Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dividend Income - September 2013

Once a month I will be updating the dividend that I received for that month.

September 2013 Dividends Received:

  • Realty Income Corp. (O) - $3.99
  • American Rlty Cap. (ARCP) - $3.79

Total dividends for the month of September: $7.78

One of my many Goals is to receive $200 in dividends for this year.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Trade - Buy

I brought more shares of Baxter International Inc. (BAX) today since it had a 5.40% drop.

17 shares @ $67.39

A lot of reviews/analysis has this company at a fair price of around $80. I felt this was a great buy.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Trade - Buy

I Brought more shares of Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) today.

 34 Shares @ $34.75

 This will give me $54.40 in dividend forward 12 month.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Trade - Buy

I Brought The Clorox Co. (CLX) today.

15 Shares @ $84.54

 This will give me $42.60 in dividend forward 12 month.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dividend Increase: PM

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)announced that they increase dividend by 10.6% from $0.85 to $0.94. Here

That's great news. I received a 10.6% pay raise.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trade - Buy

After receiving the $15k to my bank account this morning, I transfer it to my Scottrade account and went shopping.

I brought 9 stocks. I purchase 7 different company and 2 that I had positions already.

Symbol           Quantity         Price
PM                   15                 84.75
MCD                12                 97.10
BAX                 16                 71.54
KO                   31                 38.75
CAT                 14                 86.89
XOM                13                 88.27
GE                    50                 23.67
PG                    15                 78.50
BP                    28                  41.88

I ended up keeping $4k in the account for when there is a dip in the market.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Capital

I learn that with dividend investing it is a lot like trowing a snowball down a hill. the longer the snowball is rolling down the hill the bigger it gets. This is called the "Snowball Effect".

Since I started this blog, I only had $8k in my portfolio that I invested. I had no more capital to add to my portfolio. This made my "snowball" roll very slow down the hill right from the start.

Since I want a big start, I took out a loan of $15k from my bank. It has a 0% APR good until July 2014 and only 3% fee for the transition. Since I had no debt at the time of this loan, I would not have any problem paying it off in about 6-8 months. This will give my portfolio $23k which is a nice start to get the "snowball effect" going.

Depending how this goes and how much I make in the next 6-8 months, I will decide if I will do this again. But for now, I am happy that I did this.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Dividend Income - August 2013

Once a month I will be updating the dividend that I received for that month.

August 2013 Dividends Received:

  • MMP - $2.66

Total dividends for the month of August: $2.66

Trade - Buy

Here are my recent buys for the month of September.