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These are my buys for April + May 2019

So its a double whammy buy post for your reading pleasure!

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I made one regular buy in April, I added a Dividend Aristocrat to my portfolio who has been on quite some radars of fellow DGI bloggers:

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On the 15th of April I initiated a position with 14 shares @ $53,89.

In The Netherlands, April is the month where your employer pays your “Holiday allowance”. In my case I discussed with my wife if we should add some more fuel to our FIRE and she said yes! So that means that I could double my buying power in May (and actually I also already used my budget for June since I was on a buying a spree).

On the 8th of May I Initiated a position in another well known company, 3M. I bought 4 shares @ $179,90.

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I really went on a buying spree on the 23d of May since I bought three different shares including one new  one!

I bought and expanded my position with 14 shares Legget & Platt (LEG) @ $36,97.

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I bought and expanded my position with 10 shares Iron Mountain (IRM) @ $31,76.

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And last but not least I opened up one new position with 10 shares of CVS @ $52,75.

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BAM! There you have it, I wielded some nice capital to buy (what I  believe to be) some mighty fine investments which will provide me and my family with increasing income for many years to come (well except CVS for a while).

My new forward income is now 822,27 post-tax. Dang people, the infamous €1000 mark is in my sights!

 

 

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April 2019 dividend report

Another full month has passed and all I have to show you guys is my April dividend report. Life continues to thwart my plans (I let it though :)) with regard to more regular updates on this page. Juggling a family with two small kids and a high performance job takes a lot of energy which leaves less for this blog.

That doesn’t mean that I have been sitting on  the sidelines regarding dividends and new buys! I’ll leave the buys for my next post (I’ll combine my April and May buys) and as a teaser for that I will say that I made five buys, three of which were new positions!

Here are my results for April, no less then 10 companies payed me a dividend, including the annual from AD.

Ticker Amount (€)
PPL 7.19
IRM 17.6
KMB 3.89
PEP 3.50
AD 10.79
HASI 3.79
LEG 4.58
CAH 5.01
O 3.90
CSCO 2.65
€62.90

Here are the visuals:

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Working towards my goal of €650,- in received dividends this year:

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Still on target after 4 months into the year.

Total dividend 2019: €240,28
Total dividend received ever: €674,32

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

April 2018€20,70
April  2019: €62,90

Thats another awesome increase of 303,86% compared to last year! As always my results are converted from their base currency to euro and are post-tax.

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?

 

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March 2019 dividend report

Another month has passed in a flash, amazing to see how fast time goes by. Ofcourse having an extremely busy month helps too 🙂 Between juggling a family with two kids, a trip to CloudFest in Germany and stress at work it is calming to see my money working for me in the stock market.

I (well technically my advisor) completed my taxes last week and its great to see an extra amount heading our way (we always pay the full amount on our mortgage so we get back once a year). So part of that money will most likely be used to invest some extra money in the stock market and / or paying off our mortgage.

On to the results for March:

No less then 11 companies payed me this month and (spoiler alert!) it has been another record breaking month!

Ticker Amount (€)
INTC 1.88
PFE 7.26
UN 13.29
IBM 5.93
ADM 10.53
PRU 3
ORI 10.04
O 3.89
ED 4.44
VFC 2.29
QCOM 8.9
€71.45

Un-freaking-believable! Not only did I break my previous record of 54,68; I totally skipped the €60 range and went straight into €70 territory!

Here are the visuals:

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Working towards my goal of €650,- in received dividends this year:

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So a quarter in the year and over a quarter of the way towards my end goal. Not too shabby if I may say so myself. 🙂

Total dividend 2019: €177,38
Total dividend received ever: €611,42

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

March 2018€17,66
March 2019: €71,45

Thats another awesome increase of 404,86% compared to last year! As always my results are converted from their base currency to euro and are post-tax.

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?

 

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These are my buys for February and March

Yes! I still managed to squeeze this post in March. It has been extremely busy on my end, both personal and professional. Juggling a four year old with a five month old baby requires a lot of energy. Energy which is somewhat in less supply due to a high performance job and sleep deprivation due to previously mentioned family members. 🙂

I just got back from 4 days at a Cloud Conference in Germany,  interesting but also draining and I’m glad to be home again to spend some extra quality time.

