Database professionals are in high demand. If you already work as one, you probably know this. And if you are looking to become a database administrator, that high demand and the commensurate salary may be what is motivating you to make this career move.
How can you advance your career as a database administrator? By taking the courses on this list.
If you want to learn more about database administration to expand your knowledge and move up the ladder in this field, these courses can help you achieve that goal.
Udemy’s Oracle DBA 11g/12c – Database Administration for Junior DBA course can help you get a high-paying position as an Oracle Database Administrator.
Best of all, it can do it in just six weeks.
This database administrator course is a Udemy bestseller that is offered in eight languages. Over 29,000 students have taken it, giving it a 4.3-star rating. Once you complete it and become an Oracle DBA, you will be able to:
To take the intermediate-level course that includes 11 hours of on-demand video spanning 129 lectures, you should have basic knowledge of UNIX/LINUX commands and SQL.
The 70-462: SQL Server Database Administration (DBA) course from Udemy was initially designed to help beginner students ace the Microsoft 70-462 exam. Although that exam has been officially withdrawn, you can still use this course to gain some practical experience with database administration in SQL Server.
Many employers seek SQL Server experience since it is one of the top database tools. Take the 70-462: SQL Server Database Administration (DBA) course, and you can gain valuable knowledge on the syllabu and provide your resume a nice boost.
Some of the skills you will learn in the 70-462 course include:
DBA knowledge is not needed to take the 10-hour course that spans 100 lectures, and you will not need to have SQL Server already installed on your computer. In terms of popularity, this is a Udemy bestseller with a 4.6-star rating and over 20,000 students.
Nearly 10,000 students have taken the MySQL Database Administration: Beginner SQL Database Design course on Udemy, making it a bestseller on the platform with a 4.6-star rating.
The course features 71 lectures that total seven hours in length and was created for those looking to gain practical, real-world business intelligence and analytics skills to eventually create and maintain databases.
What can you learn from taking the Beginner SQL Database Design course? Skills such as:
The requirements for taking this course are minimal. It can help to have a basic understanding of database fundamentals, and you will need to install MySQL Workbench and Community Server on your Mac or PC.
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It gives you nine courses and over 400 lessons equaling over 86 hours that can put you on the fast track to building databases and analyzing data like a pro. A sampling of the courses offered in this bundle include:
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Coursera’s Learn SQL Basics for Data Science Specialization course has nearly 7,000 reviews, giving it a 4.5-star rating. Offered by UC Davis, this specialization is geared towards beginners who lack coding experience that want to become fluent in SQL queries.
The specialization takes four months to complete at a five-hour weekly pace, and it is broken down into four courses:
Skills you can gain include:
Once finished, you will be able to analyze and explore data with SQL, write queries, conduct feature engineering, use SQL with unstructured data sets, and more.
IBM offers the Relational Database Administration (DBA) course on Coursera with a 4.5-star rating. Complete the beginner course that takes approximately 19 hours to finish, and it can count towards your learning in the IBM Data Warehouse Engineer Professional Certificate and IBM Data Engineering Professional Certificate programs.
Some of the skills you will learn in this DBA course include:
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Some of the skills and knowledge you can learn from this course include:
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The primary object of this manual is to build an understanding of the principles of computer operations and the use of computers in the laboratory. While the development of applications for computers has been rapid since their introduction, the principles of computer operation and their use in sensing and control have remained stable. Those are the primary subjects of this book, throughout which a gradual understanding of what goes on inside a computer is developed. The laboratory provides a vital experience in linking theory with physical reality, and all of the computer work is done in the context of doing experiments. The IBM-PC design is used as the basis for the book. The internal design of this machine is slightly more complicated than earlier personal computers, but it is still simple enough to be quickly learned. The computer can be directly controlled by proper programming, and offers considerably more power than earlier designs. The IBM design also has expansion slots which make the addition of special hardware capabilities relatively simple, and provide a great flexibility in interfacing the machine to other equipment. The book, based on courses given at Cornell University, is designed as a tutorial to be used in conjunction with laboratory work. It will be a valuable guide and reference for students who are familiar with first-year university physics and have some computing experience.
