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March 2020 Dividend Portfolio Update: A Month To Remember

Published Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:32:42 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

March 2020 is surely a month to remember, not just for a week, a month or a year but forever.
Cash has proven to be king and I have mostly run out of it just when markets were in meltdown mood.
March generated $442 in dividend income, up 22% sequentially and +11% Y/Y.
I outline portfolio composition by sector and portfolio weight for every holding.
March 2020 is surely a month to remember, not just for a week, a month or a year but forever. Markets were tanking and flying on almost a daily basis as sickening news about the spreading disease and rising number of deaths in Europe and the U.S. were partially offset by hopeful statements from the White House coronavirus task force on opening up the economy.

Eventually, after weeks of playing catch-up, the U.S. government finally had to admit the dire reality which is projecting around 100,000 deaths in a sort of best-case scenario for the U.S. if social distancing measures are followed.
Here in Germany, we are like a week ahead or so of the U.S. and I have transitioned to 100% home office and no physical contacts at all. Everything but essential business is closed, but I can still continue my work and so far at least haven't had to cope with any sad news from people I know nor with any financial implications in terms of income.

Source: fool.co.uk
That said, both situations could change quickly, but as far as the financial impact is concerned, I am expecting significant declines in dividend income in this year. On top of that, unsurprisingly, the portfolio got absolutely hammered and I had to make a lot of decisions in an attempt to buy great companies at great prices while also selling stocks where I am seeing less potential. I made some risky bets but also some very calculated investments.
In any case, the most important lesson I have learnt is that if you can't time the market - and I frankly can't even though I was concerned about COVID-19 and the humanitarian and economic... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
APOLLO INVESTMENT 16.78   14.2 1.18 1.80 10.73
GEO GROUP 18.35   14.1 1.30 1.92 10.56
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE 39.63   34.2 1.16 4.00 10.04
B&G FOODS 19.58   7.2 2.72 1.90 9.75
APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE 19.35   12.6 1.54 1.84 9.57
MPLX LP 28.61   12.4 2.30 2.67 9.28
ARES CAPITAL 19.19   10.5 1.82 1.60 8.39
CENTURYLINK 13.53   0.0 -7.43 1.00 7.94
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
BP 37.67   14.3 2.64 2.44 6.45
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.68   12.4 2.31 1.76 6.13
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 43.18   16.8 2.57 2.46 5.69
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL A 68.62   27.1 2.59 3.76 5.35
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 18.94   7.3 2.61 1.04 5.30
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL B 70.13   0.0 0.00 3.76 5.23
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE 81.35   9.5 8.59 4.33 5.17
KINDER MORGAN 20.42   20.6 0.99 1.00 4.94
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA 56.20   11.2 5.02 2.70 4.79
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
CORESITE REALTY 116.12   54.5 2.13 4.88 4.43
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 47.35   1.0 0.03 2.01 4.25
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 78.79   11.9 6.61 3.16 4.00
BLACKSTONE GROUP LP 52.24   29.4 1.78 1.92 3.87
PFIZER 37.28   17.0 2.19 1.44 3.85
GILEAD SCIENCES 66.36   14.4 4.61 2.52 3.76
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 300.58   37.1 8.11 10.60 3.60
GENERAL MILLS 54.09   18.6 2.90 1.96 3.59
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
MORGAN STANLEY 44.32   9.7 4.59 1.40 3.21
CVS CAREMARK 63.90   17.9 3.57 2.00 3.14
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
JPMORGAN CHASE 117.91   12.0 9.79 3.60 2.74
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
BANK OF AMERICA 29.67   10.6 2.80 0.72 2.45
INTEL 53.01   12.4 4.29 1.26 2.43
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 72.29   27.5 2.63 1.72 2.38
HOME DEPOT 233.80   23.3 10.04 5.44 2.33
BOEING 375.63   44.0 8.54 8.22 2.22
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL 168.63   17.9 9.44 3.28 1.93
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
DHT HOLDINGS 5.90   0.0 -0.02 0.08 1.37
MICROSOFT 137.52   27.1 5.07 1.84 1.35
WALT DISNEY 137.50   17.3 7.93 1.76 1.30
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE 34.62   15.0 2.30 0.45 1.29
EQT 12.29   0.0 -1.41 0.12 1.02
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 55.45   25.3 2.19 0.37 0.66
GENERAL ELECTRIC 9.26   0.0 -2.15 0.04 0.44
NVIDIA 184.27   41.6 4.43 0.64 0.35
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE 23.77   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 55.94   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
DAIMLER 52.83   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00
MICRON TECHNOLOGY 50.44   5.9 8.53 0.00 0.00

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