Dividends for April 2016 
 $ 94.53 for the month so far!
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2015 year end total was less then 2014 due to a few huge one time dividend payouts. Over time I will streamline this portfolio. The new emphasis will be on dividends that come from ETFs. 




Dividends for March 2016 
 $ 258.44 for the month!
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Bought 50 shares of PTY
$78 added to the dividend machine

PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The objective of the Fund is to seek high current income with capital preservation and capital appreciation as secondary objectives. The Fund invests in direct debt instruments which are interests in amounts owed to lenders or lending syndicates by corporate, governmental, or other borrowers. The Fund invests in direct debt instruments, which are interests in amounts owed to lenders or lending syndicates by corporate, governmental, or other borrowers. It also invests in mortgage-related and other asset-backed securities, and in securities of United States Government agencies or government-sponsored enterprises. Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO) serves as the Fund's investment manager.

Dividends for February 2016 
 $ 175.34 for the month!
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BOOM!
Sold my EDE shares $753.23

Canada's Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has struck a $2.4 billion cash deal to buy Empire District Electric Co.
The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, would expand the company's regulated utility footprint in the Midwest and shift its business mix to regulated utility operations.
The acquisition, company officials said, would boost Algonquin's per-share profit by 7% to 9% a year and its funds from operations by 12% to 14% for the first three years and support its target of increasing its annual dividend by 10%.
Under the terms of the deal, Empire's stockholders would get $34 a share, a 21% premium over Tuesday's closing price. If approved, Empire would become a subsidiary of Algonquin's Liberty Utilities but remain based in Joplin, Mo.
Empire's shares rose 15% to $32.37 in late trading, topping the company's record.
Empire serves about 218,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Ontario-based Algonquin said it would finance the deal largely through debt. The deal, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said, would push its adjusted funds from operations-to-debt ratio below 14%, prompting the rating firm to change its outlook to negative and signaling a possible downgrade.
Also Tuesday, Canadian utility operator Fortis Inc. disclosed a $6.9 billion offer for U.S. electricity-transmission company ITC Holdings Corp.
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Just a few oil stock buys
10 XOM 
10 CF
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I have added approximately $ 41 in new dividends
this month. I will be losing $21 in dividends due to the sale of EDE





Dividends for January 2016 
 $ 196.32 for the month 
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I know that right now people are terrified of all things oil. But when everyone else is panicking, it often pays to be opportunistic about high-quality merchandise 
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XLE 20 shares 
BPL 15 shares 
OXY 10 shares 
MCI 10 shares 
CVX  5 shares 
CII   10 shares
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I have added approximately $222 new dividends
this month.


 


Dividends for DECEMBER 2015 
 $ 180.10 for the month
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Went on a mini oil buying spree 
 
5 Shares of CVX $87.10 
5 Shares of XOM $76.53 
5 Shares of OXY $69.38 
5 Shares of MIC $70.72
5 Shares of BPL $56.92
10 Shares of CNP $17.49
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10 Shares of O $51.43
 

Added approximately a $132 in new dividends

Dividends for NOVEMBER 2015

 $197.50 for the month 
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Nothing new to report... the portfolio is making money.


Dividends for OCTOBER 2015

 $886.33 for the month 
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I will be adding my ROTH IRA to the blog soon.
It will be listed in one of the right sided boxes. 
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BOOM!!!!! 
HME stock was bought out and I received 
$752.30 in cash!!!!!

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Dividends for SEPTEMBER 2015

 $135.51 for the month
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If CVX hits $70 I would buy some.
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Still on a buyers strike till the Fed raises interest rates.



Dividends for AUGUST 2015

 $203.67 for the month
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Dividend-growth record streak may be about to end



Few market opportunities have offered 10 percent growth or more for the past three years. Not China. Not U.S. GDP. Not U.S. earnings growth, either. But U.S. stock dividends have been on a tear, posting three consecutive years of 10 percent growth or more.

That record dividend run, which reached $351 billion last year, is finally showing signs of exhaustion. S&P data projects that—barring a new, and unlikely, dividend surprise, like a Google or Berkshire Hathaway—U.S. dividends will fail to keep the streak alive this year. Currently, dividend growth is running behind the pace of the previous three years.



