Monday, December 18, 2017

Dividend Increase – Pfizer Inc. (PFE)


Today Pfizer Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.32 to $ 0.34 per share that’s payable March 1, 2018 to holders of record February 2, 2018. This represents a 6.25% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 37.22 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.65%. 

Since I own 235 shares of PFE this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 14.01.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.68%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long PFE

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Week in Review 50/17




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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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dividend Increase – AT&T Inc. (T)


Today AT&T Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.49 to $ 0.50 per share that’s payable February 1, 2018 to holders of record January 10, 2018. This represents a 2.04% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 38.14 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.24%. 

Since I own 310 shares of T this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 9.24.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.65%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long T

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Recent Buy - BCE Inc. (BCE.TO)

Yesterday December 13, I bought 25 shares of BCE Inc. at CA$ 62,79 per share plus commission.



My overall cost basis of this position increases from CA$ 58.82 to CA$ 61.21 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of BCE and my yield on cost is 4.69%. You can look at my first purchase of BCE here


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week in Review 49/17




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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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dividend Income - November 2017

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In November 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Semiannual dividend received from:

NCC AB (NCC) - € 153.47 ($ 357.58)

Quarterly dividends received from: 

AT&T Inc. (T) - € 130,25 ($ 151.90)
General Mills Inc. (GIS) - € 25.30 ($ 29.40)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - € 23.69 ($ 27.50)
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - € 31.57 ($ 37.25)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - € 21.24 ($ 25.00)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - € 101.98 ($ 120.25)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - € 24.42 ($ 28.80) 
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) - € 43.57 ($ 17.13)
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO) - € 48.92 ($ 57.58)
Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - € 15.26 ($ 18.00)
Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) - € 75.26 ($ 89.84)
HCP Inc. (HCP) - € 31.52 ($ 37.00) 
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - € 71.88 ($ 85.59)
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) - € 14.84 ($ 17.55)
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - € 87.18 ($102.70)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Week in Review 48/17




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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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Recent Buys - ENB, CAH, IPL, WBA, O



As I earlier in my weekly report briefly mentioned (Week in Review 45/17), I have opened a new brokerage account, where I will transfer a part of my current holdings and also to increase the diversification of the portfolio by new acquisitions.


Here is a short summary of the shares that I purchased there over the past few weeks:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dividend Increase – Enbridge Inc. (ENB)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of Enbridge Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.61 to CA$ 0.671 per share that’s payable March 1, 2018 to holders of record February 15, 2017. The declared dividend represents a 10 percent increase from the prior quarterly rate and the twenty-third consecutive year in which the Company has increased its common share dividend. With current price CA$ 45.75 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.87%.

Since I own 285 shares of ENB, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by CA$ 51.81.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.55%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week in Review 47/17




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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.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Week in Review 46/17




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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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week in Review 45/17




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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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dividend Increase – Inter Pipeline Ltd. (TSE:IPL)


Yesterday Inter Pipeline Ltd. announced that its board of directors has approved a 3.7 percent increase to its monthly cash dividend from CA$ 0.135 to CA$ 0.14 per share. On an annualized basis, dividends will increase by CA$ 0.06 per share from CA$ 1.62 to CA$ 1.68. Shareholders of record as of November 22, 2017 will be eligible for Inter Pipeline's new monthly dividend rate of CA$ 0.14 per share, with payment expected on or about December 15, 2017.

With current price CA$ 27.04 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.21,%. 

Since I own 325 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by CA$ 14.53.

That increase rises my YOC to 6.56%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dividend Increase – TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, NYSE: TU)


Today the Board of Directors of TELUS Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.4925 to CA$ 0.505 per share that’s payable January 2, 2018 to holders of record December 11, 2017. This represents a 5.21% increase year-over-year and 2.54% increase to the last quarter dividend. This was the fourteenth dividend increase since TELUS announcing their multi-year dividend growth program in May 2011 With current price CA$ 47.09 (Yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.29%.

