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


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.


This week stocks considerations - Brokerage account and Loyal3 4/5/2016

I could not pick stocks to buy last month for Loyal3. So this month I will try to invest double amount.

I think that right now lots of stocks are overpriced, so it makes really hard to choose stocks.

So this week I picked these stocks to watch and maybe purchase some shares

Brokerage account choices:

TOT, BP, GEL, F, PFE, VLO, HRB, WFC, CCL, BAC, VOD

Loyal3:

FTR, KHC, FOX, NOK

Which ones do you like?

What stocks are you looking at this week?


Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.



Saturday, April 2, 2016

Project: Dividend Stocks for Teenager March Dividends update


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

Our Teenager Portfolio is doing really good this month.

In March we didn't purchase any stocks.

March Dividends:


EMR$12.60
JNJ$9.90
SE$17.94
XOM$11.91
Total$52.35
Here is the dividends month by month:

2015janfebmaraprmayjunejulyaugsepoctnovdec
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a49.8118.728.9150.27
Total147.69
janfebmaraprmayjunejulyaugsepoctnovdec
201618.7341.0352.35
Total112.11
Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sell or not to Sell?

Okay, we all have stocks which are not doing well and stocks which are doing very well.

As I wrote before, for me it's always very hard to pull this trigger and sell my winner...

I know that lots of dividend stock investors think that we need to buy and keep stocks forever.

But observing my dividends stocks coming through ups and downs I still feel like I do need to sell my winners.

Like for example. I remember how just not long time ago my shares of KMI were $600 up and running strong. I was thinking to sell but got greedy.

Another recent example is FTR -  went down to $3 in 2014, then up to $8 in 2015 and then down to $3 and now it's up to $5 again.

I did sold some of my stocks but usually right after I sell they would go up and then I would feel like oh, yeah, I could just keep them.

So my boyfriend suggested me an interesting idea - to sell only part of my stock total, which equal to the gain and keep initial amount I invested. This way if stock would go down, I already got some earnings out, if stock would go up, I would not feel as bad as if I sold all of shares. 

I really like this idea and I might try to use it.




This week stocks considerations - Brokerage account and Loyal3

It looks like all stocks which I had previously on my list are all up, so I was looking around for more choices.

So far I am thinking:

Brokerage account choices:

HRB, PFE, AAPL, GEL. 

Loyal3:

TWX, AAPL, NOK, KHC, SBUX.

Which ones do you like?

What stocks are you looking at this week?

Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

February 2016 Dividends and Passive Income Progress


I was able to purchase shares of DEO in February and I had a post about this here.

February is usually one of the lowest dividends month for me.

Dividends received in February 2016:


AAPL$0.54
BMO$15.96
DRI$17.42
FCPT$2.20
KMI$8.66
NE$4.80
PG$17.14
RY$10.76
T$13.71
TD$12.95
YUM$0.34
Total$104.48

Which is $2.00 less than in 2015 but mostly because KMI and NE reduced their dividends.

My February 2015 dividends:

T$12.89
NE$11.06
KMI$29.45
PETS$18.07
DRI$18.70
PG$16.22
Total$106.39

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
$183.80104.48
Year to date$288.28
                                         
Additional passive income or free money from different financial institutions:


Interest:                                                          $12.32

Points AMEX                                                  $33.89
Points Discover                                              $4.28 

JC Penney                                                     $20.00
Yearly reward from TXU                                $22.82
Ebates Quarterly Earnings                            $134.60

(if you sign up through my link you will earn $10.00 reward after you do your shopping though ebates. I like online shopping, so ebates is way to go to earn extra money for online dealer seekers like me :))

My total financial passive income for the month of February was $332.39



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




Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts and progress.