I love November, the holidays are right around the corner, you get to spend time with family, overall it’s a great month. I got most of my Christmas shopping done during Black Friday, and even picked up some stuff for my self! I also had an outstanding month for dividends!
Last year in November I only had $36.62 in dividends. This year I had over $151.32! That is an increase of 413%! Although without the dividends from the bond ETFs I only had $134.75. Nonetheless that’s a 368% increase YoY. Additionally, the massive increase comes from rebalancing my portfolio and having some dividend payable dates shift to other month. Either way, I see it as fantastic growth. The dividends broke out as follows.
Dividends & Shares Received from DRIPing
- ILTB – $15.61
- LQD – $0.96
- HRL – $17.92 – 0.552 Shares
- MAIN – $5.73 – .141 Shares
- PBCT – $43.73 – 2.44 Shares
- OHI – $67.42 – 2.469 shares
- ENR raised their dividend from $0.275 to $0.29. That is a 5.5% increase and adds $1.44 to my PADI.
- HRL raised their dividend from $0.17 to $0.1875. That is a 10.3% increase and adds $7.42 to my PADI.
- TPB started their dividend, raising it from $0 to $0.04. This adds $16 to my PADI.
I sold a few positions recently, which were the following.
I decided to sell my bond ETF (ILTB) because I found a great purchase opportunity in NWL and VZ. I also decided to sell HTM because at the time I made the investment I thought it was a good long-term play, but after reevaluting the company I decided to exit my position. For the time being I think I will build a small position in my Robinhood account. Finally, I decided to sell WDFC. While I believe WD-40 is an incredible product, with strong brand identity, I felt that the company was too expensive, and I haven’t seen them growing as much as I‘d like to.
I contributed around $202, and received $0.83 in dividends. This brings my portfolio value to $2549!
I had a big month Contributed $712 to Robinhood. Throughout the month I made the following purchases
- CHD – 1
- HBI – 6
- CLDR – 13
- HTM – 4
- TAP – 4
- OZRK – 2
- BHBK – 4
Last but not least, I maxed out my Roth IRA for the year! I was so glad to do it ahead of schedule. Originally I had wanted to contribute slowly but after I received a bonus at work I dumped it into my IRA so I was ahead of schedule. I hadn’t contributed for a couple of months within November I decided to max it out
How was your month? Let me know!