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Many of you ask just who is the Broke Dividend Investor? Today I answer all.

I am a Russian bot created by Vladimir Putin designed to create fake portfolio buys on a monthly or bimonthly basis. While you dumb Americans are arguing over ICBM, fake news, and Russians hacking your election; we of the Kremlin have been hard at work on our real plan. Every post I make produces ten-to-thirteen cents solely on views alone. Every now and then a click will give me a buck. Our Russian bot army is slowly collecting all your valuable ad sense money and funneling it through a complex money laundering organization involving tofu, bitcoin, and Greece.

Soon we will have enough money to build our master drill which will break the Earth's crust and allow our dear leader Putin to have direct communication with the ancient mole people of Zycon. We will then offer designer sunglasses to protect the molemen...I mean mole people's eyes and receive access to their wide array of tunnels. With these tunnels we will start nuclear strikes below DC, Smallville, Gotham, and Metropolis. You dumb Americans spent billions trying to build a nuclear shield when you should have stopped the molepeople from tunneling underneath your homes! Best part is there is nothing you can do about it! So live your lives as best you can now for who knows when the molepeople will revolt! 

In other news I'm prepping my portfolio just in case of a crash. I'm reducing my speculative positions and focusing on the core. Something I should have done since the beginning. 
  • On February 14, 2018 - I sold all my shares of OHI (28 shares) at $25.70 for a total of $719.58.
  • On February 14, 2018 - I bought 10 shares of MO at $65.31 for a total of $653.10.
  • On February 14, 2018  I bought 9 shares of PEP at $109.5 for a total of $985.50.
Last Friday VFC crashed and I lost $1000. Today Walmart crashed and took all the consumer goods with it and I lost $2,700. Easy come easy goes. Still reinvesting all my dividends.

Not really sure where to go from here. I could save all my money. Buy consumer goods like PEP or PG. But I really want some HON. I've done well in the past regarding stock spin offs and a 3 for 1 HON coming in the fall is really catching my eye. So much decisions.

Forward annual dividend at $6,369.63.
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Truer words have never been spoken


What? Oh right I have a blog. 

Recent-ish Buys
  • On January 30, 2018 - 19 shares of Realty Income at $52.50 (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)
  • On February 6, 2018 - 6 shares of Procter and Gamble at $81.00.
  • On February 6, 2018 - 5 shares of Philip Morris at $99.92.
  • On February 7, 2018 - 1 share of Conagra at $36.18.

January Dividends


Jan
AQN$1.51
CAH$15.46
CB$4.30
FCISX$0.20
FPI$0.52
GPK$7.66
HASI$34.27
ITW$5.51
KMB$6.90
LTC$9.73
MDLZ$0.22
MDT$46.52
MKC$4.73
MO$59.19
NKE$0.60
O$22.05
ORI$3.09
PEP$4.83
PM$20.51
STAG$4.48
STOR$76.39
VTR$92.96
WMT$26.81
WPC$15.60
Total$464.04

January Summary 

*note this was done on January 31, 2018, and I'm too lazy to redo it. Meaning subtract everything by 10%


January
Cash $53,837.74
Merill Edge$165,118.79
Merill Edge Roth$13,786.50
computershare$4,557.47
401k$86,886.18
Total Portfolio$324,186.68
M-o-M$8,944.61
Full+partime job$6,480.12
Bank Interest$58.72
Dividends$464.04
Total Cash Flow$7,002.88
Utilities $372.00
Car Bill$435.45
Misc. Spending $319.02
Total Liability$1,126.47
Total Cash Flow$7,002.88
Total Liability$1,126.47
Gain/Loss$5,876.41
percent saved83.91%

Summary
  • Stock market corrected and everyone freaked out.
  • Bitcoin Corrected and everyone freaked out.
  • Bond Yields went up and everyone freaked out.
  • Realty Income got hit by a short piece and everyone freaked out.
  • We are all going to hell in a handbasket.
  • But it's almost Valentine's day where I have to lie to coworkers about seeing my imaginary GF to conform to society. tfw no gf.    
Forward annual dividend stands at $6346.64. Not a bad start to $8,000. I'll see everyone next month unless you're buying on a margins account. Only God can save you then. Portfolio updated.

i know i should put in more effort into these posts but my brain went home for christmas and never came back. I hope he's ok.
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On January 24, 2018, I bought 18 shares of Ventas at $55.92 per share for a total of $1,006.56. Forward annual dividend is $6,116.89.

