I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.
I no longer use MS Excel spreadsheets to record dividends. I am now using Google spreadsheets for my holdings and to record dividends. They are as up-to-date as I can manage, but will lag by a day or so due to delays in the cost basis reporting from the brokerages. The share prices should update close to real-time, however, with a possible slight delay (~20 minutes) from Google.
On my Google spreadsheets, you can find portfolio holdings, dividend amounts, dates (dividend pay dates, record dates, declaration dates, dividend amounts, ex-dividend dates, etc.). I have moved the cash and withdrawal amounts to the Google spreadsheets as well as the dividends spreadsheet. I will still post screenshots on the Dividends Received page.
I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ACSF, ARCC, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, LDP, KIO, LEO, MAIN, MAV, MFM, MHI, MITT, MORL, NAD, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OAKS, OIA, ORC, OXLC, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PMM, PMX, PSEC, PSF, RA, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (78 total issues held; 14 common stocks, 3 ETNs, and 61 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, SAR, STK, & TICC pay quarterly, but SAR doesn’t have a discernible regular quarterly pattern.
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 updates are issued weekly and the monthly withdrawal update is issued monthly. I think you should try to catch all 4, plus the sharebuilder updates and/or the monthly withdrawal update if you’re so inclined. Occasionally I’ll throw something else up for ridicule or admiration like my recent final posting about “Profiting from Preferreds”, so feel free to be entertained!
Of course, if something major happens I might be tempted to throw something up about that. Or not. Like the recession, depression, World War III, or whatever…
From now on I will make monthly sharebuilder investments (Usually on the 1st Tuesday) using all 12 of the 12 monthly ‘free’ trade credits for each “investment day”, with additional trades (if any) under the AIP plan costing $1 each. I will be investing equally. It’s all shown on the ind-PandA, Roth-P, & Roth-A account tab.
I have partially moved our Roth accounts from Fidelity to Capital One Investing (ShareBuilder), initiating the first part of the transfer around March 1st. The second and final partial transfer was completed for my wife’s Roth. The 3rd and final partial transfer of my Roth completes the transfers for both Roth IRA accounts. When that first transfer became effective for the 2nd investment day in March, I began to make weekly sharebuilder investments (usually every Tuesday) using 4 of 12 monthly ‘free’ trade credits, with additional trades (if any) under the SIP plan costing $1 each. The next month was a “full” investing monthly, with 4 investment days, so I initially invested equally based on adding 3 ETNs to the account (BDCL, CEFL, MORL). I have now switched to the investment schedule located on each account tab on my Google spreadsheets, and I plan to invest in the top 12 holdings in Annualized Return in each account. It’s all shown on the individual account tabs on my Google spreadsheet. Or, maybe I’ll do something different. Who knows?
Anyway, let’s continue with a look at the dates;