#HYHRD: TDM Software 2/17 $ABBV $ACSF $AGD $ARCC $ARR $AWP $BDCL $BF.A $BF.B $BFK $BGH $BKN $BTA $BXMX

Hi,

Please excuse any random periods of seeming inactivity. I’m moving assets, and very busy with things at home. Thank you for your understanding.

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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.

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;

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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…

Fidelity Roth-A

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You can see the columns from left to right give information on the Symbol, the Name of the holding, the % change for the last or current trading day, the current price, the price I paid (PPS), a chart for the past month (21 trading days), etc. The rest are pretty straightforward, but the last is obfuscated by a couple of icons. That last two are total NET (gain or loss) including distributions and the last one has dividend ‘star’ ratings (indicates stability and/or dividend growth). The 2 icons at the top of the last column allow you to export to a spreadsheet, or print.

Now, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $50.96 this month. If I click on the amount I get a popup window showing this month’s distributions along with what has already been received and what I have yet to receive.

There’s a dropdown menu in that popup window where I can select all linked portfolios and the display changes to show all dividends for those linked portfolios! There’s also a box I can check if I want to see all the dividends grouped instead of 6 different dividends for the same symbol!

You can sort by stock symbol, date (default sort), distribution amount, and portfolio!

If you click on a few rows the program tallies the dividends for just those rows separately, and shows the subtotal when you hover the mouse in the window, and also shows it separately at the bottom along with the total for the entire month.

If you scroll to the bottom of the window, you can see what I’ve already received this month, what I have yet to receive (it even estimates based on historical declarations if necessary), the total I’ll receive this month, and the highlighted rows tally show what I’ll receive from the highlighted rows;

Now, on to the next account!

Fidelity Roth-P

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Here we can see the same type of information as in the first account, except there are fewer shares so the distributions are lower.

Now, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $45.99 this month.

Still, between these 2 accounts alone, there’s over $1,000 being collected each year, and the amounts will just increase given a steady distribution rate.

Now, on to the next account!

ind-PandA

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Again, the same information just different (lower) amounts. This account is held at Capital One Investing and securitiess showing gains are DRIPped. You can see cash balances for each account on the bottom bar where it says “Cash :” and shows the amount.

Now, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $51.30 this month.

Between these 3 accounts alone, there’s over $1,500 being collected each year, and the amounts will just increase given a steady distribution rate.

Now, on to the next account!

IRA-P

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Another account held at Fidelity. This is my IRA, which isn’t much because most of it was converted to my Roth IRA.

Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $27.49 this month.

Between these 4 accounts alone, there’s over $1,900 being collected each year, and the amounts will just increase given a steady distribution rate.

Now, on to the next account!

PandAjoint

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Another account held at Fidelity. This is our joint taxable account like ind-PandA which is held at Capital One Investing.

Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $53.97 this month.

Between these 5 accounts alone, there’s over $2,400 being collected each year, and the amounts will just increase given a steady distribution rate.

Now, on to the next account!

Robinhood

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Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $18.14 this month.

Now, on to the next account!

Roth-A

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Again, the same information, except a much larger account with many more holdings (that no longer fits on one screen!). This account is also held at Capital One Investing and securites showing gains are being DRIPped.

Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $436.81 this month.

Now, on to the next account!

Roth-P

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Again, the same information, except a little smaller account with many of the same holdings (that no longer fits on one screen!). This account is also held at Capital One Investing and securites showing gains are being DRIPped.

Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $308.28 this month.

Adding all the monthly dividend predictions, I come up with a grand total of $1,001.32 for this month (I cheated, I used that new feature in TDM to get that amount!). The holdings that pay quarterly affect this total for each month depending on which issue is paying or not paying. Also, some of the dividends for this month might not yet have been declared so the program makes an historical guess so the amount could change. Confusing? Yeah, but it keeps me busy…

I hope this helps. I also want to add that I am not paid or reimbursed in any way by the programmer. I just happen to love the program and want to share.

Dustin, the programmer, is constantly updating the software with great new features. The DRIP feature is new, and I love it!

Anyway, as you can see, the dividend info for my stocks and CEFS is pulled quite easily and automatically into the program.

Now, you might have noticed that some of the pay dates are highlighted in green. I set it up that way so I’d know what dividends to expect in the next 7 days. I could have set it up to show upcoming dividends for the next month, but that would have been almost ALL of them since all but 17 pay monthly!

Another thing you might have noticed is that some of the amounts are highlighted in blue. That indicates a change in the next payment. Hover the mouse over it and I can see if it’s more or less. For now, I’ll keep you guessing. Gotta have some kind of tease going on, right? 😉

One more thing; this is an old feature that I just found out about when I was requesting some new functionality. The ex-dividend list is available from the menu at the top (List, Ex-Dividend List). I clicked on options and selected 7 days and got a list going ex-dividend next week. Sweet!

…something exciting is happening, and I’ve been beta-testing it. I hope Dustin rolls it out in a general release shortly!

More as I find the time to update…

PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND REMEMBER THIS!

I’m not telling anyone to buy anything or giving anyone any advice, because that’s illegal. You see, I have no letters after my name, like RIA, CFA, etc. I SIMPLY DO NOT GIVE ADVICE. I only tell (and show!) what I do. You, like me, are all alone in this.

And remember, always do your own due diligence!

panda_wildePat Rosenheim
(PandA Trader)
High Yield, High Return Dividend
Portfolio
pat@patrosenheim.com
http://www.HYHRD.com
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