30 January 2017 – NAVI, AES, GILD, CPB

Today’s Purchases

NAVI –  1  @  $14.85
AES  –  1  @  $11.18
GILD  –  1  @  $71.04 

Today’s Dividend Received  ~  $0.35

CPB  –  $0.35  ~  +12.09% increase from last quarter.

Adding  $3.04  forward year-end dividends cash flow.
Projected Year-End Total Dividend:  $3,352.84
Increased From Previous Year:  27.47%


This morning the market was rather red, according to this nifty tool I use for data visualization for the market from FinViz.com 

One of the backlash was the news that our newly elected President Donald Trump has imposed a travel ban on seven countries with supposed ties to terrorist group. This has chaos the market to be in a bit of a panic of the uncertainty that lies ahead of this administration.

Added a couple more position to lower my cost basis on several companies, but I’m expecting some more red days ahead. The effect has already taken notice by travel companies and airline services. Airlines has been up in the last year or so, and I’m hoping to grab some at a discount prices.

28 January 2017 – BNS, SYY

Today’s Dividend Received  ~  $35.59

BNS  –  $29.32  ~  +1.91% increase from last quarter.
SYY  –  $6.27  ~  +6.45%  increase from last quarter.

Adding  $3.72  per year forward dividends cash flow, due to increased dividend payout.
Projected Year-End Total Dividend:  $3,350.44
Increased From Previous Year:  +27.61%


One of my favorite thing to waking up to is getting emails notification from my brokerage account that “Dividend Received“. To me, this is the epitome of passive income. No effort whatsoever besides buying stocks years ago, and reaping the rewards quarterly.

27 January 2017

Today’s Purchases

TROW  –  1  @  $68.51
BKCC  –  1  @  $7.31
CL  –  8  @  $63.63 per share  ~ Total:  $509.12
AES  –  3  @  $11.30 per share ~ Total:  $33.92  * New Position

Adding  $21.13  per year forward dividends cash flow.
Projected Year-End Total Dividend:  $3,346.72
Increased From Previous Year:  27.47%


Today was earnings calls for CL (Colgate-Palmolive Company). This was one my company I’ve been eying for awhile since last year. At it’s highest point it was trading at $75.27 on September 6, 2016. Originally purchases back sometime back in 2015, but during it’s run up, I didn’t want to add to my position. Received at alert on my Tradeking account that the stock has plunged over -5% this morning, I didn’t want to miss an opportunity here to lower my cost basis which was already heading south.

CL is one of those boring companies you don’t often hear about much on the financial news outlet. It’s not exciting like the Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc. However it is a consumer stable, something I like to have as a core foundation to my portfolio.

They also produce several well known consumer product such as Colgate (Toothpaste), Irish Spring (soap/bodywash), Palmolive (dish detergent), Softsoap (hand soap), and Tom’s of Maine. That’s right, Tom’s of Maine; the popular consumer product associated with natural-ingredient, personal care product.

Hello World! – TROW, NAVI, UL, ORCL, GE

Today’s Purchases

TROW  –  1  @  $69.89  * New Position
NAVI  –  1  @  $15.40
UL  –  1  @  $40.45

Today’s Dividends Received  ~  $8.01

ORCL  –  $0.90
GE  –  $7.20


We’ll I finally did it! Pulled the trigger to finally decided to start blogging. It only took me 26 days after my 2017 New Year resolution to finally start.Almost another day of procrastination would have gone by.  However, I haven’t broke my commitment of buying at least stock a day. One of the reasons I started this blog, was to keep myself accountable and discipline in tracking my stock purchases. Also, I figured it would be a fun way to share my daily thoughts on everyday life.

Again; the goal is to share my Financial Independence journey with you guys, and hopefully share some insights about life.

Past Purchases

25 January 2017

NAVI  –  1  @  $15.67  * New Position
BKCC  –  1  @  $7.28
ABT  –  1 @  39.74

24 January 2017

ABBV  –  1  @  $59.70
F  –  1  @  $12.27
AZN  –  1  @  $26.94

20 January 2017

MMT  –  1  @  $6.04
AZN  –  1  @  $27.06  * New Position
BMY  –  11  @  $547.69

19 January 2017

TGT  –  1  @  $65.2
SNY  –  1  @  $40.11

18 January 2017

TGT  –  1  @  $67.58  * New Position
M  –  1  @  $28.96

17 January 2017

MMT  –  1  @  $6.03
BKCC  –  1  @  $7.28
VNM  –  1 @  $13.45

13 January 2017

MMT  –  1  @  $6.08
BKCC  –  1  @  $7.37
MDT  –  1  @  $74.94  * New Position

12 January 2017

M  –  1  @  $29.78
GILD  –  1  @  $73.41
HCP  –  34  @  $1,026.65

11 January 2017

GILD  –  1  @  $74.74
MMT  –  1  @  $6.08
CHT  –  1  @  $31.50

10 January 2017

ORCL  –  1  @  $38.77
UL  –  1  @  $41.02
GILD  –  1  @  $75.04

9 January 2017

TSO  –  1  @  $81.66
OHI  –  20  @  $659.75

6 January 2017

CHT  –  1  @  $31.80  *  New Position
SNY  –  1  @  $40.39  *  New Position
VNM  –  1  @  $13.55  * New Position
GIS  –  1  @  $61.46

5 January 2017

ORCL  –  1  @  $38.48
ABT  –  1  @  $39.05  * New Position
GILD  –  1  @  $76.20
MYL  –  1  @  $39.19
M  –  1  @  $30.98

4 January 2017

TSO  –  1  @  $86.01
MMT  –  1  @  $6.07
SAND  –  1  @  $4.13

3 January 2017

GIS  –  1  @  $61.49