Dividends for JULY 2015

 $158.20 for the month
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I did not make it to $200.00 this month. 
In the month of July 2010 I only made $75.00 so Im making progress.



Dividends for JUNE 2015

 $162.64 for the month
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Carl Icahn...
I believe the market is extremely overheated

Dividends for May 2015

                 $202.50
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Buckeye Partners L.P. $80.14-

                  DIV $4.60 for the month



Buckeye Partners LP is a master limited partnership that provides mid-stream energy logistics services. The company owns and operates petroleum products common carrier pipeline networks providing refiners, wholesalers, marketers, airlines, railroads and other commercial end-users with dependable, all-weather transportation of refined petroleum products. The company operates its business through Pipelines and Terminals, Global Marine Terminals, Merchant Services, Development and Logistics and Intersegment. The Pipelines and Terminals segment owns and operates pipeline located primarily in the northeastern and upper midwestern portions of the United States. The Merchant Services segment is a wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products in the continental United States and in the Caribbean. The Development and Logistics segment provides turn-key operations and maintenance, asset development and construction services for third-party pipeline and energy assets across the U.S. This segment operates and maintains third-party pipelines under agreements with major oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies, which are located primarily in Texas and Louisiana. Buckeye Partners was founded in December 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.


Dividends for APRIL 2015

                 $134.17 total
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Hoping to make $200.00 in dividend income this month.
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Bought 10 shares of Realty Income Corp (o)
$47.55
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Overvalued stocks are going to have to rely on real revenues and earnings to propel them higher. Judging by the shape of the U.S. economy, this is going to be a difficult task. In 2013, the year that the overall markets soared, U.S. GDP growth was just 1.9%. For 2014, U.S. GDP growth is expected to climb modestly to 2.2%. In 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts U.S. GDP growth of 3.1%, which is much healthier and closer to historical norms, but also a tad too optimistic.

Dividends for MARCH 2015

                 $169.46 total
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        Nuveen Municipal Value Fund 

                     $10.00 March 4


The fund invests in municipal securities that are exempt from federal income taxes. The fund invests at least 80% of its managed assets in municipal securities rated investment grade (Baa/BBB or better by S&P, Moody’s, or Fitch) at the time of investment, or, if they are unrated, are judged by the manager to be of comparable quality. The fund may invest up to 20% of its managed assets in municipal securities rated below investment quality or judged by the manager to be of comparable quality, of which up to 10% of its managed assets may be rated below B-/B3 or of comparable quality. The fund may invest in inverse floating rate municipal securities, also known as tender option bonds. The fund’s use of tender option bonds to more efficiently implement its investment strategy may create up to 10% effective leverage.

Dividends for FEBRUARY 2015

                 $196.03 total
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The U.S. stock market’s major trend now is down, so act accordingly.
That’s what the Dow Theory, the oldest stock market timing system that remains in widespread use today, is saying. It was created a century ago by William Peter Hamilton, who at the time was the editor of the Wall Street Journal. He introduced his theory in dribs and drabs over the first decades of the 20th century on that paper’s editorial page.
Though not all adherents of the Dow Theory see eye to eye on how to translate Hamilton’s editorials into specific market-timing rules, they generally agree that the market must jump over three hurdles before a “sell” signal is generated. They are:
  • Hurdle 1: Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Dow Jones Transportation Average must undergo a “significant” correction from new highs.
  • Hurdle 2: In their subsequent “significant” rally attempt following that correction, either one or both must fail to rise above their pre-correction highs.
  • Hurdle 3: Both averages must then drop below their respective correction lows.Read the rest

For 2015 I will not be doing the full list of dividends. I will post the end of the month dividends total instead with a dividend stock high light.
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The China Fund (CHN) is a closed end stock fund that invests in companies with significant assets, production, trading or other business interests in China.
Morningstar currently has a 4 star rating on the China Fund.
CHN dividend payout was $3.76 for the year.
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Dividends for JANUARY 2015



