Thursday, December 31, 2015

Recent Buy - Agrium Inc. (AGU)



28th December 2015 I Bought 25 shares of Agrium Inc. at $ 91.51 per share plus commission.


Agrium Inc. (Agrium), incorporated on December 21, 1992, is a Canada-based producer and marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. Agrium is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company operates through its two business units: Retail and Wholesale. Agrium Wholesale owns 16 production facilities in North and South America across the nitrogen, potash and phosphate spectrum; two mines; and a distribution and storage network throughout North America and internationally through Agrium Europe. Agrium Retail operates 57 terminals, 8 plants and 18 distribution centers in North and South America, as well as Australia. The company was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium Inc. in 1995. Agrium Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Recent Sell - Golar LNG Ltd. (GLNG)



23 December 2015 I Sold 75 shares of GLNG at $15.50 per share minus commission.


Golar LNG Limited, a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, engages in the transportation, regasification, liquefaction, and trading of LNG. The company operates in three segments: Vessel Operations, LNG Trading, and FLNG. It is involved in the acquisition, ownership, operation, and chartering of LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units (FSRUs); and the development of LNG projects. As of August 18, 2015, the company, together with the fleet held by Golar LNG Partner LP, owned and managed 26 LNG carriers and FSRUs. Golar LNG Limited was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. (Yahoo Finance)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Week in Review 52/15




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.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Summary of Dividend Cuts



Christmas Eve, Christmas Ham and Mulled Wine! What could be a more appropriate moment to go through the notified dividend cuts of my portfolio holdings during this year. 


At the moment, my portfolio contains 47 shares from different companies, of which 5 have announced dividend cuts or temporary interruption of the dividend payments. Moreover, if commodity prices remain at that level for a long time, for me, it shouldn't be a big surprise if some other in my portfolio companies, announces the same things.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week in Review 51/15




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.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dividend Increase – AT&T Inc. (T)


Yesterday AT&T Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.47 to $0.48 per share that’s payable February 1, 2016 to holders of record January 8, 2016. This represents a 2.1% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $33.60 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.71%. 

Since I own 310 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $9.24.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.42%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Recent Buy - Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD, TSE:TD)

14th December 2015 I added 35 shares of Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) at CA$52.87 per share plus commission (CA$5.00).



My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$53.98 to CA$53.76 per share. I totally hold now 155 shares of TD and my yield on cost is 3.79%. You can look at my first purchase of TD here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dividend Increase – Pfizer Inc. (PFE)




The board of directors of Pfizer Inc. yesterday announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.28 to $0.30 per share that’s payable March 2, 2016 to holders of record February 5, 2016. This represents a 7.14% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

The first-quarter 2016 cash dividend will be the 309th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

With current price $32.18 (yesterday close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.73%. 

Since I own 200 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $11.92.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.19%

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week in Review 50/15




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.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Week in Review 49/15




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.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dividend Income - November 2015

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In November 2015 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Quarterly dividends received from:

AT&T Inc. (T) - €132.58 ($145.70)
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - €28.54 ($30.75)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - €95.34 ($102.00)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - €52.40 ($56.00)
The Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) - €53.72 ($57.50
Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - €15.50 ($16.50)
HCP Inc. (HCP) - €53.08 ($56.50)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - €47.57 ($50.50
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - €139.27 ($149.50)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week in Review 48/15




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.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Week in Review 47/15




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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dividend Increase – Intel Corporation (INTC)


Today Intel announced  that its board of directors has approved an increase in its cash dividend to 1.04 cents-per-share on an annual basis, a 8-cent increase, beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2016. This is a 8.33% increase from the prior dividend of $0.96. With current price $33.24 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.13%.

Since I own 400 shares, this will increase my yearly net dividends by $23.84.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.63%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Week in Review 46/15




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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dividend Increase – McDonald's Corp. (MCD)


Yesterday McDonald's announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.85 to $0.89 per share that’s payable December 15, 2015 to holders of record December 1, 2015. This represents a 4.71% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

McDonald's has raised its dividend each and every year since paying its first dividend in 1976. With current price $112.93 (yesterday close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.15%. 