Some excellent analysis of Ventas for further reading.

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4138135-2-favorite-high-yielding-stocks-sale-right-now

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4137618-wall-street-just-acting-stupid-time-buy-2-high-yield-reits

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4139508-best-healthcare-reits-buy-bargain

If this keeps up I might just buy the entire healthcare reit sector. VTR and HCN are my big two reits, but I might diversify and add NHI.

So much investment ideas and so little money! Damn you god of greed!
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My fever broke and I called in sick today. Since I have a bit of free time let me quickly tell you the story of how somebody was killed in Houston over 400 bucks.

As many of my readers know I left to help with the Houston hurricane last year. My job was to basically support the local govt in a wide array of projects such as going house to house to see if people were alive, delivering aid to shelters, or basically being a security guard for such shelter.

At the same time there was this organization (intentionally unnamed) who was giving out money to residents who lost their house/apartment because of Harvey. Now I have no proof that this occurred. I have no news recording or clippings. This story is based solely on what I saw and what my managers told me. 

One of the residents at my homeless shelter received 400 dollar in aid from this organization. He flaunted the money and created a daily routine of walking down to McDonalds in the mornings for coffee and eggs. His bunk-mate didn't like his flaunting so one day he ambushed him at the McDonalds and smashed his head in with a brick. Next thing we know five cops tackled the bunk-mate at the shelter and took him off to jail.

Morals of the story?

  1. Always have money set aside. Even during a case of an emergency never ever go to a shelter if you can't avoid it.
  2. Never tell people you have money. Become a poverty stricken pariah lest you want your head smashed in by a brick.
  3. We should always remind ourselves of how lucky we are to be able to buy stocks and live the life that we do. Coming from a small midwestern town poverty was rarely seen but always accompanied by alcoholism or substance abuse. Only when you work in a large city do you realize the full extent of poverty. It's strange how a town of mostly blue collar workers with an average wage of $35,000 can have less than 1 percent poverty but a large metropolitan can have 10%+.

That's all I have. Going back to bed now.
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On January 19, 2018, I bought 19 shares of Realty Income (O) at $52.88 for a total of $1,004.72. Forward dividend stands at $6,048.94. I'll continue buying the dip in utilities and reits as long as they continue down. 

I've been suffering from the flu for a week so I'll start replying to all the comments after I feel better. Here's another fun fact for working for a federal contractor. You have to plan 6 months ahead when you're going to get sicked. I didn't realize I was going to get the flu in january so I've been sneezing on people all week at work.
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Eyes on the Prize

On January 12, 2018, I bought 13 shares of Dominion Energy at $75.78 per share for a total of $985.24.  UTEs, consumer goods, and reits continue to fall and I continue to follow them. While the market is breaking records my portfolio been getting beaten down, but that's fine by me.

Some stocks I'm looking at are WEC, VTR, HCN, and more D. Forward dividend stands at $5980.36.
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Why I don't invest in Cryptos

Recent Buys

On December 29, 2017, I bought 13 shares of Dominion Energy at $81.00 a share for a total of $1053.00.

On January 5, 2018, I bought another 13 shares of Dominion Energy at $77.27 a share for a total of $1004.54.

I can really time them can't I? 

December Dividends 


Dec
ADM$14.45
AFL$5.46
AMGN$5.79
CHD$3.62
D$26.18
EMR$7.33
FCISX$0.19
FLO$19.92
JNJ$5.95
KO$86.58
LTC$9.69
MMM$4.75
NEE$6.97
O$21.92
ORI$0.58
SBUX$4.50
SJM$15.66
SO$66.83
STAG$4.46
TSN$6.04
UL$88.14
VFC$60.26
WTR$5.97
YUM$3.00
YUMC$1.00
Total$475.24


December Cash Flow



December
Cash $56,216.17
Merill Edge159,174.21
Merill Edge Roth14,553.22
computershare4,010.93
401k81,287.54
Total Portfolio$315,242.07
Full+partime job$6,600.36
Side hustle$58.22
Dividends$475.24
Total Cash Flow$7,133.82
Utilities $342.79
Car Bill$435.45
Misc. Spending $4,688.51
Total Liability$5,466.75
Total Cash Flow$7,133.82
Total Liability$5,466.75
Gain/Loss$1,667.07
percent saved23.37%

