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Dividend Portfolio: 2/3/23 Weekly Update

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $13,370 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $14,048.98. That’s a total gain of 5.08%. The account is up $302.22 for the week which is a 2.20% gain.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -7.16% which puts us 12.24% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $120 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $509 to $518.

Dividends

This week I received three dividends. $0.91 from $SPY, $3.98 from $XYLG, and $27.79 from $T!

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.

Dividends received for 2023: $55.72

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $466.12

This week marks the end of our second January of dividend investing. Our dividend income this January was 26% greater than the income from January 2022! Great progress and looks like February is going beat that by a lot!

Trades

This was quite the volatile week with the FOMC meeting raising rates another 25 bps and the historically strong labor data. But it was volatile in the up direction, not the down, counter to my expectations!

The market rallied very strongly this week. I hate buying stocks when they’re up, so you’ll see that most of my activity this week was buying down into my worst performing stocks like $INTC and $AY. We sold a very conservative covered call on $T, reinvested dividends, and kicked off the weekly ETF buys on Friday.

Pretty standard week, with the exception of the new position we added on Thursday! All week I have been working on an analysis of the soft lines industry and finally posted that article last night. You can read that here. The thesis is that with normalizing inventory levels, falling shipping and material costs, and an improving macro backdrop, soft line retailers (specifically luxury good retailers) are in a great position to realize large margin recoveries and growing sales. For that reason, I started a position in Steven Madden $SHOO. However, the article does have a number of other picks for the industry as well, so please go read it and assess your options if you agree with the analysis!

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • January 30th, 2023
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 2 shares at $27.86
  • January 31st, 2023
    • Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructures ($AY) – added 1 share at $26.85
    • S&P 500 ($SPY) – dividend reinvested
    • S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – dividend reinvested
  • February 1st, 2023
    • AT&T ($T) – sold covered call $21.5 2/10 for $2 premium
    • AT&T ($T) – dividend reinvested
  • February 2nd, 2023
    • Air Product Chemicals ($APD) – added 0.1 shares at $293.40
    • Steven Madden ($SHOO) – added 1 share at $37.83
  • February 3rd, 2023
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $413.79 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $26.69 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $77.38 per share (weekly buy)

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto some cash if the market gets lower. I have started to slowly deploy that cash in case a bottom has already been hit, but only time will tell. I really want to deploy this cash position into $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities. I will also be watching $T for opportunities to sell covered calls.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. The market recap and outlook for this wild week will be posted soon, so make sure to have the site bookmarked or subscribe via email on the homepage!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on Twitter and CommonStock and other socials using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Soft Lines – The Retail Segment for Early Cycle Moves

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Market Cycle

The market is in a weird spot to kick off 2023. So far, this year feels like the inverse of 2022. High inflation, which defined most of the last year, seems to have given way to a narrative of falling inflation. Wages data, small business surveys, CPI, and ISM data (all items we cover regularly on the weekly market recaps) suggest softening.

The graph above is called “The Psychological Pitfalls Of A Market Cycle”. It’s broken up into four distinct areas indicated by the colors. The orange color on the far left is the Mark Up phase of a cycle, next is Distribution, followed by Mark Down, and ending with Accumulation in the dark red before the cycle repeats again with Mark Up.

We have had three consecutive inflation reports that showed no major inflation concerns. In fact, two of those three reports actually contained negative surprises! The Fed on Wednesday acknowledged weakening inflation while also mentioning that they still have work to do. Anyways, it is clear that the market’s narrative has shifted to declining inflation and that the Fed will pivot dovish sooner or later. Therefore, now is a great time to look for some early cycle outperformers.

The Soft Line Industry

Before I dive into why this sector could be good for cycle moves in the near term, lets discuss what soft lines are. If you google what the soft line industry is, you will see a site that says they sell primarily soft merchandise. Not a very helpful explanation, but it is technically correct and is a term that is used in retail quite often.

Soft lines are retailers that sell smaller items that are usually soft. Consumer items like linens, clothing, shoes, bags, towels, mats, pillows, and sometimes even beauty products. These kinds of goods may be called soft items. They are typically more difficult to handle in the supply chain than hard goods. Hard goods are stackable, easy to store, and easy to transport while soft goods need to be packaged carefully, they can wrinkle, they need to be presented aesthetically in stores, and are more sensitive to restocking.

