I had another really busy month in December. I put a lot of fresh capital to work for me. I had almost $15,000 of new purchases.
100 shares of CSX
100 shares of INTC
24 shares of PM
50 shares of MDT
61 shares of KMI
100 shares of VOD
100 shares of SWY
These posts can all be found by following the “Buys” label here.
I sold puts in KMI, MO, CSX and SWY. I closed puts in BBVA, VOD and DOW. I was assigned another 100 shares of INTC from another put I sold in September. I earned another $225.90 in profits from puts that I closed out in December and my total profit from options is $2719 for the year before commissions. I’ve updated all of these trades on my Options tab.
I earned $495.25 in dividends for December. I was just shy of $500! This is my highest total so far and a couple of companies paid early so I don’t expect to have this much in dividends again for a while. This brings my total for the year to $1791.55. My expected future 12 months of dividend income has increased to $3954.05 from $2988.93. This is an increase of 32.3% since November mainly due to new purchases. I also combined my income portfolio with my DG portfolio since the goals are essentially the same. I left off TSM as it’s almost certainly going to be called away this month. I’ve updated my dividend income on my Dividends tab.
I blew past my initial goal of $2400 in forward 12-month dividends. I’ve set more aggressively dividend goals going forward. These can be found on the Goals tab.
I continue to aggressively overpay on my 2nd lien for my primary residence. My goal is to have it paid off by February eliminating a $380.35 monthly payment.
I underestimated my contributions by far. My portfolio value has gone from 34k in April to over 96k now. This is mainly due to new purchases. I’ve made great progress since starting a DG strategy and plan to aggressively contribute next year.
I will be doing a full 2012 year in review shortly.