I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.
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NOTE: I absolutely love this program! Do yourself a favor and download it now. Give it a go for the 45-day free trial. If you like it, pay for it. If not, then don’t pay. Smiple! 😉 I am finding it more and more indispensable! Don’t be afraid to report bugs to the author, he can’t fix them if he doesn’t know about them. I’ve asked for enhancements, and he has added some of them. He usually responds within a day!
I decided to start using the TDM software again. I downloaded it from http://www.thomasdividendmanager.com/index.php/download-tdm and I was good to go!
It’s different from my spreadsheet, and a lot less work for me. The TDM software gets the dividend dates, ex-dividend dates, etc. It then calculates the expected dividends, and is often closer to actual dividends received than my spreadsheet! So, I just post the screenshots here each week to let you all have a look at what the software is doing for me as far as recording stock buys & sells, dividends, etc.
I will set up the Merrill Edge accounts to DRIP some of the dividends since there is a possibility I might be getting a discount. I love discounts! I love dividends! Discounted dividend stock sends me into a slight euphoria!
The accounts held at Capital One Investing are currently set up to drip seecurities showing gains, but all others are just accumulating cash. Fidelity accounts are not DRIPping at all until enough cash is accumulated to cover the transfer and account closure fees. The exception here is the taxable joint brokerage account which already has enough cash to cover those fees, so all securitites in that account are DRIPping.
So, first I looked at the accounts;
This window pops up if you have more than one account and click the account name in the lower left corner. You can also set the location for the program data here.
For this post, I am going to look at the portfolio view(s) for each account, and we’ll take it from the top, so first on the list is Fidelity Roth-A and then we’ll continue down the list one by one.
Ready? Here we go…