Soft Line – Early Cycle Mover

Now back to the cycle. The uncertain backdrop of the economy appears to be closely tied to the health of the US consumer. With that said, I believe the soft line industry is at an interesting value point. Morgan Stanley’s US Soft Lines Retail Equity Analyst, Alex Straton, called the coming year a ‘tale of two halves’ in a Thoughts on The Market Podcast last week when discussing soft lines.

What they meant by this is that the first half of what retailers are facing is harder expectations from an income statement perspective caused by an ongoing excess inventory overhang (Nike’s large inventory in the end of 2022 is a great example of this) and possible recessionary conditions from a macro perspective. An article from Morgan Stanley claimed that census forecasts for the S&P 500 have earnings growth at almost 4%, this is overly optimistic in their view. Consensus earnings growth expectations specifically for soft lines are even more optimistic at 15%.

These stocks can be moved significantly based on earnings revisions. If we have negative earnings revisions ahead based on the assumption that expectations are unrealistic, it’s likely that the stocks move downwards from here, hitting a bottom sometime in the first half of the year.

The second half of the year presents a very different story – hence the tale of two halves. If earnings revisions/expectations become more realistic, the industry will be in a position to more easily meet top line returns and margins may receive year-over-year relief. This relief may come from falling fright costs, falling price of cotton, promotions, etc. On top of that, as we go through the year, inventory should mostly reach normalization. Lastly, a recovering macro perspective should be more solidified in the second half of the year. With this improving backdrop and the fact that soft lines are early cycle outperformers, they could quickly pivot off the bottom and see gains.

It is impossible to ever call a bottom accurately and consistently on anything. But given the case for the industry turn around as we have laid out, there are a few data points to keep an eye on to help you realize when the time to initiate might be near. The first indication is 2023 guidance, and we should get more information on this in the coming weeks as earnings season continues.

The other item that we will spend more time explaining is inventory levels. Cleaner levels are essential to having a view on how long the margin risk that hit retailers in the second half of 2022 could potentially linger into this year. Last year, there was a lot of market discussion around the inventory problem. It was seen as a key risk to earnings with oversupply and lagging demand creating the perfect storm for pressuring margins.

Today, retailers have made good progress of working down inventory levels in the third quarter of 2022, but there’s still much room to go. Look at the examples below from Tapestry’s ($TPR) Q1 2023 earnings report, Ralph Lauren’s ($RL) Q2 2023 earnings report, Nike’s ($NKE) Q2 2023 earnings report, and VF’s ($VFC) Q2 2023 earnings report. What we would rather see here is that inventory levels are in line with forward sales growth.

How To See The Opportunity

As we look across the soft line space for opportunities to take advantage of for an early cycle move, make sure that you’re sticking to sound fundamental and intangible analysis. What I mean by fundamental is if the company is growing or outperforming (beauty stores like Ulta are a great example of this), look for diversification in selling channels, be aware of company events such as restructuring or leadership changes, understand if their margins reasonable, and look to see if investors are rewarded with buybacks, dividends, and/or sufficient price appreciation. What I mean by intangible is if the company has a strong brand, if the brand has value, if that brand value had an upward trajector, and do the products speak to the consumer.

If you can answer most of these items in a positive light, then you may have located a good company for this early move.

For me, certain subsectors of this industry particularly interest me and others that don’t. One to avoid, in my opinion, is activewear. These items saw strength in Covid as people gained a higher affinity for staying healthy, exercising, and taking care of their bodies. Long term, the category has really nice upside potential, but for the purposes of getting early cycle returns, the lingering strength from Covid may negate the strategy.

My other point is on mid-tier brands vs luxury/high-tier brands. A debate as old as time. I lean high-tier, for a couple of reasons. One is that higher wealth consumers will be less affected by a recession if one happens. The global economy is growing, China is opening, and India looks to be on the verge of its most performative decade ever. These items will boost attention to and desire for world-renown luxury brands. Another point I have is called revenge shopping. The Economist touched on this phenomenon which is where people are more willing to splurge on high-end items currently because they have been pinching pennies and living a stressful life since Covid that they feel they should treat themselves.

