Sunday, May 25, 2014

Week in Review 21/14

Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Dividends from My Portfolio Holdings:

  • On May 19 I received a dividend of € 39.98 from Kinder Morgan Inc.
  • On May 19 I received a dividend of € 72.12 from Tele2 AB.

Dividend income reported after the deduction of taxes. I have also updated my Monthly Dividend sheet.

Transactions of My Portfolio:

  • On May 15, 2014 I bought 325 shares of American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (More here)

News from My Portfolio Holdings:

Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.: Annual General Meeting May 19, 2014 (More here)

  • The AGM approved the Board of Director’s resolution that a dividend of up to EUR 1.00 per share (or the Swedish Krona equivalent per Swedish Depository Receipt) shall be paid in cash in quarterly instalments.
  • The first instalment of EUR 0.25 per share will be paid following the AGM, with last day of trading including dividend right on 19 May 2014 and expected payment date on 27 May 2014.
  • Further, the Board was given a mandate to decide the timing and size of the subsequent quarterly payments which will be announced in connection with the quarterly results announcements. The Board does not intend to make any dividend payment during Q3. 

NCC AB: May 22, 2014 (More here)

  • NCC has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to expand the Svealandbanan railway line with double tracks on the Strängnäs–Härad section. The order is worth SEK 975 million. 

Articles that caught my attention:    

I wish everyone a nice next week.


  1. What type of withholding taxes do you get dinged with holding foreign stocks where you live? Also can you cailm the withheld amount on your taxes toward your income?

    Also good article list as I have read most of them already and will go through the rest now!

    1. Hi AG
      Withholding tax I pay usually 15% of the dividends paid by foreign companies, it depends on the company's home country. Capital and income taxes in Finland are taxed separately. The total tax on capital gains is 30%, but the dividend income tax is 25.5%.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. It's always great receiving payment in a passive manner. Foreign stocks can be a pain sometimes with taxes and withholding etc. I used to own TOT a while back and every time I got that dividend payment I was automatically dinged. Still it was yielding close to 5% at the time and was a great stock to own so can't complain. Just have to watch out for those juicy foreign dividend yields as you won't get that full amount.

  3. Hi Dividend Hawk, nice purchase of those ARCP shares. Solid piece of passive income :)