Friday, April 28, 2017

Recent Buy - Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO)

On Wednesday, April 26, I bought 25 shares of Emera Incorporated at CA$ 47.53 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position increases from CA$ 47.04 to CA$ 47.18 per share. I totally hold now 130 shares of EMA and my yield on cost is 4.43%. I purchased my first EMA's shares end of October 2016, you can read more about it here


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dividend Increase – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


Today the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.80 to $0.84 per share that’s payable June 13, 2017 to holders of record May 30, 2017. This represents a 5.0% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $123.58 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.72%. 

"In recognition of our 2016 results, strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend for the 55th consecutive year," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Since I own 60 shares of JNJ, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $7.15.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.44%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week in Review 16/17





Welcome and thanks for reading!
In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dividend Increase - Unilever N.V.


Today the Board of Directors of Unilever announced a quarterly dividend increase of from 0.3201 to 0.3585 per share that’s payable June 7, 2017 to holders of record May  5, 2017. This represents a 11.99% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price 48.11 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.98%. 

Since I own 80 shares, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by 9.15.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.02%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Recent Buy - CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

On Tuesday, April 18, I doubled my holdings of CVS Health Corporation and bought 13 shares at $ 77,90 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 77.88 to $ 78.08 per share. I totally hold now 26 shares of CVS and my yield on cost is 2.56%. You can look at my first purchase of CVS here.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q1 2017



The first quarter has already passed and it is time to look at how it went and how I managed in my saving goals and how my journey towards financial independence is progressing. Since this is the third year when I keep a stricter control of my spending, I continued to make a small comparison with last year's results also. As I mentioned in my first income / expenditure report, I will make a summary on a quarterly basis, because my months in the case of income are very different. This will give me a better view of the overall situation and hopefully will inspire some of my blog readers.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week in Review 15/17




Welcome and thanks for reading!
In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.