Sep 10, 2017

5 Recent Buys - AQN, BNS, ES, KMB, XEL

In the beginning of a new month I went shopping again. Stock market shopping that is. I bought more shares to my existing positions at Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Eversource Energy (ES), Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL). And here are the details...

Sep 2, 2017

Dividend Income - August 2017

And here we are August 2017 is finished and wrapped in a package, so it's time to see how it went. But first, let's take a look one year back. In August 2016 I was able to collect $138.42 in dividends. Once again, trying to improve from there. Since then Deere & Co (DE) and HCP Inc (HCP) have left left my portfolio. Specially HCP was an important payer back then. But, Emera Inc (EMA.TO) and Welltower Inc (HCN) have arrived to replcae those positions. In total 12 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of August 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Aug 26, 2017

3 Recent Buys - KMB, NOK, ORI

Time to update my portfolio. So, there were three updates that needed to be made. I have bought additional shares at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), Nokia Corporation (NOK.HE) and Old Republic International (ORI). Here are the details...

Aug 12, 2017

Dividend Income - July 2017

All right, another month of 2017 in the books, so it's time to see how it went. In July 2016 I was able to collect $112.83. Wow, that looks rather low number now. Definitely looking to improve from there. All companies that paid me one year back are still in my portfolio paying dividends, which is a great situation. Additionally there are two new companies compared to last year. These are Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL). In total 15 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of July 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Aug 5, 2017

6 Recent Buys - AMGN, CU, ENB, GILD, OKE, UNA

Beginning of a new month was once again busy time for me on the buying front. So, during the first days of August I have added more shares to several existing positions: Amgen Inc (AMGN), Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CU.TO), Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO), Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD), ONEOK Inc (OKE) and Unilever N.V. (UNA.AS). Here are the details...

Jul 23, 2017

2 Recent Buys - ADM, HCN

Euro currency has been strengthening against U.S. Dollar during last weeks. This is good news for me when I exchange my hard earned EUR to USD to buy some dividend stocks. So I made an exchange a bit earlier than planned, and was able to add to my existing positions in Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and Welltower Inc (HCN). Here are the details...

Jul 9, 2017

7 Recent Buys - EMA, CSCO, CVS, GIS, PG, T, UNA

First week of a new month was once again busy time for me on the buying front. I added more shares to several existing positions: Emera Inc (EMA.TO), Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO), CVS Health Corporation (CVS), General Mills Inc (GIS), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), AT&T Inc (T) and Unilever NV (UNA.AS). Here are the details...

Jul 2, 2017

Dividend Income - June 2017

And we are over halfway through the year 2017! Amazing, but let's take a look where Div Lord's dividend income stood one year back. In June 2016 I was able to collect $159.98. Since then Chevron Corp (CVX) and Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) have left my portfolio. Thus are no longer contributing to my passive income. But, Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CU.TO) has arrived to replace those positions. Not too many changes there. It was good to see that I was able to fill the gap left by CVX and NSC rather easily. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of June 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Jun 25, 2017

2 Recent Buys - O, XEL

Just a quick note about my purchases during mid June. These two investments add to my existing positions: Realty Income Corporation (O) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL). Here are the details...

Jun 10, 2017

Dividend Income - May 2017

All right, while the month of June is well underway already, let's take a look back. In May 2016 I was able to collect $134.95. Since then Deere & Co (DE), HCP Inc (HCP) and Textainer Group Holdings (TGH) have left my portfolio. Thus are no longer contributing to my passive income. But, CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Emera Inc (EMA.TO) and Welltower Inc (HCN) have arrived to replace those positions. A little bit more changes than I would like, but that's the situation this month. In total 12 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of May 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Jun 3, 2017

7 Recent Buys - AQN, BNS, GILD, KMB, MDT, ORI, WPC

Let's see what I have been buying lately. In May I added to my positions in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) and Old Republic International Corporation (ORI). In the beginning of June I bought more shares of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN.TO), The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), Medtronic plc (MDT) and W.P. Carey Inc (WPC).

May 13, 2017

5 Recent Buys - CU, ADM, EMR, KMB, MMM

So, I had a feeling that I need a new steady dividend payer in my portfolio. A payer with payment schedule during the first month of every quarter, since those months lag behind a little bit. As a result I have initiated a new position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB). Other purchases add to my existing positions in Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CU.TO), Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) and 3M Company (MMM).