December Summary


  1. Market Rallied. Utility and Reits started their descent. Dominion bought a utility and crashed.
  2. Things I learned in December
  • Life is too goddamn short. Everything you touch eventually die and there's nothing you can do about it. My sister's father-in-law passed out at work. Found out he had terminal cancer and died the same month. I didn't know the man personally but that's no way for anyone to go.
  • The stock market is ran by crazy people and invested by greedy people using the advice of shady fortunetellers.
  • SeekingAlpha bears are horrible.
    • Amazon Buys Whole Foods GIS crashes from $58 to $50.
    • Bears: Proof that Amazon is going to destroy the food sector.
    • GIS reports good earnings and not going out of business. Stock goes from $50 to $55.
    • Bears: Proof the market is overpriced and you should sell GIS.
  • Mom's cancer came back. Her urologist said we should remove it. The X-ray doc said the tumor been there for a while and haven't grown or spread. Continue to monitor is and don't mess with it. If we remove the tumor it might get angry and spread. We decided to follow the X-ray doctor's advice.
    • I then spent $4,200 for a trip to Hawaii next summer. That was the one destination she wanted to go to.
    2018 Goals


    1. Financial Goals - 
    • I'm making the most money I have ever made in my life. With the booming economy and a govt cracking down on illegal immigration USCIS, ICE, and CBP are getting slammed with millions of applications. As an employee for a govt contractor I'm getting so much overtime it's insane. In one pay period I'm working over 60 hours of overtime and we're still six months behind! As such I'm going to continue putting new cash into the market and expanding my portfolio. No idea when this overtime boom will end, but I'm going to ride it as long as I can. While my coworkers are collecting debt with their newly founded wealth I'm going to build wealth. To put things into perspective. My base pay is $45,000. With all the accrued overtime I make over $100,000 a year. 
    • Build Portfolio to $400,000.
    • Get $8,000 forward dividends. 
    • Max out 401k. (Note: in 2018 401k has been increased to $18,500)
    • Max out Walmart stock option.
  • Personal Goals
    • Save money for a trip in 2019. One of my personal goal is to visit Japan and see all the old temples. Total cost of trip+hotel+food+transportation would be $5,000 for a 14-day trip. I'm still stuck whether I should go to Osaka, Kyoto, or Tokyo.
    • Learn a new language or start learning a new language. Why the hell not. I drive an hour to work every day let's listen to some audio tapes. 
    • Get healthier. I'm at 195 lbs. I was 180 prior to working at Walmart but with all the walking I got heavier not lighter. 
    That's all I got. Portfolio updated. Current dividend stands at $5,934.51.
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    And here goes my Lyft money.

    On December 26, 2017, I used my six months of driving for lyft to buy 12 shares of Dominion Energy (D) at $80.50 for a total of $966.00.

    I still have my ebay money and amazon turk money both of which equals ~$1,000.00 or so. I might just use that money this week to buy another 12 shares. A utility at 4.3% with large dividend growth potential sold off during tax cut rally? Yes, please.

    Forward Dividends at $5,843.35. 

    BUY THE F****** DIP OF A QUALITY COMPANY AT OR NEAR FAIR HISTORIC VALUE WITH A HIGHER THAN NORMAL DIVIDEND YIELD!
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    And there goes my four months of driving for Uber money.

    On December 21, I bought 12 shares of Dominion Energy (D) at $81.05.  D is currently trading near its historic yield and valuation.  With the tax bill temporarily causing an overreaction in utilities I decided to take the opportunity.  

    Forward dividend stands at $5,799.12.

    Anyone noticing healthcare reits are getting hammered? HCN and VTR are my two biggest bleeders. The tax bill gave no tax breaks to reits because of the 90% flow-through rule and the market decided to hammer them.  Might put some of these stocks on your research list for 2018.  I know I will.
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    We need more beer.


    Pay day!

    On December 14, 2017, I bought 12 shares of Molson Coors (TAP) at $79.50 per share for a total of $954.00.

    Forward dividend stands at $5,719.57. 
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