For those of you who have followed my work, this is a change I decided to make for several reasons. The articles require quite a bit of manual work to update spreadsheets and track dividends coming into the accounts. In exact years I have added more charts/graphs with the hope that it adds value for readers and provides clarity for what I am trying to do.
In the process of doing this, I have made it harder for myself to continue producing consistent articles and ensure that the quality doesn't suffer. Here are some additional reasons for separating out trades in their own article.
I would love to receive feedback in the comments about things you like, don't like, or even ideas that I haven't yet considered/thought of. Constructive feedback is something I truly appreciate and many of my regulars can attest to the fact that I try to follow up on these ideas whenever possible. Many of the images in my articles are the direct result of tracking that feedback.
I have included the links for all three of John and Jane's articles published for the month of June.
The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio: John And Jane's June Taxable Account Update
The Retiree's Dividend Portfolio - Jane's June Update: Record Dividends
The Retiree's Dividend Portfolio - John's June Update: Dividend Levels Approach Pre-COVID Levels
My goal is to write these articles weekly (again, only if there is account activity worth discussing) so that I can keep them reasonably short.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
IBM represents a good buying opportunity when the dividend yield rises above 5%. IBM's exact dividend increases no longer make it a major dividend growth company, so the yield has pushed higher in exact years as the market reprices the potential of the stock. I think the company represents a modest value after its acquisition of Redhat (RHT), which appears to have provided some levers that should allow the company to reverse its declining revenue that has plagued the stock for over a decade. We have trimmed the IBM position over the last year by eliminating shares with a $140+ cost basis, so we see under $130/share as a decent entry point. Additional purchases would need to see the cost per share closer to $120/share.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)
DLR has long been a favorite of the portfolio, and it wasn't that long ago that it was hitting record highs (in January 2022 it reached $178.22/share). Now that the stock has dropped to its 52-week-low, we have added more shares as the yield pushed above 4% (this is something that barely happened during COVID so you can understand that this is not a common occurrence). Even though it has only been a week, the stock price jumped considerably and is approaching my sell range. DLR is one of those stocks we have no plans to divest from entirely, but we have had great success buying and selling shares. We have a full position in DLR, but if shares drop below $120/share we would consider adding more. The stock remains a compelling buy under $130/share for dividend growth investors.
CSX Corporation (CSX)
We purchased shares prior to Loop Capital's upgrade of the stock and agree with many of the points made. We see CSX as being a solid dividend growth opportunity (averaging nearly 10% growth for the last 10 years) and this allowed us to increase the number of low-cost shares which will allow us to trim the high-cost shares (the position was initially established at $34.05/share for 75 shares). We will look to add more on any pullbacks below $30/share.
Oshkosh Corporation (OSK)
We established this position before the earnings announcement (the stock was off its highs by more than 30% so we felt like it was a reasonable entry point). The earnings report provided insight into supply chain problems and inflationary pressures. This is why we only initiated a starter position and will expect that there will be challenges moving forward that may continue to hinder the performance. Either way, I wouldn't recommend OSK at a yield of less than 1.75% (in fact, I would wait to see if shares slip below $80/share for a yield of 1.85% before adding/establishing a position). OSK has a great business model and is responsibly run but facing challenges that will likely plague them for the next year.
Cohen&Steers Infrastructure Fund (UTF)
We have added 175 shares to the UTF position in 2022 alone. June and early July saw strong entry values but those have quickly dissipated with shares abruptly moving above $27/share. At these levels, we don't expect to be adding more shares anytime soon but if they move high enough (closer to $29/share) we would look at selling some of the high-cost shares acquired over a year ago. I think UTF above a 7% yield is a reasonable entry point but with how large this position is we would be looking for closer to $25/share or a yield of 7.5%. This is a great closed-end fund that gives exposure to many critical infrastructure REITs, railroads, and utilities. Prospective investors could also look at UTG as another alternative to UTF, especially because it appears that UTF has closed the gap somewhat in exact months. We personally like the holdings of UTF better than UTG but UTG is currently offering a higher yield than UTF and also pays monthly.