.................................$ 307.63 





Dividends for DECEMBER 2014


DIVDEND (PHK).....$27.42


DIVDEND (EAD).......$2.72

DIVDEND (ERC).......$3.00

DIVDEND (PCM).....$10.08

DIVDEND (PTY)......$10.01

DIVDEND (PFL)......$13.50

DIVDEND (NUV).......$3.48

  DIVDEND (PFE)........$7.80

DIVDEND (CAG).......$1.50

DIVDEND (AGNC)....$1.10

DIVDEND (TLT)......$0.83

DIVDEND (LQD).......$0.67

DIVDEND (HYG).......$1.25

DIVDEND (PFF).......$1.44

DIVDEND (JNK).......$1.31

DIVDEND (CNP).......$2.38

DIVDEND (VLCCF)...$1.00

DIVDEND (SJT).......$1.97

DIVDEND (MMM).....$4.28

DIVDEND (HGT).......$7.25

DIVDEND (PBT).......$1.83

DIVDEND (ED).......$9.45

DIVDEND (PEI).......$2.00

DIVDEND (EDE).......$5.20

DIVDEND (SFTBF)....$0.14

DIVDEND (PBA).......$1.48

DIVDEND (PDT).......$3.63

DIVDEND (HYT).......$0.45

DIVDEND (BKT)......$2.10

DIVDEND (VPU)......$9.06

DIVDEND (BAC)......$6.00

DIVDEND (HIX)......$2.55

DIVDEND (OPSIX)..$0.30

DIVDEND (RWT)......$4.20

DIVDEND (VNQ)......$3.31

DIVDEND (VGK)......$0.29

DIVDEND (HHY)......$8.18

DIVDEND (NUV)......$3.58

DIVDEND (PKY)......$1.88

DIVDEND (VVR)......$0.98

DIVDEND (CHN)......$75.30

DIVDEND (DVY)......$0.62

DIVDEND (FTR)......$2.90

DIVDEND (CII)......$0.80

DIVDEND (PGF)......$0.09

DIVDEND (HYF)......$0.14

DIVDEND (LQD)......$0.64

DIVDEND (ARCC)......$1.14

DIVDEND (AEE)......$8.20

DIVDEND (NHS)......$0.90

DIVDEND (FGD)......$2.01

DIVDEND (IDU)......$0.94

DIVDEND (PKB)......$0.17

DIVDEND (TLT)......$0.78

DIVDEND (HYG)......$1.16

DIVDEND (PFF)......$3.02


.................................$258.33



Dividends for NOVEMBER 2014

DIVDEND (PHK).....$27.42

DIVDEND (EAD).......$2.72

DIVDEND (ERC).......$3.00

DIVDEND (PCM).....$10.08

DIVDEND (PTY)......$10.01

DIVDEND (PFL)......$13.50

DIVDEND (NUV).......$3.48

DIVDEND (T)..........$16.10

DIVDEND (VZ).......$27.50

DIVDEND (LQD).......$0.67

DIVDEND (TLT).......$0.87

DIVDEND (HYG).......$1.21

DIVDEND (PFF).......$1.51

DIVDEND (AGNC).......$1.10

DIVDEND (NHI).......$7.70

DIVDEND (JNK).......$1.32

DIVDEND (PBA).......$1.52

DIVDEND (SJT).......$2.02

DIVDEND (HGT).......$8.23

DIVDEND (PBT).......$2.24

DIVDEND (SJT).......$2.02

DIVDEND (MSB).......$8.80

DIVDEND (HCN).......$7.95

DIVDEND (HME).......$7.30

DIVDEND (HPT).......$9.80

DIVDEND (HHY).......$5.63

DIVDEND (BPL).......$34.88

DIVDEND (OPSIX).......$0.30

DIVDEND (HYT).......$0.45

DIVDEND (PDT).......$3.42

DIVDEND (NHS).......$0.90

DIVDEND (FAX).......$0.70

DIVDEND (BKT).......$2.10

DIVDEND (DRE).......$0.85

DIVDEND (HYF).......$0.14

DIVDEND (VVR).......$0.91

DIVDEND (CII).......$0.80

DIVDEND (PGF).......$0.09

DIVDEND (HIX).......$2.55

.................................$231.79



Dividends for OCTOBER 2014

DIVDEND (PHK).......$27.42

DIVDEND (EAD).......$2.72

DIVDEND (ERC).......$3.00

DIVDEND (PCM).......$10.08

DIVDEND (PTY).......$10.01

DIVDEND (PFL).......$13.50

DIVDEND (NUV).......$3.48

DIVDEND (RF)..........$1.85

