Monday, September 30, 2019

September 2019 Portfolio Report

The screenshot says it all. Added a new position in IBM and deepened my exposure to ABBV. IBM represents my first investment into the "tech" sector and I hope to expand in that direction if I can ever find value in the sector.


Here are my dividends in August:

$  7.38 - T
$  9.58 - CVS
$13.91 - ABBV
$  2.52 - HRL
$  3.46 - O
$  2.16 - SBUX

$39.01 - Total Dividends Received & Reinvested


As of today, valued at $10.163.20. As stated previously, I will not be increasing my position for the foreseeable future. As a side note, Fundrise is very good at providing updates and interesting views into the positions that you as an investor is vested in. Definitely makes you feel much more like an involved owner as opposed to just a passive investor (although that is the case.).


$1,455.91 currently. My prior updates on RealtyMogul were incorrect as they were listing my invested amount rather than the actual current value.

*Rental Business / Other*

Currently receiving $0/mo. in rental income from my rental business as the China/US trade wars have a put a severe dent in the Southern California trucking industry.

*Net Worth*

I've decided not to update my net worth every month as it fluctuates greatly based on my cash flow that month. I'll update when I hit significant milestones.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Schwab's New Investment Income Feature

This is my first report that is not entirely about my income and investments. I'd rather highlight the new Schwab Investment Income Feature which is geared towards DGI investors like myself. I have not been paid or compensated for this post or for any post on this blog.

Here's a screenshot of the Investment Income View with default settings:

As you can see, this new view makes it very easy to see the progress of your dividend income through the year and in prior years. There is an option to view your estimated income for the following 12 months as well.

The view separates every month into income derived from interest and dividends. You have the option under the settings button to dictate which accounts (if you have multiple accounts like myself), are included in the view.

It eliminates some of the needs of a separate spreadsheet to track month-to-month dividend income and allows you to export the information into spreadsheet format for further modifications for the tech-adventurous.

I'm happy to see that I've earned income to the tune of $267.54 year-to-date, with the vast vast majority of it being dividend income that I automatically reinvest. I can expect to earn an estimated $186.04 for the rest of the year. That number will go up as I continue to add positions into the market. I'm also very happy to see that I expect to make $744.14 in the next 12 months.

All in all, a simple but great addition to the Schwab brokerage platform. I've been very happy with the services that Schwab offers including a great checking account with easy to use mobile banking as well legendary customer service when you call. It's refreshing to hear a real human voice when there are questions or issues with your accounts. Another great feature from Schwab and something that will keep me a loyal client for the foreseeable future.