Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Watch List for this Week

My watch list for this week include these stocks:

ABT - Abbott Laboratories - Healthcare is trading close to 52 weeks low at $36.96 with Analyst Price target low $44 and high $49.
Div&Yield: 2.74% for more than 15 years.

I am watching this stock for a while. I am not a big fan of pharmaceutical companies and my plan is to get rid of some in my portfolio, but this one looks fine to me to invest in.


BUD - Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV - Beverages- Brewers is back to my watch list because the price of this stock is down to $122 with Analyst price target low $121.70 and high $145.
Div&Yield: 3.97% for 7 years.

RGR - Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. Firearms and Castings trading at $64.65 right now, with Analyst Price target low $68 low and high $80. I don't like firearms much and if I pick this one, I will go with not so many stocks just for portfolio diversification.
Div&Yield: 2.17% for more than 15 years.


What stocks do you have on your watch list for this week?

Thanks for reading and please share your opinion.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Stocks I bought this week

Besides my Loyal3 May purchases this week 

I also purchased

10 shares of AAPL - Apple

21 shares of VLO - Valero Energy

As usual I like that both stocks are trading below Analysts predictions.

Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Loyal3 May Purchases


I opened my Loyal3 account in October 2015 and I keep truck of my posts here

May Purchases:

$100 - AAPL - Apple
$50 - GPS - GAP
$42 - NOK - Nokia
$30 - KSS - Kohl's
$30 - M - Macy

Total of $252.00

I will update dividends at the end of the month.

Thanks for reading!












Saturday, May 7, 2016

April 2016 Dividends and Passive Income Progress


In April I bought  20 shares of CCL - Carnival Corporation. 
I wrote about my purchase here.

Plus I purchased more stocks in my Loyal3 account. 
It was for two months (March/April).

Dividends received in April 2016:


AUY$0.88
VER$32.07
BNS$14.68
BCE$18.80
CHSP$15.25
CSAL$19.53
FCPT$3.64
GPS$0.94
GSK$77.75
KO$18.47
M$0.92
NKE$1.80
PM$11.57
STOR$0.63
UFS$14.99
WFM$3.15
WMT$1.25
WIN$4.17
Total$240.49


This is 62.6% increase comparing to April 2015.


Here 2014/2015 vs 2016:

2014JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$48.61$12.44$63.58$90.04$65.67$126.98$122.68$118.36$185.28$93.18$123.70$263.68
Year to date$1,314.20
2015JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$78.69106.39333.50150.77128.34298.21118.30122.05361.36184.44113.44316.17
Year to date$2,311.66
2016JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovNov
$183.80104.48445.07240.49
Year to date$973.84



Additional passive income or free money from different financial institutions:



Interest:                                                          $14.09
Points AMEX                                                  $38.14
Points Discover                                              $17.55
JC Penney/Palais Royal/Best Buy                 $50.00


My total financial passive income for the month of April was $360.27


At this moment my goal is to have $1k in monthly passive income from dividends and other financial institutions. 



I started tracking my passive income Summer 2014

2014 Passive income
June           $261.00
July            $209.67 
August       $235.62 
September  $212.97
October      $140.37
November  $207.05
December   $377.91

2015 Passive Income

January     $167.44
February    $279.29
March        $397.80
April          $202.48
May           $229.70
June          $368.21
July           $205.56
August       $254.16
September  $494.20
October      $231.18
November  $268.28
December   $458.46

2016 Passive Income
January     $298.49
February   $332.39
March       $500.67


Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts and progress.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Project: Dividend Stocks for Teenager April Dividends update

I wrote how we started Dividend Stocks portfolio for my daughter and keep track of our progress here.

We didn't purchase any stocks in April.

Overall portfolio gain so far is +6.5%, it would look much better if LHO would not be so lucking but hopefully it will get better soon. :)

LHO paid  $19.11 in dividends this month and it was the only one dividend stock this month.



Here is the dividends month by month:

2015janfebmaraprmayjunejulyaugsepoctnovdec
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a49.8118.728.9150.27
Total147.69
janfebmaraprmayjunejulyaugsepoctnovdec
201618.7341.0352.3519.11
Total131.22

Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Stock I bought last Friday 4/22

I posted my Watch List for last week and from 4 stocks I had on my list I picked CCL - Carnival Corporation.

Business Summary from Yahoo 
Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

CCL - Carnival Corporation yields only 2.89% but for more than 15 years and this is a well known company.

I like the fact that at this moment this stock is trading below analyst predictions.

I also was going to buy RGR, but on Friday this stock went up by 2 dollars.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Watch List for This week

I have 4 stocks on my watch list list this week.

RGR, VLO, HRB, CCL

What stocks do you have on your watch list for this week?

Thanks for reading and please share your opinion.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Loyal3 March/April Purchases and Dividends

I opened my Loyal3 account in October 2015 and I keep truck of my posts here.

I didn't buy any stocks in March but I transferred money for March.

So I bought all stocks for both months in April.

Also I increased my monthly investing amount from $200 to $250.

March/April Purchases:

$100 - FTR
$100 - FOX
$100 - DIS
$50 - M
$50 - KSS
$50 - KHC
$56 - NOK

Total of $506.00

March Dividends:


FTR$7.05
KSS$0.58
Total$7.63


April Dividends:


GPS$0.94
STOR$0.63
WMT$1.25
M0.92
Total$3.74

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

March 2016 Dividends and Passive Income Progress


In March I bought 

55 shares of HRB - H&R Block

30 shares of WFC - Wells Fargo

March was the best dividend month for me!

Dividends received in March 2016:


BBL$22.34
CNP$40.53
COP$6.08
FCPT$89.30
ESV$0.31
F$62.71
FTR$36.77
HOG$5.67
JNJ$15.35
KSS$0.58
MAT$32.89
MCD$30.79
PEP$15.77
PFE$16.09
RYAM$1.22
RYN$13.63
SE$16.44
TGT$11.44
UL$17.03
WU$10.13
Total$445.07

This is 33% increase comparing to March 2015.

Here 2014/2015 vs 2016:

2014JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$48.61$12.44$63.58$90.04$65.67$126.98$122.68$118.36$185.28$93.18$123.70$263.68
Year to date$1,314.20
2015JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$78.69106.39333.50150.77128.34298.21118.30122.05361.36184.44113.44316.17
Year to date$2,311.66
2016JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovNov
$183.80104.48445.07
Year to date$733.35
Additional passive income or free money from different financial institutions:


Interest:                                                          $17.12

Points AMEX                                                  $32.16
Points Discover                                              $1.32
KOHL'S                                                           $5.00

My total financial passive income for the month of March was $500.67

At this moment my goal is to have $1k in monthly passive income from dividends and other financial institutions. 

So this month I was 50% to my goal!


I started tracking my passive income Summer 2014

2014 Passive income
June           $261.00
July            $209.67 
August       $235.62 
September  $212.97
October      $140.37
November  $207.05
December   $377.91

2015 Passive Income

January     $167.44
February    $279.29
March        $397.80
April          $202.48
May           $229.70
June          $368.21
July           $205.56
August       $254.16
September  $494.20
October      $231.18
November  $268.28
December   $458.46

2016 Passive Income
January     $298.49
February   $332.39


Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts and progress.