I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week:
$200 of UL (Unilever) – 3.5% yield
$450 of AWR (American States Water Co.) – 2.4% yield
I used $650 in new capital and added $19.02/year to my dividend income. This is an average yield of 2.9%.
It’s nothing new that I keep building up a full position in UL. With a giant portfolio of well-known brands and 3.5% yield, what’s not to like!
AWR is a new position for me. Did you know you can only live a few days without water? Water is a resource that is extremely valuable, possibly more valuable than oil. AWR has an amazing streak of dividends increases, 60 years in fact! I hope to keep building this position slowly over time up to a 2.5% weight.
Recently, Income Surfer picked up shares.
Another recent analysis of AWR is here.
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 my recent trip to Hawai’i. It was taken on The Big Island next to our resort. Most of the island is made up of these black volcanic rocks. They are everywhere on the west side of the island.