My Picks

Having said this, here are a couple of stocks I have my eyes on:

Tapestry ($TPR), the luxury brand company that operates through Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. P/E ratio of 12.3, pays a 2.57% dividend, and has had decent sales growth over the last five years.

Ralph Lauren Corp. ($RL) sells premium lifestyle products including the well-known Ralph Lauren clothing brand but also sells accessories, home furnishings, and many other soft line products. P/E ratio of 17.3, pays a 2.35% dividend, and has performed great share buybacks of the last 10 years.

Steven Madden Ltd. ($SHOO) designs, markets, and sells fashion-forward footwear through several well-known brands including Steve Madden, Anne Klein, GREATS, and others through wholesale and direct-to-consumer segments. P/E ratio of 11.4, pays a 2.3% dividend, and has shown impressive sales growth over the past decade with the exception of 2020.

Burberry Group PLC ($BURBY) is a holding company that designs, manufactures, and sells apparels and accessories under the luxury Burberry brand. P/E ratio of 21.18, dividend yield of 2% that pays semi-annually, and touts some very stable margins and impressive FCF per share.

I also like Columbia Sportswear ($COLM) but did not dive into them too much as I believe seasonality may dampen the early cycle mover strategy discussed here.

Of these five, I have initiated a small position in Steven Madden Ltd. ($SHOO) and will wait for their earnings report on February 23rd before adding heavy. The reason for this is so that I can get another temperature check on the inventory levels, sales levels, and the margins are trending in the right direction. So far, sales and margins are. Inventory, which is the key, still needs improvement however.

Thank you for reading! If you like pieces like this, follow my Twitter or my CommonStock page where I post updates on the economic data throughout the week. And go check out the 3X discord where I’m actively conversing about ideas like this!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Dividend Portfolio: 1/20/2023 Weekly Update (Revision)

It came to my attention that I missed alerting some moves in this portfolio update! I apologize about that. This post is mostly a repost, but it does contain edits to include items that I missed. You can find these in the bolded and italicized font.

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $13,130 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $13,332.90. That’s a total gain of 1.55%. The account is down $233.43 for the week which is a 1.72% loss.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -10.84% which puts us 12.39% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $120 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $500 to $505. This is mainly because of a drop in the yearly payout from $XYLG following their most recent dividend declaration.

Dividends

This week I received no dividend, bummer!

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.

Dividends received for 2023: $14.88

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $425.28

Trades

This was quite a busy week with a large mid-week dip that I took advantage of followed by a sweet two-day rally to leave the market and my portfolio significantly higher.

I made lots of buys in the portfolio on the down-day Wednesday and then a little more on Thursday. Firstly, we initiated a new position in Orsted (which I wrote a brief article on how they are poised to be a huge renewable power player in the North Sea, you can read that here), added to my favorite DCA’s of ALLY, INTC, and BAC, and also executed our weekly $10 adds in SPY, XYLG, & SCHD.

The buys on Wednesday were partially funded by sales in $JNJ and $MDT. Those positions were my only healthcare positions at the time. Though many would argue that both are strong companies and great holds, I personally don’t feel too confident in my knowledge of the sector.

I could go on and on listing the items I am not well-read on, but the main ones are: there are lots of moving parts with regulators, R&D into new drugs and technologies can be risky, patents and their expirations create frequently shifting product portfolios that need to be monitored, and increased political focus on cheaper healthcare. All of these things put the sector above my head. Now this isn’t to say that I won’t ever invest in the sector, I just simply to need to do a bit of research and familiarizing myself before committing to it.

Always invest in what your comfortable with. Take $INTC or $T for example. I’ve been following their business plans for quite some time. I am very familiar with where they’re at and where they’re going as companies. This familiarity gives me conviction and comfort. Because healthcare is pretty foreign to me, I don’t have that and am stepping back from it with these sales.

Lastly, my first covered call on AT&T expired worthless this week giving me a 100% gain on that premium. I will be watching their earnings call next week and will be looking for a spot to write another.

