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  • Quarterly SPY Dividend And Price Data 4/30/1993 To 4/30/2014

    A simple post with a table of historic quarterly distribution and price data from 4/30/1993 to 4/30/2014.

    Price data taken from yahoo.com. Dividend data taken from spdrs.com.

    Note that in December of 2004 there appears to be an extra distribution. I've highlighted the text in red to denote that event.

     

    SPY

    Close

    Date

    Dividend

    SPY

    04/30/93

    $0.213191

    44.03

    07/30/93

    $0.318020

    44.84

    10/31/93

    $0.286187

    46.84

    01/31/94

    $0.287239

    48.22

    04/29/94

    $0.271177

    45.09

    07/29/94

    $0.304976

    45.91

    10/31/94

    $0.288180

    47.48

    01/31/95

    $0.362730

    47.09

    04/28/95

    $0.268220

    51.59

    07/31/95

    $0.316210

    56.16

    10/31/95

    $0.312260

    58.31

    01/31/96

    $0.372000

    63.67

    04/30/96

    $0.285450

    65.39

    07/31/96

    $0.350940

    64.09

    10/31/96

    $0.351940

    70.84

    01/31/97

    $0.286810

    78.41

    04/30/97

    $0.299258

    80.09

    07/31/97

    $0.349953

    95.31

    10/31/97

    $0.348355

    92.06

     

    SPY

    Close

    Date

    Dividend

    SPY

    01/31/98

    $0.379504

    98.31

    04/30/98

    $0.313421

    111.34

    07/31/98

    $0.352010

    111.78

    10/30/98

    $0.358530

    110

    01/29/99

    $0.391823

    127.33

    04/30/99

    $0.319853

    133.25

    07/30/99

    $0.404970

    132.75

    10/29/99

    $0.372218

    137

    01/31/00

    $0.347552

    139.56

    04/28/00

    $0.370823

    145.09

    07/31/00

    $0.348408

    142.91

    10/31/00

    $0.375319

    142.95

    01/31/01

    $0.411330

    137.02

    04/30/01

    $0.315510

    124.91

    07/31/01

    $0.346440

    121.25

    10/31/01

    $0.369000

    105.8

    01/31/02

    $0.392770

    113.18

    04/30/02

    $0.330980

    107.86

    07/31/02

    $0.353370

    91.25

    10/31/02

    $0.378100

    88.52

     

    SPY

    Close

    Date

    Dividend

    SPY

    01/31/03

    $0.435840

    86.06

    04/30/03

    $0.354380

    91.91

    07/31/03

    $0.360250

    99.39

    10/31/03

    $0.400060

    105.3

    01/30/04

    $0.515590

    113.48

    04/30/04

    $0.394760

    110.96

    07/30/04

    $0.413760

    110.82

    10/29/04

    $0.468780

    113.2

    12/02/2004

    $0.351020

    119.33

    01/31/05

    $0.567890

    118.16

    04/29/05

    $0.467090

    115.75

    07/29/05

    $0.487620

    123.74

    10/31/05

    $0.521690

    120.13

    01/31/06

    $0.671670

    127.5

    04/28/06

    $0.519470

    131.47

    06/16/06

    $0.555470

    124.65

    10/31/06

    $0.579340

    137.79

    01/31/07

    $0.792650

    143.75

    04/30/07

    $0.551270

    148.29

    07/31/07

    $0.655600

    145.72

    10/31/07

    $0.718720

    154.65

     

    SPY

    Close

    Date

    Dividend

    SPY

    01/31/08

    $0.775410

    137.37

    04/30/08

    $0.641950

    138.26

    07/31/08

    $0.669220

    126.83

    10/31/08

    $0.690920

    96.83

    01/30/09

    $0.719340

    82.83

    04/30/09

    $0.561430

    87.42

    07/31/09

    $0.518190

    98.81

    10/30/09

    $0.508330

    103.56

    01/29/10

    $0.590190

    107.39

    04/30/10

    $0.480380

    118.81

    07/30/10

    $0.531280

    110.27

    10/29/10

    $0.602130

    118.49

    01/31/11

    $0.652760

    128.68

    04/29/11

    $0.553320

    136.54

    07/29/11

    $0.627620

    129.05

    10/31/11

    $0.624954

    125.45

    01/31/12

    $0.770130

    131.21

    04/30/12

    $0.613890

    139.77

    07/31/12

    $0.688260

    137.71

    10/31/12

    $0.779450

    141.18

     

    SPY

    Close

    Date

    Dividend

    SPY

    01/31/13

    $1.021830

    149.7

    04/30/13

    $0.693720

    159.68

    07/31/13

    $0.839120

    168.71

    10/31/13

    $0.837950

    175.79

    01/31/14

    $0.980250

    178.18

    04/30/14

    $0.824610

    188.31

       
       

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    May 19 8:21 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Rebalancing Smarty-Style

    2014 is underway and I sat down to look over my Dividend Growth portfolio to see how things were going.

    As an engineer, I can't seem to leave anything alone if there appears to be a way to make it a little 'better', so it's not unusual for me to make some changes. Truth be told, I could probably make no changes and watch things turn out just fine, but my engineer gene often gets in the way.

    My portfolio is meant to generate and grow income, so that's what I try to optimize.

    After a quick review of my holdings and some possible replacement stocks, I decided to sell some of my lower yielding / slower growing / cyclical stocks and replace them with higher paying / faster growing DGI stocks.

    Here's what I finally settled on:

    SoldSharesValueIncome1 Yr DGR %
    AFL50$3,114.50$74.006.0
    BMY30$1,528.20$43.202.9
    NSC50$4,480.50$108.005.2
    NUE50$2,438.00$74.000.7
    Totals $11,561.20$299.20 
    BoughtSharesValueIncome1 Yr DGR %
    ARLP40$3,080.00$188.009.7
    MSFT80$2,940.00$89.6016.9
    RCI70$2,965.00$114.809.5
    WEC70$2,900.00$109.2020.4
    Totals $11,885.00$501.60 

    As you can see I will have to add roughly $325 in order to complete these transactions and pay taxes on my capital gains in the original shares. In return, I will increase the total income generated by about $200 annually (~80%) and the rate of growth of that income should also increase going forward.

    In a strict dollars and cents analysis, I am paying $325 (plus taxes) now to receive $200 per year forever. That seems like a reasonable deal to me. The faster growth of those payments is icing on the cake.

    Disclosure: I am long AFL, BMY, NSC, NUE.

    Additional disclosure: I will be initiating positions in ARLP, MSFT, RCI WEC shortly. I am not an investment advisor. Do your own due diligence before buying or selling any stocks. You are responsible for your own holdings and I am not.

    Jan 26 11:43 AM | Link | 3 Comments
  • Link To Dividends And Income Page

    Since the Editors at Seeking Alpha have removed the banner link to the Dividends & Income page I post it here for you.

    seekingalpha.com/dashboard/investing_income

    Copy on the link and paste it into your browser. Go to the page, then bookmark the page in your browser so you won't have to rely on the banner link any more.

    Dec 18 6:35 AM | Link | 3 Comments
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