$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 challenge due to some unexpected expenses.
UNP is still a fairly new position for me. I like the value here and Morningstar agrees with a 5-Star rating currently! UNP will be a good compliment to my railroad holdings in CSX and NSC. I plan to continue building UNP up to a full position.
V is a cash cow with no debt. It’s mostly about appreciation with this one but they do pay a dividend that has some major acceleration with the large raises.
DIS – I’m a little late to the game on this one. I’ve been adding some here and there and wouldn’t mind a full position at some point. I’ll keep dollar-cost-averaging into more shares.
I really want to load up with RDS.B and BBL at these prices. I think they offer some major value but both companies are already full weights in my portfolio. I’ll continue to diversify a little out of energy and commodities though since prices may be depressed for a while and it’s not looking much better.
I owe a major update and I plan to get back on track beginning in the new year. After a divorce, I have one rental property and a new primary residence. I’ve also purchased a property and have applied to open up a restaurant/bar. That should happen in approximately two months. That’s where some of my money has been tied up lately.
I still plan for dividend growth investing to be a major part of my income along with real estate. I wanted to try my hands at something new and I’m excited to do so.
I think my New Year’s resolution will be to get my finances back and on track and start consistently investing. I plan to invest at least $800/week in my Sharebuilder account until it’s built back up to about $200k. It’s currently less than half that.
I still read a lot of blogs on feedly when I have a chance but I haven’t been able to post many comments. I hope that can change now that I’m setting down in a new place now.
I’m back baby! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!