There were no sales over the time frame this article covers, however, we have placed several limit trades in an effort to reduce our exposure to positions with high-cost shares that are above current/recent values. Typically, these types of sales occur after we have increased the number of shares but on the low-cost side. In other words, limit orders are usually focused on reducing the overall size of the position after acquiring shares at a much lower cost.
Equinix, Inc. (EQIX)
EQIX has seen its share price pop recently and the share to be sold is the highest cost share by nearly $50. exact weakness appears to be short-lived with a exact upgrade by Oppenheimer to Outperform. We may actually add shares at the current entry point because there appears to be momentum building behind EQIX and the article 6 Myths Wrecked: Strong Buy Equinix by Colorado Wealth Management is another well-written article that really throws a wrench in the bear argument against EQIX.
Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
We bought shares of SLB during the initial phase of COVID and that allowed us to build up quite a few low-cost shares. SLB recently raised full-year revenue guidance and has seen very positive changes that include robust drilling activity and a rise in offshore drilling. Similar to EQIX, we may purchase more shares at current prices while leaving the limit trade in place.
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW)
The position in PNW was established at a higher share cost of over $80/share and then immediately dropped after its request to raise rates was denied by the Arizona utility regulator. We purchased a hefty number of shares near the bottom and now that the share price is recovering we are looking to offload some of the initial shares and put cash back in reserves for future purchases.
Even though my goal was to provide actionable ideas, a number of the stocks in this article have seen major swings in their share prices over the course of a week. With that said there are still some opportunities for dividend investors.
Using limit trades is a great way to make sure you don't miss selling high-cost shares when the opportunity arises. The amount of movement in some of these stocks demonstrates the importance of using limit trades if selling high-cost shares is part of your strategy.
John and Jane are long all stocks mentioned in this article.
For the twelfth year in a row, healthcare saw the costliest breaches among all industries with the average cost reaching $10.1 million per breach.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security released the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, revealing costlier and higher-impact data breaches than ever before, with the global average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.35 million for studied organizations. With breach costs increasing nearly 13% over the last two years of the report, the findings suggest these incidents may also be contributing to rising costs of goods and services. In fact, 60% of studied organizations raised their product or services prices due to the breach, when the cost of goods is already soaring worldwide amid inflation and supply chain issues.
The perpetuality of cyberattacks is also shedding light on the “haunting effect” data breaches are having on businesses, with the IBM report finding 83% of studied organizations have experienced more than one data breach in their lifetime. Another factor rising over time is the after-effects of breaches on these organizations, which linger long after they occur, as nearly 50% of breach costs are incurred more than a year after the breach.
The 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report is based on in-depth analysis of real-world data breaches experienced by 550 organizations globally between March 2021 and March 2022. The research, which was sponsored and analyzed by IBM Security, was conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
Some of the key findings in the 2022 IBM report include:
“Businesses need to put their security defenses on the offense and beat attackers to the punch. It’s time to stop the adversary from achieving their objectives and start to minimize the impact of attacks. The more businesses try to perfect their perimeter instead of investing in detection and response, the more breaches can fuel cost of living increases.” said Charles Henderson, Global Head of IBM Security X-Force. “This report shows that the right strategies coupled with the right technologies can help make all the difference when businesses are attacked.”
Concerns over critical infrastructure targeting appear to be increasing globally over the past year, with many governments’ cybersecurity agencies urging vigilance against disruptive attacks. In fact, IBM’s report reveals that ransomware and destructive attacks represented 28% of breaches amongst critical infrastructure organizations studied, highlighting how threat actors are seeking to fracture the global supply chains that rely on these organizations. This includes financial services, industrial, transportation and healthcare companies amongst others.
Despite the call for caution, and a year after the Biden Administration issued a cybersecurity executive order that centers around the importance of adopting a zero trust approach to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity, only 21% of critical infrastructure organizations studied adopt a zero trust security model, according to the report. Add to that, 17% of breaches at critical infrastructure organizations were caused due to a business partner being initially compromised, highlighting the security risks that over-trusting environments pose.