Since I own 20 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $2.38.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.77%

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Recent Buy - Inter Pipeline Ltd. (TSE:IPL)

6th November 2015 I bought 100 shares of Inter Pipeline Ltd at CA$ 24.62 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$27.57 to CA$26.12 per share. I totally hold now 200 shares of IPL and my yield on cost is 5.97%. You can look at my first purchase of IPL here.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Week in Review 45/15




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.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Dividend Increase – Inter Pipeline Ltd. (TSE:IPL)




5th November Inter Pipeline Ltd. announced that its board of directors has approved a six percent increase to its monthly cash dividend from CA$0.1225 to CA$0.13 per share. On an annualized basis, dividends will increase by CA$0.09 per share from CA$1.47 to CA$1.56. Shareholders of record as of November 23, 2015 will be eligible for Inter Pipeline's new monthly dividend rate of CA$0.13 per share, with payment expected on or about December 15, 2015.

With current price CA$25.32 (friday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.16,%. 

Since I own 100 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by CA$6.71.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.66%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Dividend Increase – The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)



Yesterday The Kraft Heinz Company announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.55 to $0.575 per share that’s payable November 20, 2015 to holders of record November 16, 2015. This represents a 4.54% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $75.82 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.03,%. 

Since I own 100 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $7.45.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.24%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dividend Increase – TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, NYSE: TU)


Today the Board of Directors of TELUS Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$0.42 to CA$0.44 ($1,.76 annualized) per share that’s payable January 4, 2016 to holders of record December 11, 2015. This represents a 10% increase year-over-year and 4.76% increase to the last quarter dividend.

With current price CA$42.90 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.10%. 

Since I own 150 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by CA$8.94.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.02 %.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long TU

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dividend Income - October 2015

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In October 2015 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Semiannual dividend received from:

NCC AB (NCC-B) - €191.02 ($210.78)
 
Quarterly dividends received from:

PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) - €62.81 ($70.25)
Baxter International Inc. (BAX) - €6.16 ($6.90) 
Baxalta Incorporated (BXLT) - €3.75 ($4.20)
TELUS Corporation (TU) - €42.38 ($47.44)
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - €44.13 ($49.50)
Altria Group Inc. (MO) - €87.49 ($98.88) 
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) - €76.22 ($86.70)
W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) - €25.17 ($28.65) 
VEREIT Inc. (VER) - €39.36 ($44.69)
General Electric Co. (GE) - €37.43 ($41.40)
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) - €65.35 ($71.28)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO) - €42.52 ($46.08)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Week in Review 44/15




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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Recent Buy - HCP Inc. (HCP)

28th October 2015 I Bought 55 shares of HCP at $37.90 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $41.18 to $39.43 per share. I totally hold now 100 shares of HCP and my yield on cost is 5.73%. You can look at my first purchase of HCP here.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Week in Review 43/15




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.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dividend Increase – ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)


Wednesday, October 21 ONEOK, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.605 to $0.615 ($2.46 annualized) per share that’s payable November 13, 2015 to holders of record November 2, 2015. This represents a 1.65 % increase to regular quarterly dividends.

With current price $37.40 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.58%. 

Since I own 50 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $1.49.

That increase rises my YOC to 6.3 %.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long OKE

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dividend Increase – Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)


Yesterday Kinder Morgan Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.49 to $0.51 ($2.04 annualized) per share that’s payable November 13, 2015 to holders of record November 2, 2015. This represents a 15.9 % increase over the second quarter 2014 dividend of $0.44 per share ($1.76 annualized) and a 4.08 % increase over for the second 2015 of $0.49 per share ($1.96 annualized)

With current price $31.42 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.49%. 

Since I own 200 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $11.92.

That increase rises my YOC to 6.19 %.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long KMI

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q3 2015

October has passed already more than half, and 2015 is left only a few months. This year has so far been very lucrative for me, including a few nice surprises in the form of additional dividends. So now is the time to look at how I managed during the third quarter, and how my journey towards financial independence is progressing. As I mentioned in my first income / expenditure report, I will make a summary on a quarterly basis, because my months in the case of income are very different. This will give me a better view of the overall situation and hopefully will inspire some of my blog readers.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week in Review 42/15




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.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)




Yesterday Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.55 to $0.56 ($2.24 annualized) per share that’s payable November 16, 2015 to holders of record November 2, 2015. That's a 1.82% increase from the previous rate but a 7.70% increase year over year.

With current price $35.57 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.30%. 

Since I own 100 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $2.98.

That increase rises my YOC to 6.15 %.

Click here to see my portfolio holdings.

You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long OHI

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