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • January 17th, 2023
    • Orsted ($DNNGY) – added 3 shares at $34.17
  • January 18th, 2023
    • Microsoft ($MSFT) – added 0.14 shares at $240.79
    • Ally Financial ($ALLY) – added 3 shares at 26.84
    • Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) – sold position of 1 share at $170.63. Loss of $7.85.
    • Medtronic ($MDT) – sold position of 2.016938 shares at $78.87. Gain of $4.26.
    • Bank of America ($BAC) – added 2 shares at $33.72
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 2 shares at $28.77
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $394.45 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $25.88 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $76.39 per share (weekly buy)
  • January 19th, 2023
    • Ally Financial ($ALLY) – added 1 share at $25.70
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 1 share at $28.34
    • 3M ($MMM) – added 0.5 shares at $120.20
  • January 20th, 2023
    • Orsted ($SNNGY) – added 1 share at $29.73
    • AT&T ($T) – $20 Covered Call expired, 100% on $3 premium

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto the rest of my cash if the market gets lower. I have started to slowly deploy that cash in case a bottom has already been hit, but only time will tell. I really want to deploy this cash position into $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. The market recap and outlook for this wild week will be posted on Saturday, so make sure to have the site bookmarked or subscribe via email on the homepage!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Comcast ($CMCSA) Q4 2022 Earnings – Mixed Earnings but a Light Is At The End of the Tunnel

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Summary

On Thursday, 1/26/2023, Comcast ($CMCSA) reported fourth quarter earnings that beat most expectations despite a lack of strength in subscriber growth and losses from Peacock (their streaming service).

Performance

Earnings per share came in at $0.82 for the quarter, beating expectations of $0.77 by 6.4%. Revenues came in at $30.6B beating expectations of $30.4B and a previous quarter of $29.8B. Good news so far!

Unfortunately, Adjusted EBITDA fell by 15% to $8B from $9.5B from the prior quarter. This was mostly due to higher severance expenses as hinted at by CFO Mike Cavanagh in the third quarter call. He said, “As we enter the fourth quarter and look to our year ahead, we remain focused on driving long-term growth during an increasingly challenged economic environment… We expect we will be taking severance and other cost reduction-related charges in the fourth quarter in anticipation of expense reduction actions that will provide benefits in 2023 and beyond.”

Cable Communications

Comcast report 26,000 lost broadband customers for the quarter, attributing impact to Hurricane Ian which hit Florida and South Carolina in September. The hurricane caused severe damage and losses to the homes of subscribers. When looking at total customer relationships, the firm estimates the total number decreased by 36,000 and broadband increased by 4,000 when excluding the effects of the hurricane.

Though subscribers are growing, the pace has slowed compared to quarters prior to Covid. Competition from telecom and wireless providers are growing, and a housing slowdown in the US contributes to a lack of new customers as the shift to new homes. Total customer relationships of 34.3M increased slightly form 34.2M last year.

Comcast’s wireless segment, Xfinity, added 365,000 customers in the quarter, brining the total subscriber base to over 5.3M. Wireless customer growth has been consistent since jumping into the business in recent years. This was offset by a loss of 440,000 cable video subscribers as customers continue to cut traditional TV bundles in favor of streaming.

NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal is the business segment that contains the media (cable, streaming, and related advertising figures), studios (movie studios such as Universal Pictures, Dreamworks, and Focus Features) , and theme parks (5 Universal Parks and Resorts) businesses.

Revenues for Universal were up about 3% from the prior quarter to $9.8B. Revenues was boosted by the 2022 FIFA World Cup which aired on Peacock and their Spanish-language network Telemundo.

Though overall results are good, Peacock has continued to weigh on the business. Adjusted earnings fell by nearly 50% to $817M due to Peacock losses and severance expenses. $978M of that is attributed to Peacock losses compared to a loss of $614M last quarter.

This quarter, Peacock added 5M new paying Peacock customers to the subscriber base, brining the total number to 20 million. This increase could be attributed to the World Cup, football season, and English Premiere League. The company remains committed to earning a return on their Peacock investment, though next year doesn’t look like the year for it. Overall, Peacock’s losses for the year of $2.5B were in line with the company’s earlier outlook. Next year, Michael Cavanagh says they expect losses to be near $3B.

Theme parks remained a bright spot for the segment this quarter with $2.1B in revenue, right behind the studios revenue of $2.7B. Studios revenues were actually down compared to last quarter, however the segment ended the year strong with a #2 rank in the world wide box office for year thanks to movies like Jurassic World: Dominion and Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.