May 7, 2017

Dividend Income - April 2017

All right, the month of April 2017 is finished and wrapped in a neat little packet. If you remember my April report last year, you know this is going to be a bit different kind of summary. That is because I'm going to include all my annual Nordic dividends in this report, no matter what month they actually arrive in my bank account (most will arrive in April anyway). I did the same thing last year, so this should be fully comparable. So, last year in April I managed to collect $1,230.93. I haven't sold any of those stocks that generated income back then, which is ideal situation IMO. This dividend report consists of following 22 companies:

Apr 30, 2017

3 Recent Buys - CVS, TGT, UNA

So, I continued on the buying front on the second half of April. I thought that I should report these buys before rather interesting dividend summary from April. Actually in my last purchase post there were CVS Health Corporation (CVS) and Unilever NV (UNA.AS). So is this a mistake you might ask. Well, it is not. CVS and UNA.AS are two my favorite stocks this year, and I would guess that they will see the biggest amounts of fresh capital in my portfolio. Alongside Welltower Inc (HCN), which is a new position for me this year, and possible other new position. Also Target Corporation (TGT) was on my shopping list at this time.


Apr 15, 2017

8 Recent Buys - BNS, EMA, CVS, GIS, HCN, OKE, PG, UNA

Happy Easter everybody! All right then, let's see what I have been buying from mid March till mid April. I typically make small purchases frequently, and this time is no exception. All these are additions to my existing positions: The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO), Emera Inc (EMA.TO), CVS Health Corporation (CVS), General Mills Inc (GIS), Welltower Inc (HCN), ONEOK Inc (OKE), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) and Unilever NV (UNA.AS).

Apr 9, 2017

Dividend Income - March 2017

While the second quarter of 2017 is well underway, let's see my dividend totals from March. Looking one year back, in March 2016 I managed to collect $150.30. Since then Avista Corp (AVA), Chevron Corp (CVX), Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) and Textainer Group Holdings (TGH) have left my portfolio. But, Amgen Inc (AMGN) and Canadian Utilities (CU.TO) have arrived to replace those positions. Yes, quite a lot of re-adjustment has been going on. In total 16 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of March 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Mar 7, 2017

6 Recent Buys - AGU, AQN, JNJ, KO, MDT, XEL

Well, nothing seems to stop the stock markets right now. Major U.S. indexes are making new ATHs almost on a daily basis. Certainly it's nice to see your portfolio value going only upward, but to be honest I would prefer lower stock prices. Then again, I'm not able to determine the direction of markets. So, I just keep following my strategy. I have added more shares to my existing positions in Agrium Inc (AGU.TO), Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN.TO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Medtronic plc (MDT) and Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).


Mar 1, 2017

Dividend Income - February 2017

And the second month of 2017 already finished, let's see if I have made any progress when it comes to dividend income. During February 2016 I managed to collect $115.82. Since then one stock, HCP Inc (HCP), has left my portfolio. But actually it was my biggest payer in February last year, so clearly I had some patching work to do. Fortunately it looks like the work succeeded pretty well. In total 13 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of February 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Feb 5, 2017

5 Recent Buys - AMGN, CU, GILD, MMM, UNA

Once again, start of a new month meant that I was on the buying front. I added to my positions in Amgen Inc (AMGN), Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CU.TO), Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) and 3M Company (MMM). And the Unilever N.V. (UNA.AS) purchase is actually from late January. All right, let's see the details.

Feb 2, 2017

Dividend Income - January 2017

And so the year of 2017 is well underway. First month is in the books and it's time to sum up dividend income! Looking back to January 2016, it seems like rather quiet month now. I collected only $88.42 back then. Since then only one dividend paying company (Baxalta, BXLT) has left my portfolio. Replacing that income of $1.40 definitely was not a problem. So, I'm glad to announce that I was able to pull together a significant improvement over last year, and that January 2016 was most likely my last sub-$100 month. In total 13 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of January 2016 and 2017 dividends:

Jan 29, 2017

3 Recent Buys - ADM, ES, UNA

Hi folks. Here are my buys from late January. Traditionally I don't have too much cash available at this time of a month, so 3 mini buys I could say. I have added more shares to my existing positions in Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Eversource Energy (ES) and Unilever N.V. (UNA.AS). All right, let's see the details:

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: