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Performance Check – PEP

Time for a Performance Check For some background on the idea behind the Performance Check, and the XIRR function used for the calculations, please see my first post in this series – Performance Check – PG I’m continuing my performance check series with a look at the fourth dividend paying stock I ever purchased for […]

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Monthly Dividend Income (Nov. 2017)

Wow!  November was incredible as far as my dividend portfolio was concerned.  The market continued its climb higher and took my portfolio with it – a nice increase in value.  In addition, I had some impressive YoY dividend growth, and just like last month, more healthy dividend increases.  Let’s see what happened…   Dividend Income […]

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Portfolio Thoughts (Nov. 2017)

Every month I like to examine the dividend Portfolio and see what I might do to improve it.  What’s working, what’s not, what stocks are on the purchase radar?  Let’s find out… First, let’s check out the portfolio activity over the past month.  It was fairly quiet.  The only activity was the establishment of a […]

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Recent Buy – HBI

Today, I initiated a position in Hanesbrands, Inc. (HBI).  Many of you are probably familiar with HBI, which designs, manufactures, sources and sells apparel essentials such as t-shirts, innerwear, casualwear, activewear, socks and hosiery.  It markets its products under the brand names of Hanes, Champion, and Maidenform, among many others. I contemplated purchasing HBI at […]

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Performance Check – AFL

Time for a Performance Check For some background on the idea behind the Performance Check, and the XIRR function used for the calculations, please see my first post in this series – Performance Check – PG I’m continuing my performance check series with a look at the third dividend paying stock I ever purchased for […]

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Portfolio Thoughts (Oct. 2017)

Time for another monthly examination of the dividend Portfolio.  Periodic reviews are necessary in order to determine if I can improve it. There was a little activity in the portfolio this past month… an additional purchase of NKE, and a complete sale of GWW.  Check out the links to get the reasoning behind those transactions. […]

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Recent Sell – GWW

Earlier this week, I closed my position in W.W. Grainger (GWW). I had purchased GWW not too long ago, in May of this year.  At that time, GWW had fallen close to 30% since the beginning of the year, and I thought there was value there.  So, despite owning Fastenal (FAST) already, which is in […]

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Recent Buy – NKE

Early this week I added to my position in Nike (NKE).  NKE has been range bound over the past year, trading between $50 and $60.  With it now trading near the low end of that range, I decided to pick up some additional shares, and lower my cost basis per share.  This is my 2nd […]

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Performance Check – RPM

Time for a Performance Check For some background on the idea behind the Performance Check, and the XIRR function used for the calculations, please see my first post in this series – Performance Check – PG I’m continuing my performance check series with a look at the second dividend paying stock I ever purchased for […]

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