Sky

Lastly, Sky, the segment that holds one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, reported 129,000 net customer additions. This was reflected in a revenue growth of $163M compared to last quarter. For the year, Sky revenues decreased 11.5% to $17.9B. When excluding the impact of currency, revenue only decreased $1.2%, highlighting the segment’s sensitivity to exchange rates.

Final Thoughts

These 4th quarter results won’t change any negative sentiment around the company, but it’s a step in the right direction. Broadband customer growth is still anemic. I believe the lack of growth in the broadband service is mostly an economic one. Comcast is well positioned to combat competition and maintain pricing power. Broadband business lost customers this quarter for the first time. Average revenue per customer, however, grew 3.5% year over year. The cable segments’s EBITDA margin was flat versus last year, but would have hit a record 45% if the higher severance costs hadn’t hit.

Peacock showed better growth this quarter with 5 million net adds, but still reported a loss, crushing the margins of the Universal segment. Universal faces more challenges, but a rebound in theme parks and the growth in Peacock is a good step in the right direction.

Free cash flows took a hit for the year, dropping to $12.6B from $17.1B. Expenditures were heavily tied to a rebound in content and higher cash taxes. Both items should show less of an impact for 2023. The company’s balance sheet is strong and has allowed the company to raise its dividend by 7.4% to $1.16 for 2023, their 15th consecutive increase. Approximately $17.7B was returned to shareholders this year through $4.7B in dividends and $13B in share buybacks.

Overall, $CMCSA still looks undervalued to me. It has the stability of a telecom stock with it’s focus on broadband, has potential growth aspects of similar streaming companies with Peacock, an impressive ability to bring in revenues at the box office, and a knack for stretching profits out of popular franchises with a growing theme park business. All of these items make them a diversified company that is hard to compete with and an attractive opportunity for long-term investors.

All information provided is available on Comcast’s Earnings page with access to the earnings releases, presentations, and transcripts. Both the Q3 and Q4 2022 earnings materials were used in this article.

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Dividend Portfolio: 1/27/2023 Weekly Update

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $13,250 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $13,694.30. That’s a total gain of 3.35%. The account is up $228.72 for the week which is a 1.70% gain.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -8.64% which puts us 11.99% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $120 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $505 to $509. This is mainly because of a drop in the yearly payout from $XYLG following their most recent dividend declaration.

Dividends

This week I received two dividends. $4.06 from ETRACS 2x Monthly Levered ETN and $4.10 from Comcast.

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.

Dividends received for 2023: $23.04

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $433.44

Trades

This was a quite slow week for my portfolio. Except for the dip on Tuesday, the market rallied higher for most of the week. I’d much rather buy in more red weeks, so I did not spend too much time making buys. I executed our weekly ETF buys, reinvested all dividends, and did one opportunistic buy into $MSFT after their earnings.

Additionally, I sold a $T covered call going into the earnings, but second guessed it and closed it before the report. Boy am I glad I did! $T had a great earnings report and ran high enough to bring my position in the green for the first time since I began buying!

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • January 23rd, 2023
    • AT&T ($T) – sold $20.5 covered call 1/27 for $7 premium
  • January 24th, 2023
    • AT&T ($T) – bought to close $20.5 covered call at $8
  • January 25th, 2023
    • ETRACS 2x Monthly Pay Leveraged ATN – dividend reinvested
    • Microsoft ($MSFT) – added 0.25 shares at $231.40
  • January 27th, 2023
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $406.47 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $26.42 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $76.38 per share (weekly buy)

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto some cash if the market gets lower. I have started to slowly deploy that cash in case a bottom has already been hit, but only time will tell. I really want to deploy this cash position into $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities. I will also be watching $T for opportunities to sell covered calls.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. The market recap and outlook for this wild week will be posted on Saturday, so make sure to have the site bookmarked or subscribe via email on the homepage!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Dividend Portfolio: 1/20/2023 Weekly Update

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $13,130 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $13,332.90. That’s a total gain of 1.55%. The account is down $233.43 for the week which is a 1.72% loss.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -10.84% which puts us 12.39% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $120 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $500 to $505. This is mainly because of a drop in the yearly payout from $XYLG following their most recent dividend declaration.

Dividends

This week I received no dividend, bummer!

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.

Dividends received for 2023: $14.88

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $425.28

Trades

This was quite a busy week with a large mid-week dip that I took advantage of followed by a sweet two-day rally to leave the market and my portfolio significantly higher.

