Sep 19, 2015

Recent Buy - CSCO

So, this week investors were holding breath waiting for that Fed rate decision. I was afraid that keeping rates would lead to a huge rally on the markets. Well, luckily that didn't happen. So far Mr. Market's respond looks more like a decline. It's easier to make purchase decisions in this kind of environment. I had a few bucks on my brokerage account which I used to buy Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO).

Sep 12, 2015

7 Recent Buys and 1 Sale

Here is a summary of my trades in early September. I closed out one position, but there isn't much drama in this transaction since I immediately bought it back; just through different exchange. I sold my Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) shares in New York Stock Exchange, and bought them back in Toronto Stock Exchange. Additionally I have added to my position in Agrium Inc (AGU.TO), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO), Rogers Communications Inc (RCI.B.TO), Gilead Sciences (GILD), The Coca-Cola Company (KO) and W.P. Carey Inc (WPC).

Sep 5, 2015

Dividend Income - August 2015


Ok, I must admit that the image here exaggerates, but it was a very good month nevertheless. Second month of a quarter, August has been a middle month for me. Bigger than July but smaller than September. Last year I ended up with $71.82. This year one of my Nordic investments, Metso, arranged a big surprise. Usually Nordic companies pay annual dividends during spring, but now Metso paid extra dividend in August.