 DIVDEND (LQD)..........$0.67

DIVDEND (PFF)..........$0.19

DIVDEND (TLT)..........$0.58

DIVDEND (HYG)..........$0.78

DIVDEND (JNK)..........$1.15

DIVDEND (PM)............$3.00

DIVDEND (MO)............$1.56

DIVDEND (COTY).......$2.00

DIVDEND (PBT)..........$0.95

DIVDEND (LPT)..........$4.75

DIVDEND (DTE)..........$6.90

DIVDEND (HGT)..........$9.50

DIVDEND (SJT)..........$2.28

DIVDEND (PBA)..........$1.52

DIVDEND (BDN)..........$0.90

DIVDEND (GE)..........$14.96

DIVDEND (AGNC)......$3.25

DIVDEND (OPSIX)......$0.31

DIVDEND (FAX)..........$0.70

DIVDEND (HHY)..........$5.63

DIVDEND (PGF)..........$0.09

DIVDEND (BKT)..........$2.10

DIVDEND (SPY)..........$0.94

DIVDEND (NHS)..........$0.90

DIVDEND (VVR)..........$0.91

DIVDEND (HYF)..........$0.14

DIVDEND (PDT)..........$3.42

DIVDEND (MAA)..........$8.76

DIVDEND (CII)..........$2.40

DIVDEND (HIX)..........$2.55

DIVDEND (HYT)..........$0.45

.................................$155.36


New dividend Stocks added to the machine.

30 Shares of (PBT) yearly dividend  amount-$34.20

1 Shares of (HYG) yearly dividend  amount-$5.16

15 Shares of (BPL) yearly dividend  amount-$66.75

7 Shares of (PFF) yearly dividend  amount-$19.25

1 Shares of (TLT) yearly dividend  amount-$3.47

11 Shares of (CHN) yearly dividend  amount-$36.41

20 Shares of (VZ) yearly dividend  amount-$44.00

10 Shares of (PFE) yearly dividend  amount-$10.40





Dividends for SEPTEMBER 2014

DIVDEND (PHK).......$27.43

DIVDEND (EAD).......$2.72

DIVDEND (ERC).......$3.00

DIVDEND (PCM).......$10.08

DIVDEND (PTY).......$10.01

DIVDEND (PFL).......$13.50

DIVDEND (NUV).......$3.64

DIVDEND (PFE).......$5.20

DIVDEND (TLT).......$0.54

DIVDEND (HYG).......$0.86

DIVDEND (PFF).......$0.19

DIVDEND (LQD).......$0.68

DIVDEND (CNP).......$2.38

DIVDEND (JNK).......$1.12

DIVDEND (VLCCF)..$4.00

DIVDEND (MMM)....$4.28

DIVDEND (ED).........$9.45

DIVDEND (PBT).......$1.09

DIVDEND (EDE).......$5.10

DIVDEND (HGT).......$0.81

DIVDEND (SJT).......$2.09

DIVDEND (PBA).......$1.56

DIVDEND (PEI).......$2.00

DIVDEND (PKY).......$1.88

DIVDEND (HHY).......$5.36

DIVDEND (HIX).......$2.55

DIVDEND (BAC).......$6.00

DIVDEND (VPU).......$8.70

DIVDEND (OPSIX)...$0.31

DIVDEND (BKT).......$0.35

DIVDEND (DVY).......$0.59

DIVDEND (NHS).......$0.90

DIVDEND (AEE).......$8.00

DIVDEND (HYT).......$0.45

DIVDEND (ARCC)...$1.14

DIVDEND (PGF).......$0.09

DIVDEND (VNQ).......$2.00

DIVDEND (FTR).......$2.90

DIVDEND (FGD).......$1.25

DIVDEND (HYF).......$0.14

DIVDEND (VVR).......$0.91

DIVDEND (CII).......$0.80

DIVDEND (PDT).......$3.04

DIVDEND (FAX).......$0.70

DIVDEND (IDU).......$0.83

DIVDEND (VGK).......$0.27

DIVDEND (RWT).......$4.20


.................................$195.69

New dividend Stocks added to the machine.

50 Shares of (BKT) yearly dividend  amount-$21.00

100 Shares of (HGT) yearly dividend  amount-$97.00

 10 Shares of (GE) yearly dividend  amount-$8.80

1 Shares of (BPL) yearly dividend  amount-$4.45