I made lots of buys in the portfolio on the down-day Wednesday and then a little more on Thursday. Firstly, we initiated a new position in Orsted (which I wrote a brief article on how they are poised to be a huge renewable power player in the North Sea, you can read that here), add to my favorite DCA’s of ALLY, INTC, and BAC, and also executed our weekly $10 adds in SPY, XYLG, & SCHD.

Lastly, my first covered call on AT&T expired worthless this week giving me a 100% gain on that premium. I will be watching their earnings call next week and will be looking for a spot to write another.

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • January 17th, 2023
    • Orsted ($DNNGY) – added 3 shares at $34.17
  • January 18th, 2023
    • Microsoft ($MSFT) – added 0.14 shares at $240.79
    • Ally Financial ($ALLY) – added 3 shares at 26.84
    • Bank of America ($BAC) – added 2 shares at $33.72
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 2 shares at $28.77
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $394.45 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $25.88 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $76.39 per share (weekly buy)
  • January 19th, 2023
    • Ally Financial ($ALLY) – added 1 share at $25.70
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 1 share at $28.34
    • 3M ($MMM) – added 0.5 shares at $120.20
  • January 20th, 2023
    • Orsted ($SNNGY) – added 1 share at $29.73
    • AT&T ($T) – $20 Covered Call expired, 100% on $3 premium

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto the rest of my cash if the market gets lower. I have started to slowly deploy that cash in case a bottom has already been hit, but only time will tell. I really want to deploy this cash position into $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. The market recap and outlook for this wild week will be posted on Saturday, so make sure to have the site bookmarked or subscribe via email on the homepage!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Ørsted ($DNNGY) – The Green Power Opportunity in the North Sea

Recently, in an article from the Economist, I read how the seaport town of Esbjerg in South Denmark has boomed in the past decade due to the green industry, mostly caused by the wind industry. The change of the town’s economy is the product of a much bigger change that is underway within the North Sea. And this change is one that I think may be another green energy add to my portfolio among the likes of $NEE and $AY.

The North Sea

For those that don’t know, the North Sea lies between Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the English Channel in the South and the Norwegian Sea in the North while covering about 220,000 square miles. It hosts key northern European shipping lanes and is a major area for fishing, recreation, and tourism in bordering countries.

For decades, the North Sea has been a vital source for Europe’s oil and gas but it is shifting to green energy. Although the region’s hydrocarbons are finite, its strong gales are certainly not, which has created a vast opportunity for wind and wave power sources. The importance of this shift has been exacerbated by the oil squeeze caused by Putin’s war in Ukraine and climate change.

Currently, there are dozens of offshore wind farms in operation throughout the North Sea. Managing these farms takes quite a lot. There are offshore windfarm bases that are often 30+ miles away from the coast. Rather than sailing back and forth, operators spend weeks at sea on these platforms that are equipped with gyms, chefs, video games and other amenities to keep them around. The wind farms are moving further and further away at sea to capture stronger and more consistent winds.

Long term, the ambition within the North Sea Economy is to produce electricity. The objective is to produce 260 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2050.

A study was done a few years ago, that found that at least 600 gigawatts of infrastructure could be installed in the North Sea. The European Commission looked into what power is needed, and the sum of those needs reaches 300 to 400 gigawatts.

That is enough to power all of today’s 200 million households in Europe and is about 5x what is currently produced in the North Sea. This power is to be cheap and green which is key for producing hydrogen.

Natural gas is typically used for producing hydrogen, this is known as blue hydrogen. With the amount of green energy the North Sea plans to produce, it will be a key area for producing green hydrogen, which produces far less carbon dioxide.

Hydrogen is central to the world’s climate targets. It is a way to store electricity when it can’t be used straight away. This is perfect for windfarms, because when the wind blows strongly there’s no way of knowing if that power has an immediate demand.

Hydrogen can also be used as a fuel in industries that cannot be easily electrified like air transport, shipping, or steel making. If we have enough green hydrogen to power these items, than a big carbon dioxide problem is solved.

Ørsted

Orsted is the world’s biggest offshore wind developer and used to be known as Danish Oil and Natural Gas. They were a traditional conventional power utility company and have transitioned today into becoming a pure renewable energy company.

