New Purchases – 10/21/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $400 of TD $200 of JNJ $100 of BP I used $700 in new capital and added $25.20/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  3.6%. Note: I like the Canadian banks in general and decided to add a little more to Toronto Dominion. […]

Dividend Increase – Visa (V)

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V announced 10/22 a quarterly dividend increase from 0.40 to 0.48.   The dividend is payable Dec. 2, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 14, 2014. This is an increase of 20%!  This is a great increase and with a low payout ratio, Visa has plenty of room to keep giving above-average raises going forward. This is […]

New Purchase

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I decided to initiate a new purchase recently in a company that was not already in my portfolio.  The recent weakness has brought some opportunities my way and I decided to take advantage of one of them. This company is a diversified industrial-conglomerate with exposure to commercial and military aerospace.  Its portfolio includes Sikorsky helicopters, Pratt & […]

New Purchases – 10/14/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $250 of AWR $300 of V $150 of MDT I used $700 in new capital and added $14.00/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  1.7%. Note: I haven’t added to Visa in a while but decided to add a little this week.  They […]

New Purchases – 10/06/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $300 of AWR $200 of ESV $200 of MDT I used $700 in new capital and added $27.22/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  3.9%. Note: I am pretty comfortable with my large position in ESV and energy in general (currently 20%). […]

Monthly Update – September 2014

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This month has been extremely busy.  I haven’t been able to post quite as often as I’d like.  I also haven’t had the time to comment on a lot of other bloggers’ sites so I apologize for that.  Between work and personal life, the blog was put on the back burner.  My wife is thinking […]

4 Considerations Before Selling a Rental Property

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4 Considerations Before Selling a Rental Property By Jennifer Riner of Zillow Jumping into real estate investments without proper preparation can lead to regret and financial loss.It’s sometimes best to list poor investment properties on the market and cash-out before unrewarding endeavors worsen. However, the real estate market is continuously fluctuating, which means investors can […]

New Purchases

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I hadn’t really made a large purchase for the month of September but decided to split some funds with two different companies that I already own. The first company is a 52-billion dollar consumer products behemoth, UL.  They yield a very nice 3.7%.  I buy UL instead of UN to avoid any withholding taxes due […]

New Purchases – 09/30/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $350 of AWR $150 of ESV $200 of UL I used $700 in new capital and added $27.68/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: I still keep averaging down on small purchases of ESV.  I can see this stock […]

Weekly Purchases – 09/23/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $500 of AWR $200 of ESV I used $700 in new capital and added $28/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: Shares of ESV continue to go lower.  Is this a case of catching a falling knife? Well, I don’t […]