April 2019 Dividends

During April 2019, I received $233.22 in dividends. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

SymbolStockAmount
AGGISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETFCASH DIV ON 2.02367 SHS REC 04/02/19 PAY 04/05/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND0.53
BBBYBED, BATH AND BEYOND COM USD0.0117.79
BBGIBEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC CL A13.2
BBYBEST BUY CO INC COM USD0.1031.71
BPY***BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P DIST ON 9 SHS REC 02/28/19 PAY 03/29/190.09
BPY***BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P DIST ON 9 SHS REC 02/28/19 PAY 03/29/190.53
BPY***BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P RTN OF CAPTL 9 SHS REC 02/28/19 PAY 03/29/192.09
CODIPRBCOMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS FIXED FLTG RATE CUM PERP PREFERRED STOCK DIST ON 2.04888 SHS REC 04/15/19 PAY 04/30/191.01
CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC CASH DIV  ON 40 SHS REC 04/05/19 PAY 04/24/1914
CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC CASH DIV  ON 27.05099 SHS REC 04/05/19 PAY 04/24/199.47
GEGENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY COM CASH DIV  ON 100 SHS REC 03/11/19 PAY 04/25/191
FRTFEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST SBI USD2.07
FSELXFIDELITY SELECT SEMICONDUCTORS PORT4.76
FXAIXFIDELITY 500 INDEX FUND18.57
GEGENERAL ELECTRIC CO COM USD0.060.28
HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF6.91
HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF0.8
JPMJPMORGAN CHASE &CO. COM USD1.0016.12
MAINMAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP COM5.22
NXPINXP SEMICONDUCTORS N V4.52
ORCORCHID IS CAP INC COM8.76
 PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP1.7
 SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000006.38
SPAXXFIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET9.23
SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET0.53
 SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET0.06
 UBSI UNITED BANKSHARES INC WEST VA COM8.59
VGENXVANGUARD ENERGY INVESTOR FUND0.12
IIPRINNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES INC COMMON STOCK CASH DIV ON 5 SHS REC 03/29/19 PAY 04/15/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND2.25
InterestINTEREST0.32
InterestINTEREST0.03
INTERESTINTEREST0.46
INTERESTINTEREST0.16
NWSNEWS CORPORATION CLASS B CASH DIV  ON 2 SHS REC 03/13/19 PAY 04/17/190.2
ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC CASH DIV  ON 524 SHS REC 03/29/19 PAY 04/30/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND41.92
QQQINVESCO QQQ TR UNIT SER 1 CASH DIV ON 1.00274 SHS REC 03/19/19 PAY 04/30/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND0.33
SHYISHARES TRUST ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF CASH DIV 1.00863 SHS REC 04/02/19 PAY 04/05/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND0.17
SPHDINVESCO EXCHANGE TRADED FD TR  II S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF CASH DIV ON 9.06111 SHS REC 04/23/19 PAY 04/30/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND1.34

Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. On short term contracts I netted $7.27 during the month. I also spent $16,346.20 on long term option contracts, which I am not calculating into my net short term contracts.

As one of my goals is to eventually replace my income with my investments, one of the metrics I look at is my monthly, weekly, and hourly cash flow from my investments. My combined dividends and net short term covered call options gives me a monthly cash flow of $240.49. This works out to be $55.50 per week and $1.39 per hour.

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March 2019 Dividends

During March 2019, I received $619.92 in dividends. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

SymbolStockAmount
 BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP15.85
 BP BP PLC SPONSORED ADR17.58
 BP BP PLC SPONSORED ADR11.33
 CGNX COGNEX CORP COM0.70
 D DOMINION ENERGY INC COM46.4
 DGRO ISHARES TRUST CORE DIVID GWTH3.27
 DWDP DOWDUPONT INC COM5.74
 ENB ENBRIDGE INC COM ISIN #CA29250N1050 SED5.25
 F FORD MTR CO DEL COM15.24
 HDV ISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND8.22
 HDV ISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND1.66
 HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF3.68
 HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF0.43
 HSY HERSHEY COMPANY COM USD1.0018.29
 IBM INTERNATIONAL BUS MACH CORP COM USD0.2031.81
 INTC INTEL CORP COM USD0.00113.04
 JNJ JOHNSON &JOHNSON COM USD1.009.00
 KHC KRAFT HEINZ CO COM10.00
 MAIN MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP COM5.07
 MCY MERCURY GENERAL CORP0.67
 MCY MERCURY GENERAL CORP128.99
 MGM MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL COM0.50
 MSFT MICROSOFT CORP12.93
 NEWT NEWTEK BUSINESS SVCS CORP COM NEW21.97
 ORC ORCHID IS CAP INC COM8.65
 ORC ORCHID IS CAP INC COM41.93
 PFE PFIZER INC7.25
PIREXPrincipal Real Estate Securities Fund8.21
 PSEC PROSPECT CAP CORP1.68
 QYLD GLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER8.46
 RGR STURM RUGER &CO INC COM2.00
 SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000001.69
 SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET3.27
 SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET1.96
 SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET0.06
 SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET1.81
 TCEHY TENCENT HLDGS LTD UNSPON ADR0.07
 TCEHY TENCENT HLDGS LTD UNSPON ADR0.08
 TQQQ PROSHARES ULTRAPRO QQQ0.04
 XOM EXXON MOBIL CORP91.15
AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETF 0.54
AVY         AVERY DENNISON CORP2.08
BA          BOEING CO28.92
BAC         BANK OF AMERICA CORP5.13
BPY         BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P0.26
IVW         ISHARES S&P 500 GROWTH ETF1.18
JNJ         JOHNSON & JOHNSON9.00
NSPRC       NUSTAR ENERGY LP2.81
SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY0.16
SPHD        INVESCO S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF1.30
STM         STMICROELECTRONICS N V 0.18
VTI         VANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET    ETF1.55
WBA         WALGREEN BOOTS ALLIANCE INC0.88

Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. I netted $417.93 during the month.

