Today, I'll be highlighting dividend stock/mutual fund purchases within my portfolio during the month of July.
As I'll discuss below, July was a continuation of relatively low deployment of investment capital for me due to the fact that I am finishing up on deleveraging from a bit of credit card debt before my promo 12 month interest free APR expires (which will soon carry a ~25% APR) and other various small debts.
As illustrated above, between my 7% gross contribution and my employer's 3% match on my contributions in my retirement account, I was able to contribute gross capital of $251.24 and $239.94 in capital net of sales charges.
These contributions allowed my Capital Income Builder (CAIBX) holdings within my retirement account to grow from 116.430 shares entering July to 120.546 shares entering into August.
Assuming $2.14 in annual forward dividends/share, the extra 4.116 shares of CAIBX boosted my annual forward dividend income by $8.81, which equates to an average net yield of 3.67%.
When also weighing the $300 of my own capital that I contributed to my Robinhood portfolio and the $60.09 in dividends that reduced my margin balance from approximately $2,100 entering July to just under $1,750 heading into August, my annual forward dividend income was increased by ~$18.00 (given the 5% cost of capital for Robinhood margin).
Overall, I deployed $600.03 in capital during the month of July to investments/deleveraging Robinhood (compared to $661.35 in June) and added $26.81 in annual forward dividend income, which worked out to an average yield of 4.47% on my capital deployed.
When factoring in the impact of dividend announcements during July (D and WFC dividend cuts and an SJM dividend increase), my annual forward dividend income increased $8.81.
While it has been a slow and steady endeavor to restore my dividend income to my all-time high of $1,252 just a couple months ago, I'm now less than 2% away from doing so.
Did you experience any dividend cuts during July as I did with D and WFC?
How was your month in terms of dividend stock purchase activity?
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