New Purchases – 12/09/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $450 of BBL $200 of MCD $150 of ESV *In a separate transaction, I also purchased another 100 shares of TD at $46.32/share. I used $800 in new capital and added $47.89/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  6.0%. Note: BBL continues to be […]

New Purchases – 12/02/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $450 of BBL $350 of COP I used $800 in new capital and added $38.1/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.8%. I also purchased another 100 shares of ESV at $33.56/share. With oil prices remaining low for an extended period of time, […]

Monthly Update – November 2014

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.  I drove 5 hours to visit family and to stuff my belly with lots of great home-cooked food. Below is a summary of my activity for the month: New Purchases: $7,063.45 (NET) $1550 of BBL $950 of COP $400 of BP 100 shares of BP- $4163.45 (I didn’t post about […]

Milestone – $1000 a Month in Dividends!!!

  If you’ve been following along, I started this blog in March of 2012.  I never expected to make this much progress but it’s great to start seeing results.  I also didn’t expect to encounter a great community of like-minded investors to bounce ideas off.  It’s also very motivating to me to see other people […]

New Purchases – 11/24/24

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $400 of BP $400 of COP I used $800 in new capital and added $38.4/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.8%. Note: BBL continues to be on my buying list.  I’ll keep slowly averaging down until it’s a full position for me. […]

Dividend Increase – Becton Dickinson (BDX)

BDX announced 11/25 a quarterly dividend increase from 0.545 to 0.60.   The dividend is payable Dec. 31, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 10, 2014. This is an increase of 10.1%!  Any double-digit increase is solid in my book.  BDX keeps a fairly low payout ratio so has plenty of room for some great raises going […]

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 […]