Jan 21, 2016

4 Recent Buys - ADM, JNJ, PG, UN

Situation on the stock markets is getting really interesting. Last year we saw a couple of corrections, like in August and September, but the market recovered really quickly close to ATH numbers. It looks like this time the dive is going to last longer, at least. We might have some wonderful buying opportunities ahead this year! In last post I wrote about selling my Baxalta (BXLT) shares. Now it was time re-allocate that money. I bought more Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Unilever (UN)

Jan 14, 2016

Recent Sale - BXLT

On Monday it was officially declared that Shire Plc (SHPG) acquires Baxalta Inc (BXLT). In $32B deal Baxalta shareholders will receive $18 per share in cash plus 0.1482 shares of Shire stock. This would give me an opportunity to become a shareholder in SHPG. The company pays semi-annual dividend and yields 0.14%. Ok, I didn't need to dig deeper. Clearly this is not my kind of stock, so the conclusion was to sell my shares in BXLT.

Jan 10, 2016

4 Recent Buys - ABT, ADM, GILD, OHI

Now I can only wish that I had waited with my buys a little bit, but on the other hand I have never even tried to time the market. Stocks go up and down, and this time they definitely went down after my purchases. This was the worst opening week ever, S&P 500 finishing with 6% decline. Anyways, the most important thing is that I increased my dividend income again by investing in some quality companies. I added to my position in Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Archer-Daniels Midland Co (ADM), Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) and
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI).

Jan 6, 2016

5 Recent Buys - RY, GIS, HCP, PG, T

What a crunchy start for 2016! We have enough frost here in the northern Europe, and on the first trading day Mr. Market decided to give a little discount on the stock prices. I wasn't against that and bought all kinds of stuff. I have added to my position in Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO), General Mills (GIS), HCP Inc (HCP), Procter & Gamble (PG), AT & T (T).


Jan 1, 2016

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2015

First of all: Happy New Year folks! 2015 is now neatly packaged and wrapped up. The year certainly delivered many nice dividend increases, but also some freezes and cuts. When we started 2015 I could not have imagined the number of sale transactions I'm going to make! All in all, I believe and hope that 2016 will be a better year!

December of 2014 was a record month for me with $140.32 income. So improving from there wasn't just a walk in a park. Well, I managed to collect more this December, but is it enough to reach the yearly goal of $2,600? Let's find out! Here are those 18 companies that paid dividend to me this December: