Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monthly Report: June 2017

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 June 30, 2017:

Taxable Dividend Income (Total: $687.66)
  • 3M Company (MMM) - $5.91
  • Bank of America Corporation (BAC) - $9.71 (Increased 51.48% YOY)
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) - $12.00 (Increased 2.04% YOY)
  • Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) - $116.96 (Increased 6.37% YOY)
  • Dominion Resources, Inc. (D) - $3.81
  • Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - $26.13 (Increased 4.31% YOY)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - $30.21 (Increased 53.98% YOY)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $8.45 (Increased 1.81% YOY)
  • McDonald's Corp. (MCD) - $107.94 (Increased 7.93% YOY)
  • Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - $233.44 (Increased 11.13% YOY)
  • Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - $18.09 (Increased 8.91% YOY)
  • Realty Income Corporation (O) - $5.99 (Increased 6.96% YOY)
  • Southern Company (SO) - $15.83 (Increased 7.69% YOY)
  • Target Corp. (TGT) - $51.92 (Increased 92.51% YOY)
  • Time Inc. (TIME) - $0.04 (Decreased 80.00% YOY)
  • Time Warner Inc. (TWX) - $4.45 (Decreased 1.98% YOY)
  • V.F. Corporation (VFC) - $16.51 (Increased 23,485.71% YOY)
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) - $13.87 (Decreased 4.87% YOY)
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) - $6.40
    • Total taxable dividend income of $687.66 increased 19.24% YOY.
New positions I added fresh capital to this year are D, GWW, and MMM.  Existing positions I added fresh capital to this year are TGT, VFC, and XOM.  Unfortunately, TIME had a huge dividend cut.  I am obviously not happy about the dividend cut, but I don't plan on selling this company at a loss.  I will probably eventually exit out of this position once it is selling at a gain.  I own a position in TIME because my parents had purchased AOL on my behalf many years ago and over the years, it eventually became TWX, TWC, and TIME.  I had sold TWC years ago at a gain, and I plan on selling TIME and TWX when they are both at a gain as well.  I simply refuse to sell companies at a loss.  TWX and WMT had a YOY decrease due to the partial shares being liquidated when I consolidated brokerage accounts.  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 Dividend Income (Total: $446.63)
  • 3M Company (MMM) - $8.28
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) - $11.92 (Increased 9.46% YOY)
  • Chevron Corporation (CVX) - $13.09 (Decreased 0.46% YOY)
  • Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - $11.13 (Increased 4.51% YOY)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - $9.32 (Increased 1.64% YOY)
  • Kellogg Company (K) - $7.80
  • Pepsi, Inc. (PEP) - $8.91
  • Target Corp. (TGT) - $9.70
  • Unilever plc (UL) - $10.58
  • V.F. Corporation (VFC) - $7.62
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) - $8.22
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) - $6.40
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund (VBLTX) - $96.46 (Increased 1.78% YOY)
  • Vanguard REIT Index Fund Admiral Shares (VGSLX) - $237.20 (Increased 9.60% YOY)
    • Total non-taxable dividend income of $446.63 increased 25.79% YOY.
New positions I added fresh capital to this year are GWW, K, MMM, and WMT.  The increase in distributions for this month compared to last June is pretty good.  Double digit increases YOY are always wonderful.  There was a slight decrease YOY for CVX, which is due to the liquidation of partial shares when I consolidated brokerage accounts.  Once the dividend reinvestments are caught up, I don't foresee this to be a problem.

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

Market Values (Total: $434,490.80)
  • Brokerage Accounts - $118,443.83 (Increased 1.46% from prior month)
  • Roth IRA - $85,703.86 (Increased 1.28% from prior month)
  • 401(k) - $230,343.11 (Increased 1.78% from prior month)
    • Total market value increased by 1.59% 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
  • 30.18%
Savings rate was pretty good for this month.  It's the lowest year to date, but it's still above my 25% savings rate target so I'm happy.

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

How did you do this month?


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Capturando Dividendos,

      Thanks! Improvement is always a good thing. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.