Thankfully my money is working for me 24/7 without any energy from me except watching my portfolio and making the right buys. I didn’t post about my buy last month so this post is a combination of both the previous and the current month.

On the 11th of February I expanded my position in ADM with 22 shares @ $41,97.

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On the 28th of February (technically almost March) I expanded another position by adding 13 shares of Qualcomm @ $52,90.

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With the change I had left I bought 1 more share of AT & T @ $31.

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So there you have it, I did not initiate a new position but rather expanded existing ones. I’m pretty happy with my buys but excited about your opinion as well. Care to comment?

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February 2019 dividend report

Another month has passed, where the heck does time go? One moment its monday morning and the next its a week later. I haven’t even placed my post for my February buy! I’ll combine that on with my buy from this month since that one is already done  as well 🙂

In any case, here are my results of the second month of the first quarter.

No less then 8 companies paid me in the past month:

Ticker Amount (€)
T 12.10
GIS 3.63
TXN 5.79
ABBV 16.94
OHI 6.45
PG 4.32
HRL 1.57
O 3.88
€54.68

The €50+ euro streak continues and will likely not stop anymore if my calculations are correct! 🙂 Next to this I can also report that this is my new personal record for dividend received! It’s amazing to see what results you can achieve with continous investments, reinvesting the dividends and ofcourse the dividend increases. The trifecta is in full effect!

Here are the visuals:

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Working towards my goal of €650,- in received dividends this year:

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So far we’re still on schedule for this year with some well placed buys before ex-dividend date.

Total dividend 2019: €105,93
Total dividend received ever: €539,97

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

February 2018€19,17
February 2019: €52,21

Thats another awesome increase of 285,24% compared to last year! As always my results are converted from their base currency to euro and are post-tax.

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?

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January 2019 dividend report

The new year started of with a bang and the first month has flown by. As you may have read in my previous post, I started the year with a nice deployment of capital. Initiating positions in the financial sector I added some more balance to my portfolio. Next to spending money, I also received money in the form of sweet dividends.

No less then 10 companies paid me in the past month, including newcomer Legget & Platt (LEG).

Ticker Amount (€)
PPL 7.03
IRM 17.32
KMB 3.73
PEP 3.44
DIS 1.3
HASI 3.66
LEG 4.52
CAH 4.96
O 3.79
CSCO 2.46
€52,21

Ladies and gentlemen, I broke the €50 mark for the first time! That is so friggin’ awesome! Bonuspoints for you if you know from which movie the following screenshot is from:

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My dividend visuals look more and more appealing:

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And I’m actively working towards my new dividend goal for 2019 (€650):

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Total dividend 2019: €52,21
Total dividend received ever: €485,29

And now….the big moment, my YoY-comparison!

January 2018€8,92
January 2019: €52,21

Thats another amazing increase of 585,31% compared to last year! As always my results are converted from their base currency to euro and are post-tax.

I’ll be off binge-commenting on your blogs now, I would love to hear your thoughts on your month (or mine)?

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These are my buys for January 2019

So it’s already February! Last month went by so fast, its not even funny. This could be the sleep deprivation talking (a young baby will do that to you) but an entire month went by in the blink of an eye.

January was an interesting month as I had additional capital to spend due to a raise and a bonus from work. Both have been fully deployed into my stock portfolio.

As I have mentioned a few times on my blog (and on your blogs too) I lack(ed) exposure to the financial sector. So I decided to remedy that situation with the following purchases.

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On 2/1/2019 I purchased 4 shares Prudential Financial @ $82,75.

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On 2/1/2019 I purchased 20 shares Old Republic International @ $20,02.

On 22/1/2019 I purchased 30 shares Old Republic International @ $20,75.

On 24/1/2019 I purchased 17 shares Old Republic International @ $20,02.

And to top it all of, a non-financial buy to expand my existing position in this consumer staples giant:

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And to top it all off I also purchased 14 shares of Unilever @ €45,73

It is a lot of fun when I’m able to deploy this much capital, I wish I could to this every month! 🙂 I’m really happy with expanding my portfolio with two new companies in a new  sector together with bolstering my Unilever position.

This brings my new forward annual income to a total of €654,-

How amazing is that?!?