Orsted has found that the North Sea is very attractive for windfarms due to the relatively shallow depths, the soft seabed which is good for building the turbines, the gales, and the surrounding countries with heavy energy consumption centers are all positives, making the North Sea the honeypot for offshore power.

Windfarm technology has developed out of teen years and is able to be scale dup massively now. It is no longer an expensive idea that needs subsidies for supports, it is cost competitive and Orsted believes that the goals for 2050 can be done.

Of the 300 to 400 gigawatts needed by 2050, Ulrik Stridbaek of Orsted anticipates that 200 to 300 gigawatts of that could come from the North Sea.

Orsted now can build larger turbines, larger offshore windsites, and can erect 80 to 100 turbines in one go. As that number as increased, so has the windsites which have grown to produce 1 to 2 gigawatts per site. This is the equivalent of a nuclear power site.

The next step to scale up to 5 to 10 gigawatts presents the problem of how to get the power to shore in an efficient way which is thy Orsted is also getting involved in building what is called energy islands. These islands are a physical hub for connecting large scale offshore wind power and then interconnecting to shore as well as hosting hydrogen production and other activities that make sense to have nearby the farms.

As shown in the graphics above, Orsted has a litany of projects undergoing construction, even more that have been awarded, and a number of auctions for even further future projects throughout the globe, not just the North Sea. Their offshore wind build-out plan shows that they will almost triple their installed capacity by 2027.

Their energy capacity is growing and so are their financials. Their EBITDA grew over 300% YoY in their last earnings report. Total Net profits were up 1,800%. As climate change becomes a more followed issue and as Europe tries to get out of Putin’s oil pocket, Orsted and their projects will only benefit providing additional growth on the income statement.

Overall, this may be another long-term green energy play that I buy, add, and hold onto with the likes of $AY and $NEE. Orsted trades on most brokerages as an ADR with the name $DNNGY and is currently priced at $32.31. As always, do your own research, but heed that especially this time as ADR’s carry a different set of risks. Thank you for reading!

Dividend Dollars

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Dividend Portfolio: 1/13/2023 Weekly Update

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $13,010 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $13,449.56. That’s a total gain of 3.38%. The account is up $241.53 for the week which is a 1.83% gain.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -10.24% which puts us 13.62% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $120 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $486 to $500.

Dividends

This week I received 3 dividends, view the chart below!

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically. $MDT and $O will be reinvested at next market open.

Dividends received for 2023: $6.97

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $425.28

Trades

This was a very eventful week in the market. We experienced an initial dip, a run up into and through the CPI release on Thursday, and then banks kicking off earnings season with some volatility on Friday.

After closing my short position last week, this week I began to deploy more cash into buying some of my token stocks like Intel and BofA.

Secondly, I added back to some shares in $SMHB after selling off some of that position a few months ago. I did this to take advantage of the ex-dividend date on Thursday.

Third, I added a little bit to $AY as my secondary sustainable energy holding, I think companies like $AY and $NEE will be huge in the future, so I am just slowly but surely adding to it.

Lastly, I took time this week to try out a cash secured put position on $LABU which I held for only a few days for a nice 40% gain. Currently, that contract is only worth $5 which would put the position at an 83% gain! Going forward, I am going to start doing more with cash secured puts and covered call in order to earn premium while my stock and cash works for me. I have been involved with a discord server called 3X Trading in the past few weeks that has taught me a little bit about option wheel strategies. Using their resources and trainings, I would like to continue to use this strategy as well as a separate option trading account which, if successful with it, could help boost my dividend portfolio through its extra earnings. The dividend portfolio will always be my focus, I am just learning about other avenues on how I may be able to make it grow faster. Use the link above if your interested in checking out the discord, I chat in there often about the market, macro data, long term holds, and price action.

