Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dividend Income: May 2015

Yet another month has passed by, and it is the time to look at my dividend income for May 2015.

Here is my dividend income for May 2015:

  • Gjensidige Forsikring ASA (GJFO) 383.5 NOK = $51.19
  • AT&T inc (T) $37.60
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) $18.15
  • Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) $25.44
  • Realty Income Corp. (O) $8.72
  • HCP Inc. (HCP) $35.60
  • Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) $8.33

Total: $185.03

Recap May 2015:

I did buy some more HCP Inc, few weeks after my first purchase. I was going to make a post about it but then it just got forgotten and later I did not bother anymore. I currently own total of 63 shares of HCP Inc. 

Did not make any more buys after that, I just have been saving some cash. And thinking on what, when and how much. It has been a bumpy ride on the stock markets recently so I have just been standing on the sidelines and waiting for something to happen. 

Stocks that has gotten my interest. 

I'm following various different stocks, ETF:s, funds etc. Here is currently my top picks for my next buy.

  • Chevron corp (CVX)
  • Exxon Mobil corp (XOM)
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A or B)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
  • Toronto-Domination Bank (TD)
  • Intel Corp (INTC)
  • Plains All American (PAA)
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)
  • National Grind Plc (NGG)
  • Global X Funds (SDIV)
  • General Electric Company (GE)
  • Blackstone Group LP (BX)
  • Mizuho Financial Group (MFG)
  • Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

There is a few, I do follow like 100 other stocks. But these are the ones that I have found to be most interesting at the moment. There is few popular companies here and some of them are maybe less known. Feel free to give your opinion! What would you buy ? Pick something on the list or maybe you know a better one?

Anyway happy dividend hunting!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Dividend Income: April 2015

Here is my Dividend Income for April 2015.

  • Nike Inc. (NKE) $5.32
  • The Coca-Cola Company (KO) $26.40
  • Laclede Group Inc (LG) $21.62
  • UPM-Kymmene Corporation (UPM1V) $90.72
  • Fortum Oyj (FUM1V) $400.14
  • Realty Income Corp. (O) $8.72
  • W.P. Carey Inc (WPC) $23.91

Total: $576.73

Both Fortum and UPM payed their full year dividends on April, that's why the big numbers. And Fortum is the biggest investment in my current portfolio.  

Other things that happened on April. I sold my position on Nike Inc. And purchased HCP and PSEC.
I have some money left on my brokerage account and I get my paycheck in few weeks. But I do not know when I will make my next purchase. Since I feel that I should gather some cash and wait for some good buying opportunities. This would help me save few dollars on buying fees. As I have recently announced that I'm Currently working on an "Efficiently Program". I'm also thinking of selling my car and buying a little bit cheaper car to get around.  This Is because of many different factors and I'm going to do a post about this.

I have also calculated that I may not be able to reach my goals for this years dividend income. There is also many factors in play on this one. One is weaker Euro, since good junk of my portfolio is in Euro. Second is that I have around 1 month in this year that I don't get payed. This Includes 3 weeks of unemployment and 1 week of no pay holiday. I did get around €500 of "unemployment money" from the Union but I'm still down around €1500. 

But on the bright side I did get that new job. So let's not whine more about little things.

Anyway I feel good about this month and looking forward trying to catch that dividend goal. 

Thanks for reading!