Sunday, 1 March 2015

February 2015 Dividends , Options , Adsense and Interest Monthly Report


 
Steady dividend payers , Steady Apple options premiums as it it continues its upward movement,  Adsense steady and mildly improved , Interest on my margin is going down as I continue to pay it down. Pretty much business as usual.

Right now I am buying some time. I am working on buying a lot to build a new home. So far I have a lot secured but the trouble is financing. Mortgage brokers are making me jump through a few hoops to get it done. I will be pulling equity out of the rental home I just purchased for the lot. I will then try and pull some equity out of my home for the building costs. It is all a bit of a tight rope walk till I figure out the particulars. Will have a post soon on the details on why I am doing all this but I hate to count my chickens before they are hatched.



February 2015 Dividends Paid
        Monthly payers
 86.63  - HR.UN HR Reit
232.65 - AX.UN Artis Reit
177.32 - D.UN Dream Office Reit
133.34 - DRG.UN Dream Global Reit
 94.38 - REI.UN RioCan Reit
123.75 - RMM.UN Retrocom Reit
105.00 - BTB.UN BTB Reit
  80.50 - CPG Crescent Point Energy
 18.33 - SJR.B Shaw Communications
 25.70 - ENF Enbridge Income fund
 19.00 - CJR.B Corus Entertainment
 20.00 - BTE Baytex Energy
183.75 - CUF.UN Cominar Reit
   Quarterly Payers
141.00 - TD Toronto Dominion
105.00 - RY Royal Bank
 72.00 - BMO Bank of Montreal
 15.00 - COS Canadian Oil Sands
 52.83 - VZ Verizon
 37.74 - CLX Clorox
 30.60 - CL Colgate Palmolive
 63.11 - KMI Kinder Morgan
 82.25 - T AT&T
  8.63 - PFF Ishares US pref stock
282.00 - APPL Apple
35.40 - PG Proctor and Gamble

$2,225.91 - TOTAL



Total options premiums in February
  $2,469.00
 Options Notes -
- Playing Apple with selling puts.


Total interest paid for margin for February
$343.29



Adsense for my blog in February 2015  $20.42
- 11,740 : Pageviews for February
- 15 : Number of ad clicks


2015 Running Dividend Total                 $4,372.32
2015 Running Interest Total                      $860.50
2015 Running Option premiums total   $5,774.92
2015 Running Adsense total                       $39.92

2015 Breakdown   Dividends     Options       Interest      Adsense 
- February              $2,225.91     $2,469.00     $343.29      $20.42
- January                $2,146.41     $3,305.92     $517.21      $19.50
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TOTALS  2015      $4,372.32     $5,774.92     $860.50      $39.92





2014 Breakdown   Dividends     Options       Interest      Adsense
- December           $2,268.05       $657.49     $396.00        $16.17
- November          $2,182.56       $616.81      $501.82        $10.86
- October               $2,499.87    $2,167.48     $538.20
- September           $2,088.65    $1,518.76     $318.73
 - August                $1,482.38                           $87.79
 - July                     $1,239.74
 - June                       $608.62
 - May                       $531.13
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TOTALS  2014       $13,291.20    $4,960.54   $1,842.54     $27.03

39 comments:

  1. Asset-Grinder,

    Congrats on the option premiums and the dividend income. Each of these is more than what I used to clear in a month at a previous job in 2012.

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    1. Yeah the option income is a nice bonus. Glad to hear you got a higher paying job lol! Keep grinding upwards!

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  2. Hey AG, it's nice to see a post from you. I'm sure you're busy. Wow, what a solid month. Just straight up Ripping it up! Just Love it bud. It's nice to see you still have a lot of drive and ambition. Keep it up as I look up to you and will be you one day. Much love my friend. Tyler.

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    1. Maybe us Vancouver area guys should do a meet up someday. Would be fun. Dont be so humble yourself, you are on the com up real quick with some big numbers already!

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  3. Another solid month of income from passive and less passive sources. I know I have to jump on those options one day. Your premiums received are amazing. How do you primarily trade options? Covered calls? Writing puts or some other strategy. I have to feel more comfortable with it first. Do you have a site where you paper trade first? Thanks for sharing your update with us. Nice blog stats too by the way.

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    1. I started real slow with options but one day after doing some reading it just all made sense. Once u get it, u get it. Start slow with some covered calls. Then on stocks u dont mind owning, start selling some puts and price levels u like. I am still a novice at options but I dont mind trying new things.

      Solid work at divhut as usual and thanks for the support here buddy.

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    2. If you really want to learn options I highly suggest you test out TastyTrade.com

      Tom and Tony were options traders at the CBOE and then started Think or Swim, which was eventually bought out by TD Ameritrade. Now they are teaching the "new age" investor how to trade options and enhance returns.

      It is the best education you can get online if you really want to take option trading seriously and if you enjoy selling premium then this is the show for you.

      Keep that Theta decay coming :)

      Cheers!