According to the 2022 IBM report, businesses that paid threat actors’ ransom demands saw $610,000 less in average breach costs compared to those that chose not to pay – not including the ransom amount paid. However, when accounting for the average ransom payment, which according to Sophos reached $812,000 in 2021, businesses that opt to pay the ransom could net higher total costs – all while inadvertently funding future ransomware attacks with capital that could be allocated to remediation and recovery efforts and looking at potential federal offenses.
The persistence of ransomware, despite significant global efforts to impede it, is fueled by the industrialization of cybercrime. IBM Security X-Force discovered the duration of studied enterprise ransomware attacks shows a drop of 94% over the past three years – from over two months to just under four days. These exponentially shorter attack lifecycles can prompt higher impact attacks, as cybersecurity incident responders are left with very short windows of opportunity to detect and contain attacks. With “time to ransom” dropping to a matter of hours, it’s essential that businesses prioritize rigorous testing of incident response (IR) playbooks ahead of time. But the report states that as many as 37% of organizations studied that have incident response plans don’t test them regularly.
The report also showcased hybrid cloud environments as the most prevalent (45%) infrastructure amongst organizations studied. Averaging $3.8 million in breach costs, businesses that adopted a hybrid cloud model observed lower breach costs compared to businesses with a solely public or private cloud model, which experienced $5.02 million and $4.24 million on average respectively. In fact, hybrid cloud adopters studied were able to identify and contain data breaches 15 days faster on average than the global average of 277 days for participants.
The report highlights that 45% of studied breaches occurred in the cloud, emphasizing the importance of cloud security. However, a significant 43% of reporting organizations stated they are just in the early stages or have not started implementing security practices to protect their cloud environments, observing higher breach costs2. Businesses studied that did not implement security practices across their cloud environments required an average 108 more days to identify and contain a data breach than those consistently applying security practices across all their domains.
Additional findings in the 2022 IBM report include:
To download a copy of the 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report, visit https://www.ibm.com/security/data-breach.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday it had developed the world's most advanced quantum computer, a device based on the mysterious quantum physics properties of atoms that allow them to work together as a computer's processor and memory.
IBM said the computer, which uses five atoms to work as its processor and memory, demonstrates for the first time the potential of such devices to solve certain problems at a rate remarkably faster than conventional computers. The experimental machine is considered the next step towards a new class of devices capable of superfast calculations.
"A quantum computer could eventually be used for practical purposes such as database searches -- for example searching the Web could be sped up a great deal -- but probably not for more mundane tasks such as word processing," said Isaac Chuang, the IBM researcher who led the team of scientists from IBM, Stanford University and the University of Calgary.
A quantum computer could also be used for cryptography, or the making and breaking of codes. This has drawn the interest of the U.S. National Security Administration and the Department of Defense, which are funding Stanford's efforts to build the quantum computer.
The current method of creating processors, which are becoming increasingly smaller and more powerful as described by an axiom known as Moore's Law, is expected to reach a barrier sometime in the next decade or so. This process, lithography, will not allow for the creation of microchips the size of molecules, prompting researchers to try to build computers by using genetic strands or developing other tiny technologies.
"Quantum computing begins where Moore's Law ends -- about the year 2020, when circuit features are predicted to be the size of atoms and molecules," said Chuang. "Indeed, the basic elements of quantum computers are atoms and molecules."
Chuang said in an interview that his team used the test quantum computer to solve a typical mathematical problem used in cryptography -- finding the period of a function. The computer was able to solve any example of the problem in one step, while a conventional computer would require repeated cycles to solve the problem.
Chuang said the experiment showed the viability of the quantum computer.
"I think this experiment shows we are on a pathway which is predictable and understandable, that quantum computers will be useful someday," he said.
The quantum computer is based on the spin of an electron or atomic nucleus, and the strange properties of quantum particles in which they can spin simultaneously in different directions if they are not observed.
