#HYHRD: portfolio #review 8/20 $ARI-A $ARR-B $BDJ $BGH $CLNY-C $CMRE-D $CMU $CSI $CXE $DFP

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

The spreadsheet 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; ARI-A, ARR-B, BDJ, BGH, CLNY-C, CMRE-D, CMU, CSI, CXE, DFP, DHF, DHY, EAD, FFC, FHY, FLC, FPF, GOF, GUT, HHY, HIX, HPF, HPI, HPS, HTD, IVH, JPC, JPI, JPS, KIO, LDP, MAV, MFM, MHI, NMZ, PDT, PFD, PFO, PHK, PHT, PSF, RNP, RQI, RSO-C, STK, TOO-B. Quite a list, eh? (46 total issues held; 0 common stocks, 6 Preferreds, and 40 CEFs.)

These series of blog posts are sometimes delayed, and used to be issued weekly. Since the majority of our holdings pay dividends near the end and/or beginning of the month it’s no longer warranted to issue so frequently. There are usually 4 posts in this series, plus the sharebuilder updates are issued twice a month. I think you should try to catch all 4, plus the sharebuilder update if you’re so inclined. Occasionally I’ll throw something else up for ridicule or admiration like my recent post about “Profiting from Preferreds”, so feel free to be entertained! I just put another post up titled “Rolling on the #dividend train” and will keep that updated through next week…

This post examines the spreadsheet for all positions sold in the accounts. The only screenshot from the MS Excel workbook that I will post has all the aggregate information (the tradelogs spreadsheet).

I will also post screenshots (see below) from the Thomas Dividend Manager program (link below in the weekly update) for each account in our portfolio.

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

“Smithers, release the hounds!”

  • To date:
    • ind-PandA (formerly brokerage-A) shows Total Net Profit of $2,184.82.
    • Roth-A shows Total Net Profit of $12,902.77.
    • IRA-A shows Total Net Loss of -$5,281.17.
    • PandAjoint (formerly Computershare, formerly brokerage-P) shows Total Net Profit of $1,856.94.
    • Roth IRA-P shows Total Net Profit of $9,399.00.
    • IRA-P shows Total Net Loss of -$3,138.04.
    • Overall, the HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio shows a Total Net Profit of $4191.90.
    • Expected Dividends now shows $13,891.52 per year (from the Google sheets, for all holdings).

All figures are ‘since inception in 2012’ and dates vary from account to account.

Let’s see how the rest of it breaks down;

Here’s what the #HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio tradelogs spreadsheet looks like today;


This spreadsheet shows;

  • Total NET Profit / Loss and breaks it down for each account
  • Total Dividends Received each year and breaks it down for each account
  • Due to adustments in cost basis from converting IRA holdings to Roth IRA holdings, losses have now been REALIZED.
  • Of course, any REALIZED losses also resulted in a lower cost basis in the Roth IRA account(s).
  • Losses have also been realized from sales of underperforming stocks. Proceeds have been invested in preferred shares.
  • Gains have now been realized from sales of preferred shares. Proceeds have been invested in closed end funds (CEFs).

This data is further broken down on each separate sheet in this spreadsheet (but not shown to save time and space).

  • August 20th Update
    • I continue to use the new program called TDM (Thomas Dividend Manager) from www.dividendsoftware.com.
    • Monthly withdrawals from settled cash in our accounts continue to augment our income.
    • Withdrawals are subject to a minimum withdrawal amount of $10.00 (No withdrawals will be taken if under $10.00).
    • Capital One Investing (sharebuilder) Automatic Investment Plan invested $225 each in gof, gut, htd, phk, rnp, & rqi on 8/9/16.
    • Automatic investments usually take place on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month.
      • FFL, FLC, PFD, PFO, & PHT are being DRIPped in both Roth IRAs because they reinvest at a discount!
    • On 3/23, STO 2 AI OCT 21 2016 15.00 CALLs for $.25 with $6.45 commission for net proceeds of $43.55
    • On 4/12, STO 3 CNSL Oct 21 2016 $25 Calls for $1.20 with $7.20 commission for net proceeds of $352.80
    • On 4/12, STO 1 DRAD Sep 16 2016 $7.50 Call for $.05 with $4.99 commission for net proceeds of $0.01
    • On 5/23, STO 5 BGCP Aug 19 2016 $10 Calls for $.10 with $8.70 commission for net proceeds of $41.30
    • On 6/20, STO 3 GSB Dec 16 2016 $5 Calls for $.25 with $7.20 commission for net proceeds of $67.80
    • On 7/13, 2 of the CNSL covered calls were exercised early, calling away 200 shares and adding $5,000.00 to my cash.
    • On 8/4, BTC 1 of the CNSL covered calls. Stock was sold, adding $2,437.13 to my cash.
    • On 8/10, BTC all remaining covered calls. Stock was also sold, adding much cash to the account.
      • Five of my dividends from 6/30 & 7/29 were still showing “pending reinvestment” days later in our Fidelity accounts (FFC, FLC, PFD, PFO, & PHT).
        • UPDATE: Only PHT had yet to be ‘worked’. FFC, FLC, PFD, & PFO have been reinvested at a very nice discount!
      • I “chatted them up” to find out what was going on. Seems these 5 are part of a DTC Discount Plan. I learned something new!
      • The DTC Discount Plan allows reinvestment at a potential discount price between 0-5%. Although the DTC Discount Plan offers the benefit of a discount, please note the following:
        • DTC guidelines state that discounted reinvestment prices can take on average up to 15 business days to post. You will still receive the reinvestment, but it may not be posted to your account immediately.
        • The issuer determines the DTC discount price. Fidelity cannot provide any reinvestment information until the reinvestment appears in the account.
        • Additionally, because Fidelity does not determine the discount price, we cannot provide DTC calculations.
        • The eligibility of a security may change after you enroll in dividend reinvestment.
        • A security may be DTC discount eligible when you enroll in the service, but it could change its status to DTC discount ineligible.
        • If a position is sold while waiting for the DTC dividend reinvestment, Fidelity credits the account with cash, not stock.
      • DTC stands for Depository Trust Company.
    • The next dividend day isn’t until August 15th, with only 3 scheduled so far, so I get a little break from all this ‘work’.
  • Pleased with the results from the “#HYHRD: Rolling on the #dividend train” experiment. Over $3,000 gain. I can live with it.
  • On 8/17 I took a starter position of 50 shares of BST in each Roth. I sold them 8/19 for a loss of $10.55 each account. Cocky.

Here’s a look at our balances from the 2016 Balances sheet (updated ~monthly, and usually a week or so late);


And, here are the current screenshots of the accounts in our portfolio from the TDM program (monthly paying issues are highlighted);












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