Friday, February 23, 2018

Recent Buy - The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

It has only been a few weeks since my last purchase, but for whatever reason, it feels like it has actually been a lot longer (like months rather than weeks).  In any event, today I initiated a new position in Procter and Gamble - it was only a matter of time.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Recent Buy - Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Who would have guessed that after a month of purchasing Kimco (KIM) at $17.70 a share, I would have the opportunity only a month later to add to my position at a 17% within 31 days time.  At this recent price, KIM is now yielding over 7.6% with a comfortable FFO/Payout ratio.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 January Dividend Summary

Bam! Just like that and the first month of the year 2018 has come to a close.  My wife and I just got back from a cruise to the eastern Caribbean and quite enjoyed the experience and the time away certainly contributed to the month of January feeling as if it just flew by.  The YoY change in dividend income amounted to a 86.4% increase. Without further ado, I present the monthly dividend summary for January below:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Recent Buy - The Southern Company (SO)

Yesterday, I added to my position in SO.  The share price has been trading roughly 7% below my cost basis and is now yielding > 5% with sound metrics to back it up.  Of course, it is widely understood that it is speculation concerning interest rates that has weighed heavily on the stock price and thus forcing the yield higher to compete with what Wall St. is expecting to be higher bond yields in the not too distant future.  I comfortable moving against the grain. Here the details of the purchase:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2017 December Dividend Summary

Happy New Year!

Each year, December typically brings in the largest sum of dividend income and this year was no exception.  Total dividends in December amounted to $1,397, representing an 8.9% increase over the same period last year. See below for a summary of the monthly dividend income:

Friday, January 5, 2018

Recent Buy - Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM)

Just 4 days into 2018 and I've made my first purchase for the year.  I increased my relatively small position in KIM by 40 shares.  Further details of the company and the purchase can be seen below.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Recent Buy - International Business Machines (IBM)

Recently, I decided add to my position in IBM.  The stock currently trades near my cost basis and I still believe the risk/reward profile of the franchise is still compelling. Here the details of the purchase: