Hello folks! It's been a while. I have made one buy since last post
which I will reveal here, but most importantly let's see how my
portfolio looks like in the mid March of 2016. First, the total value of my
direct stock investments: $61,001 with an average yield of 3,98%.
Again no currency conversions, so the total value consists of EUR, USD
and CAD investments. I try to ignore currency fluctuations when I
monitor my progress. But as we know EUR is stronger than USD and USD is
stronger than CAD. So if you think about the total value as USD, that
gives rather good image.
Looks like the stock market is calming down after wild swings in January and February. S&P 500 is heading back towards numbers beginning with 2. In fact it sits now at 1999.99. Of course all this calming down could be over next week. Anyways, I have made several purchases again. I have added more shares to my positions in Agrium Inc (AGU.TO), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Rogers Communications Inc (RCI.B.TO), General Mills Inc (GIS) and Medtronic plc (MDT).
It's time to report February 2016 dividends! In December dark shadow descended upon this month's income, when Kinder Morgan (KMI) announced 75% dividend cut. I didn't stay at the company to collect the reduced dividend, but sold all my shares. In fact last year KMI was my biggest dividend payer in the months of Feb, May, Aug and Nov! In February 2015 I was able to collect $85.15 and KMI's portion was remarkable at $15.75. So, now that dividend is wiped off the table, let's see how I managed to replace it. Here are those 11 companies that paid dividend to me this February: