#HYHRD: To DRIP, or not to DRIP. $MORL $REML $CEFL $GUT $CRF $RNP $FPF $CSQ $ARR $FHY $DFP $UTF $BGH $AWP $CLM

Hi,

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ACSF, AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, BXMX, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, DIAX, EAD, ECC, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, 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, QQQX, RA, REML, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, SPXX, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, TWO, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (88 total issues held; 16 common stocks, 4 ETNs, and 68 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, BXMX, DIAX, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, QQQX, SAR, SPXX, STK, TICC, & TWO pay quarterly.

I wanted to talk about whether or not to DRIP dividends, or just let the cash accumulate so I could decide how often to invest, what to invest in, and how much to invest.

First, I’d like to show you a table (or is it a chart?) of all my holdings, ordered by total return (that’s the change in share price with the addition of dividends). I took the top 15 in our portfolio (comprised of all 6 accounts) at this point in time for the title of this post. It should be noted that this can change by the time you’re reading this, but it really doesn’t matter because I’m looking at this particular slice in time and it will still hold true no matter which holdings are the top 15. Here, then, is that table;

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I could have picked any of the column headings to sort by, but it just so happens that I like the total return metric because it combines two of what I think are the most meaningful metrics; “% Change Since Purchase Rank” and “Rank By Yield”. The combination of these two metrics gives me a greater chance of accumulating holdings that are likely to be sold at a profit.

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#HYHRD 10/17 ROTH sharebuilder update $MORL $REML $GUT $JPC $CEFL $PFO $CSQ $BGH

Hi,

3andme

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

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. I usually don’t make late changes, but you never know…

I decided to make these ‘sharebuilder’ investments twice monthly, usually on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday, using 6 of the 12 ‘free’ trades each investment day.

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#HYHRD 10/17 sharebuilder update $TPZ $PHT $DHY $NHF $TLI $PMX

Hi,

3andme

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

#HYHRD #sharebuilder #update

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. I usually don’t make late changes, but you never know…

I decided to make these ‘sharebuilder’ investments weekly, usually on Tuesday. Starting with the September 19th investment day, I updated the investing schedule for this account to twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday, using 6 of the 12 ‘free’ trades each investment day.

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#HYHRD: TDM Software 10/14 $ACSF $AGD $ARCC $ARR $AWP $BDCL $BDJ $BFK $BGH $BKN $BTA $BXMX $CEFL $CLM

Hi,

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

NOTE: This post might be graphic-intensive, so might take a while to load on a mobile device.

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 have set up the Fidelity accounts (and the joint taxable account held at Capital One Investing) to DRIP the dividends since there was a possibility I would be getting a discount (only at Fidelity). I love discounts! I love dividends! Discounted dividend stock sent me into a slight euphoria!

Five out of eight accounts will DRIP, and the other three will not.

So, first I looked at the accounts;

tdm

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…

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#HYHRD: The #Plan 10/14 $QQQX $RA $REML $RFI $RNP $RQI $SAR $SCM $SPXX $STK $TICC $TLI $TPZ $TWO $UTF

Hi,

meatwbnh

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

So, I decided I should probably post about my #PLAN for the foreseeable future. A lot of people ask about my investment theses, so that seems to justify this post. Let’s see if I can even begin to support that statement.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ACSF, AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, BXMX, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, DIAX, EAD, ECC, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, 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, QQQX, RA, REML, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, SPXX, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, TWO, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (88 total issues held; 16 common stocks, 4 ETNs, and 68 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, BXMX, DIAX, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, QQQX, SAR, SPXX, STK, TICC, & TWO pay quarterly.

I will continue to screen using the method(s) outlined in my monthly Watch List post.

I will continue to withdraw funds as needed to augment our income as outlined in my monthly income phase of The #Plan #UPDATE.

I will continue to invest twice each month as outlined in my #ShareBuilder #Updates.

I will continue to “harvest” capital gains by selling holdings at new 52 week highs with “limit orders” in minimum 100 share lots so I can specify AON (All or None). I may also sell for other reasons (i.e.; because I can, I felt like it, I needed the money, etc.).

