April saw dividend cuts. In particular ARLP was a big hit, reducing my dividend income by roughly $130 annually. Offsetting this loss were increases by IBM (7.7%), and JNJ (6.7%). TAL, CVX, and HCP all maintained their previous payout, as expected. No transactions for my portfolio.
- Income: $ 176.66
- Trailing 12 months: $ 4,961.31
- Forward 12 months: $5,494 -- a huge drop due to ARLP
In May I expect a record month of $822 in div income. I have money sitting idle, and I can't wait to add it to my portfolio. I'm debating if I should put in my div earnings first, or sell from my sell list (COP - cut, ARLP - cut, TAL - cut) and then invest the whole lot into another stock.