Buying stocks when general market is at ATH level is not the most pleasant thing, but what can you do. Britain leaving the EU wasn't enough to stop equities marching higher and higher, even though analysts thought that it would bring a lot of uncertainty and volatility. You could also interpret that as lower stock prices. Well, none of that has really materialized so far. I have added more shares to my existing positions in Amgen Inc (AMGN), CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Unilever NV (UNA.AS).
Opening a new position doesn't occur frequently for me nowadays. But now I have such an event to report since I have bought two shares of CVS Health Corporation (CVS). Additionally I have purchased two more shares of Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO). Here are the details:
The month of June is in the books now, which means we are halfway through the year. Amazing, but let's see how my dividend income unfolded. Once again the goal was to crush last year's numbers. Those numbers show $119,56 for the June of 2015. There were two relatively high yielding companies Avista (AVA) and ConocoPhillips (COP) bringing in about $20. Those companies no longer exist in my portfolio, so the challenge was to replace that income. 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of June 2015 and 2016 dividends:
Has anyone heard of "Brexit"-referendum? HAHA! I guess you have. Unfortunately I didn't have cash ready on my brokerage account when that unexpected result came. Markets all over the world took a nice little nosedive. I knew that my cash will be ready about a week after referendum. I thought that it will be quite enough to take advantage of the market collapse. And totally wrong I was.