When the spin of a particle is up, the atom can be read as a one, and the spin down can be read as a zero, corresponding to the digital ones and zeros that form the binary language of traditional computers. Such devices use transistors, which are turned on and off to represent the ones and zeros.
What makes quantum computers unique, however, is that quantum particles can also be in a state of "superposition" -- spinning simultaneously up and down.
"Due to their small size and if they are very well isolated, they can be spinning up and down at the same time," said Chuang.
This state would represent both zero and one and everything in between. Instead of solving the problem by adding all the numbers in order, a quantum computer would add all the numbers at the same time.
This phenomenon permits a quantum computer to have enormous power, Chuang said. For certain types of calculations, like complex algorithms for cryptography or searches -- a quantum computer using several hundred more atoms in tandem would be able to perform billions of calculations at the same time.
However, it is unclear when such a computer would be commercially available. Chuang said it is expected that between seven and 10 atoms will be used in tandem in more advanced quantum computers within the next two years.
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I started helping John and Jane with their retirement accounts because I was infuriated by the fees their previous financial advisor was charging them. I do not charge John and Jane for anything that I do, and all I have asked of them is that they allow me to write about their portfolio anonymously in order to help spread knowledge and to make me a better investor in the process.
Generating a stable and growing dividend income is the primary focus of this portfolio, and capital appreciation is the least important characteristic. My primary goal was to provide John and Jane as much certainty in their retirement as I possibly can because this has been a constant point of stress over the last decade.
No stocks in Jane's Traditional or Roth IRA paid a decreased dividend during the month of June.
Three companies paid increased dividends/distributions or a special dividend during the month of June in the Traditional and Roth IRAs.
IBM continues to be the dividend stock that investors love to hate. For years the concern has been a slow but steady drop off in revenue which has resulted in pressure on corporate earnings and ultimately limited the ability to grow its dividend. The most exact increase is a perfect example of the problem that this has created with the average three-year dividend growth rate coming in at less than 2.5% while the 10-year average dividend growth rate comes in at 8.17%. This is a problem for a tech company like IBM which is why it currently yields a whopping 4.61% and explains why the share price has been stagnant for so long. The acquisition of Red Hat ("RHT") appears to have given IBM a new sense of relevance in the hybrid cloud platform. Another positive is that the company has been able to deleverage since the acquisition of RHT with debt levels closing in on the same level prior to the RHT acquisition.
We have sold shares of IBM at $140/share and higher over the last year but view stock as a buy under $130/share (I prefer under $125/share). With the current position carrying an average cost basis of $122/share, we do not plan on selling any shares in the near future.
The dividend was increased from $1.64/share per quarter to $1.65/share per quarter. This represents an increase of .6% and a new full-year payout of $6.60/share compared with the previous $6.56/share. This results in a current yield of 4.61%% based on the current share price of $139.18.
It’s not every day that a company raises its dividend and offers a massive special dividend payout at the same time. The awesome announcement was accompanied by the following statement:
"LyondellBasell established new records for cash generation in 2021 and we have a strong outlook for our company. Capital returns have always been an important component of LyondellBasell's value proposition for shareholders. 2022 will mark our 12th consecutive year of regular dividend growth. The combination of today's special and quarterly dividends returns $2.1 billion to shareholders. As the incoming CEO, I would like to make it very clear that I support the continuation of our balanced and disciplined capital allocation strategy with both dividends and share repurchases playing a central role."
We sold shares prior to the dividend announcement as the stock pushed its 52-week-high. The 25 shares we sold were at $108.35/share and were used to reduce the exposure the position had to high-cost shares that had been purchased at around $115/share. We have since added 20 shares back at a major discount and plan to add more. Analyst downgrades have been common in the news but I see a Strong Buy under $90/share and enjoy locking in the 5%+ yield in the meantime.
The dividend was increased from $1.13/share per quarter to $1.19/share per quarter. This represents an increase of 5.3% and a new full-year payout of $4.76/share compared with the previous $4.52/share. This results in a current yield of 5.29% based on the current share price of $85.93.
