New Purchases – 11/18/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $350 of BBL $350 of COP I used $700 in new capital and added $31.50year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.5%. Note: I bought the same two companies as last week in just different quantities.  I’ve saved enough for a big purchase […]

New Purchases – 11/11/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $500 of BBL $200 of COP I used $700 in new capital and added $31.50year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.5%. Note: BBL has endured a lot of weakness since announcing a de-merger where they are going to split up some of […]

Monthly Update – October 2014

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Another month has flown by!  I hope everyone had a great October and Halloween. Below is a summary of my activity for the month: New Purchases: $2,723.61 (NET) $200 of ESV $200 of MCD $300 of V $350 of BP $350 of MDT $400 of TD $450 of JNJ $550 of AWR 40 shares of GIS – $2017.60 32 shares […]

New Purchases – 11/04/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $700 of BBL I used $700 in new capital and added $32.76/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.7%. Note: BBL has endured a lot of weakness since announcing a de-merger where they are going to split up some of their assets into […]

November 2014 CCC Rankings

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It’s time for another addition of my CCC rankings by 10-year YOC. *I wasn’t able to get this out last month but was anxious to see what changes we might have now. What I Did I decided to take the CCC spreadsheet and rank the stocks based on their 10-year YOC.  If you are unfamiliar […]

New Purchases – 10/28/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $250 of BP $250 of JNJ $200 of MCD I used $700 in new capital and added $28.00/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.0%. Note: MCD is sitting near a 52-week low so I decided to grab a few some shares. JNJ has been on a […]

Recent Sell & New Purchases

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It’s rare for me to sell a position in my portfolio.  Most positions are not speculative and have long dividend growth streaks stretching up to 50+ years. I’ve outlined in My Business Plan a few reasons for a sell. When to Sell or Strongly Consider Selling: 1.) Dividend is eliminated, cut or held constant 2.) […]

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 & […]