Below is a summary of my activity for the month:
New Purchases – $9,999 (net):
$650 of TGT
$2150 of PM
$1250 of CVX
$800 of DE
$600 of MCD
24 shares of CVX ($2687)
100 shares of ESV ($5552)
Posts about new purchases can all be found by following the “Buys” label here.
41 NEE @ $90/share ($3690 proceeds)
I had a lot of options activity in January. I closed puts in TWGP and CAT. I had options expire in INTC and BBVA. I also opened new options in TGT, ESV, KO, and INTC. My total profit for the year is $-163.00. Yes it’s negative due to a loss on the TWGP put of $1260. I’m glad to be completely rid of that company and can now move forward. I’ve updated all of these trades on my Options tab.
I earned $249.94 in dividends for the month. This is an increase of 209% from last January. My total year-to-date dividend income is $249.94. I’ve updated my dividend income on my Dividends tab.
Forward 12-month Dividends:
My expected forward 12-month dividend income has increased to $9330.19 from $8644.11, an 8% increase in one month. You can find my all of my monthly dividend information from the Dividends page.
Three of my stocks increased their dividend payments in January. They were NSC, NVS and OHI. I’ve already mentioned these increases and they can be found on my Dividend Increases label.
I set a lot of new and harder to reach goals for 2014. All of my goals can be found on the Goals tab.
I mentioned closing on a commercial property for my business. I’m still busy working on the build out of the inside. It should take another 3 months to be ready to move into. I am behind on a post about this but promise to get one up soon.
I’ve had a full month of production out of my solar system. I’m happy with the results but my bill is pro-rated so I still haven’t seen the impact of a full month of production yet. I’ll make sure and post some results soon.
All of my real estate posts will be found on my real estate label.
I’m now at $599k, up from $596k. This is an increase of only 3k mainly due to the markets moving lower. I’m also using Zillow to calculate real estate values now.
My expected dividends for February are $662. This would be a nice increase over the previous year.
It’s going to be tough to keep the new purchases to around $10k/month as I’m getting ready for taxes and have less additional income in the first quarter.
I’m getting close to $10k in forward annual dividend income. This will be a nice milestone to hit.