Howdy, Y’all!


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: Reconciliation has been completed for all portfolios in TDM, so there should be no discrepancies.

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 most of 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 accounts to DRIP 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! (Not now, but maybe later…)

So, first I look 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 PANDA and then we’ll continue down the list one by one. I’ll also post the dividend calendar and upcoming DRIPs, if any, for each account.

Ready? Here we go…



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. Those 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 $198.95 this month. If I click on the amount I get a popup window (not shown) 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 4 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.

Here’s the dividend calendar for this account;


There’s a lot to see on the calendar for each account; earnings report dates for past and current holdings, declaration of dividends, dividend payments, ex-dividend dates and amounts for past & current holdings, account buys and sells (including DRIP shares), portfolio yield and how it changes each day, total dividends expected/received at the end of the month

Now, on to the next account!



Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $364.75 this month.

Here’s the dividend calendar for this account;


Now, on to the next account!



Again, down at the bottom are the totals and the expected dividends are totaled, showing I can expect $352.45 this month.

Here’s the dividend calendar for this account;


Adding all the monthly dividend predictions, I come up with a grand total of $1,248.70 for last month (I cheated, I used that new feature in TDM to get these amounts!). This month’s projected income is $917.95. Next month’s projected income is $1,173.31. 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 and next month might not yet have been declared so the program makes an historical guess so the amount could, and does, 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 ‘kinda’ 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 for most of the holdings. In the rare instance when a holding isn’t updated, it’s a fairly easy matter to manually add the upcoming distribution.

Now, you might have noticed that some of the pay dates are highlighted in green. I set it up that way (in options) 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 7 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? 😉 (The calendar shows more on this as well.)

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 (declared) & 7 days and got a list going ex-dividend next week. Sweet!

…something exciting is always happening, Dustin rolls out features fairly regularly!

More as I find the time to update…


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


About PandA Trader

I am, I think... "Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made." -- Oscar Wilde
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