Weekly Purchases – 07/15 & 07/22

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for the last two weeks:

I Bought:

$350 of BDX (Becton Dickinson)
$1200 of UL (Unilever)

I used $1550 in new capital and added $49.60/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  3.2%.

Note:

I will keep building up UL until it’s a full position.

BDX is below average weight and even though prices are much higher, my cost basis is still a lot lower than current prices.  I will attempt to bring BDX up to a full weight.  The biggest drawback is a low 1.8% yield.

Picture:

Just for some fun and to add some color I will be posting pictures of places I’ve been to.  It’s also motivation to reach FI so I can travel and do what I want to when I want to.

This is a picture from outside our room in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from June of last year.

Comments

  1. says

    Brent,

    Would love to own a chunk of BDX at some point. That’s a great company. Really missed out when it was in the low $80s. Can’t own them all.

    Wanted to let you know you listed BDX as John Deere at the top.

    Beautiful picture there of Punta Cana. I have a cousin that just visited recently. Said it was awesome. The more pictures you post up, the more I’m convinced you’ve been all over the world. I’m really jealous!

    Best regards.
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    • All About Interest says

      Hi Jason,

      The price sure keeps shooting up. I plan to add small chunks to keep my weight about average. It seems like the whole medical sector in general has gone up a lot in the last year.

      Thanks for letting me know. I already corrected that.

      Thanks. We had a really good time. It’s fairly inexpensive and the resorts there are all-inclusive. Well there’s a lot of the world I haven’t seen yet. It’s motivation for me to reach FI as soon as possible.

      Cheers!

    • All About Interest says

      DivHut,

      I don’t think BDX is cheap but I’m still keeping my cost basis quite a bit lower by adding small pieces at a time. I like their history of dividend raises for sure and the sector in general.

      Take care!

    • All About Interest says

      Hi Wallet,

      Yeah, I missed UL earlier in the year at cheaper prices but decided I had to own the company. They have so many products that I use! I plan to slowly build up to a full position.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • All About Interest says

      Asset Grinder,

      Thanks. I plan to keep UL for the long-term. They are a solid company with lots of huge international brands.

      Cheers!

  2. says

    I really like UL for their emerging market exposure and being a consumer staple that should help smooth out the often jagged nature of growth in those markets. I missed the boat on BDX when it was much cheaper and the low starting yield is keeping me from starting a position.

    I added some V and GE though this morning and it was good to start adding to my portfolio again.
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    • All About Interest says

      JC,

      Yeah I love the international exposure as well as the giant brands they control. I don’t blame you with BDX. The yield is definitely low and I try to limit myself to those types of companies.

      Nice additions with V and GE. I’m a big fan of V and need to add more. I sold GE way too soon and didn’t buy back due to the dividend freeze. It looks like they have gotten things together and would be a nice addition. I will have to take a closer look.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • All About Interest says

      DGJ,

      Thanks! I love the exposure to international markets, that’s a big reason I chose to add UL. I also use a lot of their brands. I think most people do and may not realize it.

      Take care!

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