 (Decreased 1.08% from prior month)
    • Total market value increased by 0.70% from prior month.
I'm not too concerned with the market value of my taxable brokerage accounts since the investment strategy with that is solely to generate a growing stream of dividend income.  As long as the dividends keep coming and are increasing, I'm not too worried.  Nevertheless, it's still interesting to see how it is performing.

You can see a schedule of the market values for my brokerage accounts, Roth IRA account, and 401(k) account as of the end of every month here.

Savings Rate
  • 48.30%
Savings rate was pretty good for this month.  A little under 50% in savings rate, but much better than my target savings rate of 15%.

You can see a schedule of my savings rate by month here.

How did you do this month?

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