Dividends for December
 $ 117.46 so far for the month. 

Dividends for November
 $ 276.56 for the month. 

Dividends for October
 $ 144.15 for the month. 

Dividends for September
 $ 213.76 for the month. 

Dividends for August 2016 
 $264.95 for the month. 
Bought 1 GDX Jan 19 2018 30.0 Call @ 3.65

Dividends for July 2016 
 $136.99  for the month. 
Bought Gold and Coal for the first time
GG-$18.32-DIV $0.18
SXCP-13.99-DIV $2.38

Dividends for June 2016 
 $ 211.74 for this month!
HYF...went bust and liquidated there fund.
They gave me $20.00.

Dividends for May 2016 
 $ 195.52 for the month!
BPL Annual Dividend $4.80

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (Buckeye) owns and operates a network of integrated assets providing midstream logistic solutions, primarily consisting of the transportation, storage and marketing of liquid petroleum products. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic Pipelines & Terminals, Global Marine Terminals and Merchant Services. It is also an independent terminalling and storage operator in the United States in terms of capacity available for service. The Company's terminal network comprises approximately 120 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of over 110 million barrels across its portfolio of pipelines, inland terminals and marine terminals located primarily in the East Coast and Gulf Coast regions of the United States and in the Caribbean. The Company's marine terminal in The Bahamas, Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (BORCO) provides an array of logistics and blending services for petroleum products.

Dividends for April 2016 
 $ 137.56 for the month!
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!
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!
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.
Just a few oil stock buys
10 XOM 
10 CF
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 
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 
XLE 20 shares 
BPL 15 shares 
OXY 10 shares 
MCI 10 shares 
CVX  5 shares 
CII   10 shares
I have added approximately $222 new dividends
this month.


Dividends for DECEMBER 2015 
 $ 180.10 for the month
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
10 Shares of O $51.43

Added approximately a $132 in new dividends

Dividends for NOVEMBER 2015

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

Dividends for OCTOBER 2015

 $886.33 for the month 
I will be adding my ROTH IRA to the blog soon.
It will be listed in one of the right sided boxes. 

HME stock was bought out and I received 
$752.30 in cash!!!!!


Dividends for SEPTEMBER 2015

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

Dividends for AUGUST 2015

 $203.67 for the month

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
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

Carl Icahn...
I believe the market is extremely overheated

Dividends for May 2015


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.