#HYHRD portfolio #sharebuilder update for 12/6 $GOF $BGH $BDJ

Hey, things change…

…and could change again, up until 5PM on the day orders are created (usually Mondays). I will try to update this post by 4:30PM on that day if I decide to change anything.

Usually, though, once investments are set at the end of the week they’ll stay that way. Let’s see how that pans out…

Investments are calculated automatically on the Cash tab in my Google sheets. Check it out! (I look for Total Return, and pick the top 3 in the account for investments.)

This account was going to only hold tax-free muni CEFs, and DRIP. Now however, tax status is very uncertain, so I am opening this account up to all holdings (that are eligible for the sharebuilder AIP).

Also, in anticipation of Tax Day on April 18th, I have stopped the DRIP of all positions in all accounts to help increase our cash positions.

Every week, I invest a small amount (~$150.00), pro-rated in closed end funds (listed in post title) as found on cefconnect.com.

UPDATE: October 15th, 2016 I decided to make the ‘sharebuilder’ investments weekly, every Tuesday.

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#HYHRD: Ex-div & pay dates 12/3 $PDT $PFD $PFO $PHK $PHT $PMF $PML $PMM $PMO $PMX $PSF $RFI $RNP $RQI $UTF

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HHY, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RFI, RNP, RQI, UTF. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 58 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.) All pay monthly!

These are the upcoming declared dividend pay dates and amount(s) expected from each stock (projected on the ex-dividend date, or after market close the prior trading day).

These amounts are a compilation from all of our accounts, so some is taxable, some is tax-deferred, but most is tax-free. If you check out my Expected dividend spreadsheets you can see how it all breaks down, or you could just read my posts and look at the screenshots (ooooh, pretty pictures!).

The new! graphs of monthly dividends since inception as found on my Dividends Received page on my blog follows;

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#HYHRD: portfolio #review 12/3 $JPC $JPI $JPS $KIO $LDP $LEO $MAV $MFM $MHI $NAD $NMZ $NRO $NVG $NZF $OIA

It’s time for the weekly review of positions in the HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio.

The spreadsheets for each individual account are now found in the Google docs spreadsheet.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HHY, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RFI, RNP, RQI, UTF. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 58 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This post examines all positions in the accounts. The trade logs are no longer updated because; a) it was a duplication of effort (the brokerage does it automatically), b) it was exceedingly tedious, c) figures from the brokerage were subject to change, making totals only approximate, and d) maybe it doesn’t need to be updated so frequently. I will post performance screenshots from our brokerages when they are available.

Not currently tracked or reported is my wife’s TSA, except for updates on the 2016 Balances sheet.

“Smithers, release the hounds!”

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#HYHRD: Dividends/Holdings 12/3 $EVN $FFC $FHY $FLC $FMN $FPF $GOF $GUT $HHY $HIX $HPF $HPI $HPS $IQI $IVH

This is the regular posting of the review of “Expected dividends and current holdings” of the #HYHRD portfolio.

The spreadsheet for each individual account, along with the monthly balances and yearly dividends are now found in the tradelogs workbook. However, only the tradelogs page with all the aggregate information is posted. The individual account pages, etc., are not posted (to save time and space).

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HHY, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RFI, RNP, RQI, UTF. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 58 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This post examines recent & upcoming dividends and current holdings.

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#HYHRD: spreadsheets 12/3 $ARR-B $BBK $BDJ $BFK $BGH $BKN $BTA $CMU $CSQ $CXE $DFP $DHF $DHY $EAD

I have discontinued using the MS Excel spreadsheets except to record dividends, withdrawal amounts, and cash balances. I am now using Google spreadsheets for my holdings. They are as up-to-date as I can manage, but will lag by a day or so due to delays in the reporting from the brokerages. The prices should update close to real-time, however, with a possible slight delay (~20 minutes) from Google.

I used to post the screenshots of dividend pay dates, record dates, declaration dates, dividend amounts, ex-dividend dates, record dates, and tax status as well as option activity. All except tax status & option activity is on my google sheets.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ARR-B, BBK, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CMU, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FLC, FMN, FPF, GOF, GUT, HHY, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, IQI, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, LEO, MAV, MFM, MHI, NAD, NMZ, NRO, NVG, NZF, OIA, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMO, PMX, PSF, RFI, RNP, RQI, UTF. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 1 Preferred issue, and 58 CEFs, of which 23 are tax-free muni CEFs.)

This series of blog posts is issued `weekly, but since the majority of our holdings pay dividends near the end and/or beginning of the month it may not always warrant a publishing blitz. There are usually 4 posts in the series when posted. The sharebuilder update is issued weekly and the monthly withdrawal update is issued monthly. I think you should try to catch all 4, plus the sharebuilder update and/or the monthly withdrawal update if you’re so inclined. Occasionally I’ll throw something else up for ridicule or admiration like my post about “Profiting from Preferreds”, so feel free to be entertained! I put another post up titled “Rolling on the #dividend train” and kept that updated until mid-September when the upward climb of prices slowed…

  • I did fairly well with that “Rolling on the #dividend train” thing, and harvested over $3,500.00 in gains! (Sure has stopped now, though!) I may resume this tactic in the future if prices appreciate enough to warrant another “harvest” of gains.
  • We’ve made $16,748.93 from preferred shares since March 14, 2016. We continue to earn $49.22 each month from our shares of ARRPRB through at least the first month or 2 of 2018 when ARRPRB shares might get called (the ARRPRA shares might get called next year in June of 2017!).

Of course, if something major happens I might be tempted to throw something up about that. Or not. Like the recession, or whatever…

Like, from now on I think I might make weekly sharebuilder investments (Usually every Tuesday) using all 12 free trade credits, with additional trades under the AIP plan costing $1 each. But, I will not be investing equally. Investment amounts will be based on part of the settled cash in the account so it should at least last a little while. I’ll also add a little each month. This investment amount will be pro-rated among the top CEFs based on their Total Return (i.e.; the top 3!). It’s all shown on the equal weight spreadsheet. Or, maybe I’ll do something different. Who knows?

Anyway, let’s continue with a look at the dates;

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