Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Recent Buy - Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO)

On Friday, January 27, I bought 25 shares of Emera Incorporated at CA$ 45.98 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 47.31 to CA$ 47.04 per share. I totally hold now 105 shares of EMA and my yield on cost is 4.44%. I purchased my first EMA's shares a couple of months ago, you can read my first acquisition of EMA here


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week in Review 4/17




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

Friday, January 27, 2017

Recent Buy - Unilever N.V. (UNA)

Yesterday on January 26, I Bought 30 shares of  Unilever N.V. at € 37.65 per share plus commission. 




After Unilever reported 2016 full year results yesterday, the stock price of UNA fell over 4%.

I decided to take this opportunity and pressed the purchase button.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q4 and full year 2016



A year has once again changed, and january is remain only a few days. Time goes really fast and I feel that I don't have time to do anything, what I had planned. In any case, now it is once again time to take a closer look how I managed I in 2016 and how my journey towards financial independence is developing. As I have already several times mentioned in previous articles, I don't reached my goal of 2016 dividend income and it also appears that my expenses have increased during the past year. Since this is the second year when I keep a stricter control of my spending, I  also made a comparison with last year's results. 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, January 22, 2017

Week in Review 3/17



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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Recent Buy - Target Corporation (TGT)

Yesterday on January 18, I Bought 15 shares of Target Corporation at $ 67.10 per share plus commission.




After Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook, the share price fell significantly. The Company now expects full-year 2016 Adjusted EPS of $ 5.00 to $ 5.10, compared with prior guidance of $ 5.10 to $ 5.30.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 57.45 to $ 58.75 per share. I totally hold now 115 shares of TGT and my yield on cost is 4.08%. I bought my first TGT's shares in the summer of 2014, so now it was a time to grab some more, because I think the reaction of the market was quite big.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review of the Year 2016, Goals for the year 2017




The year 2016 is behind us, so it's time to see how I reached my goals, and how my portfolio developed during the year. I will also set my goals for the 2017.

I did 27 transactions during the year, 22 purchases and five sales, I got dividends from 55 companies and distributions from two ETFs. My portfolio now includes 54 companies and two ETFs that pay dividends. Comparing to 2015: 34 transactions, 30 purchases and four sales, got dividends from 46 companies and from two ETFs. About a year ago I set my target to focus mainly on raising the proportion of low-weight companies in my portfolio.
However, this not realized because I added ten new companies in my portfolio, which in the future will hopefully pay me growing dividends. I do not have any particular objective to increase the number of companies this year, but I keep my eyes open, and if the market is favorable, I might add my portfolio diversification. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied that I added more companies to my portfolio and increased diversification during the last year.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dividend Increase – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN)


Yesterday the board of directors of  Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.1059 to $ 0.1165 per share that’s payable April 14, 2017 to holders of record March 31, 2017. This represents a 10.01% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

With current price $ 8.52 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.47%. 

Since I own 400 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 12.64.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.19

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week in Review 2/17




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

Friday, January 13, 2017

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


Yesterday Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.61 to $0.62 per share that’s payable February 15, 2017 to holders of record January 31, 2017. This represents a 1.64% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Maybe this increase appears to be small, but it is worth remembering that, Omega Healthcare Investors prefers to raise the dividend four times a year. The February payment in 2016 was $0.57 so 2017's payout represents an 8.77% increase year over year. Omega Healthcare Investors has now increased dividends for 18 consecutive quarters. With current price $32.51 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 7.63%. 

Since I own 150 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $4.47.

That increase rises my YOC to 6.90%

Click here to see my portfolio holdings.

You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Recent Buy - AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Yesterday on , January 10, I Bought 15 shares of  AbbVie Inc. at $ 63.99 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 63.14 to $ 63.54 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of ABBV and my yield on cost is 4.03%. You can look at my first purchase of ABBV here.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Week in Review 1/17




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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Recent Buy - V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Today I made my firts purchase for year 2017, I Bought 20 shares of  V.F. Corporation at $ 52.65 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 52.98 to $ 52.94 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of VFC and my yield on cost is 3.17%. You can look at my first purchase of VFC here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dividend Income - December 2016

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In December 2016 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Quarterly dividends received from: 

Intel Corporation (INTC) - € 97.80 ($ 104.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - € 56.44 ($ 60.00)
ConocoPhillips (COP) - € 7.03 ($ 7.50)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - € 44.79 ($ 48.00) 
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - € 16.74 ($ 18.00)
Unilever N.V. (AMS:UNA) - € 16.00 ($ 17.00)  
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - € 18.18 ($ 19.20) 
Magna International Inc. (MGA) - € 11.83 ($ 12.50)
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - € 60.98 ($ 64.80) 
Target Corporation (TGT) - € 56.47 ($ 60.00)
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) - € 28.32 ($ 29.60)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - € 18.05 ($ 18.80) 
Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) - € 56.12 ($ 60.00)
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - € 50.25 ($ 52.50)
V.F. Corporation (VFC) - € 10.11 ($ 10.50)
Triton International Limited Co (TRTN) - €43.05 ($ 45.00)
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) - € 15.68 ($ 16.45
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - € 28.31 ($ 29.70)

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