Oct 9, 2016

5 Recent Buys - EMA, CVS, GIS, T, UNA

All right folks, I have made some purchases again. The big news is that I have started a new position in Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO). Additions to my existing positions occurred in CVS Health Corporation (CVS), General Mills Inc (GIS), AT&T Inc (T) and Unilever NV (UNA.AS).

Oct 2, 2016

Dividend Income - September 2016

Three quarters of 2016 completed, only one more to go. So we are not very far from the moment when it's time to wrap up the full year. But not just yet! Last year in September I managed to collect $124.57.

Looking for an improvement again, but there are some changes in my portfolio that made it a bit tricky. Compared to last year, relatively high yielding stocks Avista (AVA), Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP) are wiped off the table. Then again there are also newcomers in my portfolio; in total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of September 2015 and 2016 dividends:

Sep 25, 2016

4 Recent Buys - BNS, CSCO, RSG, XEL

More buys! I have been tuning up my dividend machine throughout September. Here is a report of four tiny purchases. All these add to my existing positions: The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO), Republic Services Inc (RSG) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).

Sep 6, 2016

Dividend Income - August 2016

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Time to summarize dividend income again! Last year in August I managed to collect $153.60. This includes extra dividend of 40€ from one of my Nordic positions: Metso. And you guessed it; this year there was no extra dividend. Additionally KMI's and TGH's high yield dividends are wiped out this year, so as a result it was not possible to reach August 2015 numbers. Still I came rather close with 12 companies paying. Here is the comparison table of August 2015 and 2016 dividends:

Sep 4, 2016

4 Recent Buys - AGU, AQN, MDT, XEL

Starting September with a Bang! Hah, well, perhaps that was a bit an exaggeration. But indeed I have continued to add more parts to my dividend machine. That machine now grinds out about $2,850 per year. I purchased additional shares of Agrium Inc (AGU.TO), Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), Medtronic plc and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL). Here are the transaction details:

Aug 27, 2016

3 Recent Buys - ES, KO, XEL

Here are my purchases during the latter half of August. Wow, looks like I should have waited for the FED and Yellen with my buys, hah! Well, anyways, I bought more shares to my existing positions in Eversource Energy (ES), The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).

Aug 14, 2016

5 Recent Buys - AMGN, CVS, JNJ, TGT, XEL & 1 Sale - TGH

All right, this August turned out to be one busy month when it comes to investments. I'm reporting second new position and second closed position this month! Wow, wasn't able to imagine this in late July when planning next moves. But here it is; the newcomer in my portfolio is Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) and goodbye I said to Textainer Group Holdings Ltd (TGH).