Since I own 180 shares of TU, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by CA$ 6.71.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.79%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dividend Income - October 2017

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In October 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Semiannual dividend received from:

Telia Company (TELIA1) - € 308.10 ($ 357.58)
Bonava AB (BONAVA) -  € 59.55 ($ 70.85)
 
Quarterly dividends received from:

PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) - € 68.60 ($ 80.50)
Baxter International Inc. (BAX) - € 8.18 ($ 9.60
TELUS Corporation (TU) - € 60.37 ($ 70.83)
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - € 47.24 ($ 55.50
Golar LNG /GLNG) - € 6.36 ($ 7.50) 
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN.TO) - € 49.28 ($ 58.25)
Altria Group Inc. (MO) - € 97.29 ($ 115.50) 
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) - € 77.11 ($ 90.95)
Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH) - € 7.86 ($ 9.25)
W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) - € 40.04 ($ 47.24)
VEREIT Inc. (VER) - € 37.98 ($ 44.69) 
BCE Inc. (BCE.TO) - € 9.74 ($ 11.47)
Agrium Inc. (AGU) - € 18.57 ($ 21.88)
General Electric Co. (GE) - € 42.66 ($ 50.40)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) - € 45.41 ($ 53.65)
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) - € 81.90 ($ 95.61)
TD Bank Group (TD.TO) - € 71.96 ($ 84.20)


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Week in Review 44/17




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.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Recent Buy - Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO)

Yesterday November 2, I bought 30 shares of Enbridge Inc. at CA$ 48.40 per share plus commission.



My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 51.47 to CA$ 50.82 per share. I totally hold now 135 shares of ENB and my yield on cost is 4.80%. You can look at my first purchase of ENB here.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week in Review 43/17




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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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Dividend Increase – AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)


Today AbbVie announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.64 to $ 0.71 per share that’s payable Febryary 15, 2018 to holders of record January 12, 2018. This represents a 10.94% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

With current price $ 89.56 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.17%. 

Since I own 45 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 9.39.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.47% 

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Full Disclosure: Long ABBV

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Recent Buy - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT)

Yesterday October 25, I bought 50 shares of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. at $ 24.36 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 24.92 to $ 24.76 per share. I totally hold now 150 shares of SKT and my yield on cost is 5.53%. You can look at my first purchase of SKT here.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Dividend Increase – VF Corporation (VFC)


Today VF Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.42 to $ 0.46 per share that’s payable December 18, 2017 to holders of record December 8, 2017. This represents a 9.52% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

With current price $ 66.38 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.77%. 

Since I own 85 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 10.13.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.46% 

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week in Review 42/17




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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Recent Buy - Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO)

Yesterday October 20, I bought 30 shares of Enbridge Inc. at CA$ 49.98 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 52.00 to CA$ 51.47 per share. I totally hold now 105 shares of ENB and my yield on cost is 4.74%. You can look at my first purchase of ENB here.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q3 2017

The third 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 also made a comparison with last year's results. 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, October 15, 2017

Week in Review 41/17




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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)


Yesterday, 12 October Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.64 to $ 0.65 per share that’s payable November 15, 2017 to holders of record October 31, 2017. This represents a 1.56% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Maybe this increase appears to be small, but it is worth remembering that, Omega Healthcare Investors prefers to raise the dividend four times a year. The November payment in 2016 was $ 0.61 so 2017's payout represents an 6.56% increase year over year. Omega Healthcare Investors has now increased dividends for 21 consecutive quarters. With current price $ 31.41 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 8.28%. 

Since I own 185 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 5.51.

That increase rises my YOC to 7.38%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Recent Buy - CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Yesterday October 9, I bought 15 shares of CVS Health Corporation at $ 74.28 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 78.13 to $ 77.17 per share. I totally hold now 55 shares of CVS and my yield on cost is 2.59%. You can look at my first purchase of CVS here.