New Purchases – Week of 02/02/16

Gundum Robot

I Bought: $200 of UNP $200 of DEO $200 of CAT I used $600 in new capital and added $20.16/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of 3.36%. Notes: UNP is still high on my buy list. Coal and oil is weighing heavily on shares but I’m confident that will turn around. […]

New Purchases – Week of 01/24/16

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  I Bought: $703 of UNP $300 of V I used $1003 in new capital and added $24.71/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of  2.46%.   Notes: UNP is still high on my buy list.  I may taper off purchases just a little as continued weakness in shares could provide even better buying […]

Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare (OHI)

OHI announced 01/14 a quarterly dividend increase from $0.56 to $0.57 per share that’s payable Feb. 16, 2016 to holders of record as of Feb. 2, 2016.  This is their 14th consecutive quarterly dividend increase!  I love multiple increases in the same year! OHI happens to be the only REIT I currently own.  I’m comfortable in the […]

New Purchases – 01/12/16

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I Bought: $300 of UNP $600 of DEO 28 shares of NSC ($2018) I used $2918 in new capital and added $100/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of  3.4%.   Notes: Choo Choo!  It’s like Monopoly and I just bought two railroads. UNP continues to be on my short list at these prices […]

New Purchases – 01/05/16

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I Bought: $500 of UNP $300 of DEO $100 of RDS.B 20 shares of JNJ ($2018) I used $2918 in new capital and added $93/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of  3.2%.   Notes: At these prices, UNP will be on my list until it’s a full position.  I like the value here […]

A New Year And A New Beginning

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As many of you have noticed, I’ve been out of action for a while.  There have been a lot of personal and financial changes.  2015 was a big transition year.  I’m not technically “starting over” completely.  I did lose a lot of my net worth though. How did this happen you might ask?  One word: […]

New Purchases – 12/29/15

I Bought: $600 of UNP $200 of RDS.B $269 of TD I used $1069 in new capital and added $41/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of  3.84%.   Note: At these prices, UNP will be on my list until it’s a full position.  I like the value here and I love companies with […]

New Purchases – 12/22/15

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I Bought: $450 of UNP $200 of V $150 of DIS I used $800 in new capital and added $16.01/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of  2.00%. $50 per Week Challenge:   It’s been a while since I posted.  I did make some smaller trades but I wasn’t able to complete the […]

Dividend Increase – McDonald’s (MCD), I’m Lovin’ It

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Mcdonald’s (MCD) announced 11/10 a quarterly dividend from 0.85 to 0.89.   The dividend is payable Dec. 15, 2015 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 1, 2015. This is an increase of 5%.  It beats inflation and MCD keeps their streak going. MCD is a Dividend Champion and this is the 40th annual consecutive dividend increase for […]

How Safe Are Your Dividends?

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Does anyone else take a look at their dividend weights versus the actual weights of stocks in their portfolio?  There could be some additional hidden risks to your income stream because of high yielding stocks. If you read My Business Plan , I’m targeting 40 stocks in my final portfolio having an average weight of 2.5%.  Right now […]