Welcome to my 4th monthly dividend income report for November 2019. In this report, I’ll cover my passive dividend income growth along with dividend increases and changes in my portfolio as I aim for my dividend income to surpass my monthly expenses.
I received dividend income from my REIT holdings at Fundrise and dividend paying stocks across the brokerage accounts listed above.
To keep these numbers simple, I’ll list the companies I own along with the dividends received.
|Fidelity Money Market Fund||SPAXX||$0.02|
|Delta Air Lines||DL||$0.40|
|Credit Suisse High Yield Bold Fund||DHY||$0.10|
|Vanguard Long Term Bond Mix||BLV||$0.28|
November 2019 Buys and Sells
I sold Apple Hospitality REIT (APPL) because they never increase the dividend. I think they are a great company but I look for rising dividends or higher yields.
I added shares of ADT (ADT), Ford (F) and Washington Prime Group (WPG) to my portfolio. WPG pays a fantastic 20%+ dividend yield and the stock has bottom from a 52-week low.
As the stock market reaches all-time highs, I made an effort to rebalance my portfolio by adding more bonds cand cash to my overall allocation. My goal is to reach an 80% stock/10% bond/10% cash model to reduce volatility and hold enough cash to take advantage of cheaply priced assets.
At age 33, I think 80% stocks/20% short term cash is a good long term model with enough room for aggressive equity growth.
Holding cash is extremely important during euphoric stock market highs because you have extra money on the side in case of a correction. Warren Buffett and other companies are stockpiling cash at the moment and I will do the same.