LYB paid a special dividend of $5.20/share which was paid on June 13th, 2022.
Q2-2022 earnings will be coming out in less than a month and I expect it will demonstrate many of the strengths that made Q1-2022 push record levels in multiple metrics. Q1-2022 recorded interest income of $59.4 million compared to $43.5 million in Q1-2021 and we expect this number to continue improving due to the fact that most of MAIN’s portfolio is variable rate and therefore increases its income when the Federal Reserve raises rates. Another important indicator is the net asset value per share of $25.89/share and is up from $25.59/share in the previous quarter. MAIN’s management is top-notch and has always been consistently shareholder friendly and focused on long-term results.
Although the NAV continues to climb, shares are not cheap by any means. The exact pullback into the $34/share range represented a buying opportunity and we nibbled a little too early when it dropped below $40/share. We a hesitant to add too much more exposure to MAIN so we will be looking for a price under $35/share. For those who prefer to follow the dividend yield metric I would say a yield close to 7% would be the best/most opportunistic entry point. Other than COVID, this does not happen often so buyers need to be prepared to act when the opportunity arises.
MAIN paid a special dividend of $.075/share which was paid on June 30th, 2022.
There are currently 39 different positions in Jane's Traditional IRA and 23 different positions in Jane's Roth IRA. While this may seem like a lot, it is important to remember that many of these stocks cross over in both accounts and are also held in the Taxable Portfolio.
Below is a list of the trades that took place in the Traditional IRA during the month of June.
Below is a list of the trades that took place in the Roth IRA during the month of June.
This awesome monthly dividend payer has a current share price that is too high for us to consider adding more. I really like Agree Realty's (ADC) portfolio but again its share price is too high to justify adding common shares at this point in time. Funny enough, the reason that I found out about the company’s preferred shares was due to comments that was left on a previous portfolio update for John’s retirement accounts. At a PAR price of $25, ADC.PRA trades at a yield of 4.25% which isn’t compelling in the current rate environment at the time of purchase shares, we were able to buy all portions of the position for less than $18/share or a yield close to 6%. Additionally, if the shares are held to term and they are called for the PAR price of $25 this will result in a gain of seven dollars/share or a total of $700 in capital gains. We plan to continue adding to this position as long as shares remain attractive.
Alexandria Realty (ARE) is another new position in Jane’s Traditional IRA that was entered into at $136/share and is off its high of $225/share in January 2022. ARE’s 10-year average P/AFFO is approximately 25.5X and currently trades at a P/AFFO of 23.2X. The last time ARE treated at a discount to its average P/AFFO was during COVID and then for only a brief period of time at the end of 2018/early 2019. For those looking for a compelling article reviewing ARE’s situation I would recommend studying Dane Bowler’s article Alexandria Is Life Science Growth At An Office Discount.
We originally held on to Kyndryl Holdings (KD) after it was spun off from IBM. Simply put, the stock has performed terribly and with a whopping total of 18 shares we felt it was time to say goodbye to this company. KD does not provide any dividends and with its speculative growth potential it doesn’t have a place in Jane’s portfolio over the long-term.
LXP.PC typically trades above its PAR value of $50/share. Whenever the stock drops to (or in some cases below) $50/share I try to purchase some because it is a solid income investment with a 6.5% yield. These shares are what we refer to as non-callable preferred shares which provide all the benefits of preferred stock with no set redemption date. The price of these shares have been steady even when LXP’s business model was in question (the company has made a significant transition over the last five years and now focuses on industrial real estate).
If anyone has questions about the other traits that took place in either of the Traditional IRA or Roth IRA feel free to ask in the comment section and I will be happy to discuss those trades.
Income for the month of June was up significantly year-over-year for Jane's Traditional IRA and up considerably for the Roth IRA. The average monthly income for the Traditional IRA in 2022 is expected to be up about 11.3% based on current estimates (this is up from 5.3% in May due to LYB's special dividend) and the Roth IRA is looking to grow by 5.3%. This means the Traditional IRA would generate an average monthly income of $1,543.26/month and the Roth IRA would generate an average income of $623.97/month. This compares with 2021 figures that were $1,386.13/month and $592.61/month, respectively.