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • January 9th, 2023
    • S&P Biotech Bull 3x ($LABU) – Sell to open cash secured put $6 1/27 for $0.30
  • January 10th, 2023
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $388.74 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $25.57 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $77.07 per share (weekly buy)
  • January 11th, 2023
    • ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged US Small Cap ETN ($SMHB) – added 2 shares at $7.70
  • January 12th, 2023
    • S&P Biotech Bull 3x ($LABU) – Buy to close cash secured put $6 1/27 for $0.18 (40% gain)
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 1 share at $29.88
    • Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure ($AY) – added 1 share at $26.36
    • ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged US Small Cap ETN ($SMHB) – added 1 share at $7.71
  • January 13th, 2022
    • Intel ($INTC) – added 1 share at $29.89
    • Bank of America ($BAC) – added 1 share at $33.86

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto the rest of my cash if the market gets lower. I have started to slowly deploy that cash in case a bottom has already been hit, but only time will tell. I really want to deploy this cash position into $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. The weekly market recap and outlook article is live. Read that here to understand what happened this week and prepare for the next!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Dividend Portfolio: 1/6/2023 Weekly Update

Happy New Years and welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $12,860 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $13,108.12. That’s a total gain of 1.69%. The account is up $305.39 for the week which is a 2.39% gain.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -12.58% which puts us 14.2% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $60 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $465 to $486. This is mainly because of a drop in the yearly payout from $XYLG following their most recent dividend declaration.

Dividends

This week I received 1 dividend: $7.92 from $BBY

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.

Dividends received for 2023: $7.92

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $418.32

Trades

Wow what a crazy green week in the market. This week I executed my regular weekly buys in $SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD. I also pulled trigger on getting my $T position to 100 shares in order to start selling covered calls.

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • January 3rd, 2023
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $379.71 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $25.08 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $75.18 per share (weekly buy)
    • ProShares Ultra Short ($SDS) – Sold position of 7 shares at $45.58 (roughly 8% gain)
    • AT&T ($T) – added 25 shares at $18.45
    • AT&T ($T) – sold covered $20 call 1/20 for $3
  • January 4th, 2023
    • Microsoft ($MSFT) – added 0.2 shares at $227.65

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto the rest of my cash if the market gets lower. I have started to slowly deploy that cash in case a bottom has already been hit, but only time will tell. I really want to deploy this cash position into $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. Cheers to an awesome year in 2022 of outperforming the market and cheers to a great 2023 with many buying opportunities!

Due to traveling this weekend, I did not have enough time to write a market recap to compliment this post. I will get back to the regular schedule going ahead. Is a real shame, because this last week was crazy!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars

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Dividend Portfolio: 12/30/2022 Weekly Update

Welcome back to the weekly Dividend Dollars portfolio review! This portfolio update is brought to you by Sharesight, a portfolio tracking tool that I am happy to partner with. Their platform makes tracking trading and dividend history, understanding your performance, and saving time a breeze. I wrote a review of the product that you can read here if you’re interested in learning more! Click the link above or the picture below to get a special offer only for Dividend Dollar readers!

Happy New Years! Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!

Portfolio Value

To date, I have invested $12,830 into the account the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $12,684.04. That’s a total loss of 1.314%. The account is up $33.16 for the week which is a 0.26% gain. Pretty flat week.

We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -13.83% which puts us 12.6% higher than the market! I love tracking my portfolio against a benchmark like the S&P. The above chart comes from Sharesight which makes portfolio and dividend management a breeze!

We added $60 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.

Portfolio

Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI this week decreased from $491 to $465. This is mainly because of a drop in the yearly payout from $XYLG following their most recent dividend declaration.

Dividends

This week I received 3 dividends, see the chart below. These will all be reinvested automatically on the next trading day.

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically.

Dividends received for 2022: $387.48

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $410.40

Trades

This week was a slow one. I took the opportunity average down a little in AT&T and did my weekly buys in $SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD.

Below is a breakdown of the trades I made this week:

  • December 27th, 2022
    • SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added $10 at $380.76 per share (weekly buy)
    • Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF ($XYLG) – added $10 at $25.22 per share (weekly buy)
    • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ($SCHD) – added $10 at $75.70 per share (weekly buy)
  • December 28th, 2022
    • AT&T ($T) – added 1 share at $18.48

Next week I will continue to add $10 into each ETF ($SPY, $XYLG, and $SCHD) and will continue to hold onto the rest of my cash until the market gets a little bit lower. I really want to deploy this cash position into $T, $CMCSA, and $INTC to build 100 share positions in them for covered call activities.

Summary

That is it for the update this week. Cheers to an awesome year in 2022 of outperforming the market and cheers to a great 2023 with many buying opportunities!

Later this weekend, I will write the final market recap for the year!

Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on twitter and Instagram using the links below!

Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!

Regards,

Dividend Dollars