Jan 5, 2017

8 Recent Buys - EMA, ABT, CSCO, CVS, GIS, HCN, PG, UNA & 1 Sale - DE

Starting the new year with full rumble! Well, actually I added to my Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) position on the last trading day of 2016, but rest of these transactions are from the first days of 2017. Most significant trades at this time period: opened new position Welltower Inc (HCN) and closed out position Deere & Co (DE).

Jan 1, 2017

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2016

Happy New Year 2017! The year 2016 is now officially over and out, but let's take a look back how it actually went. Holy Cow, I really made a bunch of purchases during the year, but also quite a few sale transactions. It looks like I closed out 6 positions for one reason or another. December 2015 was a record month with $157.40 income. Since then I have terminated positions in Avista Corp (AVA), Chevron Corp (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Textainer Group Holdings (TGH). I would say these were from medium to high yielding stocks, so there was definitely a gap to be filled. OK, good news is that I managed to collect more this December, but the bad news is that I missed my yearly goal $3,200. Here is the comparison table of December 2015 and 2016 dividends:

Dec 17, 2016

3 Recent Buys - AQN, GE, MDT

OK, I'm almost done buying in 2016. Perhaps one more additional purchase coming in last days of the year, but here are three mini buys from mid-December. I have added more shares to my existing positions in Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), General Electric Company (GE) and Medtronic plc (MDT).

Dec 5, 2016

Dividend Income - November 2016

It's time to publish the last dividend income report during 2016! Next report will see daylight in the first days of new year 2017. Last year in November I was able to collect $117.62. Back then I had high yielding Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) and HCP Inc (HCP) bringing in over $30. In fact that was the very last dividend I received from KMI, since I terminated my position after their dividend cut. Either HCP no longer exists in my portfolio, so I had some serious patching to do. But luckily I can state that I managed to increase my income from last year. In total 12 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of November 2015 and 2016 dividends:

Dec 3, 2016

5 Recent Buys - AQN, ES, MDT, WPC, XEL

All right, here we go again. Change of month usually means more active times for me on the buying front. Going from November till December was no exception. I have bought more shares in Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO), Eversource Energy (ES), Medtronic plc (MDT), W.P. Carey (WPC) and Xcel Energy (XEL).

Nov 19, 2016

2 Recent Buys - KO, UNA

More than a week after the unexpected elections in the US the market in general keeps climbing higher. S&P 500 index for example is practically at ATH (all time high) level. It's impossible to buy anything in these conditions right? Well, not quite so I think. I have made two small additional purchases to my existing positions in The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and Unilever N.V. (UNA.AS).

Nov 10, 2016

4 Recent Buys - JNJ, O, ORI, XEL

So, Mr. Trump won the presidential election in the US, if you didn't know yet, hah! Frankly speaking I thought that Clinton will win. And then the second surprise for me was that Trump's victory very quickly turned into a stock market rally. It's a good thing that I didn't make big moves based on what I thought will happen. No, that's not my kind of strategy. I just keep buying more shares and grow my passive income stream. I have added to my existing positions in        Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Realty Income (O), Old Republic International (ORI) and Xcel Energy (XEL).