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  4. Looks like another good month Grinder. More importantly, all the metrics are moving in the right direction! Have a great week
    -Bryan

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    1. Yes was happy to see everything going the right way. I havent had too many posts this month and thought for sure the adsense would be down lol.

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  5. AG,
    Very nice numbers this month. Compounding is working very hard for you at this point. Keep crushing away and good luck with trying to build a new home on a lot.

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    1. Thanks buddy, building a home is a bit stressful where you actually have to talk to people lol. I rather just kay in bed on my cpu making trades like a hermit.

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  6. Great looking February AG! The spread on your dividends and margin interest is huge and really looks to be paying off in spades. Especially as you're using it to pay off the principal of the loan as well. Looks like a pretty solid move there. The option income is nice as well. I'd like to get my positions to the size where I could sell some covered calls and generate some extra income but most of my positions are <100 shares so it'd be one contract at a time. Best of luck in March!

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    1. Yah tough to do certain options as 100 is the minimum but a few companies do mini option only requiring ten shares. I think covered calls are best for your largest positions where you can keep a closer eye and more focus on.

      All the best buddy and glad to see you back!

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  7. Yet another fantastic month for you, A-G. Congrats on the dividend and interest income. Keep up the great work!

    R2R

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  8. Crushing the options income my friend! And good to see how small your interest payment is after the last six months. Look like that gamble has paid off well!

    Once my accounts get a bit larger I'll start selling puts fairly conservatively, focusing in on steady dividend plays.

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    1. Yes selling puts of dividend payers is a strategy I like. You can get the stocks at levels you wouldnt mind paying for and if your dont execute you get the premiums tie and time again like dividends. Love it!

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    2. W2R, The premiums get better on down days and pull backs in the market due the inverse relationship in price and volatility. Volatility is your friend when it comes to selling premium.

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  9. AG,

    I love your updates! Reading them gets me highly motivated to continue building my passive income. I can't wait to see March's totals!!!

    MDP

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    1. Yah hopefully March will be solid as I thought Feb wouldnt be as good as it was. You keep grinding that pipeline over there as its a monster! I love how you balance with aggressive investing while maintaining a happy relationship with the wife. Its always a tightrope lol.

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  10. Fantastic breakdown! At least you've gotten a lot of bases covered before stepping into your eventual purchase of a house. Buyers should have that kind of grounding whenever they try to set themselves up for a new real estate purchase. After all, it is a question of numbers, as much as it is that of convenience and geography. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Sean McCrory @ Graham AK

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    1. Before jumping into big things I try and get my ducks in a row. I always think worst case scenario and try to prepare for it. Back up plans is a must. Unfortunately I am very weak on convincing the wife on the move lol. In that area I need all the help I can get! Thanks for droppin by!

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  11. Asset Grinder,

    Are you selling cash secured puts or are you selling them in a margin account?

    You account is big enough for portfolio margin. Do you use portfolio margin?

    Cheers!

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    1. Yes using portfolio margin to sell the puts. I dont owe any money in my US account so I can accurately determine how much available room I have in case I get my puts executed. I am thinking of changing over to interactive brokers to get my margin rate dropped from TD bank. Hoping for a savings of 30-35% on margin if I use it.

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  12. Crazy amount of dividend man, if COS didn't cut the dividend you'd received even more. I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to COS though.

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    1. Yah COS is my biggest loser right now down 52% with my next biggest loser at 25% Lot of panic right now as many guys getting laid off on the oil sands. We will see how things shake out.

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  13. Love your aggression in real estate and can't wait to hear about the house you'll build on the new lot! That's how you do it! Oh and investment income speaks for itself, shock and awe for a guy like me! Wishing you a great week ahead!

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    1. "Fortune favours the bold" I have learned in life that if you want something you just gotta go get it. Make it happen!!! If you fail, no big deal. Move on. I dont want to be one of those guys on the sidelines talking about shoulda coulda woulda. Thanks for droppin by buddy.

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  14. AG,

    Another excellent month! I can only dream of raking in so much dividend income in one month, congrats.

    And that AdSense money is slowly starting to grow. It's actually quite impressive that you managed to make $20 with just 15 clicks. I need at least triple the amount of clicks to get to your level.

    Keep it up,
    NMW

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    1. Yah I have no clue how these clicks are working. somedays its 15 cents and others are $2. Untill I can make $100+ a month I will just keep things simple and be at Blogspots mercy!

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  15. Thanks For Your valuable posting, it was very informative. Am working in Cloud Erp In India

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  16. It is always inspiring for me to work harder to reach where you are now though I am not really rushing. I will slowly and steadily build my portfoilo that will replace my income someday as you are getting close. Keep up the great work Asset Grinder.

    BSR

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  17. So awesome... I'm looking forward to learning more about dividends so I can do the same in a couple years.... inspiring!

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    1. You can start investing anytime. Best of luck!

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  18. Wow, your passive income is a "living wage" already. Congrats!

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    1. I could live on it but not the wifey and kids. Must continue grinding!

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