SNLH = Stocks No Longer Held - Dividends in this row represent the dividends collected on stocks that are no longer held in that portfolio. We still count the dividend income that comes from stocks no longer held in the portfolio even though it is non-recurring.
All images below come from Consistent Dividend Investor, LLC. (Abbreviated to CDI).
Here is a graphical illustration of the dividends received on a monthly basis for the Traditional and Roth IRAs.
The table below represents the genuine full-year results for 2022 and the prior year.
Below is an expanded table that shows the full dividend history since inception for both the Traditional IRA and Roth IRA.
I have included line graphs that better represent the trends associated with Jane's monthly dividend income generated by her retirement accounts. The images below represent the Traditional IRA and Roth IRA, respectively.
Here is a table to show how the account balances stack up year over year (I previously used a graph but believe the table is more informative).
It is worth noting that with John and Jane Retired, there will be no additional contributions to these accounts. In fact, they have already begun to take regular distributions from the Taxable Account and John's Traditional IRA.
The next images are the tables that indicate how much cash Jane had in her Traditional and Roth IRA Accounts at the end of the month as indicated on their Charles Schwab statements.
The next image provides a history of the unrealized gain/loss at the end of each month in the Traditional and Roth IRAs going back to the beginning in January of 2018.
I like to show readers the genuine unrealized gain/loss associated with each position in the portfolio because it is important to consider that in order to become a proper dividend investor, it is necessary to learn how to live with volatility. The market value and cost basis below are accurate at the market close on July 13th.
Here is the unrealized gain/loss associated with Jane's Traditional and Roth IRAs.
The last two graphs show how dividend income has increased, stayed the same, or decreased in each respective month on an annualized basis. I believe that the graph will continue to become more valuable as more years of data become available (with the fifth year of data being added, we can really see the trajectory of the income change for each month).
June was a rough month for account balances but the special dividends and increases were more than enough to compensate for this temporary drop in account value. In addition to this, readers can see a significant amount of trades which has allowed us to rotate capital from certain sectors and reduce exposure to certain positions while building positions in other positions that we consider to be undervalued.
I have provided the link to the June 2022 Taxable Account below.
The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio: John And Jane's June Taxable Account Update
In Jane's Traditional and Roth IRAs, she is currently long the following mentioned in this article: AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC), Agree Realty Preferred Series A (ADC.PRA), Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE:ADM), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), Avient (NYSE:AVNT), Broadcom Preferred Series A (NASDAQ:AVGOP), Boeing (NYSE:BA), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Black Hills Corp. (NYSE:BKH), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust (NYSE:BME), Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO), Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS), BP (NYSE:BP), British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM), Cummins (NYSE:CMI), Concentrix (NASDAQ:CNXC), Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Advantage Fund A (MUTF:EAFAX), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), EPR Properties Preferred Series E (NYSE:EPR.PE), Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN), Emera Inc. (OTCPK:EMRAF), East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), GasLog Partners Preferred C (NYSE:GLOP.PC), Honeywell (NASDAQ:HON), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM), Lexington Realty Preferred Series C (NYSE:LXP.PC), Lumen Technologies (NYSE:LUMN), LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN), McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC), 3M (NYSE:MMM), Altria (NYSE:MO), Annaly Capital Preferred Series G (NYSE:NLY.PG), NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), Realty Income (NYSE:O), OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE), Oxford Lane Capital Corp. 6.75% Cum Red Pdf Shares Series 2024 (NASDAQ:OXLCM), Philip Morris (NYSE:PM), PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund (PTY), Cohen & Steers REIT & Preferred Income Fund (NYSE:RNP), Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY), TD SYNNEX Corp. (NYSE:SNX), STORE Capital (NYSE:STOR), Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD), Unilever (NYSE:UL), UMH Properties (UMH), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), W. P. Carey (NYSE:WPC).
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