As one of my goals is to eventually replace my income with my investments, one of the metrics I look at is my monthly, weekly, and hourly cash flow from my investments. My combined dividends and net covered call options gives me a monthly cash flow of $1,037.85. This works out to be $239.52 per week and $5.99 per hour.

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Stock Picks – August 13, 2018

Stock pick

I believe one of the best deals currently is AT&T (NYSE:T 34.15 +0.34 +1.01%). When something thinks of AT&T they typically think of a telecommunication company, which sells cell phone service, telephone lines, fiber connections, perhaps satellite TV (DirecTV), cable TV, and over the top TV (DirecTV Now and Watch TV). In other words AT&T is a content connector. They connect you to content.

And this assessment of AT&;T would be right, if this was still May. In June, AT&T morphed from being a content connector into being a content connector AND a content provider with the purchase of Time Warner (known post merger as Warner Media). AT&T now owns power house brands such as HBO, Cinemax, Turner Broadcasting (TBS, TNT, CNN, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Bloomberg, and TruTV) , Warner Brothers (one of the big 6 film studios), DC Entertainment/ DC Comics, and much more. They operate NBA.com and NBA TV, NCAA.com, PGATour.com, PGA.com, and much more.

Check out this list of assets now owned and controlled by AT&T.

This merger now makes AT&T the 5th largest company in the United States, and one of the largest in the world. However, Wall Street, while knowing about the merger doesn’t seem to understand what AT&T just did and the moat they just created. For a quick exercise look up T on the stock brokerage of your choice and read the company profile. There is basically no mention of the WarnerMedia subsidiary. Basically Wall Street is comparing them to Verizon (VZ 55.59 +0.33 +0.60%), Centurylink (CTL 12.02 -0.04 -0.33%), etc, when really they are a combination of Verizon and Disney (DIS 140.92 -0.34 -0.24%).

AT&T closed slightly down on Friday to $32.26 a share. They are down -15.6% over the last 52-weeks, and nearly at their 52-week low. They are slightly above their 90-day moving average ($31.87) and below their 200-day moving average ($34.11).

AT&T pays an amazing dividend of $2 per year (current yield 6.17%), which they have continuously paying (and increasing) for the past 34-years!
This is the second time I am choosing T as a MikesStockPick. I previously purchased shares for $31.07 in July and for $31.965 in August.

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Stock Picks – July 26, 2018

Stock Pick # 1

I recently purchased shares of MongoDB Inc ((MDB 145.77 +3.74 +2.63%). MongoDB Inc was originally founded in 2007 and is the developer of the MongoDB database. I use MongoDB in some of the technology that I sell and service and their popularity continues to grow. They are still a small company but growing fast, having basically doubled year to date in 2018 and I believe this growth is not slowing down, but will continue for many years. I paid $57.54 a share.

Stock Pick # 2

Yesterday I purchased shares of Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (BBGI 3.25 -0.01 -0.31%), a large radio station ownership group. They were originally founded in 1961 and have been publicly traded since 2000. Beasley owns and operates 65 stations in 13 radio markets, including Las Vegas (where they have 5 radio stations). Their stock has recently fallen on news that one of their major shareholders was selling a bunch of stock, below what the market price was at the time, to help fund the purchase of a new radio station. Investors seemed worried that the stock would get diluted with a new offering, but it was as not a new offering this seemed to be a case of market over reaction. I purchased it for $6.90 per share.

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Stock Picks – July 23, 2018

Stock Pick # 1

Today I purchased shares of telecom giant AT&T (T 34.15 +0.34 +1.01%). AT&T is currently paying a 6% dividend and has been continuously paying and growing this dividend for the last 34 years! Once its merger of Time Warner is finally complete, AT&T will be the 5th largest company in the United States. AT&T reports on their 2nd quarter earnings tomorrow and it will be the first quarter that will include financial information for Time Warner. With the purchase of Time Warner, AT&T is setting themselves up as a content creator. In many ways it seems like AT&T is becoming more like media giant Disney (DIS 140.92 -0.34 -0.24%), instead of simply a telecom giant.

I believe that the market will be pleasantly surprised with their earning report tomorrow and we will see a large jump in their stock price. I purchased shares for $31.07. However, I am also hedging my bets as I have another order in at $28.09 as one area of concern to me is the amount of debt that AT&T has, however I do not believe they are over leveraged at this time. But Mr. Market may decide tomorrow that they are over leveraged and will cause a large price reduction. Should that happen, I’ll buy some more on sale.

Stock Pick # 2

In my IRA I purchased shares of Main Street Capital (MAIN 42.59 +0.79 +1.89%). Main Street is a business development companies (“BDC”) who makes loans to small and lower mid market businesses in exchange for an equity position in their company. They have investments in a wide variety of businesses and have had good returns from their investments. They pay nearly a 6% dividend, but rather than paying it 4 quarterly installments as most companies do, they pay it in monthly installments! I paid $39.35 a share.

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