Oct 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 21.91%)

Dividends earned in October 2015 = $260.10 * (Total dividends YTD = $2,988.94) * Total dividends were a combination of $255 (regular distribution) + $5.10 (interest) YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 21.91 % S&P 500 Index = + 0.99 % I use S&P 500’s closing values right from the source… Standard and Poor’s website. … Read more

Sep 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 16.15%)

Dividends earned in September 2015 = $260.10 * (Total dividends YTD = $2,728.84) * Total dividends were a combination of: Dividend Fund $255 regular distribution + $5.10 interest YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 16.15 % S&P 500 Index = – 6.74 % I use S&P 500’s closing values right from the source… Standard and Poor’s … Read more

Aug 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 14.46%)

Dividends earned in August 2015 = $382.18 * (Total dividends YTD = $2,208.64) * Total dividends were a combination of: Dividend Fund $255 regular distribution + $5.10 interest Seadrill Partners (SDLP) $74.12 dividend Transocean Partners (RIGP) $47.96 dividend YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 14.46 % S&P 500 Index = – 4.21 % I use … Read more

You vs. The Market

I can’t help but feel the urge to write after the recent drop in the markets. I will admit that I haven’t felt great about the recent drop at all, but I also haven’t had much stress about it which I think is the ultimate test of whether my investing strategy is working. My mind … Read more

Jul 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 20.70%)

Dividends earned in July 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $1,826.46) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 interest. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 20.70 % S&P 500 Index = + 2.18 % I use S&P 500’s closing values right from the source… Standard and Poor’s website. … Read more

Jun 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 10.27%)

Dividends earned in June 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $1,581.66) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 interest. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 10.27 % S&P 500 Index = + 0.20 % I use S&P 500’s closing values right from the source… Standard and Poor’s … Read more

May 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 13.03%)

Dividends earned in May 2015 = $357.66 * (Total dividends YTD = $1,336.86) * Total dividends were a combination of: $ 244.80 –> Dividend Fund ($240 regular distribution + $4.80 interest) monthly dividend $   67.87 –> SDLP (Seadrill Partners) quarterly dividend $   44.99 –> RIGP (Transocean Partners) quarterly dividend $ 357.66 YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment … Read more

Apr 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 11.56%)

Dividends earned in April 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $979.20) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 interest. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 11.56 % S&P 500 Index = + 1.29 % I use S&P 500’s closing values right from the source… Standard and Poor’s website. Did I … Read more

Q1 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 8.20%)

Dividends earned in March 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $734.40) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 premium distribution. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 8.20 % S&P 500 Index = + 0.44 % Before I write any further, my calculations of the S&P 500’s performance come right … Read more

How Do Dividends Work?

If you’re asking yourself “how do dividends work?” then you’re in the right spot and you’re also on the right path! Maybe you just want a little more information or maybe you’re just starting to learn about dividend investing. What is a dividend? A dividend is a cash distribution by a company to its shareholders. … Read more