I’ll try to outline a bit of the rest of the #Plan each week with updates on my thinking, such as it is…

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#HYHRD: Ex-div & pay dates 10/14 $OAKS $OIA $ORC $OXLC $PDT $PFD $PFO $PHK $PHT $PMF $PML $PMM $PMX $PSEC $PSF

Hi,

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ACSF, AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, BXMX, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, DIAX, EAD, ECC, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, 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, QQQX, RA, REML, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, SPXX, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, TWO, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (88 total issues held; 16 common stocks, 4 ETNs, and 68 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, BXMX, DIAX, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, QQQX, SAR, SPXX, STK, TICC, & TWO pay quarterly.

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

NOTE: Please accept my apologies for my failure to keep the dates spreadsheet, calendar, and dividend projections current while my wife was in the hospital during the hurricane and our subsequent recovery from same, which is still ongoing. It should be noted that the TDM software was able to “keep up” with all of the declarations and distributions, etc., as it automatically pulled that info into the program for all 89 of our holdings, and tracked all of it, without fail. Now do you see why I *REALLY* love this program?

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 table, chart, and dial of monthly dividends since inception as found on my Dividends Received page on my blog follows;

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#HYHRD: portfolio #review 10/14 $LEO $MAIN $MAV $MFM $MHI $MITT $MORL $NAD $NEWT $NHF $NRO $NRZ $NVG $NZF

Hi,

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

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; ACSF, AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, BXMX, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, DIAX, EAD, ECC, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, 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, QQQX, RA, REML, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, SPXX, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, TWO, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (88 total issues held; 16 common stocks, 4 ETNs, and 68 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, BXMX, DIAX, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, QQQX, SAR, SPXX, STK, TICC, & TWO pay quarterly.

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 Balances chart.

“Smithers, release the hounds!”

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#HYHRD: Dividends/Holdings 10/14 $GAIN $GLAD $GOF $GUT $HIX $HPF $HPI $HPS $HYB $IVH $JPC $JPI $JPS $KIO $LDP

Hi,

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

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

The spreadsheet for each individual account is now found on my Google sheets.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; ACSF, AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, BXMX, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, DIAX, EAD, ECC, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, 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, QQQX, RA, REML, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, SPXX, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, TWO, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (88 total issues held; 16 common stocks, 4 ETNs, and 68 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, BXMX, DIAX, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, QQQX, SAR, SPXX, STK, TICC, & TWO pay quarterly.

This post examines recent & upcoming dividends and current holdings.

(This is where I double-check ex-dividend dates & amounts as well as dividend pay dates & amounts for the next 2 weeks.)

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#HYHRD: spreadsheets 10/14 $CRF $CSQ $CXE $DFP $DHF $DHY $DIAX $EAD $ECC $EVN $FFC $FHY $FIF $FLC $FPF

Hi,

3andme

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I use 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.

NOTE: (Google will soon discontinue some parts of Google Finance, so there is an existential threat to my Google spreadsheets. They have given no warning, only that some of it will stop working “to enhance the user experience”. Assholes!)

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, AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BDCL, BDJ, BFK, BGH, BKN, BTA, BXMX, CEFL, CLM, CRF, CSQ, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, DIAX, EAD, ECC, EVN, FFC, FHY, FIF, FLC, FPF, GAIN, GLAD, GOF, GUT, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HYB, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, 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, QQQX, RA, REML, RFI, RNP, RQI, SAR, SCM, SPXX, STK, TICC, TLI, TPZ, TWO, & UTF. Quite a list, eh? (88 total issues held; 16 common stocks, 4 ETNs, and 68 CEFs, of which 17 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BDCL, BXMX, DIAX, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, OXLC, QQQX, SAR, SPXX, STK, TICC, & TWO pay quarterly.

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 6 posts in the series when posted. The sharebuilder updates are issued roughly twice a month. The withdrawal update is issued monthly. I think you should try to catch all 6, 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 sharebuilder investments twice each month (Usually on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday) using 6 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 proportionately. It’s all shown on the ind-PandA, Roth-P, & Roth-A account tab.

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

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#HYHRD: TDM Software 10/7 $QQQX $RA $REML $RFI $RNP $RQI $SAR $SCM $SPXX $STK $TICC $TLI $TPZ $TWO $UTF

Hi,

England_Pictures_216

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

NOTE: This post might be graphic-intensive, so might take a while to load on a mobile device.

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 have set up the Fidelity accounts (and the joint taxable account held at Capital One Investing) to DRIP the dividends since there was a possibility I would be getting a discount (only at Fidelity). I love discounts! I love dividends! Discounted dividend stock sent me into a slight euphoria!

Five out of eight accounts will DRIP, and the other three will not.

So, first I looked at the accounts;

tdm

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…

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