Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q2 2015



July is already halfway through and the first half of the year is already history. The first half-year was on a personal level as expected, and the financial situation occurred any surprises. So now is the time to look at how I managed during the second 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, July 19, 2015

Week in Review 29/15




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, July 17, 2015

Recent Buy - Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY, TSE:RY)


On 15th July I bought 30 shares of Royal Bank of Canada (RY) at CA$76.95 per share plus commission (CA$5.00). With current quarterly dividend (CA$0.77), my last purchase 30 shares of RY increases €49.17 (CA$68.84) of expected annual net dividend income. My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$78.19 to CA$77.81 per share. I totally hold now 85 shares of RY and my yield on cost is 3.96%. You can look at my first purchase of RY here.

At today's exchange rate, this purchase will increase my portfolio projected annual net dividend income approximately to €9550.00.

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Full Disclosure: Long RY

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dividend Increase – Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)


Yesterday Kinder Morgan Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.48 to $0.49 ($1.96 annualized) per share that’s payable August 14, 2015 to holders of record July 31, 2015. This represents a 14 % increase over the second quarter 2014 dividend of $0.43 per share ($1.72 annualized) and a 2.1 % increase over for the first quarter 2015 of $0.48 per share ($1.92 annualized)

With current price $37.58 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.22%. 

Since I own 200 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $5.96.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.95 %.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long KMI

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recent Buy - ONEOK Inc. (OKE)



10th July 2015 I Bought 50 shares of OKE at $38.95 per share plus commission.


ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. The company gathers, treats, fractionates, stores, and transports natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as owns natural gas liquids gathering and distribution pipelines, natural gas liquids distribution and refined petroleum products pipelines, and terminal and storage facilities; and owns and operates interstate and intrastate regulated natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, as well as stores and distributes NGL products to petrochemical manufacturers, heating fuel users, ethanol producers, refineries, and propane distributors. It also owns and operates a parking garage in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; and leases excess office space to others. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Week in Review 28/15




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. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dividend Income - June 2015

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

Quarterly dividends received from: 

Intel Corporation (INTC) - €87.55 ($96.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - €50.86 ($56.00)
ConocoPhillips (COP) - €20.04 ($21.90)
Prosafe SE (PRS.OL) - €37.17 ($43.20) 
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - €26.59 ($30.00) 
Avance Gas Holding Ltd (AVANCE.OL) - €249.19 ($280.00)   
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - €57.00 ($64.20) 
Target Corporation (TGT) - €46.17 ($52.00)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - €15.06 ($17.00)  
Ensco plc (ESV) - €20.50 ($23.25) 
TAL International Group Inc. (TAL) - €64.02 ($72.00) 
Golar LNG (GLNG) - €90.59 ($101.25) 
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - €11.57 ($13.00)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - €90.76 ($102.00) 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Week in Review 27/15




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. 

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