Friday, 13 July 2018

June 2018: Dividend pipeline

So where do we sit with dividends in the pipeline at the moment?

Looking ahead:

                                              xD               Paid
National Grid @ 15.49p       23 Nov         10 Jan
Vodafone @ 4.84p               23 Nov         02 Feb
BAT @ 48.80p                      27 Dec         07 Feb 
SSE @ 28.4p                       18 Jan         16 Mar
Apple @ 63c                        12 Feb        15 Feb
Berkeley Group @ 56.75p  01 Mar        23 Mar
RDS 'B' @ 47c                     15 Feb        26 Mar
Imperial Brands @ 59.51p  22 Feb        29 Mar
BP @ 10c                             15 Feb        29 Mar
Galliford Try @ 28p             15 Mar        06 Apr
BAT @ 48.80p                      22 Mar        09 May
Aviva @ 19p                         05 Apr        17 May
Apple @ 73c                         14 May      17 May
Lloyds @ 2.05p                    19 Apr        29 May 
RDS 'B' @ 47c                     10 May        18 Jun 
BP @ 10c                              10 May       22 Jun    
Imperial Brands @ 28.43p   24 May       29 Jun
Vodafone @ 10.23p              07 Jun         03 Aug
BAT @ 48.80p                        28 Jun        08 Aug
National Grid @ 30.44p       31 May         15 Aug
SSE @ 66.30p                       26 Jul         21 Sep
Imperial Brands @ 28.43p   23 Aug      28 Sep
BAT @ 48.80p                        04 Oct        15 Nov
BAT @ 48.80p                        27 Dec        07 Feb

May 2018: Portfolio Update.

May proved a month of musings and indecision before finally taking the plunge and offloading my stake in Berkeley Group in order to facilitate some new additions although these were also delayed as a widening choice proved a delaying factor.

As it was in the month, my portfolio improved by 4.04% ahead of the FTSE's 2.25% aided by a significant dividend contribution from Lloyd's, Aviva, BAT, and Apple.

Small additions were made to Imperial Brands, National Grid, and Vodafone.

Markets are proving volatile at the moment with a push and pull of potential interest rate increases and Brexit fallouts.



Merchant Adventurer's Index
Forecast 1 month YTD All time
Price % holding Div. yield % gain % gain % gain
Lloyds 63.21p 24.93% 5.36% -2.24% -7.13% 2.37%
Aviva 510.80p 12.85% 5.69% -3.44% 0.85% 42.81%
Berkeley Group 4192.96p 11.86% 4.06% 2.97% -0.10% 78.75%
National Grid 833.30p 12.12% 5.65% -1.18% -4.47% 73.82%
BP 576.30p 12.46% 5.10% 7.12% 10.25% 38.52%
Apple ** $186.87 10.19% 1.23% 19.26% 12.12% 384.15%
BAT 3869.00p 2.55% 5.27% -3.25% -22.90% 15.35%
Imperial Brands 2710.00p 3.77% 7.09% 2.66% -8.40% 13.03%
Royal Dutch Shell 2677.00p 2.87% 5.11% 2.90% 6.72% 3.99%
Vodafone 191.82p 1.93% 6.67% -9.08% -17.71% -23.11%
SSE 1367.50p 1.31% 6.90% -0.98% 3.60% 18.82%
Galliford Try 962.50p 1.66% 7.45% 4.85% 32.24% 23.22%
Cash 1.51% 0.00%
100.00% 4.89%
1 month YTD All time
Virtual Portfolio gain (incl. Dividends)
- 1 month gain   2531.24   2633.40 4.04%
- YTD gain         2583.68  2633.40 1.90%
- 101 month gain 1000.00 2633.40 163.34%
Unit Price - £ 2.63340 (Starting price - £1)
FTSE gain (excl. Dividends)
- 1 month gain   7509.30  7678.20 2.25%
- YTD gain         7687.80  7678.20 -0.12%
- 101 month gain 5412.88 7678.20 41.85%
Transactions:
09/05/2018 Div BAT @ 48.80p per share
15/05/2018 Sell Berkeley Group @ 4192.96p per share
17/05/2018 Div Aviva @ 19.00p per share
21/05/2018 Div Apple @ 40.98p per share
23/05/2018 Buy Imp.Brands @ 2797.11p per share
23/05/2018 Buy National Grid @ 891.95p per share
23/05/2018 Buy Vodafone @ 200.22p per share
29/05/2018 Div Lloyds @ 2.05p per share
Notes: 
*     US Dividends are adjusted for exchange rate and 15% withholding tax
**   Sterling : Dollar exchange rate = £1: 1.32994 as at 31/05/18
*** Sterling : Euro exchange rate = £1: 1.13619 as at 31/05/18



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