9 March 2017 – CAFD, TGT, F, HRB, NCV, BKCC, MSFT

Today’s Purchases

CAFD  –  1  @  $12.53 
TGT  –  1  @  $54.88
F  –  1  @  $12.51
HRB  –  1  @  $24.10  *  New Position
NCV  –  1  @  $6.99 
BKCC  –  1  @  $7.45

Today’s Dividend Received  ~  $6.24

MSFT  –   $6.24

Stock Purchase & Dividend Increased, adding  $5.12  forward year-end dividends cash flow.
Projected Year-End Total Dividend:  $3,805.88
Increased From Previous Year:  +44.96%


 

22 February 2017 – BKCC, BUD, SJR, DBD

Today’s Purchases

BKCC  –  1  @  $7.74
BUD  –  1  @  $108.19
SJR  –  102  @  $21.56  Total:  $2199.12

Stock Purchase & Dividend Increased, adding  $85.60  forward year-end dividends cash flow.
Projected Year-End Total Dividend:  $3,658.62
Increased From Previous Year:  +39.35%


Sold all my position in DBD; 73 Shares, which reduced my forward year-end by -$15.84.

Used the proceeds to purchased 102 Shares of SJR, which  increased my forward year-end by $81.60

6 February 2017 – BKCC, GIS, ETR

Today’s Purchases

BKCC  –  1  @  $7.42
GIS   –  1  @  $61.72 
ETR  –  1  @  $71.86   * New Position

Stock Purchases, adding  $5.76  forward year-end dividends cash flow.
Projected Year-End Total Dividend:  $3,399.63
Increased From Previous Year:  29.49%


Yesterday I learned a valuable lesson. Never assume all mail, is junk mail. While cleaning out a pile of unopened envelope; I stumbled upon a check from Chase. Generally, when I see mail from major banks, I assume it’s junk mail.  When I opened the envelope, I was surprised to find out it was a check written from Chase, that it was back pay from some interest they may have charged me during my deployment in Afghanistan over five years ago. The check was dated last May 2016. Almost a year ago!

To my surprise was the amount on it. $2,883! It was like stumbling upon buried treasure! As soon I called Customer Service to verify if it’s still valid, I went ahead deposited it for a rainy day.

 

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.